File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Server


Identify theft is no longer a blue-collar crime.

Before the advent of online technology, identity thieves would physically obtain pieces of your personal information to unknowingly open or gain access to accounts under your name. With the advancement of technology, internet, email and online banking, all unencrypted information can be intercepted by would-be thieves from the convenience of their computer desk.

We at the Oshima Company understand your concerns and are constantly looking for new ways to keep your information confidential. Most recently we’ve implemented a File-Transfer-Protocol (FTP) server as an alternative method for us to send and receive files to and from our clients.

Why should I use an FTP over traditional email attachment?

  • No file transfer size limitations. Unlike many internet service providers (ISP) FTP servers do not impose a file transfer size limitation.
  • Drag-and-Drop. Once connected to our FTP server you simply drag-and-drop documents, files, etc. from your local drive onto our server, or vice versa.
  • Security. We do not recycle usernames or passwords therefore each user can be assured that his/her login credentials are and will remain unique. As an added security feature we remove any files, documents, etc., residing on our FTP server in excess of 30-days.

How do I access my FTP folders?

  • Open Windows Explorer on your PC by double-clicking the My Computer icon.
  • In the Explorer address bar enter the following address: ftp://oshimacpasecure.com. If you do not see an address bar, select View, Toolbars and select Address Bar.
  • When prompted, enter your username and password assigned to you by our firm.
It’s our firm policy to purge all documents, files, etc. from our FTP server that are older than 30-days. Please notify us promptly upon your successful upload of any documents, files, etc. so that we may delete them from the server as soon as possible.

Written by Oshima Company CPA

December 18, 2009 at 12:09 pm

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