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JSCAPE's AS2 Server Achieves Drummond Certified Status

Posted by Van Glass on Fri, May 29, 2015 @ 02:10 PM

JSCAPE is pleased to announce that it’s JSCAPE MFT Server (9.1) product has achieved Drummond Certified™ status for its implementation of the AS2 protocol.  One of the most widely used protocols in the world, AS2 is responsible for B2B e‐commerce messaging for thousands of applications across dozens of industries.

The Drummond Certified™ program is considered one of the best certification programs in the B2B messaging industry for the AS2 protocol. Since 1999, Drummond Group has rigorously tested hundreds of software applications ensuring reliability and interoperability between certified products.

The test itself consisted of a series of messages exchanged between participating AS2 software vendors.  Each message was thoroughly verified for compliance with the AS2 protocol. Components of the messages that were verified included digital signatures, encryption, receipts, and data compression. JSCAPE was part of a group of 15 software applications from 11 companies that were tested for certification.

"The importance of adopting technical standards continues to be highlighted with this recent test event," said Rik Drummond, CEO, Drummond Group LLC. "Furthermore, the group as a whole had an opportunity to address the recently discovered vulnerability in SSL V3 (e.g. Poodle). As participants made changes to allow disabling or removing SSL V3 from their products, it became critical to ensure all products participating in this AS2 Interop remained interoperable. By testing and certifying their respective products in a neutral setting, these companies have created more secure products for their partners and customers. As critical transport changes occur now and in the future, the importance of AS2 Interop testing becomes clearly plays a vital role in the continued success of interoperable AS2 software."

Bob Goodrich, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at JSCAPE, agrees.  “The company sought out the Drummond Certified™ program in order to give our customers the confidence that JSCAPE MFT Server is fully compliant with AS2 specifications and interoperable with other AS2 vendors.”

About JSCAPE

JSCAPE is a leading developer of B2B messaging and managed file transfer software for organizations worldwide.  JSCAPE products are used in a wide array of industries including financial, healthcare, government and communications. 

About Drummond Group Inc.

Founded in 1999, Drummond Group LLC is a leader in innovative, global software testing, certification and acts as a catalyst to advance and tie together technologies, standards, security and interoperability in vertical industries – smart grid, automotive, health care, financial services, government, petroleum, pharmaceutical and retail. As a trusted, experienced and accredited interoperability test lab, the firm offers global test services through the product life cycle, including auditing, quality assurance, conformance and test consulting. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI@drummondgroup.com   

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Topics: News, JSCAPE MFT Server, AS2

10 Tasks Your File Transfer Server Should Be Doing On Its Own This Weekend

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, May 24, 2015 @ 02:52 AM

Overview

Weekend is supposed to be reserved for undwinding; a time for re-charging before another long week of work. However, for system administrators, it's also the best time to carry out tasks that are usually difficult to accomplish during weekdays, when everyone's connecting to the server and the network's bustling with activity.

But who says you can't get the best of both worlds? It would be nice to accomplish those tasks even while relaxing on the beach, your couch, your bed, or wherever. Here are 10 tasks you can and should be automating on your file transfer server so you can get that well-deserved break.

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

Meeting AES 256 Encryption Requirements For Data In Transit

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 11:59 PM


Overview

Not many organizations require AES 256 encryption to secure their sensitive documents. But those who do might find this post quite useful. Here, we'll show you how to enable FTPS, SFTP, HTTPS, WebDAVS, OFTP, and AS2 file transfers with AES 256 bit encryption. Does that look like something you can use? Read on!

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Security, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

What AES Encryption Is And How It's Used To Secure File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 03:45 AM


Overview

First adopted by the US government to protect classified information, AES has long gained global acceptance and is used for securing sensitive data in various industries - most likely including yours. In this post, you'll learn about AES encryption and understand its vital role in securing sensitive files you send over the Internet. 


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Topics: Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

File Transfers Have a Much Bigger Impact On Time-To-Market Than You Think

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 05:57 PM


A growing number of businesses are finding it imperative to get certain products out in the market FAST. To beat extremely tight deadlines, most of them employ IT systems to accelerate business processes. Whenever these processes require file exchanges across departments, cities, or continents, file transfer systems start to play a crucial role. And that role doesn't just involve moving files from point A to point B.

 

 

 

 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

An Introduction To Stream Ciphers and Block Ciphers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 07:52 AM


Overview

Secure file transfer protocols like SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, and WebDAVS encrypt data through symmetric key ciphers. These ciphers can be classified into two groups: stream ciphers and block ciphers. Today, we'll discuss what a stream cipher is and what a block cipher is. We'll also talk about the popular encryption algorithms that fall under each group. 


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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Security, Secure File Transfer

What Is A Cipher?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:56 PM


Overview

The strength of an encryption largely depends on two components: 1) the cipher and 2) the length of the key. We already discussed key lengths in an older post. So today, let's talk about the other component. 


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Topics: Security, OpenPGP, SFTP, FTPS

How To Get Your Server To Email You When A User Updates His Information

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:01 PM


Overview

As a system administrator, you might want to be notified when a user makes changes to his/her user account. In this post, we'll show you how to set up that kind of capability on JSCAPE MFT Server. 

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

How To Zip Old Files On Your File Transfer Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 @ 07:17 PM


Overview

In a previous post, we taught you how to automatically delete old files from your file transfer server. That exercise could come in handy if you want to recover some free space from your disk drive. However, there can be instances when, instead of deleting aged files, archiving/zipping would be your desired course of action. This article can help you in that regard.
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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials

Monitoring Reverse Proxy Services

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 @ 09:00 AM


Overview

When a node in your reverse proxy service cluster goes down, you might want to be notified right away. This will allow you to take immediate action and bring your cluster back into optimal condition before something else goes wrong. In JSCAPE MFT Gateway, you can get an email notification through its built in Health Monitor. If you want to learn more about this particular feature, read on.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Reverse Proxy

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