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How to Set Up SSL Client Authentication | JSCAPE

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Overview

People who use SSL/TLS to secure their online transactions/file transfers are mostly only familiar with two of its security functions: 1. That it can encrypt data in transit and 2. That it can enable clients to authenticate the server. They're likely not making use of another feature that can greatly enhance SSL security even more - client certificate authentication.

If you've been following our posts, you know that client certificate authentication has been the subject of our discussion lately. However, we've never been able to talk about how to enable it on the server side. This quick post will be all about that.

 

 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, FTPS

How To Install An SFTP Server On Windows

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Because Microsoft Windows doesn't have a secure file transfer protocol server built in, here's a tutorial showing how to install one on it. 

The SFTP server we'll be using for this tutorial is JSCAPE MFT Server, a managed file transfer server that supports SFTP connections and several other file transfer protocols like FTP, FTPS, HTTP/S, WebDAV, AS2 and OFTP, as well as SSL and TLS.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

Protecting Your File Transfer Service from Internal Threats

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Overview

[Last updated: December 2020] Malicious insiders and careless insiders are increasingly posing serious risks to file transfer systems. If nothing is done to mitigate them, these internal threats can cause data loss or, worse, massive penalty-inducing data breaches. In this post, we take a closer look at internal threats, how they put file transfer systems at risk, and what you can do to mitigate them.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT, Business Process Automation, Secure File Transfer, FTP

How To Securely Transfer Large Files Over The Internet

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Businesses that deal with large files such as high-definition videos, 3D CAD models, and so on, sometimes need to transfer these files to another department or to a trading partner located in another state, country, or continent. In situations like this, it pays to know how to securely transfer large files over the Internet.

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

Install A Linux SFTP Server Via Command Line And Configure Via Web UI

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Overview

Let's say you want to install an SSH FTP server (SFTP) on a Linux machine devoid of a GUI. However, after installation, you don't want to configure it (add users, create keys, enable public key authentication, choose algorithms, etc.) locally, moreso via the SFTP client. Instead, you want this SFTP server to be configured remotely through a graphical Web user interface. This is how we recommend you do it.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

Using AES-256 To Encrypt Files You Upload To Your S3 Trading Partner

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Files you upload to an Amazon S3 trading partner through JSCAPE MFT Server are normally stored in plaintext. If you want to encrypt those files to minimize the risk of a data breach, one way to do that is by using AES-256 Amazon S3 server-side encryption. We'll show you how to use this particular service in this post. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer

What Is AS2 Protocol? How To Use Applicability Statement 2

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Overview: What Is AS2 Protocol?

AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) is a file transfer protocol (FTP) that supports fully automated, server-to-server file transfers. It's suitable for two or more parties who often transact with each other and require paper-free transfers that ensure message integrity, security and reliability.

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

Why and How You Should Verify An SSH/SFTP Client Key's Fingerprint Before Using It

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

In one of our previous posts, we talked about the importance of authenticating an SFTP host before logging into it and how to use the host's RSA key fingerprint to carry out the authentication. The same principle applies when you import a user's client key for public key authentication. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

Understanding Key Differences Between FTP, FTPS And SFTP

Updated by Van Glass on

Three common protocols still used in file transfer today are FTP, FTPS and SFTP. While the acronyms for these protocols are similar, there are some key differences among them, in particular how data is exchanged, the level of security provided and firewall considerations. Learning these key differences can help you when choosing a secure file transfer protocol or troubleshooting common connection issues.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer

How To Secure And Protect Data At Rest

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

To prevent confidential data from leaking out of your organization or getting stolen, your cyber security efforts have to be aimed at two areas: securing data-at-rest and securing data-in-transit (sometimes referred to as data-in-use). Data-in-transit is often secured by protocols that use an Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and require encryption keys. But what about data-at-rest protection?

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT, Secure File Transfer