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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

Meeting AES 256 Encryption Requirements For Data In Transit

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 11:59 PM


Overview

Not many organizations require AES 256 encryption to secure their sensitive documents. But those who do might find this post quite useful. Here, we'll show you how to enable FTPS, SFTP, HTTPS, WebDAVS, OFTP, and AS2 file transfers with AES 256 bit encryption. Does that look like something you can use? Read on!

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Security, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

What AES Encryption Is And How It's Used To Secure File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 03:45 AM


Overview

First adopted by the US government to protect classified information, AES has long gained global acceptance and is used for securing sensitive data in various industries - most likely including yours. In this post, you'll learn about AES encryption and understand its vital role in securing sensitive files you send over the Internet. 


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Topics: Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

File Transfers Have a Much Bigger Impact On Time-To-Market Than You Think

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 05:57 PM


A growing number of businesses are finding it imperative to get certain products out in the market FAST. To beat extremely tight deadlines, most of them employ IT systems to accelerate business processes. Whenever these processes require file exchanges across departments, cities, or continents, file transfer systems start to play a crucial role. And that role doesn't just involve moving files from point A to point B.

 

 

 

 

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

What Is A Cipher?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:56 PM


Overview

The strength of an encryption largely depends on two components: 1) the cipher and 2) the length of the key. We already discussed key lengths in an older post. So today, let's talk about the other component. 


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Topics: Security, OpenPGP, SFTP, FTPS

What is a Digital Signature?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 28, 2015 @ 06:38 PM


Overview

Digital signatures help enforce security during data transfers. They're mainly responsible for establishing authentication, data integrity, and non-repudiation. Today, we'll be talking about the basic concepts behind digital signatures, where they're used, how they work, and why they're always an integral part of highly secure file transfers.


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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

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