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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

How To Set Up and Login with OpenID SSO

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Aug 05, 2014 @ 03:40 AM

Overview

We already introduced you to the basic concepts and benefits of OpenID, SAML, and SSO in general. Today, we finally get our hands dirty as we dive into the JSCAPE MFT Server environment and teach you how to enable OpenID Web SSO there. After that, we'll show you how your users can login using their own OpenID account. 

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Which Works Best for Encrypted File Transfers - RSA or DSA?

Posted by John V. on Sat, Aug 02, 2014 @ 04:10 PM

Overview

During the process of generating server keys, client keys, or PGP keys in the JSCAPE MFT Server Manager, you're asked to choose between two supported key algorithms: RSA or DSA. Which one should you choose?

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Setting Up a NAS Shared Storage for Your File Transfer Servers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Aug 01, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Overview

JSCAPE MFT Servers can provide high availability file transfer services if you deploy two or more servers and set them up for clustering on JSCAPE MFT Gateway. But to achieve best results, your servers should be connected to a shared storage system. In this post, we'll talk about the advantages of using shared storage and how to set one up using FreeNAS.

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

How To Set Up a Server To Server File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Aug 01, 2014 @ 08:45 PM

Overview

In a previous post, we talked about typical situations that call for server to server file transfers. We’re pretty sure some of you want to know how they’re actually set up, so we came up with this blog post. In this article, we’ve outlined all the necessary steps you need to take to set up a server to server file transfer.

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Protecting FTP Passwords from Brute Force Attacks

Posted by John V. on Fri, Aug 01, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

"Always use strong passwords." - You probably don't pay too much attention to this advice, do you? A lot of people don't either. That's why brute force is still one of the favorite techniques for breaking into any password-protected system, including FTP servers. It's really not very difficult to carry out. Let me show you.  

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What is an SSL File Transfer?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jul 22, 2014 @ 08:50 PM

Overview

SSL file transfer is a term sometimes used in referring to a secure file transfer protocol known as FTPS or FTP-SSL. FTP is a network protocol used for transferring files, while SSL is a protocol for encrypting information sent over a network. This post is meant to help users understand what FTPS is and what it is capable of doing, particularly in terms of enhancing the security of your file transfers.

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Topics: Secure File Transfer, FTPS

What is an AS2 MDN?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Jul 19, 2014 @ 06:50 PM

Overview

An MDN is an electronic return receipt which a trading partner can optionally request during an AS2 interchange. The use of MDNs help enforce data integrity and non-repudiation in AS2. In this post, we'll talk more about the value of issuing an AS2 MDN, what options you have when using it, and an overview of the usual configurable MDN settings in a managed file transfer server. 

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

Posted by John V. on Sat, Jul 19, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

Overview

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.

Note: For those who have landed on this page some time in the past, we’d like to inform you that we’ve recently added a new section discussing the passive FTP port range and how large it should be. 

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 to Reverse Proxy HTTP In 3 Simple Steps

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Jul 14, 2014 @ 11:48 AM

Overview

There may be instances when you'd want external users to access HTTP servers located behind your corporate firewall. A secure way of doing that is by allowing access to those servers through a HTTP reverse proxy. In this short tutorial, we'll show you how this can be achieved using JSCAPE MFT Gateway

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Choosing Between SSL Implicit, Explicit, and Forced Explicit Modes

Posted by John V. on Sun, Jul 13, 2014 @ 06:45 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.

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