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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

Applying The CIA Triad To Your Enterprise File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Aug 09, 2016 @ 10:10 AM

Overview

As one of the basic building blocks of information security, the CIA Triad is likewise a vital piece in establishing secure enterprise file transfers. In this post, we explain what the CIA Triad is and how you can apply it to your B2B data transfers.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS

SHA2 Certificates Are Imperative

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, May 15, 2016 @ 06:04 PM

Overview

Over the last few months, we've been receiving a growing number of inquiries on how to enable support for SHA2 certificates in JSCAPE MFT Server. We later learned that the intention was not just to accommodate SHA2-signed certs but to actually replace SHA1-signed certs with them. In this post, we explain why people are moving from SHA1 to SHA2 and why you need to do so as well. 

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, FTPS

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

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

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