A DMZ (demilitarized zone) is a section of the network that is exposed to an untrusted network, usually the Internet. The purpose of a DMZ is to act as an extra layer of security between external hosts and internal hosts. For security purposes, hosts located in the DMZ may have limited or no access to hosts and services located on the internal network. Examples of hosts that may reside in the DMZ include mail servers, web servers, FTP servers and SFTP/SSH servers.
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Rogue FTP servers can be a menace. Not only do they pose a serious threat to company privacy, they can also stand in the way of regulatory compliance. In this post, you'll learn where these servers come from, what specific dangers accompany them, and how they can be detected.
JSCAPE is pleased to announce the release of JSCAPE MFT Monitor. JSCAPE MFT Monitor is a software application developed to monitor the health and security of file transfer services.
"File transfer services are the backbone of many organizations data exchange processes. For an organization to function properly these critical file transfer services must offer reliability, high-performance and security." said Van Glass, CEO of JSCAPE.
The performance and reliability of file transfer services can greatly impact an organizations ability to conduct business with it's clients and trading partners. Left undetected, poor performing file transfer services can result in breaches of SLAs (Service Level Agreement), breakdown of internal processes, disappointed customers and possible loss of revenue.
During the eDiscovery phase of civil litigation, lawyers may be given access to a lot of electronically stored information (ESI), some of which might be covered by certain laws/regulations. To avoid harsh penalties and preserve client confidence, attorneys must move to secure ESI especially during file sharing, when the information can be exposed to a variety of threats.
Do you have mountains of data on your internal network, some of which you would like to easily share with external users via the Internet? If so, you may have found this difficult to implement due to technical and/or regulatory compliance issues. Well, now there is a solution.
The Internet has greatly simplified and hastened the way we share files with trading partners and colleagues based in other countries. But unknown to many of us, these transborder file transfers can involve personal information, which may be subject to certain national and international laws and regulations.
The volume of sensitive information being exchanged among large organizations is growing at a tremendous pace. Unless these organizations beef up IT security, all that information could easily fall into the wrong hands. In this post, we take a look at three security solutions that are emerging as the most crucial components of highly secure, enterprise-class file transfers.
By placing a reverse proxy in your DMZ, you can move your file transfer servers to your internal network where they will be less vulnerable to attacks from the Internet. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are still more benefits of using a reverse proxy you might not be aware of.
We've talked about reverse proxy servers and how they can really be good at protecting the servers in your internal network. Lately, however, we've realized that some people actually think we're talking about forward proxy servers or that the two are one and the same. They're not. This post should easily spell out the differences between the two.
Deploying a reverse proxy and making use of DMZ streaming is an excellent way of keeping sensitive data out of your DMZ. Consequently, it can also help in achieving regulatory compliance.