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How to Secure PCI-DSS FTP Compliance

Posted by John V. on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 @ 11:27 AM

Overview

PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) contains a couple of requirements that practically discourage organizations who handle credit card data from using FTP for their file transfers. In this post, we'll examine those requirements more closely to see what the options are for those who still find it difficult to ditch this antiquated technology. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security, Compliance, PCI-DSS, Secure File Transfer

How to do SSL File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 @ 01:22 PM

Overview

In one of my previous posts, I defined what an SSL file transfer is. Today, I'm going to show you how to actually set up an SSL file transfer service on JSCAPE MFT Server. After that, I'll demonstrate how an AnyClient user would connect to your server and perform a secure file transfer using that particular service.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, AnyClient, Secure File Transfer, FTP

Required MFT Server Password Settings for PCI DSS Compliance - Part 2

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, May 25, 2012 @ 02:15 PM

In part 1, we enumerated all PCI-DSS requirements that directly affected password settings and practices. Here, we're going to show you how and where in JSCAPE MFT Server you can configure settings in order to meet those requirements.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security, Compliance, Secure File Transfer

Required MFT Server Password Settings for PCI DSS Compliance - Part 1

Posted by John V. on Wed, May 23, 2012 @ 02:14 PM

Overview

Certain PCI-DSS requirements dictate how passwords should be generated, managed and used in file transfer systems located within or connected to your cardholder data environment. In this post, we'll identify what those requirements are and then point to ways you can meet them when using JSCAPE MFT Server.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security, Compliance, PCI-DSS, Secure File Transfer

Roles of Server and Client Keys in Secure File Transfers - Part 1

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

Overview

Secure file transfers typically employ public key cryptography. This cryptographic system involves the use of two different keys: a public key and a private key. In JSCAPE MFT Server, such keys can be easily generated, imported, and exported in the Key Manager. But some first-time users find it hard to even start using the Key Manager. One reason for that is because they fail to see the difference between server keys and client keys. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Security, Secure File Transfer

Groups and their role in regulatory compliance - Part 1

Posted by John V. on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

Overview

Here's something that's particularly useful if you want to provide access control to JSCAPE MFT Server directories based on user roles.  It's called Groups. JSCAPE managed file transfer server Groups are named sets of virtual directories and file system permissions that may be assigned to multiple user accounts.  You can use them to comply with certain laws and regulations like PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and SOX.

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

Using Regular Expressions in Triggers - Part 1

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 08, 2012 @ 01:30 PM

Overview

One of the most powerful feature in JSCAPE MFT Server is Triggers. If you've been using triggers, then you probably already realize how handy they are in automating business processes that involve secure file transfers. However, if you've never employed regular expressions on your triggers, then you're just scratching the surface of this highly versatile feature.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, Triggers, regular expressions

Taking Advantage of Amazon S3 Server Side Encryption

Posted by John V. on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 @ 06:13 PM

Just a couple of months ago, Amazon rolled out Server Side Encryption (SSE) on its online storage web service, S3. This new feature allows you to encrypt files you upload to S3. Companies who are looking for better protection for data at rest and those who need to comply with regulations like HIPAA or data breach notification laws may find this bit of information very useful. 

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Topics: Security, AnyClient, Cloud Computing, Secure File Transfer

Online FTP Client with AnyClient

Posted by John V. on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 @ 02:56 PM

Overview

With JSCAPE's online FTP client, known as AnyClient Web, you can transfer files securely even if you don't have your laptop with you or if you simply haven't installed (or can't install) an FTP client. All you need is a regular computer, a Java enabled web browser, and of course an Internet connection.

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Topics: File Transfer Clients, AnyClient, Secure File Transfer

Leaked Draft of EU Data Protection Regulations - The Need for Managed File Transfer and DLP Solutions

Posted by John V. on Wed, Dec 14, 2011 @ 08:22 AM

Haven't yet found any compelling reason to deploy data security solutions like managed file transfer (MFT) and data loss prevention (DLP)? Looks like the European Union is about to give you one. If provisions in the leaked draft of the regulation for the new European Data Protection Directive get carried over into the final form of the law, EU companies as well as global companies who operate in EU-member states will have to improve IT security in order to comply with the regulation or risk incurring heavy penalties.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Data Loss Prevention, Compliance, Secure File Transfer