Updated: 06/16/2017 by Computer Hope

SFTP EncryptedShort for Secure File Transfer Protocol, SFTP is a version of FTP that encrypts any commands and data transfers, helping keep your passwords secure and your session private. Because SFTP is a different protocol than FTP, for you to establish a SFTP connection, you must be connecting to a computer that supports SFTP. Using SFTP to connect to an FTP server will not work.

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FTP, Network terms, Protocol