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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

Understanding Hashing

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 12:53 PM


Overview

Hashes are essential to secure file transfers. You can find them in operations involving passwords, file integrity checks, digital signatures, digital certificate thumbprints or fingerprints, and others. But what are hashes? In this post, we'll introduce you to hashes, the concept of hashing, and its applications in various areas of security.



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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer, FTPS

How To Get An Email Each Time An Admin Account Logs In To Your Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 03:42 AM


Overview

A compromised file transfer server admin user account is always a huge problem. In the hands of a person with malicious intentions, a user account with administrative privileges can turn into a massive data breach. Thus, there may be cases when you'll want to be notified whenever an admin gains access to your system. If the login looks suspicious, you'll still have time to take appropriate action. In this post, I'll show you how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server so that it can automatically send an email to anyone who needs to know each time an admin logs in. 


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

It's Time To Disable All SSL

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Feb 22, 2015 @ 04:27 AM

Earlier this month, the PCI SSC (Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council) published a bulletin on impending revisions to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and PA DSS (Payment Application Data Security Standard). The bulletin focused on SSL's failure to meet PCI SSC's definition of "strong cryptography" and the move to revise the two standards in light of this development.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer

How To Send Large Files Through Email - Part 4

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 @ 02:34 AM


Overview

We're now in the last leg of our 4-part series on how to send large files through email. We wrap up this series by showing you how to configure your MFT server so that users can send large files via email without having to install an Outlook plugin (see Part 3), let alone use MS Outlook at all. Instead, your users will be able to login to your server through their favorite Web browser and email large files from there.

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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, Email Large Files

How To Send Large Files Through Email - Part 2

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Jan 18, 2015 @ 02:38 AM


Overview

We now proceed with Part 2 of our tutorial on sending large files by email. In Part 1, we introduced you to a secure, reliable, and efficient method of sending big files through trusty old email. We called that method ad hoc file transfer. Today, we start getting technical as we show you how to set up the ad hoc file transfer service on your JSCAPE MFT Server. This won't take long, so just sit back, scroll down, and discover the handful of settings that will free your users from the file size limitations of email.


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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, Email Large Files

How To Send Large Files Through Email

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 05:28 AM


Overview

This is the first of what I expect to be a 4-part series of posts detailing how you can send large files through email. Here in Part 1, we'll talk about the motivations of doing it and the limitations of most email services. We'll also give you an overview of a method that will allow you to circumvent those limitations. A method that is most suited for businesses, where large file attachments must be sent securely, reliably, and efficiently.

 



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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, Email Large Files

Setting Up SFTP Public Key Authentication On The Command Line

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jan 07, 2015 @ 02:44 AM


Overview

SFTP provides an alternative method for client authentication. It's called SFTP public key authentication. This method allows users to login to your SFTP service without entering a password and is often employed for automated file transfers. In this post, we'll walk you through the process of setting up this kind of authentication on the command line. It's really easier to do this on a GUI-based interface but if you simply love doing things on the terminal, this post is for you.

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

How To Set Up A HTTPS File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 @ 02:21 AM


Overview

In this post, you'll learn how to set up a HTTPS file transfer. We'll begin with a "quickstart", where you'll use the default settings in order to get a HTTPS file transfer service up and running with just a few clicks. After that, we'll tackle some of the more advanced settings so you can choose your desired set of SSL/TLS cipher suites and server key. Your choice of cipher suites and keys will have an effect on the security of your HTTPS service and its compatibility with your users' web browsers.

Note: The HTTPS or HTTP Secure protocol is defined in RFC 2818, so if you want a really technical discussion on HTTPS alone, feel free to read that.

Note: JSCAPE's HTTPS is not affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability


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

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