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What HSTS Is and How It Enhances The Effectiveness of HTTPS

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 @ 05:26 AM

Overview

When I first read about HSTS, my first reaction was, "What's this? A replacement for HTTPS? Considering the ubiquity of HTTPS, shouldn't we be working to improve it first instead of replacing it?" Turned out, my initial understanding of HTTP Strict Transport Security was off the mark. 

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Topics: Security, Compliance, Secure File Transfer

Using Tags To Restrict Administrative Access to Certain Data In Your MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 @ 09:14 AM

Overview

In our last post, we talked about how you could get more granular when delegating administrative privileges on your MFT Server by using what we call Administrative Roles. Today, we teach you how to get even more granular by employing Administrative Tags.

 

 

 

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

Get More Granular When Delegating Admin Privileges On Your MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 05, 2016 @ 02:03 PM

Overview

Many MFT server deployments are being managed by multiple administrators. But because these admins usually have different tasks and responsibilities, there's been a growing clamor for greater granularity when delegating admin privileges. That granularity has finally arrived.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security

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

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

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 Two Factor Authentication?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Sep 05, 2015 @ 05:23 AM

Overview

Passwords (even strong ones) can sometimes fall into the wrong hands. To minimize the risk of granting access to an impersonator who might have managed to obtain someone else's username and password, you might need to employ what is known as two factor authentication (2FA). What is it?

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Topics: Security, SFTP

7 Things CEOs Can Do To Stay Clear Of The Waves of Data Breaches

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 10:05 PM

Overview

The departure of Avid Life Media (Ashley Madison's parent company) CEO Noel Biderman wasn't the first time an executive resigned due to a data breach. It's actually the third from a high profile company over a span of a little more than a year. And chances are, it won't be the last.

 

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Topics: Security, Compliance, DLP

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

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