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Regulatory Issues Affecting Transborder File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 @ 12:27 PM

The Internet has greatly simplified and hastened the way we share files with trading partners and colleagues based in other countries. But unknown to many of us, these transborder file transfers can involve personal information, which may be subject to certain national and international laws and regulations. 

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Compliance, Secure File Transfer

3 Crucial Components for Enterprise File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Aug 25, 2012 @ 03:57 PM

Overview

The volume of sensitive information being exchanged among large organizations is growing at a tremendous pace. Unless these organizations beef up IT security, all that information could easily fall into the wrong hands.  In this post, we take a look at three security solutions that are emerging as the most crucial components of highly secure, enterprise-class file transfers.

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

Top 8 Benefits of a Reverse Proxy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 @ 12:01 PM

Overview

By placing a reverse proxy in your DMZ, you can move your file transfer servers to your internal network where they will be less vulnerable to attacks from the Internet. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are still more benefits of using a reverse proxy you might not be aware of. 

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Topics: High Availability, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Compliance, Secure File Transfer

Using a Reverse Proxy to Keep Sensitive Data out of the DMZ

Posted by John V. on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 @ 11:01 AM

Overview

Deploying a reverse proxy and making use of DMZ streaming is an excellent way of keeping sensitive data out of your DMZ. Consequently, it can also help in achieving regulatory compliance.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Managed File Transfer, Compliance, Secure File Transfer, Reverse Proxy

Choosing Key Lengths for Encrypted File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jul 06, 2012 @ 10:31 AM

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 Secure PCI-DSS FTP Compliance

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

Overview

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

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

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, May 25, 2012 @ 02:15 PM

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 V. on Wed, May 23, 2012 @ 02:14 PM

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

Roles of Server and Client Keys in Secure File Transfers - Part 1

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

Overview

Secure file transfers typically employ public key cryptography. This cryptographic system involves the use of two different keys: a public key and a private key. In JSCAPE MFT Server, such keys can be easily generated, imported, and exported in the Key Manager. But some first-time users find it hard to even start using the Key Manager. One reason for that is because they fail to see the difference between server keys and client keys. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Security, Secure File Transfer

Using Regular Expressions in Triggers - Part 1

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 08, 2012 @ 01:30 PM

Overview

One of the most powerful feature in JSCAPE MFT Server is Triggers. If you've been using triggers, then you probably already realize how handy they are in automating business processes that involve secure file transfers. However, if you've never employed regular expressions on your triggers, then you're just scratching the surface of this highly versatile feature.

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