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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

How To Use Google Storage As The File Storage System Of Your MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Apr 02, 2019 @ 09:51 PM

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server so that files uploaded to it are streamed directly to Google Cloud Storage. This streaming process is completely transparent to end users, who'll interact with the Google Storage folder as if it were a local folder on the server.

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

MFT Security Tip: Encrypting Data-at-Rest

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 @ 05:43 AM

For today’s security tip, we talk about data-at-rest encryption. When your users upload files to your file transfer server, those files are usually stored in plaintext. The risk there is that, if an attacker somehow gains unauthorized access to that server, he or she could simply grab those files and then view their contents.

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

Preparing Trading Partner Servers For SFTP Automation

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 23, 2019 @ 06:20 AM

[Last updated March 23, 2019] Driven by security concerns and regulatory mandates, most companies now prefer the use of secure file transfer protocols when exchanging data with trading partners. The usual protocol of choice is SFTP. But having to set up SFTP connections, which typically include hostnames/IP addresses, usernames, passwords, client keys, etc. for every single automated transaction can be a pain. With JSCAPE MFT Server, it's possible to reduce the steps you'd normally take in applying SFTP automation to certain business processes. Let's show you how to do that.

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

MFT Security Tip: Including Uppercase and Lowercase Letters In Passwords

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 @ 05:02 AM

In today’s security tip, we talk about including uppercase and lowercase characters in passwords. This is related to our previous video about using long passwords. Aside from using long passwords, you can further increase the number of possible password combinations by requiring your users to include uppercase AND lowercase characters.

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

Logging MFT Server Log Data in A Database

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 @ 12:30 AM

By default, JSCAPE MFT Server records domain logs in log files. While in most cases, this will do, some organizations prefer to record their logs in a database. In this article, we talk about the pros and cons of file-based and database-based logging and how to record files in a database in JSCAPE MFT Server. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials

MFT Security Tip: Use Long Passwords

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 @ 07:37 AM

It’s time for another MFT Security tip. Today, let’s talk about long passwords and why you would want to require your users to use them. To begin, let’s have a thought experiment. Let’s say, the alphabet only consists of two letters - A and B. Of course, we know there are 26 letters all in all, but for the purpose of this discussion, let’s just say there are only two. 

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

Setting SFTP Algorithms On Your SFTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Mar 15, 2019 @ 03:54 AM

[Last updated March 15, 2019] In this post, we'll talk about the algorithms included in a typical SFTP server and explain their basic functions. We'll cover algorithms for key exchanges, ciphers, MACs, and compressions. After that, we'll dive into the JSCAPE MFT Server Manager Web GUI and show you where you can configure those SFTP algorithms there.

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

MFT Security Tip: Disable Plain FTP

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 02:21 AM

Last week, we published the blog post 'The Ultimate Guide To Hardening Your Secure File Transfer Server', where we shared several tips on how you could take advantage of the large selection of security features on JSCAPE MFT Server. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Security, Secure File Transfer