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An Introduction To Stream Ciphers and Block Ciphers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 07:52 AM


Overview

Secure file transfer protocols like SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, and WebDAVS encrypt data through symmetric key ciphers. These ciphers can be classified into two groups: stream ciphers and block ciphers. Today, we'll discuss what a stream cipher is and what a block cipher is. We'll also talk about the popular encryption algorithms that fall under each group. 


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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Security, Secure File Transfer

An Overview of How Digital Certificates Work

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 @ 05:53 AM


In our previous post, we discussed what a digital certificate is. Today, we're going to give you an overview of the basic process involving the creation, signing, deployment, and use of digital certificates.  


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

What Is A Digital Certificate?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 10:14 AM


Overview

When users come to your website, they have a way of telling whether your site is safe to connect with or not. It comes in the form of something called a digital certificate. Today, we'll help you understand what a digital certificate is, its key components, the role it plays in Web security, and other concepts associated with it.

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

What is a Digital Signature?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 28, 2015 @ 06:38 PM


Overview

Digital signatures help enforce security during data transfers. They're mainly responsible for establishing authentication, data integrity, and non-repudiation. Today, we'll be talking about the basic concepts behind digital signatures, where they're used, how they work, and why they're always an integral part of highly secure file transfers.


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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

Understanding Hashing

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 12:53 PM


Overview

Hashes are essential to secure file transfers. You can find them in operations involving passwords, file integrity checks, digital signatures, digital certificate thumbprints or fingerprints, and others. But what are hashes? In this post, we'll introduce you to hashes, the concept of hashing, and its applications in various areas of security.



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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer, FTPS

How To Get An Email Each Time An Admin Account Logs In To Your Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 03:42 AM


Overview

A compromised file transfer server admin user account is always a huge problem. In the hands of a person with malicious intentions, a user account with administrative privileges can turn into a massive data breach. Thus, there may be cases when you'll want to be notified whenever an admin gains access to your system. If the login looks suspicious, you'll still have time to take appropriate action. In this post, I'll show you how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server so that it can automatically send an email to anyone who needs to know each time an admin logs in. 


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

It's Time To Disable All SSL

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Feb 22, 2015 @ 04:27 AM

Earlier this month, the PCI SSC (Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council) published a bulletin on impending revisions to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and PA DSS (Payment Application Data Security Standard). The bulletin focused on SSL's failure to meet PCI SSC's definition of "strong cryptography" and the move to revise the two standards in light of this development.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer

How To Send Large Files Through Email - Part 4

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 @ 02:34 AM


Overview

We're now in the last leg of our 4-part series on how to send large files through email. We wrap up this series by showing you how to configure your MFT server so that users can send large files via email without having to install an Outlook plugin (see Part 3), let alone use MS Outlook at all. Instead, your users will be able to login to your server through their favorite Web browser and email large files from there.

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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, Email Large Files

How To Send Large Files Through Email - Part 2

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Jan 18, 2015 @ 02:38 AM


Overview

We now proceed with Part 2 of our tutorial on sending large files by email. In Part 1, we introduced you to a secure, reliable, and efficient method of sending big files through trusty old email. We called that method ad hoc file transfer. Today, we start getting technical as we show you how to set up the ad hoc file transfer service on your JSCAPE MFT Server. This won't take long, so just sit back, scroll down, and discover the handful of settings that will free your users from the file size limitations of email.


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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, Email Large Files

How To Send Large Files Through Email

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 05:28 AM


Overview

This is the first of what I expect to be a 4-part series of posts detailing how you can send large files through email. Here in Part 1, we'll talk about the motivations of doing it and the limitations of most email services. We'll also give you an overview of a method that will allow you to circumvent those limitations. A method that is most suited for businesses, where large file attachments must be sent securely, reliably, and efficiently.

 



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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, Email Large Files