The Importance of File Transfer Encryption

Olga Weis

Internet safety is a growing concern for all of us. Unauthorized access and usage of private information can have grave consequences and the question is not whether “to protect one’s data or not” but rather “how does one ensure their data protection?”

File transfer encryption

Encryption proves to be very efficient for file transfer protection

File transfer encryption is mainly done through FTPS (FTP over SSL), SFTP or HTTPS. FTPS is considered to be the fastest option, however it requires a range of available data ports, while SFTP requires only one port and HTTPS is believed to be better for interactive transfers. Now, once your data has been transferred online safe and sound, it needs to be protected on your home server. Encrypted files cannot be read without a decryption key, so even if someone gets a hold of your data, they won’t be able to access its contents.

Cloud encryption solutions are many nowadays and to choose the right cloud encryption software you need to define your security requirements first. Cloud storage providers would offer various options, take your time and do a proper research before ticking ‘I agree’ to the terms and conditions.

File transfer software for Mac

There is one more layer you can add to your data protection – encryption offered by applications for accessing your online data. Thus Eltima Software added encryption functionality to their CloudMounter. This file transfer software for Mac mounts cloud storages on your computer so that you can access and manage their contents as if they were local disks. The way it does file transfer for Mac is quite different from the services’ native clients – the data does not get duplicated both on a cloud and in a local folder dedicated to a particular cloud service. Thus no precious disk space ever gets wasted. CloudMounter is compatible with all popular cloud services such as Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox and Amazon S3. It also has a built-in FTP client Mac owners love to use and you can connect to remote servers via WebDAV protocol. Your single point of access to all your online data adds to your data security too.

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CloudMounter

Requirements: OS X 10.10+ , 13.1Mb free space
Version 3.1.504 (7th Jan, 2018) Release notes