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What is a Digital Signature?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 26, 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

Understanding Hashing

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Mar 23, 2015 @ 12:53 PM


Overview

Hashes are essential to secure file transfers. You can find them in operations involving passwords, file integrity checks, digital signatures, digital certificate thumbprints or fingerprints, and others. But what are hashes? In this post, we'll introduce you to hashes, the concept of hashing, and its applications in various areas of security.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer, FTPS

Symmetric vs Asymmetric Encryption

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

Overview

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

Securing Trading Partner File Transfers w/ Auto PGP Encryption & FTPS

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 @ 09:32 AM


Overview

PGP encryption can add another layer of protection to a trading partner file transfer already secured by FTPS. It can also provide data-at-rest encryption as soon as the file arrives at the other end. In this post, we'll show you how to set up a fully automated file transfer secured by OpenPGP and FTPS using JSCAPE MFT Server triggers.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, OpenPGP, Triggers, FTPS

Scheduling an Automated File Transfer for Files Matching a Regex

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

Overview

One of the reasons why our clients love Triggers is because this feature makes it so easy to set up unmanned, automated file transfers that run overnight or over the weekend. But sometimes, you'll want to specify more than just a schedule. One particular client, for example, wanted to restrict a scheduled download to a certain set of files, which he wanted to specify using a regular expression or regex. This post details the steps we recommended for him to achieve that.

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

10 Ways to Make a Server to Server File Transfer Fit Enterprise Use

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Oct 11, 2013 @ 12:16 PM

Overview

Server to server file transfers are usually associated with enterprise business processes. Interestingly, some of these file transfers actually don't fit the bill. In this post, we'll share some tips on how you can enhance your server to suit the stringent requirements of the enterprise. 

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, Triggers, DLP, FTPS, AS2

Secure FTP Simplified

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jul 05, 2013 @ 11:27 AM

Overview

If you google the term secure FTP, most of the definitions you'll come across will fall into one of two groups: those that are just too technical and those that are simply too vague. Some, even contradicting. So if you're an average guy with a not-so-technical background, you'll be walking away with a head all tangled in arcane networking acronyms.

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Topics: Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, FTP

10 Essential Attributes of a Secure File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 @ 04:33 PM

Overview

Normally, when people send files over the Internet, they do it through email, FTP, or cloud-based file sharing services. That's perfectly fine if the files you send don't contain sensitive information. But if they do, you would have to employ a secure file transfer solution in order to prevent possible attackers from intercepting, viewing, stealing, or altering the information you transmit. 

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Topics: Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS

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