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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

What Port Does SFTP Use?

Posted by Van Glass on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 @ 07:01 PM

SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), not to be confused with FTPS (Secure FTP), runs on top of the SSH (Secure Shell) protocol and by default uses port 22 for communications.  An SFTP server may however be configured to listen on a different port other than the default port.  Listening on a port other than the default port is a common tactic used to reduce the number of attacks, in particular scripted brute-force password attacks.

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Topics: SFTP

Setting Up SFTP Public Key Authentication On The Command Line

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jan 07, 2015 @ 02:44 AM


Overview

SFTP provides an alternative method for client authentication. It's called SFTP public key authentication. This method allows users to login to your SFTP service without entering a password and is often employed for automated file transfers. In this post, we'll walk you through the process of setting up this kind of authentication on the command line. It's really easier to do this on a GUI-based interface but if you simply love doing things on the terminal, this post is for you.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

How To Set Up An SFTP Reverse Proxy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 @ 01:15 AM


Overview

An SFTP reverse proxy adds another layer of security to SFTP services. In addition to SFTP's ability to encrypt data in transit and provide 2-factor authentication, an SFTP reverse proxy brings in several other security-related benefits such as hiding user credentials and the identities of your internal servers. An SFTP reverse proxy can be easy to set up and this post will show you how.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, Reverse Proxy, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy

Business Benefits Of An SFTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:20 AM


Overview

In today's data-driven world, the accuracy, integrity, speed, confidentiality, and availability of data matters a lot to businesses. That's why it's imperative for file transfer systems to be capable of meeting the highest standards in regards to those aforementioned qualities. In this post, we examine the typical SFTP server and point out what kind of benefits you'll get from it as a method for delivering business critical data.

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

Setting SFTP Algorithms On Your SFTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Dec 10, 2014 @ 02:07 AM


Overview

In this post, we'll talk about the algorithms included in a typical SFTP server and explain their basic functions. We'll cover algorithms for key exchanges, ciphers, MACs, and compressions. After that, we'll dive into the JSCAPE MFT Server Manager Web GUI and show you where you can configure those SFTP algorithms there.

Having a basic understanding of these algorithms and knowing where to configure them will enable you to strengthen your SFTP server's security or troubleshoot certain client connection issues.

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

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

Setting Up An SFTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Dec 08, 2014 @ 12:53 AM


Overview

I've been going over our posts lately and just realised that, while we've managed to put together a decent collection of information regarding SFTP file transfers, we actually don't have an article that teaches how to set up an SFTP server. I'm sure some of you have been resourceful enough to go through the documentation and sift through all the relevant pages in there. But for those who just want one place for it all, this is the article for you.

For this tutorial, I'll be using JSCAPE MFT Server, our managed file transfer server that supports SFTP as well as a number of other secure file transfer protocols. Since this managed file transfer server is built from Java, it can run on different platforms, including Windows (32 and 64 bit), Linux, Solaris, AIX, IBM z/OS, and Mac OS X. 

If you want to follow this tutorial step by step, you may download a free evaluation edition of JSCAPE MFT Server by clicking the button below. Don't forget to select the installer that corresponds to your operating system.

On the other hand, if you're just here to read, then please proceed.

 

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

Preparing Trading Partner Servers For SFTP Automation

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Dec 03, 2014 @ 02:44 AM


Overview

In order to keep transactions secure, you and your trading partners likely use SFTP and other encrypted protocols for your automated data exchanges. In this post, I'd like to share a method that can reduce the steps you typically take in applying SFTP automation to certain business processes. Here, you'll learn how to gather remote host credentials into a single entity, which you can later on reuse every time you need to construct another automated process.

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

5 Indispensable Tips For Choosing a Business SFTP FTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Overview

To support both regular and sensitive data transfers, businesses typically reinforce their FTP service with a secure file transfer protocol like SFTP. But while these secure network protocols do a good job in protecting data during transmission, data-in-motion security isn't the only thing trading partners require from a file transfer system.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, SFTP, DLP

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