Why FTPS should be the only choice
At Pixelz, we have launched a new FTP service that is 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Non-encrypted FTP services are outdated and insecure, and considering how important our customers' assets are to you and us, we will no longer support non-encrypted FTP connections.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:
Remember to also update the host name
To be able to login after the switch, you will also have to change the new FTP host name to ftps.pixelz.com.
If you have any questions at all, we’re more than happy to speak with you. Reach out to your Customer Success Manager or to firstname.lastname@example.org.