SFTP File Management
It is Convercent's recommendation that once a file is provided to your SFTP directory, you appropriately manage the file from the SFTP folder at a reasonable cadence.
Convercent does not have access to your output folder in which files we provide to customers arrive, therefore, we do not have a method of managing this for you. To ensure your employee and company data remain private and secure, implementing a regiment of bi-weekly or monthly cleanups is highly recommended.
Things to consider:
- SFTP doesn’t encrypt the stored data after transmission.
- User access - if a shared account/password is used within an organization for accessing SFTP files, this presents another significant vulnerability specific to privacy and security.
- For the purposes of secure data transmission, SFTP is pretty much the standard. There are different Secure Hashing Algorithms (SHA), so you should make sure your SFTP Vendor (program) uses either SHA-2 or ideally SHA-3, and not the deprecated SHA1.