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Seeburger Inc. has released a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) adapter for its suite of electronic data interchange (EDI) products. The action relates to the standalone Seeburger Business Integration Server as well as the Seeburger EDI add-on for use with the SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure (SAP NetWeaver XI). The new adapter is designed for companies that prefer the security of the SFTP communications protocol, the vendor said. It also complies with the FIPS 140-2 standard to enable use by the U.S. Department of Defense, other federal agencies and their contractors. Seeburger said the addition to its adapter library reflects the rising use of SFTP as a more secure alternative to FTP, which includes no encryption capabilities, or FTP/s, which encrypts the control session but does not always encrypt the data session. SFTP, by contrast, encrypts the entire session, including username, password and data files, using the Secure Shell Protocol (SSH).
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