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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

What Is TFTP?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 09:12 PM


Overview

Like its more popular and more versatile cousin, FTP, TFTP or Trivial File Transfer Protocol is also a protocol for transferring files. However, it's targeted at certain tasks. In this post, you'll learn about the basic properties of TFTP, where it's commonly used, its vulnerabilities, how it differs from FTP, and other essential information about it.



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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer

How To Delete Old Files From Your Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 08:47 PM


Overview

Here's another task many customers want to automate on their SFTP, FTPS, or FTP server. They want their server to monitor certain directories and delete old files found there as soon as the files have reached a certain age. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to automatically delete old files from JSCAPE MFT Server using triggers. These instructions apply irrespective of the file transfer protocol you activate on the server, so if you think this is something you can use, feel free to read along.


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

How To Get An Email Each Time An Admin Account Logs In To Your Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 03:42 AM


Overview

A compromised file transfer server admin user account is always a huge problem. In the hands of a person with malicious intentions, a user account with administrative privileges can turn into a massive data breach. Thus, there may be cases when you'll want to be notified whenever an admin gains access to your system. If the login looks suspicious, you'll still have time to take appropriate action. In this post, I'll show you how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server so that it can automatically send an email to anyone who needs to know each time an admin logs in. 


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

Using Regular Expressions To Download Files With Date Formats In Their Filenames

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 03:28 AM


Overview

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.

Still new to regular expressions? Check out these articles first:

Using Regular Expressions in Triggers - Part 1

Exploring Regular Expressions in DLP

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, regular expressions

OFTP (Odette File Transfer Protocol) - Simplified

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 09:30 PM


Overview

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.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, AS2

Moving Files On The Remote Server After An Automated FTP Download

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Feb 04, 2015 @ 01:48 PM


Overview

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. 

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

How To Set Up A Scheduled Automatic Download With A Trading Partner

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 @ 09:29 PM


Overview

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.

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

Setting Up A Trading Partner For Automated FTP

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 @ 08:21 AM


Overview

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. 


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

How To Send Large Files Through Email - Part 4

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 @ 02:34 AM


Overview

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.

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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, Email Large Files

How To Send Large Files Through Email - Part 3

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 @ 02:58 AM


Overview

Welcome to Part 3 of our tutorial on sending large files through email. Last time, we walked you through the steps of setting up the ad hoc file transfer service on JSCAPE MFT Server. Today, we'll move on to the client side and show you how to set up the ad hoc file transfer plugin for MS Outlook. With this plugin, your users will be able to conduct large files transfers within the familair interface of Outlook.

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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Email Large Files