One of the ways that litigation support professionals transfer data from one entity to another is the use of FTP (File Transfer Protocol). I know there is debate in our industry about whether or not FTP is the best choice, but in reality, it is being used on a daily basis. The forum for this site is to share knowledge and tools, so in that context, this article discusses the use of FTP software in a litigation support role.
One of the free tools that many techies use is called FileZilla. It is easy to use. FTP is simply a drag and drop of data. It has the ability to store multiple “site info” to be reused as needed. It provides a visual progress bar so that we can monitor the process.
In order to connect to an FTP server, you will be provided with a “Host Name”, a Login Name, and a Password and that information will be added to a Site record in the software. Occasionally, there are some tweaks that might need to be made with the settings, but usually, the default settings will work just fine.