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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

How to Detect Rogue FTP Servers on your Network

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 11:23 AM

Note: This blog post was originally published on November 30, 2012 but was updated and republished on September 19, 2018.

Overview

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.

 

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Security, Compliance, JSCAPE MFT Monitor

Load Testing Managed File Transfer Applications

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Sep 04, 2018 @ 10:26 PM

Note: This article was originally published on Dec 9, 2011 but was updated and republished on September 4, 2018.

Overview

Load testing is one activity that can help you in making sure your managed file transfer services are always in optimal conditions. In this post, we'll elaborate more about the importance of load testing and then talk about how JSCAPE MFT Monitor can enable you to gain insightful information from the load tests you run with it.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, High Availability, JSCAPE MFT Monitor

Scheduling Load Testing Sessions

Posted by Chris Frisch on Mon, Sep 03, 2018 @ 09:27 PM

Note: This article was originally published on March 2012 but was updated and re-published on September 3, 2018

When you depend on your managed file transfer server for smooth business operations, it is important to know the limitations of your system.  As an administrator, it is ideal to find out your server limitations before your users do.   This is the reason JSCAPE has developed a tool for administrators to find out where those limitations lie.  JSCAPE MFT Monitor is a great tool for administrators, with its ability to run load tests and measure the performance of file transfer services, among other functions.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Monitor

Choosing Key Lengths for Encrypted File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 @ 10:12 PM

Note: This post was originally posted on July 6, 2012 but was updated on August 28, 2018

Overview

Whenever you generate a server key on JSCAPE MFT Server, you're asked to specify a key length. Since longer keys translate to stronger security, choosing the longer key length might seem like a no-brainer. But why did JSCAPE have to include an option for a shorter key then? Will there be instances where you'll have to choose the shorter key? The answer is yes. And in this post, we'll explain when that can be the case.

 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security, Secure File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Monitor

JSCAPE MFT Monitor 3.1 Released

Posted by Van Glass on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

JSCAPE is pleased to announce the release of JSCAPE MFT Monitor 3.1.  This minor release adds a visual web based dashboard that provides tracking of memory and thread statistics over time.

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Topics: News, JSCAPE MFT Monitor

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

JSCAPE MFT Monitor 3.0 Released

Posted by Van Glass on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

JSCAPE is pleased to announce the release of JSCAPE MFT Monitor 3.0. This release includes several enhancements, the most important of which is a new web based interface. The web based interface eliminates the need to install client software allowing users to manage JSCAPE MFT Monitor from anywhere using modern web browsers. Additional enhancements in this release include:

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Monitor

A Watched Pot Never Boils, or Does It?

Posted by Van Glass on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 @ 09:45 AM

Benjamin Franklin, celebrating his 307th birthday today, is known for many famous proverbs published in his Poor Richard almanacs, one of which is:

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Monitor

JSCAPE MFT Monitor 2.2 Released

Posted by Van Glass on Mon, Jan 07, 2013 @ 10:40 AM

JSCAPE is pleased to announce the release of JSCAPE MFT Monitor 2.2.  JSCAPE MFT Monitor is a software application developed to monitor the health and security of file transfer services.  Using JSCAPE MFT Monitor you can ensure that file transfer services maintain a high level of reliability, performance and security.  This release includes some minor bug fixes and enhancements which are described in the version history.

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Topics: News, Managed File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Monitor

Software Audits Health and Security of File Transfer Services

Posted by Van Glass on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 @ 10:15 AM

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.

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Topics: News, Managed File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Monitor, Compliance