Comptia Security Plus Mock Test Q114

Which of the following protocols allows for secure transfer of files? (Select TWO).

A. ICMP
B. SNMP
C. SFTP
D. SCP
E. TFTP

Correct Answer: C,D
Section: Network Security

Explanation:
Standard FTP is a protocol often used to move files between one system and another either over the Internet or within private networks. SFTP is a secured alternative to standard FTP.
Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) is a secure file-transfer facility based on SSH and Remote Copy Protocol (RCP).

Incorrect Answers:
A: ICMP is a protocol that is commonly used by tools such as ping, traceroute, and pathping.

B: You can use SNMP to interact with various network devices to obtain status information, performance data, statistics, and configuration details.

E: Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is a simple fi le-exchange protocol that doesn’t require authentication.

References:
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 42, 49, 50