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.Read More
Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This is a continuation of Part 1. To preserve confidentiality in secure file transfers, public keys are given to end users while the private key is kept inside the managed file transfer server.
[Last updated on Feb 2019] 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.
Note: This blog post was originally published on November 30, 2012 but was updated and republished on September 19, 2018.
Rogue FTP servers can be a menace. Not only do they pose a serious threat to company privacy, they can also stand in the way of regulatory compliance. In this post, you'll learn where these servers come from, what specific dangers accompany them, and how they can be detected.