Blog

Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

Business Benefits Of An SFTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:20 AM


Overview

In today's data-driven world, the accuracy, integrity, speed, confidentiality, and availability of data matters a lot to businesses. That's why it's imperative for file transfer systems to be capable of meeting the highest standards in regards to those aforementioned qualities. In this post, we examine the typical SFTP server and point out what kind of benefits you'll get from it as a method for delivering business critical data.


Read More

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

Setting SFTP Algorithms On Your SFTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Dec 10, 2014 @ 02:07 AM


Overview

In this post, we'll talk about the algorithms included in a typical SFTP server and explain their basic functions. We'll cover algorithms for key exchanges, ciphers, MACs, and compressions. After that, we'll dive into the JSCAPE MFT Server Manager Web GUI and show you where you can configure those SFTP algorithms there.

Having a basic understanding of these algorithms and knowing where to configure them will enable you to strengthen your SFTP server's security or troubleshoot certain client connection issues.

Note: SFTP runs on SSH and the algorithms you'll be setting are actually SSH algorithms. 

Read More

Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

What Is An SFTP Key?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Dec 09, 2014 @ 02:20 AM


Overview

What good is an encrypted data transfer if the information it protects still falls into the wrong hands in the end? SFTP is best known for its ability to encrypt data while in transit. But while data-in-motion encryption can secure confidential information as it traverses the network, encryption can't prevent an impostor from carrying out the download himself. For that purpose, you'll want your users to authenticate with the right password and the right SFTP key.

 

 

In this post, we'll talk about the role of SFTP keys (a.k.a. private keys) in the overall security of the SFTP protocol, how it works, where to use it, and other bits of information regarding this important element of SFTP.

Read More

Topics: Security, AnyClient, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

Using SFTP On The Command Line

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Dec 08, 2014 @ 01:26 AM


Overview

Although GUI SFTP clients are more intuitive to use, some people still prefer to use SFTP through the command line. That's understandable. If you're already familiar with all the commands you need, a command line interface can be so much faster and powerful than any GUI-based counterpart. In this post, we're going to introduce you to the SFTP command line and show you how it can be quite a handy tool as long as you're willing to roll up your sleeves and get dirty.


Read More

Topics: Security, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

Setting Up An SFTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Dec 08, 2014 @ 12:53 AM


Overview

I've been going over our posts lately and just realised that, while we've managed to put together a decent collection of information regarding SFTP file transfers, we actually don't have an article that teaches how to set up an SFTP server. I'm sure some of you have been resourceful enough to go through the documentation and sift through all the relevant pages in there. But for those who just want one place for it all, this is the article for you.

For this tutorial, I'll be using JSCAPE MFT Server, our managed file transfer server that supports SFTP as well as a number of other secure file transfer protocols. Since this managed file transfer server is built from Java, it can run on different platforms, including Windows (32 and 64 bit), Linux, Solaris, AIX, IBM z/OS, and Mac OS X. 

If you want to follow this tutorial step by step, you may download a free evaluation edition of JSCAPE MFT Server by clicking the button below. Don't forget to select the installer that corresponds to your operating system.

On the other hand, if you're just here to read, then please proceed.

 

Download Now

Read More

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

Preparing Trading Partner Servers For SFTP Automation

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Dec 03, 2014 @ 02:44 AM


Overview

In order to keep transactions secure, you and your trading partners likely use SFTP and other encrypted protocols for your automated data exchanges. In this post, I'd like to share a method that can reduce the steps you typically take in applying SFTP automation to certain business processes. Here, you'll learn how to gather remote host credentials into a single entity, which you can later on reuse every time you need to construct another automated process.

Read More

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

POODLE vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566) patch for JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by Van Glass on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

The Poodle vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566) has been patched in the latest version of JSCAPE MFT Server (9.0.7.126) by disabling the SSLv3 protocol. 

Read More

Topics: News, JSCAPE MFT Server

JSCAPE MFT Monitor 3.1 Released

Posted by Van Glass on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

JSCAPE is pleased to announce the release of JSCAPE MFT Monitor 3.1.  This minor release adds a visual web based dashboard that provides tracking of memory and thread statistics over time.

Read More

Topics: News, JSCAPE MFT Monitor

How To Automatically PGP-Encrypt A File Upon Upload Using Triggers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 @ 03:25 AM

Overview

OpenPGP encryption is an excellent way of securing sensitive files on a server. Even if the server is compromised, the information in those files can remain secret. On JSCAPE MFT Server, PGP encryption can be made to execute automatically. You can configure the server so that, as soon as a file is uploaded, the server will immediately encrypt it. 

Read More

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

3 Ways To Generate OpenPGP Keys

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Sep 08, 2014 @ 08:24 PM

Overview

JSCAPE MFT Server makes it easy to strengthen secure file transfers with OpenPGP encryption. But before you can protect your files with PGP, you need to create the necessary public/private key pairs. In this post, we introduce you to three ways of doing that. 

Read More

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