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Meeting AES 256 Encryption Requirements For Data In Transit

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 11:59 PM


Overview

Not many organizations require AES 256 encryption to secure their sensitive documents. But those who do might find this post quite useful. Here, we'll show you how to enable FTPS, SFTP, HTTPS, WebDAVS, OFTP, and AS2 file transfers with AES 256 bit encryption. Does that look like something you can use? Read on!

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Security, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

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

What Is A Cipher?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:56 PM


Overview

The strength of an encryption largely depends on two components: 1) the cipher and 2) the length of the key. We already discussed key lengths in an older post. So today, let's talk about the other component. 


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Topics: Security, OpenPGP, SFTP, FTPS

Symmetric vs Asymmetric Encryption

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 @ 02:35 AM

Overview

Secure file transfer protocols generally employ a combination of symmetric and asymmetric encryption to preserve the confidentiality of data while in transit. So why the need for two kinds of encryption? In this post, we take a closer look at the main functions of symmetric and asymmetric encryption, their strengths, their weaknesses, and why we'd prefer having both.

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Topics: Security, File Transfer Clients, OpenPGP, SFTP, FTPS

How To PGP Encrypt Every Single File Uploaded By A Particular User

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Dec 26, 2014 @ 09:55 AM


Overview

Some guys in your organization may have to handle lots of sensitive information. Because there's always a good chance their files are going to contain confidential data, it would be best to ensure that every single file they upload to your server get utmost protection. On JSCAPE MFT Server, you can do that by applying OpenPGP encryption on all virtual paths owned by that user.

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

What Is An SFTP Key?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Dec 09, 2014 @ 02:20 AM


Overview

What good is an encrypted data transfer if the information it protects still falls into the wrong hands in the end? SFTP is best known for its ability to encrypt data while in transit. But while data-in-motion encryption can secure confidential information as it traverses the network, encryption can't prevent an impostor from carrying out the download himself. For that purpose, you'll want your users to authenticate with the right password and the right SFTP key.

 

 

In this post, we'll talk about the role of SFTP keys (a.k.a. private keys) in the overall security of the SFTP protocol, how it works, where to use it, and other bits of information regarding this important element of SFTP.

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Topics: Security, AnyClient, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

Using SFTP On The Command Line

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Dec 08, 2014 @ 01:26 AM


Overview

Although GUI SFTP clients are more intuitive to use, some people still prefer to use SFTP through the command line. That's understandable. If you're already familiar with all the commands you need, a command line interface can be so much faster and powerful than any GUI-based counterpart. In this post, we're going to introduce you to the SFTP command line and show you how it can be quite a handy tool as long as you're willing to roll up your sleeves and get dirty.


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Topics: Security, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

How To Automatically PGP-Encrypt A File Upon Upload Using Triggers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 @ 03:25 AM

Overview

OpenPGP encryption is an excellent way of securing sensitive files on a server. Even if the server is compromised, the information in those files can remain secret. On JSCAPE MFT Server, PGP encryption can be made to execute automatically. You can configure the server so that, as soon as a file is uploaded, the server will immediately encrypt it. 

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

JSCAPE MFT Gateway 3.0 Released

Posted by Van Glass on Tue, Jun 03, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

JSCAPE is pleased to announce the release of JSCAPE MFT Gateway 3.0.  This release is a major upgrade from previous versions adding several improvements to the clustering module, support for additional protocols, caching of HTTP/S content, and the ability to reverse proxy services without opening any inbound ports to your internal networks.

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Topics: News, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Security, Reverse Proxy, Load Balancing

What is OpenID?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Apr 07, 2014 @ 11:48 AM

Overview

Web SSO support comes to JSCAPE MFT Server in the form of two widely accepted standards: OpenID and SAML. Earlier this month, we already talked about SAML. So now it's time to get acquainted with OpenID.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security

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