FTP, which stands for File Transfer Protocol, is a standard web protocol used for transferring files between client and server in a computer network. The first iteration of FTP was introduced by Abhay Bhushan in 1971. Currently used specification comes for October 1985. This specific action allows for downloading files from a remote FTP server.
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Short File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) provides more security than a regular File Transfer Protocol (FTP) by utilizing Secure Shell. Unlike FTPS, SFTP supports SSH key authentication and only requires a single port (22 by default) to be opened to get through the firewall. This specific actions allows for downloading files from a remote SFTP server.