EDI via sFTP - Setup and Testing
Secure File Transfer Protocol or sFTP can securely transfer files large and small, over the internet.
As a part of its value-added services suite, the Commport Network operates as an EDIINT gateway, connecting directly with your trading partners and customers using AS2, FTP and sFTP as required
Benefits of Using sFTP
EDI via sFTP Boost Speed and Efficiency of Business Process
sFTP is much better than other file transfer protocols as it can easily support large file transfers and as well as bulk file transfers because of these it saves time compared to other modes of communications like email or cloud solutions.
Some of these capabilities of sFTP make it a preferred choice for many businesses to exchange critical and important business documents securely and allows you to keep your suppliers, customers, and trading partners happy.
Lowers the Risks During Data Exchange
Some of the communication protocols like FTP are very risky when exchanging documents as FTP connections can be easily compromised by using man-in-the-middle attacks. However sFTP comes with shell security components, and it can protect the confidentiality and integrity of your data.
Here are the security components of sFTP:
- Encryption - As the name says, it encrypts all of the content within the files during the transfer making them indecipherable to anyone who tries to alter them.
- Public Key Authentication - This authentication makes sure the person who is logging in to the server is not an imposter.
- Data Integrity and Authenticity Checks - It verifies the content of the transmitted file to check if the content changed and whether it came from a legit source.
- Host Authentication - for enabling clients to verify whether the server is actually the server they wanted to connect to.
sFTP Powers Data Accessibility
sFTP servers can provide secure file transfer services to both client applications and other sFTP servers alike. By making data easily accessible, you can foster collaboration and increase productivity in your organization.
Lowers the Risk During Data Exchange
Being EDI compliant can help your business relationships with your trading partners. Since it encourages them to do business with you. Also, laws like HIPAA, SOX, GLBA, EU Data Protection, PCI-DSS, and Australian Privacy Principles contain provisions that (implicitly or explicitly) require covered entities to implement secure file transfers. Failure to comply with security requirements can potentially result in costly penalties and, if the penalty involves breach notification, damage to reputation.
sFTP Provides Security for Data in Transit and is Firewall Friendly
Single secure connection and encryption to protect data in transit. No need for client-side firewall access providing for simplified firewall configuration.