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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

Taking Advantage of SSL/TLS Security When Running AS2 On HTTPS

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 @ 04:38 AM

On its own, AS2 already comes with a nice set of features that enable it to secure EDI transactions. It's got encryption. It's got non-repudiation. It even has data integrity checks as well as a form of server and client authentication. So, even if you run AS2 over HTTP, your data can already get a good amount of protection. Still, it wouldn't hurt to add more layers of protection. And you can do that if you run your AS2  transactions over HTTPS. 

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

Choosing Between SSL Implicit, Explicit, and Forced Explicit Modes

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Nov 04, 2018 @ 09:07 PM

Overview

There will be times when you'll want to transfer files over a secure connection. One option is to use FTPS (FTP over SSL) which provides data-in-motion encryption through SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). When you setup an FTPS service in JSCAPE MFT Server, you'll notice that you actually have 3 modes to choose from explicit SSL, forced explicit SSL and implicit SSL.

This post was originally published on May 6, 2012 but was updated and republished on November 4, 2018.

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Topics: FTPS, FTP, JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer

Load Balancing FTP Services for High Availability

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Oct 27, 2018 @ 02:48 AM

This post was originally published on July 8, 2012 but was updated on October 27, 2018 

Overview

In this post, I'm going to take you through the steps of setting up JSCAPE MFT Gateway to establish load balancing across two FTP servers. Load balanced servers can help you achieve high availability for mission critical file transfer services. We're going to start by creating a new FTP cluster consisting of two FTP servers. Once that FTP cluster is ready, we'll then make it accessible to clients by creating an FTP reverse proxy service that will forward client requests to that cluster.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy, Load Balancing, Tutorials, High Availability

How to Push Files Automatically From A Remote Linux Host With No File Transfer Service

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 @ 07:37 PM

Learn how to PUSH files from a remote Linux host even if that host doesn't have any file transfer service (FTP, SFTP, etc) running on it.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Synchronizer, Videos, Tutorials, Business Process Automation

How To Pull Files Automatically From A Remote Linux Host With No File Transfer Service

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Oct 20, 2018 @ 03:03 AM

Learn how to pull files automatically from a remote host that has no built-in file transfer service whatsoever.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Synchronizer, Business Process Automation, Videos, Tutorials

How to Reverse Proxy FTP In 3 Simple Steps

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 @ 04:05 AM

Overview

Do you have an FTP server behind the firewall that you need to make accessible via the Internet?  Here is a short tutorial on how to setup a reverse proxy to your FTP service using JSCAPE MFT Gateway as shown in Figure 1.

Note: This tutorial was originally published on July 2014 but was updated and re-published on October 15, 2018

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy, Reverse Proxy, Tutorials

How To Install MFT Synchronizer Agent on Linux

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 @ 04:26 AM

MFT Synchronizer Agent is the answer if you need to transfer files between two hosts and one host doesn't have any file transfer application whatsoever. In this post, we'll teach you how to install MFT Synchronizer Agent on Linux. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Synchronizer, Business Process Automation, Videos, Tutorials

How To Install MFT Synchronizer on Windows

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 03:23 AM

Learn how to install JSCAPE MFT Synchronizer on Windows through this video.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Synchronizer, Business Process Automation, Videos, Tutorials

How To Set Up A SFTP Active-Active High Availability Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Oct 05, 2018 @ 05:44 AM

Overview

An active-active high availability SFTP cluster can greatly reduce the chances of downtime by allowing two or more SFTP servers share the load. If you'd like to learn an easy way of setting up this kind of cluster, check out this post.

Note: This post was originally published on Sept 2016 but was updated and re-published on Oct 2018.

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Topics: Load Balancing, High Availability, SFTP, Failover, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, JSCAPE MFT Server

How To Set Up A SFTP Active-Passive Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 10:16 PM

This post was originally published on September 17, 2016 but was updated and republished on September 28, 2018.

Overview

In this quick tutorial, you'll discover an easy way to set up a failover server for your SFTP server and in turn build an SFTP active-passive high availability cluster. 

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