Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

Required MFT Server Password Settings for PCI DSS Compliance - Part 1

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 04:37 AM

This article was originally published on May 18, 2012 but was updated on September 12, 2018 to align with PCI DSS 3.2.1.



Certain PCI-DSS requirements dictate how passwords should be generated, managed and used in file transfer systems located within or connected to your cardholder data environment. In this post, we'll identify what those requirements are and then point to ways you can meet them when using JSCAPE MFT Server.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security, Compliance, PCI-DSS, Secure File Transfer

Providing Network Services From An Internal Network While Prohibiting Inbound Connections

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, May 06, 2016 @ 05:36 AM


Some organizations that deal with exceptionally sensitive information need to employ very stringent access restrictions to their internal networks. While a DMZ consisting of firewalls and reverse proxies can, in most cases, meet such requirements, providing network services from the internal network to external clients while also prohibiting inbound connections can be quite challenging. This little reverse proxy enhancement can simplify things.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Security, Compliance, PCI-DSS, Reverse Proxy, DMZ Streaming

How To Send Big Files For eDiscovery

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:57 PM


Ever since amendments were made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to introduce eDiscovery, litigants and litigators have been struggling to find better ways of handling the large volumes of electronically stored information (ESI) now frequently involved in lawsuits. For instance, many of our clients in the legal profession want to know how to reduce risk exposure when sending big files of ESI.


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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, Data Loss Prevention, eDiscovery, PCI-DSS, DLP, HIPAA, Failover, Load Balancing

Guide to PCI DSS Compliant File Transfers - Part 1

Posted by John V. on Wed, Jan 08, 2014 @ 04:07 PM


For the last couple of years, this is the first page you’d find when searching about PCI DSS compliant file transfers. Enough motivation for us to make sure this article stay as informative and as relevant as possible. So now that PCI DSS version 3.0 is out, we’ve made a few changes to get readers like you up to speed with the latest standard.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Compliance, PCI-DSS, Secure File Transfer

Laws That Could Impact Your Choice of File Transfer Software

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 @ 10:35 AM


Choosing a file transfer software might seem like a trivial exercise. Any application capable of delivering files to your intended recipient should fit the bill, right? Well, not all the time. If your company belongs to the healthcare or financial services industry, is publicly traded, or handles credit card information, then there are a couple of security requirements you need to take into consideration. 

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Topics: Compliance, PCI-DSS, Secure File Transfer, FTP, HIPAA

How to Secure PCI-DSS FTP Compliance

Posted by John V. on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 @ 11:27 AM


PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) contains a couple of requirements that practically discourage organizations who handle credit card data from using FTP for their file transfers. In this post, we'll examine those requirements more closely to see what the options are for those who still find it difficult to ditch this antiquated technology. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Managed File Transfer, Security, Compliance, PCI-DSS, Secure File Transfer

PCI-DSS Compliance with JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by Van Glass on Tue, Dec 28, 2010 @ 06:46 PM

The PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is the security standard for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures for the payment process industry - including merchants, payment devices and services vendors, processors and financial institutions.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Compliance, PCI-DSS