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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

Taking Advantage of SSL/TLS Security When Running AS2 On HTTPS

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 @ 04:38 AM

On its own, AS2 already comes with a nice set of features that enable it to secure EDI transactions. It's got encryption. It's got non-repudiation. It even has data integrity checks as well as a form of server and client authentication. So, even if you run AS2 over HTTP, your data can already get a good amount of protection. Still, it wouldn't hurt to add more layers of protection. And you can do that if you run your AS2  transactions over HTTPS. 

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Topics: AS2, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Server

Choosing Between SSL Implicit, Explicit, and Forced Explicit Modes

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Nov 04, 2018 @ 09:07 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.

This post was originally published on May 6, 2012 but was updated and republished on November 4, 2018.

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

How To Set Up A SFTP Active-Active High Availability Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Oct 05, 2018 @ 05:44 AM

Overview

An active-active high availability SFTP cluster can greatly reduce the chances of downtime by allowing two or more SFTP servers share the load. If you'd like to learn an easy way of setting up this kind of cluster, check out this post.

Note: This post was originally published on Sept 2016 but was updated and re-published on Oct 2018.

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

How To Set Up A SFTP Active-Passive Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 10:16 PM

This post was originally published on September 17, 2016 but was updated and republished on September 28, 2018.

Overview

In this quick tutorial, you'll discover an easy way to set up a failover server for your SFTP server and in turn build an SFTP active-passive high availability cluster. 

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Topics: High Availability, Secure File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, SFTP, Failover

TPG Continues to Streamline Data Transfer Processes With JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 08:25 AM

Santa Barbara Tax Products Group (TPG) operates from San Diego, California, where it serves consumers nationwide with tax-related financial products and services that provide value, are fairly priced, and satisfy consumer need. TPG offers these products through a network of tax preparation franchises, independent tax professionals and online tax preparation providers.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Case Studies, Business Process Automation, Triggers

[video] Acquiring MFT Server Configuration Data from an Existing Datastore in MySQL

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 @ 07:22 AM

Adding nodes to a JSCAPE MFT Server high availability cluster, typically entails setting up each MFT Server instance to acquire their server configuration data from an external RDBMS. In this video, we show you how to set up MFT Server to acquire config data from a MySQL database.

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Topics: Videos, JSCAPE MFT Server, Tutorials

[video] Migrating MFT Server Config Data from the H2 DB to a MySQL DB

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Sep 23, 2018 @ 05:00 PM

If you store your JSCAPE MFT Server configuration data into an external RDBMS like MySQL, it will make it easier for you to carry out server clustering, scale out, and implement high availability. In this quick video tutorial, you'll learn how to migrate your JSCAPE MFT Server configuration data from the embedded H2 database to an external MySQL database.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Videos, Tutorials

How To Fetch Files from Multiple SFTP Servers and Then Send to a Trading Partner

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 @ 04:00 PM

Learn how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server to fetch files from multiple SFTP servers and then send those files to a trading partner. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, SFTP, Business Process Automation, Triggers, Videos, Tutorials

Required MFT Server Password Settings for PCI DSS Compliance - Part 2

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 04:38 AM

In part 1, we enumerated all PCI-DSS requirements that directly affected password settings and practices. Here, we're going to show you how and where in JSCAPE MFT Server you can configure settings in order to meet those requirements.

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

Required MFT Server Password Settings for PCI DSS Compliance - Part 1

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 04:37 AM

This article was originally published on May 18, 2012 but was updated on September 12, 2018 to align with PCI DSS 3.2.1.

 

Overview

Certain PCI-DSS requirements dictate how passwords should be generated, managed and used in file transfer systems located within or connected to your cardholder data environment. In this post, we'll identify what those requirements are and then point to ways you can meet them when using JSCAPE MFT Server.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, PCI-DSS, Security, Secure File Transfer, Compliance, Managed File Transfer