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How To Set Up A SFTP Active-Active High Availability Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 @ 10:53 PM

Overview

An active-active high availability SFTP cluster can greatly reduce the chances of downtime by allowing two or more SFTP servers share the load. If you'd like to learn an easy way of setting up this kind of cluster, check out this post.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, SFTP, Failover, Load Balancing

How To Set Up A SFTP Active-Passive Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Sep 17, 2016 @ 07:55 PM

Overview

In this quick tutorial, you'll discover an easy way to set up a failover server for your SFTP server a.k.a. SFTP active-passive high availability cluster. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, Failover

How To Set Up A SFTP Reverse Proxy On JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 02:26 AM

Overview

JSCAPE MFT Server has a reverse proxy feature that allows you to map it to a user's or group's virtual path. This can come in handy when you want to transparently provide users access to one or more remote services through a single account. JSCAPE MFT Server's reverse proxy supports several file transfer protocols. But today, we'll just focus on configuring a SFTP reverse proxy.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, SFTP

What Is HMAC And How Does It Secure File Transfers?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 02:10 AM

Overview

Data integrity checks are vital to secure communications. They enable communicating parties to verify the integrity and authenticity of the messages they receive. In secure file transfer protocols like FTPS, SFTP, and HTTPS, data integrity/message authentication is usually achieved through a mechanism known as HMAC. In this post, we explain what HMAC is, its basic inner workings, and how it secures data transfers.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS

What Is The Best FTP Alternative For Business?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

Overview

In our last post, we talked about the importance of applying the CIA Triad to enterprise file transfers. Interestingly, one of the most widely used file transfer protocols, FTP, fails to meet the security goals of that triad. If you're using FTP in your business operations, it's high time to find an alternative. This post introduces you to some of the top options.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Compliance, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, FTP

Applying The CIA Triad To Your Enterprise File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Aug 09, 2016 @ 10:10 AM

Overview

As one of the basic building blocks of information security, the CIA Triad is likewise a vital piece in establishing secure enterprise file transfers. In this post, we explain what the CIA Triad is and how you can apply it to your B2B data transfers.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS

The SSH / SFTP Key Fingerprint And Its Role In Server Authentication

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Aug 04, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

The first time a user connects to your SSH or SFTP server, his/her file transfer client may display an alert or notice indicating it doesn't recognize the server's fingerprint. What it's actually referring to is the server's SSH/SFTP key fingerprint, an important security feature that helps users and client applications authenticate SSH/SFTP servers. This post explains how it's used.

 

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

A QuickStart Guide To Transferring Files Using A Windows SFTP Client

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 @ 06:00 AM

Overview

Windows doesn't have a built-in SFTP client. So if you're looking to transfer files with an SFTP server but are using a Windows machine, you might want to check out this post. 

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Topics: Security, AnyClient, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

How To Set Up An Automated SFTP Download

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 @ 09:18 AM

Overview

An automated SFTP download is one of the most efficient ways of downloading data from a remote server over a secure, encrypted channel. It's ideal for enterprise-class transactions and data exchanges that require outstanding levels of speed, security, and accuracy. In this post, we're going to show you several ways of doing this type of download on JSCAPE MFT Server.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, SFTP, Triggers

SFTP Client Connection Issues Involving Diffie-Hellman-Group1-SHA1

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 @ 04:13 AM

Overview

If you're running a SFTP service, chances are you've already received connectivity-related complaints involving the diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 key exchange algorithm. Here's how you fix that.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP