FTP, the File Transfer Protocol, is a long-established component of the Internet. As the name suggests, it is used for file transfer and was defined in RFC 959 in 1985. With TESSA, FTP or SFTP (the secure variant) is used to deliver exports to target systems. In this context, "deliver" means that files from one directory are copied to another directory or a client (an FTP program like FileZilla, for example) is allowed to transfer these files. Target systems can include your own website, service providers, partners, clients, and more. FTP is usually easy to set up and provides a straightforward way to transfer files.