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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

Excluding Passive IP for Internal FTP/S Connections To Your Reverse Proxy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Nov 27, 2016 @ 09:58 PM

Overview

Last time, we tackled the problem system administrators encounter when their passive FTP or FTPS connections have to pass through a NAT firewall or router. A similar problem can happen when you're dealing with the same type of connections and a reverse proxy. It gets even more complicated when you have to deal with both external and internal users. Let me show you how to deal with that. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Tutorials, FTPS, FTP, Reverse Proxy

Setting Up An FTPS Server Behind A Firewall or NAT For PASV Mode Data Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Nov 05, 2016 @ 03:43 PM

It’s never easy to set up an FTP server the moment firewalls get involved. But it gets even more difficult once you start using the secure version of FTP, known as FTPS. In this post, we’ll talk about the problem you’ll usually encounter when your FTPS server is behind a firewall and your client is attempting to perform a file transfer using passive mode or PASV.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer, FTPS, FTP

Updated Video: How To Add and Manage File Transfer Services

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 @ 07:32 AM

This video tutorial demonstrates how to add and manage file transfer services like FTP, FTPS, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, AS2, OFTP, TFTP, AFTP, WebDAV, and WebDAVs, using JSCAPE MFT Server, a highly secure, platform independent managed file transfer server.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Videos, FTP

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

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

Mapping FTP, FTPS, or SFTP Server User Directories To Samba Shares

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, May 02, 2016 @ 02:19 AM

Overview

There are a couple of reasons why you'll want to map file transfer server drives to Samba shares. Maybe your users have existing files on a separate machine that doesn't have any file transfer service running on it but does have Samba. Or perhaps your file transfer server lacks disk space and you want to extend storage on a separate (Samba-equipped) machine. 

Whatever your reasons are, this is how you implement this configuration on JSCAPE MFT Server

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

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

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

How To Use A Windows FTP Client For Secure Downloads

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Sep 27, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

Despite FTP's vulnerabilities, many Windows users still use FTP clients for transferring files over the Internet. If you really have to keep using that archaic file transfer protocol, at least do it securely. Here's what we suggest.

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Topics: Security, OpenPGP, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, FTP

Getting Started With The FTP Command Line

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Sep 25, 2015 @ 08:27 AM

This tutorial is for those who 1) understand the vulnerabilities of FTP but still want to learn how it's used AND 2) prefer doing things on the command line. 

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Topics: Tutorials, FTP