File transfer protocol (FTP) was developed in the early 1970s when security concerns and usability were less important than getting data from one place to another. Most end users were Department of Defense or university researchers exchanging data across a very limited network and user population, where security was less of an issue.
FTP hasn’t changed much in over 40 years. While this is a testament to the original design, today’s world has new concerns and requirements that didn’t exist back then. Security, ease of use for the less technical users, and reporting requirements have made FTP a less-than-ideal solution for many organizations. The administration and IT involvement needed to send a file is a manual, tedious and error-prone process. If not set up correctly, people may have access to files that were not intended for them.
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