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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

How To Set Up An SFTP Reverse Proxy in JSCAPE MFT Gateway

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Jun 09, 2019 @ 09:53 PM

[Last updated June 10, 2019] 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

How To Send Messages to Amazon SQS Queues Using JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Jun 03, 2019 @ 11:18 PM

In this post, you'll learn how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server to send messages to Amazon SQS queues. Amazon SQS queues are more suitable for MFT Server messages that you want retrieved by receiving applications using a polling (or pulling) method and not pushed out to recipients as soon as the message(s) get published.  Read More

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

Sending SMS Notifications of JSCAPE MFT Server Events Via Amazon SNS

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, May 27, 2019 @ 08:37 PM

In a previous post, we outlined the steps of setting up JSCAPE MFT Server to publish messages to Amazon SNS. This setting us useful in cases when you want server admins to receive notifications regarding certain events on your managed file transfer server. Now, in that tutorial, the notifications were sent via email. But what if you want to send them through an SMS text message instead? You'll learn how to do that here.

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

MFT Security Tip: Use Digital Certificates For Server Authentication

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, May 16, 2019 @ 07:00 PM

For today’s MFT security tip, let’s talk about using digital certificates for server authentication. Ideally, when your users attempt to connect to your file transfer server, they must have a way of verifying that they’re actually connecting to your server and not an impostor. Otherwise, they could end up uploading sensitive data to the wrong host.

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

3 Ways To Generate OpenPGP Keys

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, May 13, 2019 @ 04:55 AM

[Last updated May 13, 2019] JSCAPE MFT Server makes it easy to strengthen secure file transfers with OpenPGP encryption. But before you can protect your files with PGP, you need to create the necessary public/private key pairs. In this post, we introduce you to three ways of doing that. 

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

How To Publish Messages To Amazon SNS Using JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, May 10, 2019 @ 05:26 AM

In this post, you'll learn how to publish messages to an Amazon SNS (Simple Notification Service) topic using JSCAPE MFT Server. There could be a couple of reasons why you would want this capability, but one big reason is so that you can get notifications when certain events occur on your server. This will keep you on top of things and enable you to act on them before they turn into issues. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Videos, Cloud Computing, Tutorials

JSCAPE MFT Server 11.2 Released

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 07, 2019 @ 09:45 PM

JSCAPE, the leader in platform and protocol independent managed file transfer solutions, is pleased
to announce the latest release of MFT Server, 11.2.

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Topics: News, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer

Active v.s. Passive FTP Simplified - Understanding FTP Ports

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Apr 28, 2019 @ 05:33 AM

[Last updated April 28, 2019] If a client encounters problems when connecting to your FTP server, one of the first things you might want to check is your FTP data transfer mode. Depending on certain network configurations, this mode should be set to either active or passive. In this post, you’ll understand the salient points of active and passive FTP and learn how to avoid connectivity issues associated with them.

Before we talk about which mode is best for what scenario, let’s first cover one important topic: the two channels of an FTP session.

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How MFT Server Boosts Your Multi-Cloud Strategy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 @ 06:43 AM

Most cloud adopters are starting to discover the benefits of a multi-cloud strategy. These businesses have learned that, in many cases, multi-cloud is better in many aspects, like improving business continuity/disaster recovery, reducing (cloud) vendor dependency, improving interoperability with trading partners, and enabling organizations to leverage each cloud provider's strengths. But did you know the right managed file transfer solution can further streamline your multi-cloud infrastructure?

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Cloud Computing

MFT Security Tip: Replace Default Admin Passwords

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Apr 05, 2019 @ 04:02 AM

For today’s MFT security tip, let’s talk about replacing default admin passwords. Most software applications come with default admin passwords. You normally use it to gain initial access to the application right after installation. The problem with these default passwords is that, some of them are well known, that they often find their way into hacking forums in the dark web.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security