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What Is AES Encryption And How Does It Work?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 04, 2021 @ 03:45 AM


Overview: What Is AES?

First adopted by the U.S. government to protect classified information, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) has long gained global acceptance and is used for securing sensitive data in various industries. In this post, we'll discuss AES encryption and explain its vital role in securing sensitive files sent over the Internet.


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Topics: Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

What Is HMAC And How Does It Secure File Transfers?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jan 20, 2021 @ 09:33 AM

Overview

Data integrity checks are vital to secure communications. They enable communicating parties to verify the integrity and authenticity of the messages they receive. In secure file transfer protocols like FTPS, SFTP, and HTTPS, data integrity/message authentication is usually achieved through a mechanism known as HMAC. In this post, we explain what HMAC is, its basic inner workings, and how it secures data transfers.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS

What Is Client Certificate Authentication?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jan 08, 2021 @ 09:54 AM

Overview

How do you strengthen a server's user authentication system? Well, one solution would be to simply add another authentication method. 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 unauthorized users to break in. For servers whose users connect through Web browsers, one option would be something called client certificate authentication. Let's explore what this is.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, FTPS

Securing Trading Partner File Transfers w/ Auto PGP Encryption & FTPS

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Jan 03, 2021 @ 04:05 PM

[Last updated: January 2021] PGP encryption can add another layer of protection to a trading partner file transfer already secured by FTPS. It can also provide data-at-rest encryption as soon as the file arrives at the other end. In this post, we'll show you how to set up a fully automated file transfer secured by OpenPGP and FTPS using JSCAPE MFT Server triggers.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, OpenPGP, Tutorials, Triggers, FTPS

How to Set Up SSL Client Authentication | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Jan 03, 2021 @ 05:18 AM

[Last updated: January 2021] 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.

We already talked about client certificate authentication and its benefits on a previous post, so if you want to learn more about it, I suggest you click that link. In that post, we never got to talk about how to enable client certificate authentication 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 Sync a Remote FTP Server to S3 | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Sep 11, 2020 @ 02:51 AM

In a previous post, we taught you how to mirror an FTP/S service running on JSCAPE MFT Server to an Amazon S3 bucket folder. You can set up a similar process using any remote FTP/S  service even if that service isn't running on a JSCAPE MFT Server instance. We'll show you how to do that in this post.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Videos, Cloud Computing, Tutorials, FTPS

How to Schedule Automated File Transfers Using a Regex

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 26, 2019 @ 02:30 AM

[Last updated September 26, 2019] One of the reasons why our clients love Triggers is because this feature makes it so easy to set up unmanned, automated file transfers that run overnight or over the weekend. But sometimes, you'll want to specify more than just a schedule. One particular client, for example, wanted to restrict a scheduled download to a certain set of files, which he wanted to specify using a regular expression or regex. This post details the steps we recommended for him to achieve that.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Triggers, FTPS, regular expressions

How To Address the IT Skills Gap In Manufacturing | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Aug 03, 2019 @ 07:45 PM

While the IT skills gap is sometimes exaggerated, there are some industries where the tech talent shortage is really a major issue. One of those industries is manufacturing. Despite growing adoption of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, analytics, robotics and automation, which are often perceived to eliminate jobs, manufacturers are actually faced with a widening skills gap. Meaning, there are actually more jobs to fill. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, SFTP, Triggers, FTPS, AS2

Excluding Passive IP for Internal FTP/S Connections To Your Reverse Proxy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 @ 10:55 PM

[Last updated July 17, 2019] Last time, we tackled the problem system administrators encounter when their passive FTP or FTPS connections have to pass through a NAT firewall or router. A similar problem can happen when you're dealing with the same type of connections and a reverse proxy. It gets even more complicated when you have to deal with both external and internal users. Let me show you how to deal with that.

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

Setting Up An FTPS Server Behind A Firewall or NAT For PASV Mode Data Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 @ 08:55 PM

[Last updated on July 17, 2019] It’s never easy to set up an FTP server the moment firewalls get involved. But it gets even more difficult once you start using the secure version of FTP, known as FTPS. In this post, we’ll talk about the problem you’ll usually encounter when your FTPS server is behind a firewall and your client is attempting to perform a file transfer using passive mode or PASV.

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