Published on 24 Nov 2020
When you need SFTP transfer services, nothing else will do. Many legacy systems explicitly require SFTP for secure file transfer. You can install and maintain your own SFTP service, or you can purchase hosted SFTP from a Software-as-a-Service provider.
When you choose SFTP hosting, your files are stored on the provider’s servers, which you and your customers connect to via SFTP. There’s no extra network configuration required for your own organization’s firewall because the host manages the network connections to the service.
What do you get when you purchase hosting from an external provider? A hosted SFTP service offers you secure file transfer protocol support plus the following basic functionality.
Hosted SFTP providers allow you to create multiple user accounts with different access levels. Creating users ensures individuals only access the information you allow.
Some providers include the ability to assign security groups or roles to individuals to streamline setting up accounts.
Your SFTP Hosting provider will offer activity log history. Logs show when and how users accessed the system and what changes were made. Often activity log information can be downloaded from the provider’s system and archived for auditing later.
Transfers using your SFTP hosting service are encrypted and secure, unlike unencrypted FTP transfers.
There are several reasons to purchase hosted SFTP from a SaaS provider rather than running your own server. The most compelling advantages of purchasing SFTP hosting over running your own SFTP are:
Choosing a hosted over an in-house solution is an excellent choice for any organization. Many companies offer secure FTP hosting options. What makes ExaVault SFTP hosting the best choice for your business?
Unlike other hosted SFTP providers, ExaVault does not rely on overage fees in its pricing model. The monthly or annual account fee is the total amount you pay with no surprise fees added.
ExaVault’s hardware and software stacks are designed for security first. We use best-in-class carrier-grade data centers to house all your data, which are SOC 2 Type 1/2 compliant and ISO 27001 certified.
In addition to secure SFTP transfers, ExaVault’s service includes a secure web application for web-based transfers that don’t require the installation of specialized SFTP software.
Customers should see your logo, not your hosting service’s when they interact and share files with your company. ExaVault provides branded emails and web views for your account. You can even embed our web application within your website domain.
ExaVault’s RESTful API allows you to automate all aspects of your account, including user management, file and folder changes, and generating secure access to web-based file sharing.
Possibly one of the most important choices you will make about your SFTP service is whether to purchase hosted SFTP or “roll your own” FTP server internally.
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