Binfer Sync is a lot easier to operate than FTP, and it's more secure
Are you looking for an FTP alternative?
So, we’re guessing you’re here because you want an FTP alternative. Maybe you no longer want to use FTP, or file transfer protocol at all. We don’t blame you. FTP is old technology. It was built in the ’80s and it’s not equipped to deal with the large file sharing and collaboration needs of today’s businesses and design professionals.
There are so many massive data breaches these days, people are naturally more concerned about data security, and they should be. FTP, however, isn’t a great solution for large file sharing. The average person doesn’t have the advanced technical knowledge required to manage FTP. Not to beat old tech when it’s down, but FTP is often synonymous with:
- Slow data transfers
- Complicated setups
- Limited analytics and reporting capability
- Significant administrative overhead
Transferring large files with FTP isn’t that easy either. There’s no simple way to verify that a recipient received sent files. It requires server administration, which costs in terms of IT support and hardware. FTP is mostly used to transfer files to web servers, and many businesses use it to transfer files between clients and offices. But there’s a secure alternative – and it’s not in the cloud – it’s Binfer Sync.
Binfer Sync is a faster, more secure alternative to 40-year-old FTP technology
This FTP homepage is a bit much, right?
Here are four reasons Binfer Sync is the FTP alternative you’re looking for.
1. Security Is Everything These Days.
FTP is not secure. Unless you take special precautions, FTP connections aren’t encrypted. Data is transferred in clear text, and it’s vulnerable to interception: packet capture, FTP bounce attacks, spoofing attacks, username enumeration, brute force attacks – there’s a lot to worry about. During routine file sharing you could be exposed to serious security risks and all that goes with a data breach: lost reputation, lost trust, lost clients, stolen intellectual property, etc.
Binfer Sync is a fast, secure FTP alternative. We use a 256 bit encryption. Keys are created and kept on your devices. Binfer Sync gives you total control over your data. We never see or sell your data, and we never store it on our servers. Sync is also designed to be HIPAA and GDPR compliant.
2. FTP Can Be Difficult to Access.
You don’t have to worry about file sharing difficulties with Binfer Sync because your collaborators or clients are using a range of different platforms and server setups. Binfer Sync takes care of the FTP-related incompatibility issues that can stop you from accessing your files or deleting or moving folders. And it goes both ways. Your collaborators won’t have a hard time sharing files with you either. With Binfer Sync you don’t have to login to a control panel, figure out how to get a username and password to your collaborators, or deal with getting people set up with the right level of access.
Binfer Sync has a variety of settings so you can ensure files are transferred exactly how you want. It lets you mirror multiple devices and file paths on multiple machines. You can use a push, pull mechanism or both.
3. Collaboration Has Never Been Easier with Binfer Sync.
Binfer uses ‘rules’ to synchronize data between devices. Rules tell a device how you want a sync to happen, and you can make the rules to suit your needs.
Let’s say you’re a videographer. You can set a rule for your laptop to sync with a folder on your home computer when you’re in the field or working remotely. That way your changes or edits are never lost, and you don’t have version control issues when sending large video files.
Customizable rules make file sync a simple, automated process. Binfer’s file sharing process is also direct data synchronization. You can securely send your data exactly where it needs to go, and nowhere else.
Trying to collab over FTP means getting collaborators setup with usernames, passwords, server settings and setting up access controls on specific folders. With Binfer Sync you don’t have to do any of that.
Plus, with Binfer Sync you don’t have to worry about connections timing out when multiple people upload or download files simultaneously. No partial file transfers here. Our auto-resume function takes care of that. Syncing data across the globe is easy, and our reporting functionality lets you track all transfers so you can easily audit data.
4. Want Ease of Use? You’ve Got It with Binfer Sync.
Does it feel like you’re always checking the settings on your FTP setup? Sometimes it may feel like you’re guessing what will work and what won’t. And it’s scary because sorting through a directory structure on a remote server can be hard. These challenges make it tough to collaborate, or to change things without accidentally damaging your website. Even worse? Because FTP has multiple folder permissions to manage, making changes could open security loopholes in your site – without you knowing it.
FTP is behind the times in terms of security, access, collaboration, and ease of use. Binfer is a great alternative. It’s secure, easy to use, and we make it easy to collaborate with anyone anywhere in the world.
When you’re tired to wrestling with FTP, use Binfer Sync.
Why wrestle with a complicated FTP setup? Binfer Sync is much simpler to operate
You almost have to be an IT pro to understand these FTP settings
The cloud doesn't always offer a secure, private large file sharing solution
Cloud-based file transfer is essentially an enhanced FTP with incremental improvement. It simplifies FTP server management by offloading server hardware and software management from client to server. However, the switch from FTP to MFT, or managed file transfers, introduces several new issues:
- There is a substantial cost increase, which is more expensive long term.
- Organizations need to be HIPAA compliant for certain kinds of data.
- Companies will not have control over their data.
- File transfers are only as secure as the cloud vendor’s security controls. At rest and in transit encryption methods are often unclear.
- The cloud, and by association MFTs, are often a prime target for hackers. There are high profile public breaches almost every week. Even more scary? Most go undetected.
Binfer has built an FTP alternative that knocks out each of these issues to give users a fast, secure option to send and receive large files of any type, size or quantity. Basically, we created a way to make large file sharing very easy – without the cloud. Plus:
- We’re very affordable. We offer free data, and when you run through that you can choose from a monthly subscription or pay-as-you-go option based on your particular data needs.
- You don’t need a server to store files for transfer. We never store data, ever. We believe in data privacy and data security so much, we built our software so that we can’t look at your data even if we wanted to – and we don’t want to.
- We encrypt all data transfers using AES 256 bit encryption.
- We understand the power of data and reporting. We maintain detailed logs for all file and data transfers in case you need to audit.
- We automatically update changed files because, well, data sync is life.