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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

Applying AS2 Encryption

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Feb 02, 2016 @ 02:17 AM

Overview

If your AS2 connection already runs over HTTPS, your EDI messages should already be protected by the data-in-motion encryption that comes with SSL/TLS. But what if you want an added layer of security or if you're somehow only using HTTP and want to encrypt your transmission? You'll need something like this. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, AS2

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

Adding Email Notification To A File Transfer Server Antivirus Upload Scan

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:35 AM

Overview

When your server antivirus detects malware infection on a recent file upload, what would you like it to do? In our case, we prefer it to email us an alert notification. That way, we wouldn't have to check the logs periodically to see if a virus was found. This post details how we'd achieve that.

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

Automating An Upload Virus Scan Using A Windows File Transfer Server And Kaspersky

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Oct 23, 2015 @ 05:08 PM

Overview

A couple of years ago, we wrote a 3-part tutorial showing how you could automate FTP virus scans with Kaspersky Antivirus. That article, which was written based on a Linux environment, is in need of an update. But before we make changes there, here's a similar article that Windows users should find suited for them.

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

Install A Linux SFTP Server Via Command Line and Configure Via Web UI

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Oct 17, 2015 @ 04:18 PM

Overview

Let's say you want to install an SFTP server on a Linux machine devoid of a GUI. However, after installation, you don't want to configure it (i.e. add users, create keys, enable public key authentication, choose algorithms, etc.) locally, moreso via the terminal. Instead, you want this SFTP server to be configured remotely through a graphical Web user interface. This is how we recommend you do it.

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

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

How To Install A SFTP Server on Windows

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Sep 19, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Overview

Because Windows doesn't have an SFTP server built in, here's a tutorial showing how to install one on it. 

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

SSL vs TLS - Know The Difference

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 @ 09:39 AM

Overview

SSL and TLS have many similarities. That's why, in most software applications, they're configured together as "SSL/TLS". However, they do have several differences as well, which is what we're going to talk about now.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer

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