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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

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

How To Append a TimeStamp To Each File Downloaded From Another Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Overview

Whenever we download files from an external server on a regular basis, we often like to rename each file so that they follow a certain format. This would make it easier for us to group, sort or manage them whenever the need arises. One common practice is to append a timestamp at the end of the filename. This article will teach you how to automate the entire process using JSCAPE MFT Server Triggers.

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

Scheduling an Automated File Transfer for Files Matching a Regex

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

Overview

One of the reasons why our clients love Triggers is because this feature makes it so easy to set up unmanned, automated file transfers that run overnight or over the weekend. But sometimes, you'll want to specify more than just a schedule. One particular client, for example, wanted to restrict a scheduled download to a certain set of files, which he wanted to specify using a regular expression or regex. This post details the steps we recommended for him to achieve that.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Triggers, FTPS, regular expressions

10 Ways to Make a Server to Server File Transfer Fit Enterprise Use

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Oct 12, 2013 @ 12:16 PM

Overview

Server to server file transfers are usually associated with enterprise business processes. Interestingly, some of these file transfers actually don't fit the bill. In this post, we'll share some tips on how you can enhance your server to suit the stringent requirements of the enterprise. 

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, Triggers, DLP, FTPS, AS2

You Know It’s Time To Implement Server To Server File Transfer When..

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 @ 10:51 AM

Overview

Many business processes involve file exchanges. Bid and proposal submissions, loan applications, legal filings, financial reporting, data backup and recovery, supply chain integration, B2B collaboration, and several business transactions all require the movement of files. Although ad hoc file transfers usually get the job done, there are really situations that require server to server file transfers. Those particular situations are the focus of our discussion today.

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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Triggers, AS2

Capturing & Responding to Trigger Errors in JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by Chris Frisch on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 @ 01:49 PM

Overview

In this article we will discuss how to use the Trigger Error Event Type to capture errors and respond to them.  In the example we are going to walk through we will be using the Trigger Error Event Type to capture the error from a failed action of another Trigger and send an email to the administrator. 

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

Using Triggers to Automate File Deletion

Posted by Chris Frisch on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 @ 12:10 PM

Overview

If you are familiar with JSCAPE MFT Server you may already be aware of the power and flexibility that Triggers can offer you as an administrator.  If you are new to JSCAPE MFT Server, Triggers allow you to create automated events with the use of Event Type parameters and Trigger Actions.  Basically, Event Types are predefined events with configurable parameters that represent a condition, when that condition is met it triggers the associated action to be performed.  In this article I will show you how to create a Trigger to automate the deletion of aged files and explain how the Trigger accomplishes this task.

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

Using Regular Expressions in Triggers - Part 2

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 @ 01:59 PM

Let's now continue dissecting the regular expression: ".*\.doc"

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

Using Regular Expressions in Triggers - Part 1

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 08, 2012 @ 01:30 PM

Overview

One of the most powerful feature in JSCAPE MFT Server is Triggers. If you've been using triggers, then you probably already realize how handy they are in automating business processes that involve secure file transfers. However, if you've never employed regular expressions on your triggers, then you're just scratching the surface of this highly versatile feature.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, Triggers, regular expressions

Automating FTP Virus Scans with Avast Antivirus - Part 1

Posted by John V. on Tue, Dec 06, 2011 @ 11:29 AM

Overview

We all have our favorite antivirus software, so while some of you may have immediately applied what you learned from our tutorials on automatic virus scanning using Kaspersky Antivirus  and ClamAV, others may have struggled to apply those tutorials to the antivirus software being used in their organization. That's why we've decided to add one more similar post for another popular antivirus.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation, Triggers