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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

Various Linux SCP Examples To Get You Started With Using Secure Copy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Jul 06, 2015 @ 10:37 PM

Overview

SCP (Secure Copy) is a quick, easy way to transfer files securely between two Linux machines. If you don't mind using the command line and all you want is a simple way to upload or download files on Linux, this series of SCP examples should be all you'll need to learn how to do it.

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Topics: Security, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

Setting Up A HTTPS To HTTP Reverse Proxy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jul 01, 2015 @ 11:58 PM

Overview

Today, we'll teach you how to set up a HTTPS to HTTP reverse proxy. This service can come in handy if you have a HTTP Web server hosted in an internal network that you would like external clients to access via HTTPS. That way, inbound clients connecting via the Internet can access your site securely. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Secure File Transfer, Reverse Proxy

Comparing Load Balancing Algorithms

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Jun 28, 2015 @ 09:55 PM

Overview

So your load balancer supports multiple load balancing algorithms but you don't know which one to pick? You will in a minute. 

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Topics: High Availability, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Load Balancing

Active-Active vs Active-Passive High Availability Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 @ 08:59 PM

Overview

The two most commonly used high availability (HA) cluster configurations are active-active and active-passive. What's the difference between the two? This article gives a straightforward explanation.

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

Configuring A High Availability Cluster for Various TCP/UDP Services

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 @ 03:18 AM

Overview

When your server downtimes start becoming more frequent, that probably means it's time for some major changes. One option would be to set up a high availability cluster. If you want to know how to do that, you've landed on the right place. In this tutorial, we'll guide you in setting up a high availability cluster for FTP, HTTP, SFTP, SMTP, and other TCP/UDP services. 

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Topics: High Availability, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Reverse Proxy

5 Questions Every CEO Should Ask About Company File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 @ 10:29 AM

Overview

Most chief executive officers would have no time to scrutinize their organization's file transfer activities. That's bound to change once they start asking these 5 simple questions.

 

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Secure File Transfer

How To Set Up SSL Client Authentication on an HTTPS and FTPS Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jun 05, 2015 @ 11:32 PM

Overview

People who use SSL/TLS to secure their online transactions/file transfers are mostly only familiar with two of its security functions: 1. That it can encrypt data in transit and 2. That it can enable clients to authenticate the server. They're likely not making use of another feature that can greatly enhance SSL security even more - client certificate authentication.

If you've been following our posts, you know that client certificate authentication has been the subject of our discussion lately. However, we've never been able to talk about how to enable it on the server side. This quick post will be all about that.

 

 

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

How To Create A Client Certificate

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jun 03, 2015 @ 10:07 PM

Overview

In this post, we show you how to create a client certificate. Client certificates are the key pieces in client certificate authentication, a method you can use to augment your HTTPS, FTPS, or WebDAVs server's username-password login system. 

This is actually just one of three closely related posts that can help you take advantage of this less-known security feature of SSL/TLS. The other two posts are:

What Is Client Certificate Authentication?

and

How To Import A Client Certificate To Firefox

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

How To Import A Client Certificate To Firefox

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Jun 01, 2015 @ 10:27 PM

Overview

Client certificate authentication is very suitable for highly-secure HTTPS connections. But for this type of authentication to work, the server must be configured for it and a client certificate must be loaded unto a client application. In this post, we'll focus on the client side. More specifically, we'll talk about how you can import a client certificate to Firefox.

 

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Security, Secure File Transfer

What Is Client Certificate Authentication?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, May 31, 2015 @ 09:54 AM

Overview

How do you strengthen a server's user authentication system? Well, one solution would be to add another. Most servers authenticate users through the usual username-password technique. If you can augment that with another method, you'll be able to make it more difficult for impostors to break in. For servers whose users connect through Web browsers, one option would be something called client certificate authentication. Let me explain what it is.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, FTPS