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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

Roles of Server and Client Keys in Secure File Transfers - Part 2

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 @ 10:19 PM

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. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Security

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

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 @ 09:49 PM

Overview

[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. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Security, Secure File Transfer

How to Detect Rogue FTP Servers on your Network

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 11:23 AM

Note: This blog post was originally published on November 30, 2012 but was updated and republished on September 19, 2018.

Overview

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.

 

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Security, Compliance, JSCAPE MFT Monitor

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

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 04:38 AM

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 Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 04:37 AM

This article was originally published on May 18, 2012 but was updated on September 12, 2018 to align with PCI DSS 3.2.1.

 

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

Choosing Key Lengths for Encrypted File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 @ 10:12 PM

Note: This post was originally posted on July 6, 2012 but was updated on August 28, 2018

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