| The first step is to figure out the kind of FTP architecture you are going to have |
| Binfer can be easily installed on any computer in minutes. |
It works on variety of systems and mobile devices.
| You have to provision a server, either internal or external to your company || It does not require any server software. |
| The server needs to be setup outside the DMZ, configured for NAT and firewall traversal and appropriate protection technology should be installed to deflect any Internet attacks. FTP is inherently insecure and should be very carefully planned before opening up to the outside world. || It does not require any special setup. As soon as an account is created, you can start sending and receiving files right from your desktop. |
| FTP implementation is expensive. One has to pay for the server software and client software individually. The cost of an entry level FTP server(professional class), for a 10 user license, starts from $2600 |
| Binfer software, including Web App, Desktop App, Android App and Web Drop are all free. A free monthly plan is included for all users. After using the free plan users can purchase either with a Pay as You Go Plan or a Monthly Subscription Plan. These plans are extremely affordable. See Plans for more details. |
You can send and receive files with unlimited number of people. There is no per user license or price to pay.
| FTP has a high learning curve and both you and your clients/recipients need to learn some commands and operations. Should the file be sent in ASCII or EBCDIC mode? When should one use, compress, block or stream mode. What ports should be open? What is NAT traversal? How are clients going to send and receive files with you? Do you know how to handle these FTP vulnerabilities: brute force attacks, bounce attacks, spoof attacks, packet captures and port hijacks? |
| In contrast, Binfer interface is the familiar email style interface. You select contacts from the address book, drag and drop file, and send. Your computer file system is not exposed in anyway. |