Need to give your customers and partners an easy and secure connection right away? EFT's HTTPS add-on module allows you to set up a secure connection to anyone in minutesall they need is a web browser. The HTTPS module adds the HTTPS protocol to EFT, enabling you to support browser-based transfers without having to install a web server.
Extending your secure file transfer solution to trading partners, suppliers, and clients can be difficult if they discover they have to install extra software or pay for installation of expensive proprietary pieces just to be able to work with your system. A smart solution is to let your users transfer with something they already have: a web browser. EFT can work with just about any web browser to provide secure file exchange, because it supports HTTPS, used by web browsers to secure information transfer.
HTTPS is used to access secure Web servers when authentication and encrypted communication is desired. Using HTTPS instead of HTTP directs the message to a secure port number rather than the default Web port number of 80. The session is then managed by a security protocol. HTTPS encrypts the session data using the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol, which ensures protection from eavesdroppers and man-in-the-middle attacks.
Transferring files with a browser
When EFT is setup to allow HTTP file transfers, any HTTP client will be able to PUT (upload) or GET (download) files to the server provided the client supports both of these HTTP commands. However, most Web browsers only support the GET command.
Enabling HTTPS transfers in EFT is as easy as selecting a checkbox. All user and folder setting are inherited from the server settings.
The standard Browse and Upload buttons make copying a file to EFT as easy as adding a picture to an eBay auction.
EFT overcomes this deficiency with a built-in upload form that automatically displays in the browser when the user is in a folder to which they have permission to upload files. To upload a file, users browse for the file on their PC and click the upload button. The file is placed in the folder they are currently browsing.
Offering HTTPS support from your file server takes advantage of the ease of use and wide installation base that web browsers already provide. EFT’s HTTPS support enables cost-effective security for file exchange that’s easy for your trading partners to use.
SFTP (SSH) Module
What is SFTP?
SFTP is a subset of the popular SSH protocol and is a platform independent, secure transfer protocol preferred by IT professionals worldwide. SFTP provides a single connection port for easy firewall navigation, password and public key authentication and strong data encryption, which prevents login, data, and session information from being intercepted and/or modified in transit. EFT’s SFTP extension enables it to authenticate and transfer data securely with SFTP-ready FTP clients, such as CuteFTP Pro.
Key Features & Benefits
- Ease of Administration - single connection port for transversal of firewalls
- Ease of Integration - one-click setup, cross platform support and maximum connectivity coverage
- Heightened Security - greater identity protection through public key authentication
- Guaranteed Data Integrity - built-in data checking mechanisms
- Greater Control - enhanced management of keys, ciphers, MACs and more
SFTP Client – Server Interaction
SSH Add-On Module Features
- Single Connection Port - make SFTP sessions more firewall friendly than FTP over SSL sessions
- One Click Setup - no need to run complex command line sequences to enable SFTP connections
- Cross Platform Support - most UNIX, Mac and Linux file transfer clients operate with SFTP
- Identity File Support - choose whether connecting clients or trading partners supply a public key (identify file) for dual-factor authentication, in addition to standard password authentication
- Choice of Message Authentication Code (MAC) - validate the integrity of transmitted data
- Choice of Ciphers - Allow certain encryption algorithms for maximum security or allow all available types for maximum flexibility
- Key Management - create key pairs, manage keys, import/export keys and select the allowed key (identify file) for a user account
- Detailed Logging - determine exact reason for success or failure of SFTP sessions