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Applying Digital Signatures on AS2 Messages - A Tutorial

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 12:10 AM

Overview

As promised in our last post, we'll be teaching you how to set up your AS2 Server to use digital signatures when sending AS2 messages. Let's dive into the tutorial now. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, AS2

You Don't Need HTTPS To Apply Digital Signatures On Your AS2 Messages

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, May 20, 2016 @ 04:50 AM

Overview

Although you can run AS2 over HTTPS in order to provide encryption, authentication, data integrity, and non-repudiation to your EDI exchanges, it's not necessary. You can still get the same level of protection if you use AS2's built-in support for encryption and digital signatures. We already talked about AS2 encryption in a previous post, so this time, let's focus on digital signatures. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security, Secure File Transfer, AS2

Why It's Now Imperative To Use SHA2 Certificates

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, May 15, 2016 @ 06:04 PM

Overview

Over the last few months, we've been receiving a growing number of inquiries on how to enable support for SHA2 certificates in JSCAPE MFT Server. We later learned that the intention was not just to accommodate SHA2-signed certs but to actually replace SHA1-signed certs with them. In this post, we explain why people are moving from SHA1 to SHA2 and why you need to do so as well. 

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, FTPS

Providing Network Services From An Internal Network While Prohibiting Inbound Connections

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, May 06, 2016 @ 05:36 AM

Overview

Some organizations that deal with exceptionally sensitive information need to employ very stringent access restrictions to their internal networks. While a DMZ consisting of firewalls and reverse proxies can, in most cases, meet such requirements, providing network services from the internal network to external clients while also prohibiting inbound connections can be quite challenging. This little reverse proxy enhancement can simplify things.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Security, Compliance, PCI-DSS, Reverse Proxy, DMZ Streaming

Mapping FTP, FTPS, or SFTP Server User Directories To Samba Shares

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, May 02, 2016 @ 02:19 AM

Overview

There are a couple of reasons why you'll want to map file transfer server drives to Samba shares. Maybe your users have existing files on a separate machine that doesn't have any file transfer service running on it but does have Samba. Or perhaps your file transfer server lacks disk space and you want to extend storage on a separate (Samba-equipped) machine. 

Whatever your reasons are, this is how you implement this configuration on JSCAPE MFT Server

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

What HSTS Is and How It Enhances The Effectiveness of HTTPS

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 @ 05:26 AM

Overview

When I first read about HSTS, my first reaction was, "What's this? A replacement for HTTPS? Considering the ubiquity of HTTPS, shouldn't we be working to improve it first instead of replacing it?" Turned out, my initial understanding of HTTP Strict Transport Security was off the mark. 

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Topics: Security, Compliance, Secure File Transfer

How To Get Your MFT Server Email Each User A List of Old Files

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Apr 04, 2016 @ 03:54 AM

Overview

Some time in the past, we showed our readers how to set up a managed file transfer server so that it could email certain people a list of all old files. That email was meant to be sent only to a select number of individuals, presumably the server admins. But what if you wanted to email each user their own individual lists? This blog post will teach you how. 

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

Simplifying MFT Server Clustering and High Availability Through Global Datastores

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Mar 21, 2016 @ 08:41 AM

Overview

The latest release of JSCAPE MFT Server (9.3) has a new way of storing all configuration and message data; one that makes it easier for server clustering, scaling out, and implementing high availability. Let's talk about it.

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

Using Tags To Restrict Administrative Access to Certain Data In Your MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 @ 09:14 AM

Overview

In our last post, we talked about how you could get more granular when delegating administrative privileges on your MFT Server by using what we call Administrative Roles. Today, we teach you how to get even more granular by employing Administrative Tags.

 

 

 

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

Get More Granular When Delegating Admin Privileges On Your MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 05, 2016 @ 02:03 PM

Overview

Many MFT server deployments are being managed by multiple administrators. But because these admins usually have different tasks and responsibilities, there's been a growing clamor for greater granularity when delegating admin privileges. That granularity has finally arrived.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security

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