The Most Secure Way to Transfer Files


There’s a good chance you, as a company owner or employee, you’re able to send files via the Internet. These files, regardless of whether they are customer records or SaaS information are valuable and must be secured. If your files are compromised it could result in severe consequences, which range from financial loss to damage to reputation and trust.

There are, however, safe methods to transfer files that can protect against hackers, prying eyes and other threats. The most secure methods of transferring files securely are to encrypt the data over the network and in storage, require strong authentication to prove that you’re the person who has access to those files, and make it difficult for malicious entities to gain access, even if they intercept your transfers.

The most secure method of transfer files is through a cloud service that uses encryption. NordLocker for instance, makes use of SFTP and Secure Shell cryptography to provide encryption that makes it difficult for attackers to access the information. Additionally, it comes with security features, like multi-factor authentication that ensures that even if an attacker does gain access to your account they are unable to access it. You can also add an additional layer of protection by using an end-toend encrypted service such as Internxt. Internxt’s zero knowledge encrypted service ensures that your data won’t be scanned or saved, and only you (and the people you choose to share the files with) can decrypt them. It’s essential to understand the various types of secure file transfer methodologies to choose the best one for your business.