File Transfer Protocol Secure
Does Thru support FTPS file transfers?
How do they work?
Yes. Thru is a cloud managed file transfer (MFT) solution, so there are no servers for your team to set up or maintain. You can use FTPS clients or servers as needed because Thru can act as a client or server.
How to Use FTPS to Securely Transfer Files
Situation 1: Source FTPS Server to Target FTPS Server
Thru pulls files from a source FTPS server and pushes them to a target FTPS server.
Situation 2: Source FTPS Client to Target FTPS Client
The source FTPS client endpoint pushes files to Thru, then the target FTPS client endpoint pulls them.
Situation 3: Source FTPS Server to Target FTPS Client
Thru pulls files from a source FTPS server endpoint. Then, the target client endpoint pulls files from Thru.
Where can I have the FTPS server?
How much FTPS traffic can Thru handle?
How do customers use FTPS endpoints in Thru?
Use Case 1: External File Transfer
A retailer wants to automatically transfer point-of-sale information from its stores around the world to its headquarters. The headquarters uses an FTPS server while the stores use a mix of FTPS client and server endpoints. Thru manages these transfers by acting as a client or server as needed.
Use Case 2: Transfers Between Cloud Applications
An enterprise wants to transfer information between two cloud applications: its customer relationship management (CRM) application and its enterprise resource management (ERP) system.
The process has 5 steps:
- The CRM generates reports.
- Those files are dropped into the source FTPS client endpoint.
- The source FTPS client pushes them to Thru.
- The target FTPS client, which is connected to the ERP system, pulls the files from Thru.
- The files land in the ERP.
Related Protocol Resources
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Secure File Transfer Overview
Encrypted protocols are only part of how Thru keeps file transfers secure. See how authentication and monitoring capabilities give you complete control over security.