DMZ Streaming is a clever feature that allows external network-based clients to securely access files in your internal network.
With streaming, sensitive files no longer have to be stored on your DMZ. This makes it a perfect solution for complying with regulations like PCI-DSS, which prohibit certain files from being stored on a network de-militarized zone.
DMZ Streaming is a salient feature of JSCAPE MFT Gateway. In a basic configuration, you would deploy JSCAPE MFT Gateway in your DMZ.
To access files in your internal network, an external user would only have to connect to your DMZ-based Gateway. The Gateway would in turn connect to a server in your internal network and then stream the files in question back to the user. In no instance would the user be aware of whatever takes place behind the DMZ.
Features and Benefits
Completely transparent to the client - Client-side users don’t need additional configurations to take advantage of DMZ streaming. They simply connect to and use the file transfer service as they normally would.
Obscures internal servers - Since all incoming connections are established with the DMZ-based JSCAPE MFT Gateway, external users wouldn’t be able to gain vital information about your internal network. This would make it very difficult for potential attackers to target your internal servers.
Supports any TCP/IP protocol, including FTP/S, HTTP/S, and SFTP.