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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

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

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

PGP Encrypting Every Single File Uploaded By Members Of A Group

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Dec 27, 2014 @ 02:42 PM


Overview

Some company activities - such as product development or eDiscovery - require a high level of security. The people involved in these activities have to make sure the information they share with one another are kept confidential at all times. In JSCAPE MFT Server, it's possible to secure a group folder in such a way that all files uploaded to that folder are automatically encrypted with OpenPGP. In this post, we'll show you how to do that.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, OpenPGP, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer

How To PGP Encrypt Every Single File Uploaded By A Particular User

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Dec 26, 2014 @ 09:55 AM


Overview

Some guys in your organization may have to handle lots of sensitive information. Because there's always a good chance their files are going to contain confidential data, it would be best to ensure that every single file they upload to your server get utmost protection. On JSCAPE MFT Server, you can do that by applying OpenPGP encryption on all virtual paths owned by that user.

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

How To Automatically Decrypt PGP-Encrypted Files Upon Upload

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM


Overview

Whenever PGP files uploaded to your server happen to contain data needed for business processes, you might want to have those files decrypted automatically. That way, they can then be forwarded to the applications waiting to process them. JSCAPE MFT Server has an easy way of doing that and it's what we're going to show you today.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, OpenPGP, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, Triggers, regular expressions

How To Automatically PGP-Encrypt A File Upon Upload Using Triggers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 @ 03:25 AM

Overview

OpenPGP encryption is an excellent way of securing sensitive files on a server. Even if the server is compromised, the information in those files can remain secret. On JSCAPE MFT Server, PGP encryption can be made to execute automatically. You can configure the server so that, as soon as a file is uploaded, the server will immediately encrypt it. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Security, OpenPGP, Tutorials

3 Ways To Generate OpenPGP Keys

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Sep 08, 2014 @ 08:24 PM

Overview

JSCAPE MFT Server makes it easy to strengthen secure file transfers with OpenPGP encryption. But before you can protect your files with PGP, you need to create the necessary public/private key pairs. In this post, we introduce you to three ways of doing that. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, OpenPGP, Secure File Transfer

Automatically PGP Decrypt Files Upon Download from FTP Server

Posted by John V. on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 12:45 PM

Overview

AnyClient has a special feature that allows it to automatically decrypt OpenPGP encrypted files upon download. This can cut down the number of steps for decrypting files, which normally involves using a separate OpenPGP encryption/decryption tool like GPG. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, File Transfer Clients, AnyClient, OpenPGP