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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

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

Monitoring Reverse Proxy Services

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 @ 09:00 AM


Overview

When a node in your reverse proxy service cluster goes down, you might want to be notified right away. This will allow you to take immediate action and bring your cluster back into optimal condition before something else goes wrong. In JSCAPE MFT Gateway, you can get an email notification through its built in Health Monitor. If you want to learn more about this particular feature, read on.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Reverse Proxy

JSCAPE MFT Gateway 3.2 Released

Posted by Van Glass on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 @ 02:52 PM

JSCAPE is pleased to announce the release of JSCAPE MFT Gateway 3.2.  This release is a minor version update and includes the following features:

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Topics: News, JSCAPE MFT Gateway

How To Set Up An SFTP Reverse Proxy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 @ 01:15 AM


Overview

An SFTP reverse proxy adds another layer of security to SFTP services. In addition to SFTP's ability to encrypt data in transit and provide 2-factor authentication, an SFTP reverse proxy brings in several other security-related benefits such as hiding user credentials and the identities of your internal servers. An SFTP reverse proxy can be easy to set up and this post will show you how.

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

JSCAPE MFT Gateway 3.1 Released

Posted by Van Glass on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

JSCAPE is pleased to announce the release of JSCAPE MFT Gateway 3.1.  This release adds reverse proxy and load balancing support for UDP based services.  MFT Gateway now supports virtually any TCP or UDP protocol, including but not limited to FTP/S, SFTP/SSH, POP3, IMAP and HTTP/S.

"The added support for UDP greatly expands the potential use cases for MFT Gateway while also providing high availability for AFTP (Accelerated File Transfer Protocol) services in our MFT Server product." stated Van Glass, Product Manager for JSCAPE.

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Topics: News, JSCAPE MFT Gateway

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

JSCAPE MFT Gateway 3.0 Released

Posted by Van Glass on Tue, Jun 03, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

JSCAPE is pleased to announce the release of JSCAPE MFT Gateway 3.0.  This release is a major upgrade from previous versions adding several improvements to the clustering module, support for additional protocols, caching of HTTP/S content, and the ability to reverse proxy services without opening any inbound ports to your internal networks.

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Topics: News, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Security, Reverse Proxy, Load Balancing

JSCAPE products not affected by Heartbleed vulnerability

Posted by Van Glass on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

The Heartbleed vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) was recently made public and has been known to affect a large number of applications (client and server) utilizing the OpenSSL library and SSL/TLS.  This vulnerability potentially exposes sensitive information stored in memory normally protected by SSL/TLS such as private encryption keys and user credentials.

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Topics: News, JSCAPE MFT Server, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, JSCAPE MFT Monitor