When a user uploads files via FTP/S, SFTP, HTTP/S, or any supported file transfer protocol to JSCAPE MFT Server, those files don't have to be stored on the same machine as that server. Instead, you can have those files redirected to a variety of network storage options like a remote SFTP service, Amazon S3, Dropbox and several others. In this post we're going to show you how to store uploaded files to a remote Windows SMB share.Read More
Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions
Let's say you're trying to establish a connection with a remote SFTP host, perhaps one of your own SFTP servers or maybe one owned by one of your trading partners. While there are tools like nmap and netstat that you can use to test SFTP connectivity, you can also use JSCAPE MFT Monitor.Read More
While the IT skills gap is sometimes exaggerated, there are some industries where the tech talent shortage is really a major issue. One of those industries is manufacturing. Despite growing adoption of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, analytics, robotics and automation, which are often perceived to eliminate jobs, manufacturers are actually faced with a widening skills gap. Meaning, there are actually more jobs to fill.Read More
JSCAPE MFT Server's Network Storage module (formerly known as Reverse Proxy) allows you to utilize various remote services and storage solutions as additional storage for your managed file transfer server. This can come in handy when your MFT Server machine has limited storage capacity or if you simply want to store certain user files elsewhere. One of the supported services is SFTP. If you have an SFTP server with lots of free storage space and you want to use that as a network storage for your MFT Server, you should find this post useful.Read More
[Last updated June 10, 2019] An SFTP reverse proxy adds another layer of security to SFTP services. In addition to SFTP's ability to encrypt data in transit and provide 2-factor authentication, an SFTP reverse proxy brings in several other security-related benefits such as hiding user credentials and the identities of your internal servers. An SFTP reverse proxy can be easy to set up and this post will show you how.Read More
[Last updated March 23, 2019] Driven by security concerns and regulatory mandates, most companies now prefer the use of secure file transfer protocols when exchanging data with trading partners. The usual protocol of choice is SFTP. But having to set up SFTP connections, which typically include hostnames/IP addresses, usernames, passwords, client keys, etc. for every single automated transaction can be a pain. With JSCAPE MFT Server, it's possible to reduce the steps you'd normally take in applying SFTP automation to certain business processes. Let's show you how to do that.Read More
[Last updated March 15, 2019] In this post, we'll talk about the algorithms included in a typical SFTP server and explain their basic functions. We'll cover SFTP algorithms for key exchanges, ciphers, MACs, and compressions. After that, we'll dive into the JSCAPE MFT Server Manager Web GUI and show you where you can configure those SFTP algorithms there.Read More
[Last updated Feb 2019] This post is for those of you who want to dive right into the steps of setting up an SFTP server. I'm sure some of you have been resourceful enough to go through the documentation and sift through all the relevant pages in there. But for those who just want one place for it all, this is the article for you.
For this tutorial, I'll be using JSCAPE MFT Server, our managed file transfer server that supports SFTP as well as a number of other secure file transfer protocols. Since this managed file transfer server is built from Java, it can run on different platforms, including Windows (32 and 64 bit), Linux, Solaris, AIX, IBM z/OS, and Mac OS X.
If you want to follow this tutorial step by step, you may download a free evaluation edition of JSCAPE MFT Server by clicking the button below. Don't forget to select the installer that corresponds to your operating system.
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JSCAPE MFT Server encrypted file transfer protocols like SFTP and those secured through TLS (e.g. HTTPS, FTPS, AS2, OFTP, and WebDAVS) can be configured for FIPS compliance. Since this is a function that isn't switched on by default, you might wonder if it's necessary to enable it at all.Read More
An active-active high availability SFTP cluster can greatly reduce the chances of downtime by allowing two or more SFTP servers share the load. If you'd like to learn an easy way of setting up this kind of cluster, check out this post.
Note: This post was originally published on Sept 2016 but was updated and re-published on Oct 2018.Read More