AWS Transfer Family is a fully managed AWS service that securely scales to transfer files in and out of AWS. This service allows the exposure of a convenient interface to manage objects on Amazon S3 and Amazon EFS using well-known file transfer protocols like,
• Secure Shell (SSH) File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) – file transfer over SSH
• File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS) – file transfer with TLS encryption
• File Transfer Protocol (FTP) – unencrypted file transfer
Why do customers choose AWS Transfer Family?
Organizations in different sectors such as Finance, Banking, Health, etc., require data to be transferred in bulk from different data providers, and customers. Traditional transfer solutions do not scale on-demand which can lead to data inconsistencies making it hard to maintain and manage on a day-to-day basis.
AWS Transfer Family is a scalable, secure, flexible, and quick to deploy cloud-based solution with no maintenance overhead. It supports the transfer of data at scale to S3, EFS which is secure, encrypted, and accessed by authorized personnel.
This ready-to-use solution helps consumers focus on their business objectives, data analytics, and innovate using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
Benefits of using AWS Transfer Family
• AWS Managed Service
This service allows us to avoid the maintenance hurdles of self-managed FTP servers. It supports thousands of concurrent users and quickly scales for business transfer needs making it highly available and highly scalable service.
• Secure Endpoints
AWS Transfer Family provides us with the ability to secure the server by hosting it within a Custom VPC making the service highly secure and reliable with custom endpoints from Route53.
AWS Transfer Family supports user authentication using either service managed, AWS Directory Service or Custom Identity Provider
Service Managed , allows a quick configuration of the service using SSH RSA Keys for Authentication.
AWS Directory Service provides the ability to integrate Microsoft Active Directory groups to provide access to your Transfer Family servers.
Custom Identity Provider uses AWS Lambda or Amazon API Gateway and enables us to integrate our directory service to authenticate and authorize users.
AWS Transfer Family supports managed workflows for file processing. With managed workflows, we can create, automate, and monitor file transfers using various protocols.
By orchestrating file-processing tasks, managed workflows help us preprocess data before it is consumed by your downstream applications.
How Ibexlabs And AWS Transfer Family Can Help You
Ibexlabs is deeply familiar with the workings of AWS Transfer Family and can help you understand the broad scope of your file transfers needs in and out of cloud, and other associated resources with optimal solutions.
• Personalized Solutions
By assessing the business requirements, Ibexlabs can help on personalized solutions for your cloud infrastructure. Keeping our clients informed at every stage of development, we arrive at a plan for cloud management that is personalized, secure and easy to use.
Based on business needs, we work on developing useful workflows that eases out the processing of files transferred downstream using secure endpoints within a custom VPC that's highly available and associates with other AWS services that can help automate processes.
With the Transfer Family server hosted with the VPC, Ibexlabs provides you with a robust solution that's secure with multiple authentication choices as per business needs. By using monitoring tools such as Cloudwatch we can help you detect problems with reduced mean time for resolution.