FTP Importance Growing

The normal way of transferring files is by email, or, after that, by instant messaging.

For small files, up to say 5MB or so, these vehicles are fine. Above that, file size and transfer times create problems.

Ignoring some of the niceties, use of FTP, the file transfer protocol, is the main alternative. FTP use is thus healthy, and growing.

Home-grown solutions dominate today’s market. Some of the main vendors of packaged FTP technology are Ipswitch, Tumbleweed, and Sterling.

David Ferris

One Comment

  1. Posted May 29, 2008 at 2:21 PM | Permalink

    True, despite what many pundits say, FTP is still alive and well. Though most sites now are using it’s secure variant FTPS (FTP over SSL), or the SFTP/SSH protocol.

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