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FTP Security

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) provides the capability of transferring files between a client (a user on another system) and your server. You can also use the remote command capability to submit commands to the server. Consequently, FTP is very useful for working with remote systems, or to move files between systems. However, the use of FTP across the Internet, or other untrusted networks, exposes you to certain security risks. You must understand these risks to ensure that your security policy describes how you will minimize these risks.

You may want to consider using Anonymous FTP to provide a convenient way for users to access non-confidential material easily. Anonymous FTP enables unprotected access (no password required) to selected information on a remote system. The remote site determines what information is made available for general access. Such information is considered to be publicly accessible and can be read by anyone. Before configure Anonymous FTP, you should weigh the security risks and consider securing your FTP server with exit programs.

A hacker can mount a "denial of service" attack with your FTP server to disable user profiles on the system. This is done by repeatedly attempting to log on with an incorrect password for a user profile until the user profile is disabled. This type of attack disables the profile if it reaches the maximum sign on count of five.

NetLink keeping brute force protection system means untrusted activities will be blocked to maintain its security.
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