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Forward Proxy vs. Reverse Proxy Servers

Posted by John V. on Tue, Jun 15, 2021 @ 10:30 AM

Overview: Forward Proxy vs. Reverse Proxy

We've talked about reverse proxy servers and how they can really be good at protecting the servers in your internal network. Lately, however, we've realized that some people actually think we're talking about forward proxy servers or that the two are the same, but they're not. This post will explain the differences between forward proxy and reverse proxy use cases.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Compliance, Reverse Proxy

How To Automate An SFTP File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jun 08, 2021 @ 12:25 AM

Automated SFTP file transfers are traditionally done through scripts, but there's a much easier way. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to automate SFTP file transfers without scripting a single line of code.

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

How To Set Up Automated AS2 File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, May 10, 2021 @ 03:05 AM

Overview

In an earlier quickstart guide to setting up an AS2 server, we featured a manual method for sending EDI messages. Because EDI transactions are best carried out automatically, we thought it would be a good idea to show you how to implement real-time transactions on the same solution we used in that post.

AS2 (applicability statement 2) uses public keys and private keys to encrypt files being transferred between IP addresses. With AS2, security, authentication, message integrity and privacy are ensured with encryption, digital certificates and nonrepudiation techniques. AS2 provides greater security for your EDI data than standard FTP, supporting synchronous and asynchronous MDN (message disposition notification) and digital signatures.

Plus, with JSCAPE's AS2 server you can send files regardless of file size and content type.

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

How To Setup An AS2 Server With JSCAPE: A QuickStart Guide

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 04, 2021 @ 04:45 AM

In this tutorial, we'll walk you through the basic steps of how to set up and configure an AS2 server

AS2 uses public keys and private keys to encrypt/decrypt file transfers, strengthening security around sensitive documents and information. While AS1 relied on SMTP, AS2 uses S/MIME and HTTP/S to move data between IP addresses. With AS2, security, authentication, message integrity and privacy are ensured with encryption, digital certificates and nonrepudiation techniques.

Below are the initial steps that will eventually allow you to carry out EDI transactions with an increasing number of trading partners already using this popular B2B file transfer protocol.

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

What Is AES Encryption And How Does It Work?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 04, 2021 @ 03:45 AM


Overview: What Is AES?

First adopted by the U.S. government to protect classified information, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) has long gained global acceptance and is used for securing sensitive data in various industries. In this post, we'll discuss AES encryption and explain its vital role in securing sensitive files sent over the Internet.


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Topics: Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

Setting Up SFTP Public Key Authentication On The Command Line

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Apr 26, 2021 @ 02:44 AM


Overview

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


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

Two Ways To Generate An SFTP Private Key

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 03:50 AM

One of the major security features of SSH FTP is public key authentication. This method of authentication allows JSCAPE MFT Server to verify a user's identity during login by asking for a secret item only the user has — an SFTP private key file (SSH key). Using keys to authenticate users while still requiring username and passphrase gives us two-factor authentication.

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Tutorial For Working With The FTP Command Line

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Mar 23, 2021 @ 09:52 AM

This tutorial is for those who 1) understand the vulnerabilities of FTP but still want to learn how it's used AND 2) prefer doing things on the FTP command line. 

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Topics: Tutorials, FTP

Downloading Files Periodically From A Trading Partner

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Feb 25, 2021 @ 02:25 AM

[Last updated February 2021] In this post we're going to show you how to download files periodically from a trading partner. For this particular example, we'll be setting up JSCAPE MFT Server to connect to a trading partner every 10 minutes, download all files from a particular folder, and then delete each of those files from the remote server as soon as the download succeeds. 

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

How To Auto Upload Files To A Server From A Local Directory

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Feb 23, 2021 @ 12:11 AM

In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to automatically upload files to a remote server as soon as the files are added into one of your MFT Server's local directories.

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Topics: Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Triggers