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Taking Advantage of SSL/TLS Security When Running AS2 On HTTPS

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 @ 04:38 AM

On its own, AS2 already comes with a nice set of features that enable it to secure EDI transactions. It's got encryption. It's got non-repudiation. It even has data integrity checks as well as a form of server and client authentication. So, even if you run AS2 over HTTP, your data can already get a good amount of protection. Still, it wouldn't hurt to add more layers of protection. And you can do that if you run your AS2  transactions over HTTPS. 

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Topics: AS2, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Server

Choosing Between SSL Implicit, Explicit, and Forced Explicit Modes

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Nov 04, 2018 @ 09:07 PM

Overview

There will be times when you'll want to transfer files over a secure connection. One option is to use FTPS (FTP over SSL) which provides data-in-motion encryption through SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). When you setup an FTPS service in JSCAPE MFT Server, you'll notice that you actually have 3 modes to choose from explicit SSL, forced explicit SSL and implicit SSL.

This post was originally published on May 6, 2012 but was updated and republished on November 4, 2018.

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Topics: FTPS, FTP, JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer

How To Set Up A SFTP Active-Passive Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 10:16 PM

This post was originally published on September 17, 2016 but was updated and republished on September 28, 2018.

Overview

In this quick tutorial, you'll discover an easy way to set up a failover server for your SFTP server and in turn build an SFTP active-passive high availability cluster. 

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Topics: High Availability, Secure File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, SFTP, Failover

Required MFT Server Password Settings for PCI DSS Compliance - Part 2

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 04:38 AM

In part 1, we enumerated all PCI-DSS requirements that directly affected password settings and practices. Here, we're going to show you how and where in JSCAPE MFT Server you can configure settings in order to meet those requirements.

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

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.

 

Overview

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, PCI-DSS, Security, Secure File Transfer, Compliance, Managed File Transfer

Choosing Key Lengths for Encrypted File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 @ 10:12 PM

Note: This post was originally posted on July 6, 2012 but was updated on August 28, 2018

Overview

Whenever you generate a server key on JSCAPE MFT Server, you're asked to specify a key length. Since longer keys translate to stronger security, choosing the longer key length might seem like a no-brainer. But why did JSCAPE have to include an option for a shorter key then? Will there be instances where you'll have to choose the shorter key? The answer is yes. And in this post, we'll explain when that can be the case.

 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security, Secure File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Monitor

How To Use ADFS 3.0 as IdP for Web SSO SAML on JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 06:00 PM

Ever since we introduced Web SSO support in JSCAPE MFT Server (way back in version 8.8), the number of adopters for this method of authentication has been steadily growing. We're not surprised, considering how SSO greatly simplifies end user authentication in organizations that use several web-based applications. 

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

What is TOTP?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 05:30 PM

TOTP or Time-based One Time Password is an algorithm that factors in the current time to generate a unique one-time password. It is increasingly becoming an option for 2-factor authentication (where it is typically used alongside username/password authentication) in secure cloud / web-based applications. 

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

How to Set Up a Web File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 @ 05:10 AM

Overview

In this post, you'll learn how to set up a web-based file transfer service using JSCAPE MFT Server. A web file transfer will allow your users to perform file transfers without having to install a file transfer client. To upload or download files, they'll just need to fire up their favorite Web browser like Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Edge, enter the web server's URL, and login to the interface.

This article was updated on June 11, 2018

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, File Transfer Clients, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer

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, Secure File Transfer, FTP, Tutorials