The File Transfer Protocol, or FTP, was designed as one of the earliest ways to transfer files across the Internet. It remains popular to this day, with every web browser capable of downloading files from an FTP server. However, FTP is not generally considered to be very secure as your user name and password is transmitted in plain text, making it easy for a third part to see. Secure FTP, or SFTP, includes much the same functionality as FTP, but with an additional layer of security.
This guide will show you some of the best SFTP clients and servers, as well as tips on how to install and use them.
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