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SFTP Hosting

As concerns about privacy and confidentiality increase, implementing a reliable method for the secure transfer of data (SFTP) has become a critical business process. Our reliable, 100% UK based, fully managed SFTP hosting services are designed with maximum security in mind for business.

How does it work?

In order to ensure maximum security, Hyve’s SFTP solution is dedicated to every individual customer on their own dedicated windows server. This ensures no noisy neighbours or cross user security issues caused by sharing SAAS based solutions.

All data is stored in the UK in our highly secure UK datacentres. A web based user interface is available for management and to allow your users to upload and download files.

Users can also use their favourite SFTP client if preferred. Each server is offered with a managed firewall and 7 day backups.

NOW supports Two Factor Authentication

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Premium Secure FTP Features


Secure transfer of data using FTPS, SFTP & HTTPS. High AES 256 bit encryption with public key authentication.

Fast & Reliable

Hosted on our high availability cloud, all solutions guarantee consistent super-fast performance and rock-solid reliability.

No Limits

Our secure transfer plans have no file size limits or bandwidth charges, and provide an unlimited number of file transfers.


Secure transfer of data via web browser, client software and scripting. Transfer files securely using FTPS, SFTP or HTTPS.

Flexible Access

Configure Secure FTP plans with a virtually endless set of user access rights such as upload, download, delete and overwrite.

Two Factor Authentication

Authenticate using popular smart phone apps such as Google Authenticator.

#1 Secure File Transfer Provider in the UK

Our SFTP service provides users with a secure method to send, receive and store valuable company data over the internet. It runs on a cloud server dedicated to each client, providing businesses with a secure and reliable file sharing system. Here are some benefits:

  • 24x7x365 Support
  • Managed Firewall & 7 Day Backups
  • Customisable Web Based GUI
  • 100% UK Based
  • Encryption at Rest

What's included?

Features and Benefits


Full IPv6 Support



CRL and CA Support

PCI DSS Compliant

ISO 27001 Certified

HIPAA Compliant

FIPS 140-2

Client Certificate Verification


Public Key Authentication

24x7x365 Support

Managed Backups

Max Connections

Event Support

Email Notification

Web Account Request

Detailed Logs

Virtual Directories

Ad Hoc File Sharing

Advanced Stats and Reporting

Dedicated IP/Custom Domain

SOAP control API

Active Directory Integration

LDAP Integration

HTTP/S Web Client

Company Branding Support

Encryption at rest

Additional Secure FTP Features
  • Use Your Own Branding. Brand the web interface with your company logo and corporate colours to ensure a professional appearance. Advanced branding also available.
  • Dedicated IP with Custom Domain. Dedicated IP support allows you to use your own domain to connect to your Secure FTP solution, for example http://sftp.yourcompany.com.
  • Standards Compliant. Plans adhere to the data protection act, meet all requirements for HIPAA & FIPS compliance and will pass PCI DSS scans. Hyve is fully ISO 27001 certified.
  • Advanced Authentication. Prevent unauthorised data access by adding Private/Public Key authentication to any Secure FTP solution.
  • Comprehensive Logging & Tracking. Comprehensive logging, tracking and reporting is available for access investigation and analysis. Logs can be exported to Excel spreadsheet.
  • Managed Backups. Fully managed backups with unlimited restores are included with all standard solutions. Advanced backup schedules are available for dedicated server solutions.
  • Automated Notifications. Configure your own email notifications to be sent when specified events are triggered, such as completed file transfers into a given folder.
  • 24x7x365 Support. All calls are routed directly through to our expert support teams. ‘Extra Mile’ is our commitment to go a step further to assist our clients. Support is available each and every day of the year.
Advanced Public Key Authentication

Public key authentication is a secure way to prove identity online, and is a vital part of information security technology for many companies.

Public key authentication uses computer generated numbers called ‘keys’. Two keys are required – a ‘private key’ known only to you, and a ‘public key’ that can be accessed by anyone. The two keys work together, so a message encrypted with the private key can only be decrypted with the public key and vice versa.

As well as needing the correct username and password, public-key authentication requires that the user must also connect using the specific computer that the private key is installed on or authentication will fail. All Secure FTP hosting solutions from Hyve support public-key authentication to provide this additional layer of security.

Secure FTP Compatible Protocols

Our Secure FTP solutions are compatible with the following protocols using the ports listed. Port 21 (FTP) & Port 80 (HTTP) are blocked by default at both server and firewall level to prevent unsecured access.

FTPSFTP over SSLPort 990
SFTPSSH File Transfer Protocol/FTP over SSHPort 22
HTTPSSSL/Secure File Transfer via Web BrowserPort 443
SFTP Transfer Process Examples

There are two mains methods of transferring data securely; HTTPS using any recent web browser or SFTP/FTPS using software such as FileZilla or CuteFTP. The processes for both methods are described below.

Secure transfer using HTTPS
Using a web browser

  • A user hits a web page on a secure channel over SSL (port 443) and logs in with their username and password;
  • The browser loads the transfer client interface; the user can see all folders and files on the server in a simple easy-to-use web page;
  • The user clicks ‘upload’ and browses the local machine for a file to upload (multiple files can be uploaded at one time). The web page then uploads the file(s) over the secure channel to the server;
  • The file is stored on the server file system ready to be downloaded. The user clicks on a file and it is downloaded via the secure channel.

Secure transfer using SFTP/FTPS
Using software e.g. FIleZilla or CuteFTP

  • A user launches their SFTP client software and logs in using their username and password;
  • The software usually displays 2 panels; the left panel displays all files on the local machine, the right window displays all files on the server (restricted to the user’s account);
  • The user drags the file they want to send from the left window (user’s computer) across to the right window (SFTP server). The client software uploads the file(s) securely to the server over SFTP port 22 or FTPS port 990;
  • The file(s) are stored on the server file system ready for download (using the same process).

Certificates & Accreditations

Hyve are committed to maintaining very high levels of information security. To help us achieve this goal we have ISO 27001, ISO 27017 and ISO 9001 accreditations, PCI Compliance and have been part of the G-Cloud framework since 2013.



Hyve Managed Hosting’s System and Organization Controls (SOC) Reports are independent third-party examination reports that demonstrate how Hyve achieves key compliance controls and objectives. Hyve’s SOC 2 Report demonstrates Hyve continued commitment to security, platform availability and confidentiality. Hyve Managed Hosting SOC 2 report is available on request.



In order to meet the HIPAA requirements applicable to our operating model, Hyve aligns our HIPAA risk management program with ISO 27001 (Information Security), ISO 27017 (Cloud security) GDPR (EU 2016/679) and Cyber Essentials, which are higher security standards that map to the HIPAA security rule.



With new international threats constantly appearing, the National Cyber Security Centre's (part of GCHQ) NIS Directive aims to ensure companies who are, or work with the UK's vital infrastructure follow strict guidelines on security for themselves, their customers and chosen suppliers. Hyve is pleased to announce adherence to all the policies and procedures laid down in the NIS Directive



CiSP is a joint industry and government initiative set up to exchange cyber threat information in real time, in a secure, confidential and dynamic environment, increasing situational awareness and reducing the impact on UK business.



The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) serves as the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing projects on GitHub, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy. With over 500 members, the foundation fosters collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end-users, and vendors. As Certified Kubernetes Service Providers, Hyve is proud to be a part of the CNCF ecosystem.



Run by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the KCSP program is a pre-qualified tier of vetted service providers who have deep experience helping enterprises successfully adopt Kubernetes. Hyve Managed Hosting is recognised for providing Kubernetes support, consulting and professional services for organizations embarking on their Kubernetes journey.

Linux Foundation

Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is dedicated to building sustainable ecosystems around open source projects to accelerate technology development and industry adoption. With more than 1,000 corporate members across the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA, the foundation aims to drive innovation across the globe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a secure method for transferring files over the internet.
SFTP securely parcels everything sent between the network and server into an encrypted package, including the passwords you enter to access the server. Using this method is called tunnelling, as it sends the data down a closed encrypted path, like a tunnel.
SFTP is a popular product for businesses that need to securely transfer data, especially financial services companies, the legal industry, payroll data companies etc.
FTP transmissions are sent in plain text, making it simple for hackers to pry on a network and digest data that is transmitted across it, whereas Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) ensures that all files only travel in encrypted form.
SFTP provides a much more secure connection and error handling than FTP. Using encryption and tunnelling through one channel as opposed to two means that the connection is always secured, and no clear data such as text passwords are transferred.

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