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How To Set Up A SFTP Active-Active High Availability Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 @ 10:53 PM

Overview

An active-active high availability SFTP cluster can greatly reduce the chances of downtime by allowing two or more SFTP servers share the load. If you'd like to learn an easy way of setting up this kind of cluster, check out this post.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, SFTP, Failover, Load Balancing

How To Set Up A SFTP Active-Passive Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Sep 17, 2016 @ 07:55 PM

Overview

In this quick tutorial, you'll discover an easy way to set up a failover server for your SFTP server a.k.a. SFTP active-passive high availability cluster. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, Failover

Google Chrome Could Be Pushing HTTP To The Brink of Extinction

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Sep 09, 2016 @ 01:52 AM

The days of HTTP pages on the Web appear to be numbered. Google has announced it would be labelling certain HTTP pages as "Not secure" when it releases Chrome 56 on January 2017. This is part of Google's ongoing effort to increase adoption of HTTPS. HTTPS is reinforced by SSL/TLS, making it a more secure version of HTTP

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Topics: News, Security, Secure File Transfer

Setting Up A MFT Server HA Cluster With A Shared RDBMS As Global Datastore

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Sep 06, 2016 @ 08:49 PM

Overview

In a previous post, we shared with you how JSCAPE MFT Server's global datastore simplifies the task of building a managed file transfer high availability cluster. Today, we're going to walk you through the steps of actually setting up such a cluster.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, Managed File Transfer

How To Set Up A SFTP Reverse Proxy On JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 02:26 AM

Overview

JSCAPE MFT Server has a reverse proxy feature that allows you to map it to a user's or group's virtual path. This can come in handy when you want to transparently provide users access to one or more remote services through a single account. JSCAPE MFT Server's reverse proxy supports several file transfer protocols. But today, we'll just focus on configuring a SFTP reverse proxy.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, SFTP

What Is HMAC And How Does It Secure File Transfers?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 02:10 AM

Overview

Data integrity checks are vital to secure communications. They enable communicating parties to verify the integrity and authenticity of the messages they receive. In secure file transfer protocols like FTPS, SFTP, and HTTPS, data integrity/message authentication is usually achieved through a mechanism known as HMAC. In this post, we explain what HMAC is, its basic inner workings, and how it secures data transfers.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS

Using Windows FTP Scripts To Automate File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 @ 09:42 AM

Overview

Windows FTP scripts enable you to put together a chain of commands in a file that you can call into play when needed. Scripts can come in handy when you want to automate file transfer processes. In this introductory post, we explain what FTP scripts are, why you'll want to use them, and how to create simple Windows-based scripts to upload or download files from a FTP server.

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Topics: Business Process Automation, FTP

Server To Server File Transfer - Zip and Then Upload To A Trading Partner

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 @ 04:33 AM

Overview

Everyday, files are uploaded to a certain folder on your file transfer server. And everyday, you're supposed to gather those files into a zip file and forward it to a trading partner. Here's how you can automate that process on JSCAPE MFT Server

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials

What Is The Best FTP Alternative For Business?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

Overview

In our last post, we talked about the importance of applying the CIA Triad to enterprise file transfers. Interestingly, one of the most widely used file transfer protocols, FTP, fails to meet the security goals of that triad. If you're using FTP in your business operations, it's high time to find an alternative. This post introduces you to some of the top options.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Compliance, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, FTP

Applying The CIA Triad To Your Enterprise File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Aug 09, 2016 @ 10:10 AM

Overview

As one of the basic building blocks of information security, the CIA Triad is likewise a vital piece in establishing secure enterprise file transfers. In this post, we explain what the CIA Triad is and how you can apply it to your B2B data transfers.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS