What’s the difference between SSH and SSL?

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Our company can use both a SFTP or FTL over SSL and both would acquire authentication. Now, I know SSH has enhanced authentication options but is there any difference between using SSH or SSL? Thanks for the help.

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  • jaaberg
    SSH is going to provide user authentication as SSL is only going to authenticate the end connections. This is why SSL is used on websites when making purchases because it's designed for point to point security which SSH can also provide but with added advantages. SSH will give you user authentication and connection multiplexing so you won't have to create a whole new TCP connection every time you want to download a file from your FTP site while you are logged in via SSH. Overall SSH is meant to be used with SFTP so stick with it. SSL is to be used for other applications. 
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