How to interpret the "Discontinued Support for FTP - Effective August 31, 2017" Industry Alert sent by the USPS when using Verimove

Product Feature: Installation / Upgrade
Operating System: Windows, Unix, MVS

The discontinuation of support for FTP will not affect the downloading of the NCOALink databases, including getfilehttps utility, because it uses a different connection process.  I have attached a copy of the notification to this article.  The methods that will be available are:

Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
Electronic Data Interchange Internet Applicability Standard 2 (EDIINT AS2)
Parcel Data Exchange (PDX)

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UPDATED:  August 15, 2017