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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, PCI-DSS, Security, Secure File Transfer, Compliance, Managed 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

How To Use ADFS 3.0 as IdP for Web SSO SAML on JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 06:00 PM

Ever since we introduced Web SSO support in JSCAPE MFT Server (way back in version 8.8), the number of adopters for this method of authentication has been steadily growing. We're not surprised, considering how SSO greatly simplifies end user authentication in organizations that use several web-based applications. 

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

Guide to HIPAA Compliant File Transfers - Part 3

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 @ 03:40 AM

Guide to HIPAA Compliant File Transfers - Part 2

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Security, Compliance

What is TOTP?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 05:30 PM

TOTP or Time-based One Time Password is an algorithm that factors in the current time to generate a unique one-time password. It is increasingly becoming an option for 2-factor authentication (where it is typically used alongside username/password authentication) in secure cloud / web-based applications. 

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

An Introduction To Cipher Suites

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, May 16, 2018 @ 11:26 PM

The security of any SSL/TLS-protected connection largely depends on the client and server's choice of cipher suites. If you use file transfer protocols like HTTPS, FTPS, and AS2 but don't know what cipher suites are, you will want to read this post.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, FTPS

Should We Start Using 4096 bit RSA keys?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Nov 24, 2017 @ 12:32 AM

Theoretically, RSA keys that are 2048 bits long should be good until 2030. If so, isn't it a bit early to start using the 4096-bit keys that have become increasingly available in encryption-enabled applications? It depends.

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Topics: FTPS, SFTP, Secure File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Server, Security

How Does China's Cybersecurity Law Impact Data Transfers?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, May 29, 2017 @ 08:59 AM

Legislations that involve data protection or privacy always draw our attention because they often have implications to business transactions and file transfers. China's new Cybersecurity Law certainly falls into this category. 

 

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Topics: Compliance, News, Secure File Transfer, Security