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Applying AS2 Encryption

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Feb 02, 2016 @ 02:17 AM

Overview

If your AS2 connection already runs over HTTPS, your EDI messages should already be protected by the data-in-motion encryption that comes with SSL/TLS. But what if you want an added layer of security or if you're somehow only using HTTP and want to encrypt your transmission? You'll need something like this. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, AS2

What The EU-US Safe Harbor Is All About And How It May Affect Your Business

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 @ 02:50 AM

Overview

As of this writing, the United States and European Union are in the thick of negotiations for a new Safe Harbor agreement. The result can have a profound impact on thousands of global businesses. In this post, we introduce you to the original Safe Harbor, how it came about, why it's been recently invalidated, and the possible impacts its future holds for a large number of businesses.

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Topics: News, Compliance

Want To Do Direct EDI Communications? Secure These First

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 @ 08:07 PM

Overview

There are two ways of exchanging EDI messages. You can do it directly or you can course it through a third party service provider like a VAN (Value Added Network). While the first option is generally more complicated, it's certainly very doable. In this post, we'll talk about some of the key components you'll have to secure before you can start sending EDI messages directly to your trading partners. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, AS2

FTP Binary and ASCII Transfer Types And The Case of Corrupt Files

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jan 14, 2016 @ 03:07 PM

Overview

Are you receiving corrupt files during FTP transfers? It might simply be due to an incorrect data type setting. In this post, we help you understand the nuances and differences between FTP binary and ASCII data types (a.k.a. transfer modes) so you can avoid these issues.

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Topics: FTP

SSL vs SSH - A Not-So-Technical Comparison

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jan 06, 2016 @ 10:08 PM

Overview

The most widely used secure file transfer protocols, SFTP and FTPS, get their security from underlying protocols. SFTP from SSH and FTPS from SSL. Let's compare the two.  

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS

EDI Transmission Options Every Trading Partner Should Know

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Dec 26, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

Overview

In order to conduct Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transactions with a trading partner, businesses need a way of transmitting their EDI messages. Today, we take a look at the most widely used EDI transmission methods, their main characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages. 

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Topics: SFTP, FTPS, AS2, FTP

Setting Up Client Certificate Authentication On An AS2 Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Dec 13, 2015 @ 06:18 AM

Overview

Not all AS2 servers authenticate trading partner clients through usernames and passwords. Many use digital certificates. If you want to know how to set up this kind of authentication on your AS2 server, read this post. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, AS2

What EDI Is And Why It's Easier To Implement Than Ever Before

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Dec 03, 2015 @ 09:13 PM

Overview

Although already in existence for about 40 years, EDI is not yet as widespread as it ought to be. But recent technological advancements and favorable business conditions are changing that. 

 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, AS2

How To Set Up An Automated AS2 File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Nov 26, 2015 @ 03:33 PM

Overview

Last time, we posted a quickstart guide to setting up an AS2 server. The example in that post featured a manual method for sending EDI messages. Because EDI transactions are best carried out automatically, we thought it would be a good idea to show you how to implement such transactions on the same solution we used in that post. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, AS2

The Quickstart Guide To Setting Up An AS2 Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 @ 02:58 PM

Overview

In this tutorial, we walk you through the basic steps of setting up an AS2 server. These are the initial steps that will eventually allow you to carry out EDI transactions with an increasing number of trading partners already using this popular B2B file transfer protocol. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, AS2

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