Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

Symmetric vs Asymmetric Encryption

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 @ 02:35 AM


Secure file transfer protocols generally employ a combination of symmetric and asymmetric encryption to preserve the confidentiality of data while in transit. So why the need for two kinds of encryption? In this post, we take a closer look at the main functions of symmetric and asymmetric encryption, their strengths, their weaknesses, and why we'd prefer having both.

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Topics: Security, File Transfer Clients, OpenPGP, SFTP, FTPS

What Is WebDAV?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 14, 2015 @ 05:36 AM


Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning or WebDAV is a protocol whose basic functionality includes enabling users to share, copy, move and edit files through a web server. It can also be used to support collaborative applications with features like file locking and revision tracking. This blog post will introduce you to the basic functions of WebDAV, its similarities and differences with FTP and other file transfer protocols, and a few examples showing what you can do with it.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, AnyClient

What Is TFTP?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 09:12 PM


Like its more popular and more versatile cousin, FTP, TFTP or Trivial File Transfer Protocol is also a protocol for transferring files. However, it's targeted at certain tasks. In this post, you'll learn about the basic properties of TFTP, where it's commonly used, its vulnerabilities, how it differs from FTP, and other essential information about it.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer

How To Delete Old Files From Your Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 08:47 PM


Here's another task many customers want to automate on their SFTP, FTPS, or FTP server. They want their server to monitor certain directories and delete old files found there as soon as the files have reached a certain age. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to automatically delete old files from JSCAPE MFT Server using triggers. These instructions apply irrespective of the file transfer protocol you activate on the server, so if you think this is something you can use, feel free to read along.

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

How To Get An Email Each Time An Admin Account Logs In To Your Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 03:42 AM


A compromised file transfer server admin user account is always a huge problem. In the hands of a person with malicious intentions, a user account with administrative privileges can turn into a massive data breach. Thus, there may be cases when you'll want to be notified whenever an admin gains access to your system. If the login looks suspicious, you'll still have time to take appropriate action. In this post, I'll show you how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server so that it can automatically send an email to anyone who needs to know each time an admin logs in. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, Triggers

It's Time To Disable All SSL

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Feb 22, 2015 @ 04:27 AM

Earlier this month, the PCI SSC (Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council) published a bulletin on impending revisions to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and PA DSS (Payment Application Data Security Standard). The bulletin focused on SSL's failure to meet PCI SSC's definition of "strong cryptography" and the move to revise the two standards in light of this development.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer

Using Regular Expressions To Download Files With Date Formats In Their Filenames

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 03:28 AM


Some of the most common download-related questions people ask at our help desk are probably those that have to do with filenames that have dates on them. I encountered another one yesterday, so I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog post about the subject and build on it as I encounter different solutions along the way. Who knows? Some of you folks out there might find it useful. Better yet, you might be able to contribute your own expressions so that we can all benefit from them. Sounds like a plan? Let's get this ball rolling.

Still new to regular expressions? Check out these articles first:

Using Regular Expressions in Triggers - Part 1

Exploring Regular Expressions in DLP

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

OFTP (Odette File Transfer Protocol) - Simplified

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 09:30 PM


A couple of days ago, we released JSCAPE MFT Server version 9.1. Although technically a minor release, 9.1's actually accompanied by several new features that we, in the JSCAPE team, are quite excited about. One of those features is OFTP or the Odette File Transfer Protocol. In the succeeding sections I'm going to explain to you what it is and why, if your business is involved in data interchange, it's something you might find very useful.

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

JSCAPE MFT Server 9.1 Released

Posted by Van Glass on Mon, Feb 16, 2015 @ 02:36 PM

news_240x340JSCAPE is pleased to announce the release of JSCAPE MFT Server (9.1).  This release introduces several new features and enhancements, highlights of which include:

  • Added support for TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) and OFTP (Odette File Transfer Protocol) services.
  • Added support for Amazon S3, TFTP, OFTP, REST, IMAP, SMTP and POP3 in Trading Partners module.
  • Added support for various protocols to Reverse Proxies module including Amazon S3, REST, TFTP and OFTP.
  • Added pagination and ability to search data tables in administrative web interface.
  • Added DateAdd, DateSubtract and DateFormat functions to Triggers module for use in manipulating and formatting dates.
  • Numerous usability improvements to administrative web user interface.
  • Various interoperability fixes and improvements for AS2 protocol.
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Topics: News, JSCAPE MFT Server

How To Get Your MFT Server To Email You About Last Night’s Download

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Feb 14, 2015 @ 07:41 AM


Your scheduled automatic download should be finished by now. But how would you know how it went without physically or remotely logging into your server? Had you used JSCAPE MFT Server, you could have configured it to email you an update. In this post, we'll show you how to set up JSCAPE MFT Server to email you a message along with a file attachment with details about your latest file transfer.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation, Triggers