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3 Ways To Generate OpenPGP Keys

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, May 13, 2019 @ 04:55 AM

[Last updated May 13, 2019] JSCAPE MFT Server makes it easy to strengthen secure file transfers with OpenPGP encryption. But before you can protect your files with PGP, you need to create the necessary public/private key pairs. In this post, we introduce you to three ways of doing that. 

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

MFT Security Tip: Encrypting Data-at-Rest

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 @ 05:43 AM

For today’s security tip, we talk about data-at-rest encryption. When your users upload files to your file transfer server, those files are usually stored in plaintext. The risk there is that, if an attacker somehow gains unauthorized access to that server, he or she could simply grab those files and then view their contents.

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

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

Video: Automatically Encrypting Uploaded Files with OpenPGP

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 10:32 PM

In this video, we'll show you how to automatically encrypt files uploaded to JSCAPE MFT Server

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

How To Use A Windows FTP Client For Secure Downloads

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Sep 27, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

Despite FTP's vulnerabilities, many Windows users still use FTP clients for transferring files over the Internet. If you really have to keep using that archaic file transfer protocol, at least do it securely. Here's what we suggest when using a Windows FTP Client for secure downloads.

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Topics: Security, OpenPGP, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, FTP

What is a Cipher? | Understanding Encryption Algorithms

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:56 PM


Overview

The strength of an encryption largely depends on two components: 1) the cipher and 2) the length of the key. We already discussed key lengths in an older post. So today, let's talk about the other component. 


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Topics: Security, OpenPGP, SFTP, FTPS

Symmetric vs Asymmetric Encryption

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 @ 02:35 AM

Overview: Symmetric vs. Asymmetric Encryption 

Secure file transfer protocols generally employ a combination of symmetric and asymmetric encryption to preserve the confidentiality of data while in transit. So why the need for two kinds of encryption? What is the difference between symmetric and asymmetric? In this post, we take a closer look at the main functions of symmetric and asymmetric encryption, their strengths, their weaknesses, and why we'd prefer having both.

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Topics: Security, File Transfer Clients, OpenPGP, SFTP, FTPS

Securing Trading Partner File Transfers w/ Auto PGP Encryption & FTPS

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 @ 09:32 AM


Overview

PGP encryption can add another layer of protection to a trading partner file transfer already secured by FTPS. It can also provide data-at-rest encryption as soon as the file arrives at the other end. In this post, we'll show you how to set up a fully automated file transfer secured by OpenPGP and FTPS using JSCAPE MFT Server triggers.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, OpenPGP, Triggers, FTPS

PGP Encrypting Every Single File Uploaded By Members Of A Group

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Dec 27, 2014 @ 02:42 PM


Overview

Some company activities - such as product development or eDiscovery - require a high level of security. The people involved in these activities have to make sure the information they share with one another are kept confidential at all times. In JSCAPE MFT Server, it's possible to secure a group folder in such a way that all files uploaded to that folder are automatically encrypted with OpenPGP. In this post, we'll show you how to do that.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, OpenPGP, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer

How To PGP Encrypt Every Single File Uploaded By A Particular User

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Dec 26, 2014 @ 09:55 AM


Overview

Some guys in your organization may have to handle lots of sensitive information. Because there's always a good chance their files are going to contain confidential data, it would be best to ensure that every single file they upload to your server get utmost protection. On JSCAPE MFT Server, you can do that by applying OpenPGP encryption on all virtual paths owned by that user.

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