As an enterprise-level tool-based software for accelerating large file transfer, Raysync not only performs well in file transfer acceleration, but also makes great efforts in file transfer management, especially in the aspects of file transfer control, security, convenience and ease of use. The large file transfer solution provided by Raysync can meet the following requirements: 1. All the platform materials of the enterprise can be collected in one place, and the documents can be searched and accessed quickly; 2. Multi-mode transmission, supporting point-to-point, multi-point mutual transmission, data cloud transmission, one-to-many data distribution and other modes; 3. Raysync supports document intelligent synchronization, realizes automatic archiving operation, and reduces the time consumption of archiving and search; 4. Raysync supports point-to-point transmission, end-to-end transmission between users directly, and file transmission is completed in one step, saving time and space! 5. Global security monitoring and management, real-time monitoring of online transmission logs, and visual, controllable and traceable core business data; 6. Support local storage and three-party cloud object storage, with its own configuration and flexible switching; The technical research of Raysync on file transfer management service answers the problem that large file transfer software can solve: how to use all functions of enterprise content management solution without changing the IT infrastructure of the enterprise itself. As a one-stop solution provider for large file transmission, Raysync has provided high-performance, safe and stable large file transmission and transmission management services for 2W+ enterprises in IT, finance, film and television, biological genes, manufacturing and many other fields.
Enterprises rely on safe and reliable information access methods to meet today's rapidly developing market demand. Accordingly, sharing data internally and externally is essential for any organization. File Transfer Protocol FTP is one of the earliest and still used data sharing methods. Although IT teams and business users are familiar with this, FTP lacks much vital security, compliance, and workflow requirements in modern organizations, especially in data security. The following are four different FTP vulnerabilities attacked by hackers: 1. Anonymous authentication Anonymous authentication is an FTP vulnerability, which allows users to use FTP username or log in anonymously. In many cases, users will provide their email address as a password. However, the user's login credentials and the commands used are unencrypted, visible, and easy to access. At the same time, any data sent via FTP or hosted on an anonymous FTP server will not be protected. Once, the FBI found that hackers actively used FTP to target medical and dental industries and access protected health information. 2. Directory traversal attack Directory traversal attack is another FTP vulnerability, and its successful attack will overwrite or create unauthorized files, which are stored outside the Webroot folder. In turn, the original FTP owner is subject to the permission of files or directories and the control of hackers. 3. Cross-site scripting When attackers use Web applications to send malicious code, XSS attacks are usually sent to end-users in the form of browser-side scripts. Defects that allow attacks to succeed are very common and may occur anywhere where user input is used without verification or coding in the output generated by Web applications. Attackers can use XXS to send malicious scripts to unsuspecting users. The end user's browser cannot know that the script is not trusted and execute the script. Because the malicious script thinks that the script comes from a trusted source, it can access any data, session token, or other sensitive information stored on the user's local terminal that is reserved by the browser and used with the site. 4. Malware attack based on Dridex It was discovered for the first time in 2014 that Dridex malware has been re-invented and introduced in unexpected ways after the UK became the target of bank attacks. Internet users targeted by Dridex malware will open Word or Excel email attachments, which will cause macros to download the malware and infect computers, thus exposing users to bank theft. In the latest version of Dridex malware, hackers use FTP sites and credentials to avoid being detected by e-mail gateway and network policy of trusted FTP. Updating FTP credentials regularly can help prevent Dridex-based attacks. As far as the FTP server itself is concerned, it can no longer meet the system functions required by the big data business in the information age. From the point of view of security, transfer efficiency, and compliance, the FTP server itself cannot be expanded and it is very likely to bring high-cost loss. In the big data market, big file transfer software came into being and was promised to meet the above business requirements. Large file transfer technology provides higher control and security than FTP, which usually has the following features: - In-depth report - The global visibility of all data transfer activities - End-to-end security, encrypting data in transit and at rest - Performance indicators, monitoring, and support for compliance requirements - Workflow automation Raysync- large file transfer software High performance Raysync high-speed transfer protocol, the bandwidth utilization rate is over 96%, the transfer rate is increased by 100X, and TB-level large files and massive small files are easily transmitted. High security TLS+AES-356 encryption technology and built-in multiple firewalls make the enterprise data security network impenetrable. Highly available Support mainstream servers and desktop operating systems, support various storage devices and cloud service models and maintain high integration with enterprise business systems. Low cost Pay as you go: Effectively meet the needs of low-frequency large file transfer and eliminate resource waste; Pro: GB, TB, PB global high-speed circulation, no need to wait, small and medium-sized team's selected transfer software; Enterprise: 4-layer load balancing, multi-server, and database fast docking, unlimited users enjoy high-speed transfer; Strict control Global central control, transfer log live monitoring data information, enterprise core business data visible, controllable, and traceable. Fast deployment Quick access to WEB browser, it takes 30 seconds to complete client deployment, no need to set, installation can be used. As the head brand of enterprise-level large file transfer, Raysync has provided high-performance, stable, and secure data transfer services for 2W+ enterprises in IT, finance, film and television, biological genes, manufacturing, and many other fields. In some cases, a large file transfer platform can be used together with FTP in the process of transition to safer and more effective information flow .
File Transfer Protocol Server is a computer that provides file storage and access services on the Internet. They provide services in accordance with the FTP protocol. FTP, the file transfer protocol is a set of standard protocols for file transfer on the network, using the client/server model. FTP is a protocol specifically used to transfer files. FTP is a client/server system. Users use a client that supports the FTP protocol to connect to a server program on a remote host. The user issues a command on the client, and the remote host server executes the command issued by the user after receiving the command, and returns the execution result to the client. Simply put, the user sends a command to the server, asking the server to send a file to the user. The server responds and sends the file to the client. The user receives the file and places it in the user's working directory. This process is carried out by the FTP server. Exchange of documents. How Does FTP Server Work? FTP is based on the TCP protocol service, which is a file transfer protocol on the Internet. By default, two ports 20 and 21 are used, a data port and a command port, and port 20 is a data port for file transfer between the client and the server data flow. Port 21 is a command port used to transmit control flow and accept related FTP commands and parameters issued by the client. The FTP client sends a service request to the FTP server in the computer network. The FTP server receives and responds to the FTP client's request and provides the FTP client with the required file transfer service. According to the provisions of the TCP protocol, FTP servers use well-known port numbers 20 and 21 to provide services, and FTP clients use temporary port numbers to send requests. The FTP protocol specifies different well-known port numbers for control connections and data connections, the well-known port number for control connections is 21, and the well-known port number for data connections is 20. The FTP protocol uses a continuous connection communication method, and the maintenance time of the control connection it establishes is usually long. After explaining the main connection method of the working principle of FTP, then explain the two types of data connection establishment in the working principle of FTP: active mode and passive mode. The active mode of FTP is that the client connects to the well-known port of the FTP server from any unprivileged port, that is, port 21. After receiving the command, the FTP server connects to another temporary port of the client from the data port and returns data; passive mode means that the client opens two arbitrary non-privileged ports to submit commands, and the FTP server passively opens any non-privileged ports to send commands to the client After the client receives the command, it initiates a connection to the FTP server from the local port to establish a transmission data channel. In this mode, the command connection and the data connection are initiated by the client to solve the problem of the server initiating the connection to the client. Generally speaking, if we take the server as the criterion. Active mode: The server initiates a connection to the client from port 20. Passive mode: The server passively waits for a client to initiate a connection on a port within a specified range. The realization goal of FTP is to realize the safe sharing of file data, that is, the computer client can connect to the FTP servers around the world through the FTP client and the Internet to achieve file data sharing and resource sharing. Realize information interaction, that is, other computer clients can access the FTP server built on your computer through the Internet, so that your information can be spread to all parts of the world. Carry out effective data transmission. Files can be exchanged between computers of different types, different systems, and different formats. Do you know the FTP server now? For related articles, you can click here to learn more.
FTP) is a common protocol in the file transfer process. Many companies build FTP servers to provide file download services. Here are two transfer modes for FTP. FTP differs from other services in that it uses two ports and one data port. And a command port . Usually, port 21 is the command port and port 20 is the data port. When the concept of active/passive mode is mixed in, the data port may not be 20. Active Mode The working principle of the active mode: FTP client uses N port to connect to port 21 of the FTP server, sends a user name and password to log in, and after successful login to list or read data, the client opens the N+1 port, Send the PORT command to the FTP server, tell the server-client to adopt the active mode and open the port; After receiving the PORT active mode command and port number, the FTP server connects through the server's 20 port and the client's open port to send data. Passive Mode The working principle of the passive mode: the FTP client uses N to connect to port 21 of the FTP server, and sends a user name and password to log in. After successful login, if you want to list or read data, send a PASV command to the FTP server. Open a port locally , and then tell the client the open port. The client then connects to the open port of the server through the N+1 port for data transmission. Active Mode VS Passive Mode The difference between the two is that when establishing a data transmission connection, the main mode connection initiator is server-side, and the port 20 connects to the client's N+1 port to establish the data connection; the passive mode connection initiator is the client, and the client uses Port number +1 to connect to a high-order part of the server. Differences in Network Settings Scenario: The FTP client and server are on different networks, and a firewall is required between the two networks. The client's FTP software sets the port segment opened in active mode, and the corresponding port segment can be opened on the client's firewall. There is a common problem: only port 21 is opened on the server-side, and no port is opened on the client machine. The passive mode adopted by the FTP client connection results in that the client can log in successfully, but cannot list and read data. It is because the server does not open the random port in passive mode. In passive mode, the open ports on the server-side are random, but the firewall must not be fully open. The solution is to open some random high-level ports in the passive mode of the FTP server configuration settings, you can set any 1024 on Port segment), and then set the rules in the firewall, open the corresponding port number on the server-side.
FTP traditionally has been the most common way to exchange files over the internet for years. FTP-FTPS-SFTP seems to be an update of FTP, but is this real? Or as everyone has said, that the progress of new technologies has made FTP obsolete? If you are currently using FTP and looking for an alternative that provides visibility, control, and automation while improving security and manageability – this article takes a deep dive into what FTP is, its attributes and gives you the info you need to consider replacing FTP with a better file transfer solution. File Transfer Protocol is a method of transferring data files from one computer to another over a network. As one of the original programs for accessing the information on the internet, it was developed in 1971 as part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s ARPANET protocols and thus predates both the TCP and Internet Protocol . FTPS and SFTP FTPS and SFTP are two separate protocols used as secure alternatives to traditional FTP. Often mistaken for each other, these are two very distinct protocols with different pros and cons: FTPS is an extension to the commonly used File Transfer Protocol that adds support for the Transport Layer Security and the Secure Sockets Layer cryptographic protocols. SFTP is a secure alternative to FTP and is often mistakenly used to specify some kind of Secure FTP, by which people most often mean FTPS. SFTP is a binary protocol in which all commands are packed to binary messages and sent to the server, which replies with binary reply packets. Why Replace FTP? Since FTP is typically used to solve a single problem or meet a specific application requirement, it usually results in multiple discrete deployments with no central management and control — leading to many business challenges for enterprises, which is not visible at the surface. Here are some driving factors for replacing FTP: Security There are a number of risks associated with using native FTP such as having FTP port open in firewalls and a lack of encryption. Exchanging information without the necessary security features could lead organizations to face massive fines in the event of a breach or a public relations disaster. Lack of Visibility When sending files via FTP, the sender has no way to verify whether the recipient received or downloaded the file or not. Also, since FTP doesn’t maintain an audit trail of system actions such as who downloaded or transferred files, organizations don’t have detailed proof of user actions. Storage Overhead FTP doesn't allow sender to automatically expire or delete files. The file will be deleted until the IT administrator delete it, consuming significant storage space and incurring unnecessary costs. Cumbersome Workflow It is difficult and complexed to manage FTP, if you want to send the file to a new contact, you need to set a new FTP account. Because the users have no right to access the FTP server, thus they need to repy on the help of the IT administrator to create the new accounts, retrieve forgotten passwords and remove accounts for those who no longer require access. Alternative to FTP As the enterprise-level file transfer expert, Raysync replaces the FTP server via the secure file sharing platform, and builds the ultra-high-speed transfer engine to realize all internal and external file transfer management of the enterprise and fast and safe file distribution worldwide. Some of Raysync's differentiating features include: Easy to Management The deployment process will be troublesome and hard to manage if there are many files to be transferred. Raysync Transmission supports different types of protocol, based on the self-developed transfer engine, Raysync can transfer the large files and the vast amount of small files at maximum speed. It is convenience for organization to manage the whole transfer process from a central control board. Security and Permission Raysync helps organizations remain compliant with strict regulations by providing security features to monitor user actions, regulate access, and secure corporate data. All data in flight and at rest are protected with encryption and antivirus scanning. High-performance Transfer Whether it is the current TB-level big file transfer across borders or massive small file transfer, these are all routine for enterprises nowadays. FTP simply cannot meet the needs of the fast-growing big data era. Raysync Transmission is a high-speed transfer engine based on UDP research and development. Compared with FTP, the transfer speed is 100 times higher, and the bandwidth utilization rate reaches 96%. It can easily cope with the high-speed transfer demand of enterprise-level files. Seamless Integration As far as deployment and integration are concerned, Raysync Transmission provides the most flexible FTP alternative. Raysync Proxy supports seamless integration of various popular softwares such as FTP/Http/ssh/SCP/Rsync, etc. Raysync Transmission can easily replace the old FTP server, quickly complete deployment within 30 minutes, realize high-speed and safe access to collaborative data within and between enterprises in the global position, reduce the high cost of R&D and design, and save the time needed for deploying and monitoring important file transfer. Raysync Proxy Acceleration can be integrated through the standard Proxy protocol. The original application system of the enterprise does not need secondary development. Technical departments do not need to use multiple user names and passwords to establish personal FTP connections. Users only need to know the e-mail address of the recipient to send data at high speed and safely. Raysync Proxy can be run as a process alone, with extremely low resource consumption, CPU consumption of less than 20% at 100Mbps data throughput, and memory consumption of management structure of single connection of less than 30KB.
With an increased focus on IT security, the use of FTP solutions is being re-examined by businesses across all vertical sectors. SecureManaged File Transfer is the basis that ensures the data transfer between business and their trading partners. From production to transmission to the final business cooperation, it is necessary to ensure that the entire file transfer process is safe and efficient. When facing the potential threatens in data transfer, find a way to solve the current problem, and manage to reduce the potential risk is the key to improve work efficiency. As the enterprise-grade large file transfer expert, Raysync Transmission can protect and improve your business in 5 important ways: 1. Improve business flexibility Different business partners have different requirements in file transfer. Based on the self-developed transfer engine, Raysync can make full use of the bandwidth to accelerate large file transfer, hundreds of times faster than the traditional data transfer protocol. Thus enterprises can rapidly respond to evolving security requirements created by changes in your industry. 2. Lowers costs and reduces waste It will cost more in time and labor to develop a file transfer software. Selecting a professional file transfer solution for your organization could be easy and convenient, which will be the perfect alternative to the FTP. Raysync Transmission combines the file transfer engine and the central control platform to the same system, it adapts the internal and external transfer and management needs perfectly. And it will lower the operating costs and reduces the resources waste to a large extent. 3. Prevents data leakage The most important thing in file transfer must be the data security. Data leakage will disrupt the normal operation of an enterprise and even cause an enterprise to fall apart. To prevent data leakage, we should start with storage and transmission. Relied on the TLS+AES-256 encryption and built-in CVE vulnerability scanning to provide double insurance for data security. At the same time, it supports fine transmission control such as transmission log, distribution control and so on to ensure the safety of core data assets of the enterprise. 4. Strengthens the data management Raysync Transmission supports the establishment of transmission policies to manage data transmission to meet various transmissionrequirements of enterprises. For example, health data in the medical industry, financial data in the financial industry, user privacy information, etc. can be encrypted through Raysync Transmission. It is also possible to meet the needs of special customers through self-built transmission strategies, so as to make enterprise file transmission reasonable and compliant. 5. Provides competitive leverage Having efficient business ability can help enterprises to carry out business cooperation better and contact more new partners. Because Raysync Transmission can help enterprises to better meet the needs of data interaction with reliability and security, so that enterprises can prove their business capabilities to their partners or suppliers, and even create new applications or value-added services that feature enhanced security.
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