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FTP Alternative

Use CapLinked As A FTP Replacement To Make File Transfers Easy And Secure.

CapLinked FTP Alternative

What is FTP?

FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol. A protocol is a set of rules that networked computers use to talk to one another, and the FTP is the language that computers on a TCP/IP network (the internet being the best example of such a network) use to transfer files to and from each other.

And the truth is that you already use FTP all the time without knowing it. Whenever a new update comes through for a program or operating system, it’ll likely be through FTP. When you download a file through a web browser, it usually happens through an FTP. It’s easy to use, it’s something that can run in the background while you’re doing something else, but it does have drawbacks. You can’t upload or ask the server any questions. And there are security issues. Big security issues. The problem is that if you’re doing anything in a Virtual Data Room, or any sort of web development, you need all of that functionality.

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FTP Security Issues

The problem is that FTP was never intended to be secure. It relies on clear-text usernames and passwords for authentication, and does not use encryption. Data sent through FTP is vulnerable to a number of attacks, such as sniffing, spoofing, brute-force attacks, as well as many other attacks. If those terms are unfamiliar to you, sniffing is basically the interception of data packets as they’re traveling across networks, and if the data isn’t encrypted (which in FTP it’s not) then the data can all be read. Spoofing is when a person or program pretends to be something else, thereby gaining access to the transmitted data. The list of attacks go on and on, but the point is this: FTP is NOT secure.

Why choose CapLinked as your FTP replacement?

Ease of Use

Sharing files through CapLinked is easier, faster, and more centralized than through an FTP server or via email. Access your CapLinked virtual data room through your browser from any desktop or mobile device (Mac, Windows, Android, iPad, iPhone) without the hassle of additional software or plugins. Our proprietary VDR technology automatically formats your uploaded files to make them viewable in your browser. And don’t be afraid that because you’re accessing the data from an iPad or iPhone that your data is somehow more vulnerable. We pride ourselves on making sure that every device is secure and every time you login to our virtual data room on your workspace, you are being fully secured.

Enhanced Productivity

Create and share your CapLinked virtual workspace in under 10 minutes. Customize your virtual data room with a fully configurable platform that lets you control security, permissions, and notification settings. Configure users into teams to help keep track of multiple workspaces and to collaborate with colleagues. Helpful tools like Activity Tracker and Q&A keep everyone on the same page and can facilitate due diligence, audits, and other critical processes.

World-Class Security

CapLinked is SOC2 compliant (SSAE18) and ISO 27001 certified, and all data is hosted and managed by Amazon Web Services (AWS) via their secure data centers. You won’t find a more secure virtual data room. We don’t rely on insecure applications to protect your sensitive information. Workspaces are private and permission-based—only administrators can control who can access which files. Watermarking and digital rights management (DRM) tools allow full control over distributed documents. CapLinked is the most secure VDR and document management software on the market.

Clear Pricing

Unlike many legacy M&A data room providers, CapLinked offers transparent and flexible virtual data room pricing for any sized deal, project, or enterprise. Base your contract around the usage that best fits how you work, whether it’s per user, per page, or per gigabyte, and never pay a single hidden fee or surprise cost. CapLinked also offers usage-price tiers to provide per-unit savings as usage volume increases. CapLinked can scale with your business, from startup to international powerhouse. A CapLinked online deal room is perfect for deals of any size. Using our user-friendly client portal interface, and seamless browser access from any desktop or mobile device, eliminates the need for cumbersome plug-ins or outdated external software. Don’t pay for more than you need. With the CapLinked secure online document sharing solution, you can focus on your deals, not your data room.

Client Success

You’re never alone in achieving your project goals with CapLinked. Receive expert level support from our world-class technical specialists. Your dedicated account representative can train your entire project team and answer any questions you may have along the way.

CapLinked FTP Alternative

CapLinked provides a modern, intuitive FTP Alternative that securely stores your most sensitive documents. Setup is quick and easy, and our user-friendly interface means you can focus on your deal, not navigating outdated technology. With industry-recognized security credentials and customizable permission settings, you can safely share files and documents with external parties without worrying about your information ending up in the wrong hands. Why make your FTP Alternative more complicated than it needs to be?

How to Use CapLinked

As for security, CapLinked is SOC2 compliant (SSAE18) and ISO 27001 certified, and all data is hosted and managed by Amazon Web Services (AWS) via their secure data centers, which means that your virtual data room is just as secure as a brick-and-mortar data room, behind locked doors and off the net. You won’t find a more secure virtual data room. Our file transfers don’t rely on insecure applications. Our workspaces are private and watermarked, and permission-based. We used full digital rights management (DRM) tools to give us complete control over the transmitted documents.

Save Time

Streamline your workflow using a single, intuitive document management solution with unrivaled upload speeds.

Stay Secure

Industry-recognized security credentials and robust activity tracking to keep all your data safe.

Clear Pricing

Clear and flexible pricing to fit your business or project needs, and no hidden fees, ever. Start a Free Trial Today!

Simple and Secure Document Management From Start To Finish:

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1. Upload

Managing thousands (or more) of protected documents has never been this fast or easy.

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2. Invite

Advanced permissions control who gets virtual data room access at all times to as many people as you want.

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3. Collaborate

Q&A, versioning, notifications, and mobile access are just a few ways. Get a demo to learn more.

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4. Track

Downloads, uploads, views, updates, comments, and custom reports, Even control file access after download from your virtual data room with
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Team Plan Save $150

Our starter virtual data room plan grants teams access to the secure document sharing and advanced security features they need.

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($299/month after the 1st month)

Enterprise

Our enterprise plan is ideal for companies that conduct due diligence and close deals as part of their core business functions. Enterprise clients receive exclusive access to Concierge Services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Without using a secure virtual data room, data can be breached through unwanted external sources and password sharing.
While there are endless ways to share files online, the most secure way to transfer confidential information is through a virtual data room (VDR) that protects and encrypts your data end-to-end. Caplinked provides a secure platform to conduct and share information with ease.

You need to evaluate each online file sharing platform based on several essential factors, from the control capabilities, compliance and industry standards, to customer service. Please read the 7 features each document security system should have.

No, those online sharing platforms don’t provide enough security for your due diligence. In 2016, file hosting site Dropbox was hacked. Millions of people had their login credentials exposed, which prompted the company to reset all passwords going back four years. Learn more which secure file sharing platform you should use here.
A transaction room allows all parties to sign documents easily. However, it may not be a secure file sharing platform. In some situations, such as due diligence before an M&A deal, may require a higher level of security that a virtual data room provides. Know the difference between a transaction room and VDR before sharing any file online.
The due diligence process before a merger and acquisition deal will work on highly confidential documents like financial statements, assets, employees data and payroll. In addition to that, there are several parties working on the report. CapLinked makes it easier to compile your due diligence report by enabling your staff to track changes in files, manage file permissions, and even revoke access after download.
You can secure your Word Documents by making them Read-Only and/or encrypt them with a password. However, if you are working on highly sensitive materials, individual document protection is not enough.

You should encrypt your business documents, especially if they contain confidential information and will be shared with multiple people. The level of encryption may vary depending on your business needs. Learn more about types of encryption here.

CapLinked provides a secure document sharing platform for all types of business. It enables different parties to share data and communicate without the risk of any information breach.
User access can by monitored, adjusted, and/or removed at anytime by administrators to the dataroom via the Permissions module on the CapLinked browser.

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