Earlier this month, the PCI SSC (Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council) published a bulletin on impending revisions to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and PA DSS (Payment Application Data Security Standard). The bulletin focused on SSL's failure to meet PCI SSC's definition of "strong cryptography" and the move to revise the two standards in light of this development.Read More
Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions
Some of the most common download-related questions people ask at our help desk are probably those that have to do with filenames that have dates on them. I encountered another one yesterday, so I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog post about the subject and build on it as I encounter different solutions along the way. Who knows? Some of you folks out there might find it useful. Better yet, you might be able to contribute your own expressions so that we can all benefit from them. Sounds like a plan? Let's get this ball rolling.
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A couple of days ago, we released JSCAPE MFT Server version 9.1. Although technically a minor release, 9.1's actually accompanied by several new features that we, in the JSCAPE team, are quite excited about. One of those features is OFTP or the Odette File Transfer Protocol. In the succeeding sections I'm going to explain to you what it is and why, if your business is involved in data interchange, it's something you might find very useful.
- Added support for TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) and OFTP (Odette File Transfer Protocol) services.
- Added support for Amazon S3, TFTP, OFTP, REST, IMAP, SMTP and POP3 in Trading Partners module.
- Added support for various protocols to Reverse Proxies module including Amazon S3, REST, TFTP and OFTP.
- Added pagination and ability to search data tables in administrative web interface.
- Added DateAdd, DateSubtract and DateFormat functions to Triggers module for use in manipulating and formatting dates.
- Numerous usability improvements to administrative web user interface.
- Various interoperability fixes and improvements for AS2 protocol.
Your scheduled automatic download should be finished by now. But how would you know how it went without physically or remotely logging into your server? Had you used JSCAPE MFT Server, you could have configured it to email you an update. In this post, we'll show you how to set up JSCAPE MFT Server to email you a message along with a file attachment with details about your latest file transfer.
As soon as an automated server to server download completes, you might want to generate a list of those files that have been successfully downloaded. This tutorial will show you how to do that.
A couple of weeks ago, I received another interesting query from one of our customers. He was setting up an automated FTP download with one of his trading partners and wanted to know how he could move those files that have just been downloaded from the remote server to an archive directory on that same server. I was thinking many of you would find it useful, so I decided to share the steps I recommended then.Read More
Last time, we published a short tutorial on Setting Up A Trading Partner For Automated FTP file transfers. That post was meant to serve as a jump off point for future articles that would demonstrate different automated file transfer processes involving trading partners. Today, we'll make use of what we learned in that post to show you how easy it is to set up a scheduled automatic download if we already have a Trading Partner ready to be called into play.
Once you're done reading this post, I encourage you to drop by the article Scheduling an Automated File Transfer for Files Matching A Regex and scroll down to the part where you specify the trigger action parameters. You'll see how this process is better when you're downloading from a trading partner.
As explained in the first section of the article Preparing Trading Partner Servers For SFTP Automation, the process of establishing an automated file transfer can be greatly simplified by employing what is known as a trading partner. In this post, we'll teach you how to set up a trading partner designed for automated FTP transmissions. What you'll be able construct by the end of this tutorial can then be used for a variety of automated FTP-based transactions.
We're now in the last leg of our 4-part series on how to send large files through email. We wrap up this series by showing you how to configure your MFT server so that users can send large files via email without having to install an Outlook plugin (see Part 3), let alone use MS Outlook at all. Instead, your users will be able to login to your server through their favorite Web browser and email large files from there.