Alternative to DWP EDI PGP Secure Email

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is the British government department responsible for welfare and pension policy.

email compliance

Thu 09 July 2020

Endpoint FTPS and SFTP server for DWP GFTS

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The electronic data interchange (EDI) of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in the United Kingdom can be done via the Generic File Transfer Service (GFTS) gateway.

This article is aimed at companies which need to exchange files and data with the DWP.

For example, as an housing association …


Tue 02 April 2019

Get email notifications from your FTP and SFTP servers


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SFTPPlus can connect to any STMP servers and deliver emails based on the activity, actions and events triggered by a file transfer.

With SFTPPlus you can configure the list of recipients (with CC and BCC), email subject and email body.

The email notification can be use for FTPS or …

audit monitoring alerts

Thu 31 January 2019

Use Let's Encrypt to protect your FTP server

A brief history of FTP (in)security

The FTP protocol as used today was defined in 1985 (RFC 959) based on a design created in 1971.

It was designed without taking security into consideration. All transmissions are in clear text, including username, password, and actual transferred data. All FTP communication …


Fri 04 January 2019

Pro:Atria and SFTPPlus sponsor DVLA Code Challenge 2018 for School Children

Pro:Atria is delighted to be a sponsor of the DVLA Code Challenge 2018 for School Children.

DVLA runs the competition to provide Schools, Code Clubs and Community groups in Wales with IT equipment and promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects aimed at children aged 7-14.

DVLA work …


Tue 18 December 2018

Secure your FTPS server with Let's Encrypt


Let's Encrypt for FTPS Server

What is Let's Encrypt?

Let's Encrypt (sometimes shortened as LetsEncrypt) is a certificate authority that provides SSL/X.509 certificates at no charge. You can read more on the subject in the Wikipedia article on Let's Encrypt.

A Let's Encrypt certificate is valid for 90 days, but it is …

security tls

Thu 29 November 2018

Secure File Transfer and Business Continuity Planning


What is business continuity planning (BCP)?

According to Wikipedia, business continuity planning is the process of creating systems of prevention and recovery to deal with potential threats to a company.

Business Continuity Planning also includes these five components as defined by the SANS Institute. These components are:

  • Business Resumption …


Fri 06 July 2018