SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a network protocol used to securely transfer and manage files on remote systems. SFTP is layered on top of the SSH protocol, and is preferred over FTP as a method of remote file transfer.
Connecting to an SFTP Server
Under RedHat Linux 3, 4, or 5, or Mac OS X, running the following command from a terminal will connect a host to an SFTP client.
On Windows XP or Vista hosts there are no sftp clients installed by default. Users can install | PuTTY, which will enable SSH and SFTP access.
Alternatively, users can use the UMIACS Intranet SFTP Web Applet located here without installing any additional software.
More information about SFTP can be found at http://www.openssh.org/.