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

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: News, Security, Compliance, Secure File Transfer

Video: How To Automatically Forward Files From FTP to SFTP

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 07:41 AM

In this video tutorial, we'll show you how to automatically forward FTP uploads to an SFTP server.

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

Video: Automatically Encrypting Uploaded Files with OpenPGP

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 10:32 PM

In this video, we'll show you how to automatically encrypt files uploaded to JSCAPE MFT Server

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

Google Chrome Could Be Pushing HTTP To The Brink of Extinction

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Sep 09, 2016 @ 01:52 AM

The days of HTTP pages on the Web appear to be numbered. Google has announced it would be labelling certain HTTP pages as "Not secure" when it releases Chrome 56 on January 2017. This is part of Google's ongoing effort to increase adoption of HTTPS. HTTPS is reinforced by SSL/TLS, making it a more secure version of HTTP

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Topics: News, Security, Secure File Transfer

What Is HMAC And How Does It Secure File Transfers?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 02:10 AM

Overview

Data integrity checks are vital to secure communications. They enable communicating parties to verify the integrity and authenticity of the messages they receive. In secure file transfer protocols like FTPS, SFTP, and HTTPS, data integrity/message authentication is usually achieved through a mechanism known as HMAC. In this post, we explain what HMAC is, its basic inner workings, and how it secures data transfers.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS

Applying The CIA Triad To Your Enterprise File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Aug 09, 2016 @ 10:10 AM

Overview

As one of the basic building blocks of information security, the CIA Triad is likewise a vital piece in establishing secure enterprise file transfers. In this post, we explain what the CIA Triad is and how you can apply it to your B2B data transfers.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS

The SSH / SFTP Key Fingerprint And Its Role In Server Authentication

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Aug 04, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

The first time a user connects to your SSH or SFTP server, his/her file transfer client may display an alert or notice indicating it doesn't recognize the server's fingerprint. What it's actually referring to is the server's SSH/SFTP key fingerprint, an important security feature that helps users and client applications authenticate SSH/SFTP servers. This post explains how it's used.

 

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

Streamlining Data Transfers for State Data Breach Notification Law Compliance

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 @ 07:35 AM

Overview

Most US states now have their own data breach notification law. If your business operations involve the storage and transfer of personal information, there are a couple of things you ought to know to reduce the risks and bring down the costs of compliance.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Security, Compliance, Secure File Transfer