EDI via sFTP - Setup and Testing

Secure File Transfer Protocol or sFTP can securely transfer files large and small, over the internet.

EDI via sFTP

EDI SFTP - Commport Communications

Secure File Transfer Protocol or sFTP is a network protocol that provides file access, file transfer, and file management over any reliable data stream.

sFTP can securely transfer files large and small, over the internet. It builds on the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and includes Secure Shell (SSH) security components.

The security of SFTP file transfers is granted by leveraging SSH and encrypted FTP commands to avoid password sniffing and the exposure of sensitive information in plain text.

Secure Shell (SSH) is a cryptographic component of internet security and SSH and SFTP was designed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for greater web security.

SFTP provides organizations with a higher level of file transfer protection which allows businesses to securely transfer important business documents.

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EDI SFTP - Commport Communications

Commport Network

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 Boosts speed and efficiency of business processes

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.

EDI via sFTP Brings down risks during data exchanges

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.
EDI via sFTP Powers data accessibility

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.

EDI via sFTP Helps achieve compliance
EDI Document Security

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.