Why FTPS should be the only choice
At Pixelz, we’re preparing to launch a new FTP service that will be both faster and more secure for our clients, requiring explicit FTPS (encrypted FTP).
Non-encrypted FTP services are outdated and insecure, and considering how important our customers' assets are to you and us, we will no longer support non-encrypted FTP connections.
Explicit FTPS is already the default on most FTP clients such as FileZilla, but this will not automatically upgrade if you set it up a long time ago.
How to easily switch to explicit FTPS
Good news, it's likely literally as simple as checking a box on your FTP client to make the switch to explicit FTPS, often written as “FTP over TLS (Explicit)”
It’s typically a setting you’ll see labeled “Encryption” or something similar in the General Settings section of your FTP client. This is what it looks like on the most commonly used FTP clients:
We propose you switch to explicit FTPS as soon as possible to protect your data and to get ready for the launch of our new FTP service, which will take place in December 2020.
Once we have implemented the new FTP service, you will have to change the host name in your FTP client and then you are all set up and future proof on Pixelz' fast and secure FTP service.
If you have any questions at all, we’re more than happy to speak with you and help you make the switch. Reach out to your Customer Success Manager or to firstname.lastname@example.org.