The EASI Standards Group recommends that SFTP be used for all communications. Companies using unsecured FTP communications are urged to become compliant with this recommendation by EOY 2020.
In a modern technical business climate where cyber security and digital asset protection are at the forefront of business decisions, it's important that all data is secure, and this includes file transfer and data sharing systems. As a result, the EASI Standards Group is strongly recommending that all EASI communications be moved to SSH File Transfer Protocol, or Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). This time-tested standard technology employs SSH (Secure Shell) to provide encryption of communications between the FTP server and client including both authentication and message traffic. SFTP provides the highest level of protection for data in transit and should be considered without delay.