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How To Set Up An SFTP Reverse Proxy in JSCAPE MFT Gateway

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Jun 09, 2019 @ 09:53 PM

[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.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Videos, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, Reverse Proxy, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy

How To Send Messages to Amazon SQS Queues Using JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Jun 03, 2019 @ 11:18 PM

In this post, you'll learn how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server to send messages to Amazon SQS queues. Amazon SQS queues are more suitable for MFT Server messages that you want retrieved by receiving applications using a polling (or pulling) method and not pushed out to recipients as soon as the message(s) get published.  Read More

Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Videos, Cloud Computing, Tutorials

Sending SMS Notifications of JSCAPE MFT Server Events Via Amazon SNS

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, May 27, 2019 @ 08:37 PM

In a previous post, we outlined the steps of setting up JSCAPE MFT Server to publish messages to Amazon SNS. This setting us useful in cases when you want server admins to receive notifications regarding certain events on your managed file transfer server. Now, in that tutorial, the notifications were sent via email. But what if you want to send them through an SMS text message instead? You'll learn how to do that here.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Videos, Cloud Computing, Tutorials, Triggers

MFT Security Tip: Use Digital Certificates For Server Authentication

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, May 16, 2019 @ 07:00 PM

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.

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

How To Publish Messages To Amazon SNS Using JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, May 10, 2019 @ 05:26 AM

In this post, you'll learn how to publish messages to an Amazon SNS (Simple Notification Service) topic using JSCAPE MFT Server. There could be a couple of reasons why you would want this capability, but one big reason is so that you can get notifications when certain events occur on your server. This will keep you on top of things and enable you to act on them before they turn into issues. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Videos, Cloud Computing, Tutorials

MFT Security Tip: Encrypting Data-at-Rest

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 @ 05:43 AM

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.

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

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

[video] Blocking Suspicious IP Addresses When MFT Server Is Behind MFT Gateway

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 @ 04:33 AM

This is a video version of the tutorial "How To Block Suspicious IP Addresses When MFT Server Is Behind MFT Gateway". Here, you'll learn how to configure MFT Server so that it blocks IP addresses at MFT Gateway.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Videos, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, Triggers

Use Azure Files As The File Storage System on JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Feb 06, 2019 @ 03:06 AM

We just published a video version of the blog post, Using Azure Files As The File Storage System Of Your MFT Server. It shows you how to set up JSCAPE MFT Server so that the files your users and other client applications upload to your server are automatically streamed to an Azure Files share.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Videos, Tutorials