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Data Loss Prevention in Email Attachments

Posted by Rick Stevens on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 @ 04:33 AM

Note: This post was originally published on Sept 14, 2011 but was updated on June 15, 2018 to reflect the latest MFT Server GUI
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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Data Loss Prevention

Password Protecting Ad-Hoc File Transfers

Posted by Rick Stevens on Wed, Jun 06, 2018 @ 04:01 AM

Note: This post was originally published on Oct. 4, 2011 but was updated last June 6, 2018 to reflect the appearance of the latest GUI.

The problem of inadvertently sending an attachment with the wrong email address, or attaching the wrong file, are sources of data leakage. Adding password protection allows you to provide an extra layer of security when making ad-hoc file transfers.

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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Data Loss Prevention, Tutorials

How to Setup High Availability File Transfer Servers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jun 01, 2018 @ 06:35 PM

Overview

One of the challenges of setting up a high availability environment for transfer servers is in making sure the servers involved have the same configurations. But if you're using JSCAPE MFT Server, there are easy ways to do it. One option is to set up your MFT Server instances to use an external RDBMS as a shared global datastore. The second is to use the Failover module. In this post, we'll focus on the latter. MFT Server's Failover module will enable you to synchronize your servers either automatically or manually with a single click.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Managed File Transfer

Using Triggers to Automate File Deletion

Posted by Chris Frisch on Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 10:18 PM

This article was originally posted on March 28, 2012 but was updated on May 31, 2018 to reflect the latest UI.

Overview

If you are familiar with JSCAPE MFT Server you may already be aware of the power and flexibility that Triggers can offer you as an administrator.  If you are new to JSCAPE MFT Server, Triggers allow you to automate processes with the use of Event Type parameters and Trigger Actions.  Basically, Event Types are predefined events with configurable parameters that represent a condition, when that condition is met it triggers the associated action to be performed.  In this article I will show you how to create a Trigger to automate the deletion of aged files and explain how the Trigger accomplishes this task.

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

How to do SSL File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, May 24, 2018 @ 05:38 AM

Overview

In one of my previous posts, I defined what an SSL file transfer is. Today, I'm going to show you how to actually set up an SSL file transfer service on JSCAPE MFT Server. After that, I'll demonstrate how an AnyClient user would connect to your server and perform a secure file transfer using that particular service.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, AnyClient, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, FTP

How To Create Custom Trigger Functions

Posted by Van Glass on Tue, May 22, 2018 @ 01:39 PM

Overview

In the tutorial How To Create Custom Trigger Actions we demonstrated how to create custom trigger actions in MFT Server.    

In this tutorial we will discuss Functions, how they are used in Triggers, and how to create your own custom Functions using the extensible API provided in MFT Server.

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

Securing Data at Rest with OpenPGP

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, May 16, 2018 @ 09:22 PM

Overview

As explained in an older post, one popular method of securing data at rest is by using encrypted file systems. Today, we're going to introduce you to another method known as PGP encryption.  Although encrypted file systems provide a decent level of protection for your data, they have certain limitations.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, OpenPGP

Groups and their role in regulatory compliance - Part 1

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, May 09, 2018 @ 03:24 PM

Overview

Here's something that's particularly useful if you want to provide access control to JSCAPE MFT Server directories based on need to know and according to job responsibilities.  It's called Groups. JSCAPE managed file transfer server Groups are named sets of virtual directories and file system permissions that may be assigned to multiple user accounts.  You can use them to comply with certain laws and regulations like PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and SOX.

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

Setting up a Linux FTP Server - Part 3

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, May 06, 2018 @ 05:04 PM

This is Part 3 of our 3-part blog post showing how to set up a Linux FTP Server. Let's recap what we've accomplished so far. In Part 1, you learned how to prep your Linux server by installing Java. Then in Part 2, you learned how to install JSCAPE MFT Server and configure it for remote administration via its admin web interface. Here in our last installment, we'll teach you how to activate an FTP service on your managed file transfer Linux server using that administrative web interface.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Linux FTP Server

Setting up a Linux FTP Server - Part 2

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, May 06, 2018 @ 05:02 PM

For those who landed on this page via the search engines, this post is a continuation of our article re Setting up a Linux FTP Server. I suggest you read Part 1 first if you haven't done that yet.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials, FTP, Linux FTP Server