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FTPS, also known as FTP Secure is a File Transfer Protocol with SSL Security.  Primarily, it enables delivering standard FTP communication on top of an SSL-based security connection. FTPS is an extension to the FTP protocol that combines SSL (Secure Socket Layer)/ TLS (Transport Layer Security) based mechanisms on a standard FTP connection. There are two different forms to deliver FTPS:

Explicit FTPS — Selected components or parts for communication are encrypted.

Implicit FTPS — All communications are encrypted.