SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)

SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) is a secure file transfer protocol that provides encrypted data transmission and authentication mechanisms for transferring files between hosts over a network. SFTP is based on the SSH (Secure Shell) protocol and uses SSH encryption algorithms for securing data in transit and authenticating users or servers. SFTP supports file transfer operations, directory listing, file permissions, and remote file management features similar to FTP but with enhanced security and reliability.