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How To Install MFT Gateway Agent on Windows

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jul 09, 2019 @ 10:36 PM

In this post, we'll walk you through the steps of installing the JSCAPE MFT Gateway Agent on a Windows machine and adding that agent on MFT Gateway. Delegating network requests to an agent can come in handy if the Windows box running a service you want to create a reverse proxy for is located behind a firewall that doesn't allow any connections from external sources. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Security, Secure File Transfer, Reverse Proxy, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy

How To Install the MFT Gateway Agent on Linux

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Jul 08, 2019 @ 01:20 AM

In this post, we'll walk you through the steps of installing the JSCAPE MFT Gateway Agent on a Linux machine and adding that agent on MFT Gateway.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Security, Secure File Transfer, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy

How to Reverse Proxy HTTP In 3 Simple Steps

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 @ 11:17 PM

[Last updated on June 13, 2019] There may be instances when you'd want external users to access HTTP servers located behind your corporate firewall. A secure way of doing this is by allowing access to those servers through an HTTP reverse proxy. In this short tutorial, we'll show you the basic steps of achieving this using JSCAPE MFT Gateway

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

MFT Security Tip: Use Digital Certificates For Server Authentication

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, May 16, 2019 @ 07:00 PM

For today’s MFT security tip, let’s talk about using digital certificates for server authentication. Ideally, when your users attempt to connect to your file transfer server, they must have a way of verifying that they’re actually connecting to your server and not an impostor. Otherwise, they could end up uploading sensitive data to the wrong host.

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

MFT Security Tip: Replace Default Admin Passwords

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Apr 05, 2019 @ 04:02 AM

For today’s MFT security tip, let’s talk about replacing default admin passwords. Most software applications come with default admin passwords. You normally use it to gain initial access to the application right after installation. The problem with these default passwords is that, some of them are well known, that they often find their way into hacking forums in the dark web.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security

MFT Security Tip: Encrypting Data-at-Rest

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 @ 05:43 AM

For today’s security tip, we talk about data-at-rest encryption. When your users upload files to your file transfer server, those files are usually stored in plaintext. The risk there is that, if an attacker somehow gains unauthorized access to that server, he or she could simply grab those files and then view their contents.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security, OpenPGP, Videos, Secure File Transfer

MFT Security Tip: Including Uppercase and Lowercase Letters In Passwords

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 @ 05:02 AM

In today’s security tip, we talk about including uppercase and lowercase characters in passwords. This is related to our previous video about using long passwords. Aside from using long passwords, you can further increase the number of possible password combinations by requiring your users to include uppercase AND lowercase characters.

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

MFT Security Tip: Use Long Passwords

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 @ 07:37 AM

It’s time for another MFT Security tip. Today, let’s talk about long passwords and why you would want to require your users to use them. To begin, let’s have a thought experiment. Let’s say, the alphabet only consists of two letters - A and B. Of course, we know there are 26 letters all in all, but for the purpose of this discussion, let’s just say there are only two. 

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

MFT Security Tip: Disable Plain FTP

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 02:21 AM

Last week, we published the blog post 'The Ultimate Guide To Hardening Your Secure File Transfer Server', where we shared several tips on how you could take advantage of the large selection of security features on JSCAPE MFT Server. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Security, Secure File Transfer

The Ultimate Guide To Hardening Your Secure File Transfer Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Mar 08, 2019 @ 05:34 AM

While inherently secure file transfer servers like JSCAPE MFT Server are packed with lots of security features, many of those features need to be activated first. In addition, some functions need to be configured and, in some cases, disabled, to ensure optimal protection. Unless you implement those changes, you won't be able to realize the full (security) potential of your secure file transfer server. 

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