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Preparing Trading Partner Servers For SFTP Automation

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 23, 2019 @ 06:20 AM

[Last updated March 23, 2019] Driven by security concerns and regulatory mandates, most companies now prefer the use of secure file transfer protocols when exchanging data with trading partners. The usual protocol of choice is SFTP. But having to set up SFTP connections, which typically include hostnames/IP addresses, usernames, passwords, client keys, etc. for every single automated transaction can be a pain. With JSCAPE MFT Server, it's possible to reduce the steps you'd normally take in applying SFTP automation to certain business processes. Let's show you how to do that.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, Triggers

MFT Security Tip: Including Uppercase and Lowercase Letters In Passwords

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 @ 05:02 AM

In today’s security tip, we talk about including uppercase and lowercase characters in passwords. This is related to our previous video about using long passwords. Aside from using long passwords, you can further increase the number of possible password combinations by requiring your users to include uppercase AND lowercase characters.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security, Videos, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer

Logging MFT Server Log Data in A Database

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 @ 12:30 AM

By default, JSCAPE MFT Server records domain logs in log files. While in most cases, this will do, some organizations prefer to record their logs in a database. In this article, we talk about the pros and cons of file-based and database-based logging and how to record files in a database in JSCAPE MFT Server. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials

MFT Security Tip: Use Long Passwords

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 @ 07:37 AM

It’s time for another MFT Security tip. Today, let’s talk about long passwords and why you would want to require your users to use them. To begin, let’s have a thought experiment. Let’s say, the alphabet only consists of two letters - A and B. Of course, we know there are 26 letters all in all, but for the purpose of this discussion, let’s just say there are only two. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security, Videos, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer

Setting SFTP Algorithms On Your SFTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Mar 15, 2019 @ 03:54 AM

[Last updated March 15, 2019] In this post, we'll talk about the algorithms included in a typical SFTP server and explain their basic functions. We'll cover algorithms for key exchanges, ciphers, MACs, and compressions. After that, we'll dive into the JSCAPE MFT Server Manager Web GUI and show you where you can configure those SFTP algorithms there.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

MFT Security Tip: Disable Plain FTP

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 02:21 AM

Last week, we published the blog post 'The Ultimate Guide To Hardening Your Secure File Transfer Server', where we shared several tips on how you could take advantage of the large selection of security features on JSCAPE MFT Server. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Security, Secure File Transfer

The Ultimate Guide To Hardening Your Secure File Transfer Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Mar 08, 2019 @ 05:34 AM

While inherently secure file transfer servers like JSCAPE MFT Server are packed with lots of security features, many of those features need to be activated first. In addition, some functions need to be configured and, in some cases, disabled, to ensure optimal protection. Unless you implement those changes, you won't be able to realize the full (security) potential of your secure file transfer server. 

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

Complete List of JSCAPE MFT Server Event Types

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Mar 04, 2019 @ 05:29 AM

JSCAPE MFT Server users can easily look up a description of each trigger event type by simply clicking the question mark icon after selecting an event type at the start of a trigger creation process. However, if you're still starting out and just want a quick overview of every single event type available, that process can be very time consuming. You might want to check out the list below instead.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation, Triggers

Setting Up An SFTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 @ 02:19 AM


Overview

[Last updated Feb 2019] This post is for those of you who want to dive right into the steps of setting up an SFTP server. I'm sure some of you have been resourceful enough to go through the documentation and sift through all the relevant pages in there. But for those who just want one place for it all, this is the article for you.

For this tutorial, I'll be using JSCAPE MFT Server, our managed file transfer server that supports SFTP as well as a number of other secure file transfer protocols. Since this managed file transfer server is built from Java, it can run on different platforms, including Windows (32 and 64 bit), Linux, Solaris, AIX, IBM z/OS, and Mac OS X. 

If you want to follow this tutorial step by step, you may download a free evaluation edition of JSCAPE MFT Server by clicking the button below. Don't forget to select the installer that corresponds to your operating system.

On the other hand, if you're just here to read, then please proceed.

 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

Preventing Duplicate Trigger Executions In A MFT Server HA Cluster By Using the Health Monitor Action

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Feb 25, 2019 @ 09:18 AM

One of the challenges of setting up an MFT Server active-active high availability cluster is in preventing duplicate trigger executions, especially for triggers that use the Current Time event or Directory Monitor-based events. Most of the time, you only want one node in the cluster to execute a particular trigger. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, Tutorials, Triggers