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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

An Introduction To Cipher Suites

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Oct 12, 2015 @ 09:41 PM

The security of any SSL/TLS-protected connection largely depends on the client and server's choice of cipher suites. If you use file transfer protocols like HTTPS, FTPS, and AS2 but don't know what cipher suites are, you will want to read this post.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, FTPS

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

Uploading a 2nd File Only If The 1st Succeeds - Using 1 Trigger

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Sep 12, 2015 @ 06:14 PM

Overview

In our previous post, we showed you how to use two triggers to upload a second file only if the first upload succeeded. Here's a shorter way to do it.

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

What Is A Key Exchange?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 @ 04:28 PM

Overview

Before any files can be sent securely over protocols like FTPS, HTTPS, and SFTP, the two communicating parties must first engage in a key exchange. What's that?

 

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS

12 File Transfer Protocols And The Businesses They're Best Suited For

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jul 16, 2015 @ 12:19 AM

Overview

Still wondering which file transfer protocol is right for your business? Here's a dozen you can choose from. We've also added some brief descriptions to make your choice easier.  

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Topics: SFTP, FTPS, Accelerated File Transfer

Can You Identify The Port Numbers of These 12 File Transfer Protocols?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jul 07, 2015 @ 09:31 PM

Most of these file transfer protocols should already be running on your network. Can you identify their respective default port numbers?

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Topics: SFTP, FTPS, AS2, FTP

How To Set Up SSL Client Authentication on an HTTPS and FTPS Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jun 05, 2015 @ 11:32 PM

Overview

People who use SSL/TLS to secure their online transactions/file transfers are mostly only familiar with two of its security functions: 1. That it can encrypt data in transit and 2. That it can enable clients to authenticate the server. They're likely not making use of another feature that can greatly enhance SSL security even more - client certificate authentication.

If you've been following our posts, you know that client certificate authentication has been the subject of our discussion lately. However, we've never been able to talk about how to enable it on the server side. This quick post will be all about that.

 

 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, FTPS

What Is Client Certificate Authentication?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, May 31, 2015 @ 09:54 AM

Overview

How do you strengthen a server's user authentication system? Well, one solution would be to add another. Most servers authenticate users through the usual username-password technique. If you can augment that with another method, you'll be able to make it more difficult for impostors to break in. For servers whose users connect through Web browsers, one option would be something called client certificate authentication. Let me explain what it is.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, FTPS

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