Client perspective #2
After downloading the file we have just a quick decrypt process to do:
[cron@enberg]$ gpg -d mysql-dump-2004_34.txt.gz.gpg > mysql-dump-2004_34.txt.gz
This concludes a brief process of securely downloading a file from a remote location. If your client or server computers aren't decently patched and/or secured, the security of the download process is a bit irrelevant, but that is up to you to take care of.