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How to Setup High Availability File Transfer Servers

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

One of the challenges of setting up a high availability environment for transfer servers is in making sure the servers involved have the same configurations. But if you're using JSCAPE MFT Server, there's an easy way. JSCAPE MFT Server's Failover module allow you to synchronize your servers either automatically or manually with a single click.

Rotating and Archiving Logs in JSCAPE MFT Server

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

A client wanted to know if there was a more efficient way of archiving and/or deleting old log files to clear up some storage space on their managed file transfer server. They were currently doing things manually and he understandably wanted to adopt some form of automation. Fortunately, JSCAPE MFT Server offers a solution and we'd like to detail the steps here so that anyone else interested may also follow it.

PayPal's Vulnerability Exposes Security Gap

  
  
  
  
  
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Major companies have been on the alert this year following the high-profile data breaches of several well-known companies, including Target and PF Chang's. Target's data breach, which affected 70 million customers in total, cost the company millions of dollars, as well as the value of consumer trust. Could trusted commerce website PayPal be potentially under fire, as well?

2 Ways to Generate an SFTP Private Key

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

One of the major security features of SFTP is public key authentication. This method of authentication allows JSCAPE MFT Server to verify a user's identity during login by asking for a secret item only he, the user, has. That something is an SFTP private key file. But how can a user get hold of such a file?

How To Set Up and Login with OpenID SSO

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

We already introduced you to the basic concepts and benefits of OpenID, SAML, and SSO in general. Today, we finally get our hands dirty as we dive into the JSCAPE MFT Server environment and teach you how to enable OpenID Web SSO there. After that, we'll show you how your users can login using their own OpenID account. 

Setting Up a NAS Shared Storage for Your File Transfer Servers

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

JSCAPE MFT Servers can provide high availability file transfer services if you deploy two or more servers and set them up for clustering on JSCAPE MFT Gateway. But to achieve best results, your servers should be connected to a shared storage system. In this post, we'll talk about the advantages of using shared storage and how to set one up using FreeNAS.

How To Set Up a Server To Server File Transfer

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

In a previous post, we talked about typical situations that call for server to server file transfers. We’re pretty sure some of you want to know how they’re actually set up, so we came up with this blog post. In this article, we’ve outlined all the necessary steps you need to take to set up a server to server file transfer.

Protecting FTP Passwords from Brute Force Attacks

  
  
  
  
  
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"Always use strong passwords." - You probably don't pay too much attention to this advice, do you? A lot of people don't either. That's why brute force is still one of the favorite techniques for breaking into any password-protected system, including FTP servers. It's really not very difficult to carry out. Let me show you.  

Which Works Best for Encrypted File Transfers - RSA or DSA?

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

During the process of generating server keys, client keys, or PGP keys in the JSCAPE MFT Server Manager, you're asked to choose between two supported key algorithms: RSA or DSA. Which one should you choose?

What is an SSL File Transfer?

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

SSL file transfer is a term sometimes used in referring to a secure file transfer protocol known as FTPS or FTP-SSL. FTP is a network protocol used for transferring files, while SSL is a protocol for encrypting information sent over a network. This post is meant to help users understand what FTPS is and what it is capable of doing, particularly in terms of enhancing the security of your file transfers.

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