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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

EDI Transmission Options Every Trading Partner Should Know

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Dec 26, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

Overview

In order to conduct Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transactions with a trading partner, businesses need a way of transmitting their EDI messages. Today, we take a look at the most widely used EDI transmission methods, their main characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages. 

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Topics: SFTP, FTPS, AS2, FTP

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

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

Uploading a 2nd File Only If The 1st Succeeds - Using 1 Trigger

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Sep 12, 2015 @ 06:14 PM

Overview

In our previous post, we showed you how to use two triggers to upload a second file only if the first upload succeeded. Here's a shorter way to do it.

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

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

Forwarding Files From FTP To SFTP

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Sep 01, 2015 @ 04:01 AM

Overview

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to automatically forward FTP uploads to an SFTP server. 

 

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

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

SCP vs SFTP - 5 Key Comparisons

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Aug 07, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Overview

Both SCP and SFTP run over TCP port 22 by default. Both are also used for transferring files. So are they one and the same? If not, what's the difference between the two? In this post, we compare them in terms of qualities essential to file transfers, namely: speed, security, functionality, support for large files, and support for resuming transfers. Let's see which protocol has the advantage.

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Topics: Security, SFTP

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