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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

Updated Video: How To Ban Certain Files From Your Managed File Transfer Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 @ 03:29 AM

In today’s video, we’ll teach you how to use the Banned Files feature. This feature gives you the ability to block certain files from being uploaded by users.

To specify which files to block, you use what are known as regular expressions. We’ve already discussed regular expressions in a couple of blog posts, so just click the links below to know more about them. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Videos, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer

Setting Up An FTPS Server Behind A Firewall or NAT For PASV Mode Data Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Nov 05, 2016 @ 03:43 PM

It’s never easy to set up an FTP server the moment firewalls get involved. But it gets even more difficult once you start using the secure version of FTP, known as FTPS. In this post, we’ll talk about the problem you’ll usually encounter when your FTPS server is behind a firewall and your client is attempting to perform a file transfer using passive mode or PASV.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer, FTPS, FTP

How To Set Up A SFTP Active-Passive Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Sep 17, 2016 @ 07:55 PM

Overview

In this quick tutorial, you'll discover an easy way to set up a failover server for your SFTP server a.k.a. SFTP active-passive high availability cluster. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, Failover

Google Chrome Could Be Pushing HTTP To The Brink of Extinction

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Sep 09, 2016 @ 01:52 AM

The days of HTTP pages on the Web appear to be numbered. Google has announced it would be labelling certain HTTP pages as "Not secure" when it releases Chrome 56 on January 2017. This is part of Google's ongoing effort to increase adoption of HTTPS. HTTPS is reinforced by SSL/TLS, making it a more secure version of HTTP

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Topics: News, Security, Secure File Transfer

What Is HMAC And How Does It Secure File Transfers?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 02:10 AM

Overview

Data integrity checks are vital to secure communications. They enable communicating parties to verify the integrity and authenticity of the messages they receive. In secure file transfer protocols like FTPS, SFTP, and HTTPS, data integrity/message authentication is usually achieved through a mechanism known as HMAC. In this post, we explain what HMAC is, its basic inner workings, and how it secures data transfers.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS

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

The SSH / SFTP Key Fingerprint And Its Role In Server Authentication

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Aug 04, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

The first time a user connects to your SSH or SFTP server, his/her file transfer client may display an alert or notice indicating it doesn't recognize the server's fingerprint. What it's actually referring to is the server's SSH/SFTP key fingerprint, an important security feature that helps users and client applications authenticate SSH/SFTP servers. This post explains how it's used.

 

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

Streamlining Data Transfers for State Data Breach Notification Law Compliance

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 @ 07:35 AM

Overview

Most US states now have their own data breach notification law. If your business operations involve the storage and transfer of personal information, there are a couple of things you ought to know to reduce the risks and bring down the costs of compliance.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Security, Compliance, Secure File Transfer

What Could Be The Impact of Brexit on Data Transfers?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Jul 17, 2016 @ 08:48 PM

Overview

Will Brexit have a significant impact on data transfers involving personal information? While it's hard speculate what the impact will be, it could largely depend on the specific path UK chooses to take once its separation from the EU is finalized.   

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Topics: News, Security, Compliance, Secure File Transfer