Comparison Guide: Secure Data Exchange Protocols
Exchanging information across digital networks requires each party to speak the same data transport language. How many languages does your organization speak?
In information technology, protocols enable file transfers by outlining a standard procedure for regulating the data exchange between businesses. Protocols specify interactions between the communicating entities, and they can often be prescribed by industry or other standards.
Managed file transfer protocol flexibility becomes increasingly important as your network of trading partners and customers grows. At the core of evolving protocols is the expectation for heightened security around the data being transferred. The functional elements of protocol security include privacy, authentication, integrity, and non-repudiation.
Understanding your current and future file transfer needs will help you to select the best protocols for standardization and security. Some of the major considerations include file size, volume, frequency, certificate management, and the associated functionality required. Depending on your business needs and trading partner requirements, one or many protocols may be appropriate for you.