AWS Transfer Family

Easily manage and share data with simple, secure, and scalable file transfers

What is AWS Transfer Family?

AWS Transfer Family is a secure transfer service that enables you to transfer files into and out of AWS storage services. AWS Transfer Family supports transferring data from or to the following AWS storage services.

Fully managed support for file transfer protocols in and out of S3
Seamlessly migrate file transfer workloads to AWS
Easy to get started

How Does it Work?

AWS transfer family diagram

AWS Transfer Family is a fully managed AWS service that you can use to transfer files into and out of Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) storage or Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) file systems over the following protocols:

Secure Shell (SSH) File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS)
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Benefits of AWS Transfer Family:

AWS Transfer Family is often used because of its scalability, as it is able to support thousands of users at the same time. Also from a security perspective it can meet user requirements from encryption to networking to regulatory compliance. AWS Transfer Family is additionally beneficial because it is easy to use, and workflows can be managed or even automated. Overall, AWS Transfer Family is well-received by users because it is an AWS-native service that removed the tediousness associated with large file transfers, and instead offers a unified place for clean workflows to be conducted.

The AWS Transfer Family Can be used for:


Building Data

CRM and ERP system integrations

Any files transfer workload


Regulated data management

Insight enablement
& processing


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