When it comes to old technology lurking around in your network, there is as good a chance as any other that an FTP or SFTP server is part, having been a staple of most IT teams for a very long time.
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How to Automate File Transfers with Azure using MOVEit For those of you who use MOVEit Automation to automate the transfer of files between different hosts, you will know that while there are a number of supported hosts from SFTP servers to Amazon
8 Things That You Didn't Know You Could Do With MOVEit With over eleven years' of technical experience with Progress MOVEit solutions, we quite often are asked about how the solution might be able to solve some of the requirements which are not
There comes a time in the career of all good IT professionals when they seek out the best network monitoring solution for their needs, but as noble as that might sound, finding the right solution is critical for ensuring that your IT systems are healthy and that business interruption is kept to an absolute minimum.
Jan 3, 2022 |
The old adage says that you should not attempt to reinvent the wheel, as it is both a waste of time and has been perfected already. Instead, it is common accepted that wherever there is an existing standard, one should use that.
Microsoft SharePoint is not everybody's cup-of-tea. But, with Microsoft dominating the office productivity landscape via it very popular Office 365 subscription service, it's probably the most common document library software in use. We find that IT teams are often asking us about how they can bring SharePoint into their automated Managed File Transfer (MFT) workflows.
IBM Sterling is one of those solutions which feels like it has been around since the beginning of the earth and for must customers of the solution, they have been using for just as long. Handling critical file movements in the company network, few want to touch it for fear of severe disruption. However, if being reviewed, would likely be pulled up on a number of shortcomings which once upon a time seemed trivial but today are problematic.
Today, if you are not embracing the cloud then it would seem you are in a steadily declining minority. Cloud is the buzz term that refuses to die; and so instead we find ourselves in an age of migration toward the cloud or in a state of hybrid network, where the boundaries between cloud and hosted services are blurred.
For a protocol with nearly fifty years on the clock, FTP can sometimes be a lot more complicated than most would assume. In particular, there is often a strong misunderstanding of the differences between active and passive FTP sessions, which can lead to confusion around port numbers in use and how the protocol really works. So what are the differences between active and passive FTP; and what are the advantages and disadvantages of using either mode?
If you have worked with file transfer systems for any length of time, you might have heard of or even seen settings available which refer to AS2. Despite this protocol and its predecessor AS1 having existed since the 1990s, very few people know what it is or how it works. In this blog we will take a look at AS2 and what it can be used for.
Today we heard some news which had passed relatively quietly through the usual media outlets, despite it being highly embarrassing for the cloud-based managed file transfer vendor WeTransfer. On the 21st of June 2019, WeTransfer started to send security incident email warnings to their customers. Letting them know that between the 16th and 17th of the same month, some files sent by users of the system had their files sent to the wrong recipient.
So, you have installed MOVEit Automation and have started to create automated workflows for moving files from one location to another. But with that initial requirement now fulfilled, what else can you get out of the solution? This is a question we are answering on an almost weekly basis.
You may have noticed that this is our second blog post on the different configurable modes of FTP, in recent days - after our previous blog on the differences between active and passive FTP. We often write about our experiences at the time and the past 30-days have been no exception, having spoken with and assisted a number of customers through the intricacies of FTP. One such question which keeps coming up is the difference between implicit and explicit FTP - otherwise known as FTPS.
Jan 1, 2022 | FTP Alternatives
FTP has been around for as long as I can remember; and according to Rapid7 is still in widespread use today with over 21 million FTP servers on present on the internet today. Sadly this cornerstone of file transfer is woefully unprepared for today's world of data breaches and targeted hacking campaigns as it provides no protection for files in transmission or when stored on disk. Meaning that files are transferred in the clear, making them easy targets...
It wasn't to long ago that we were excited to see the release of MOVEit's first REST API methods, opening up the possibilities for ever more integration and automated workflows. Many of which our customers have since explored. Today, things have moved both further; and in an exciting direction with the release of a certified Mulesoft Anypoint Exchange connector for MOVEit Transfer.
As 2021 draws to a close, Software Reviews have released their latest Info-Tech MFT Data Quadrant. Regular readers of this blog will remember we highlighted concerns about the 2019 report – namely that several of the featured products weren’t actually managed file transfer (see our full 2019 review below ).So, what does the 2021 report look like, and is it a more accurate reflection of the marketplace?
Dec 11, 2021 |
At Advanced Cyber Solutions we often like to highlight customer success when we feel there has been a particular innovative approach take; and this blog post is no different. We were recently posed a challenge by a large car parts supplier to collect order forms in the format of an email attachment, which would arrive in a designated ordering mailbox. Then to move them to a processing system for fulfilment.
Pro2col are excited to announce the acquisition of Advanced Cyber Solutions. This will support Pro2col’s continued growth and help expand our technical and consultancy services.
Historically, organisations that wanted to push data to Azure via SFTP would have to host an SFTP server installed on a virtual machine. However, all of that is about to change when SFTP for Azure Blob Storage becomes available in the public release.
When the topic of the GDPR was hotting up a couple of years back, one question which would raise its head consistently was the compatibility of the cloud with elements of the regulation which restrict the geographical location of data processing.
As of May 2018, payment merchants and other credit card handling organisations will need to have familiarised themselves and have implemented the latest iteration of the PCI-DSS. In particular, this blog focuses on how version 3.2.1 affects managed file transfer solutions and how you can ensure your MFT solution stays compliant.
After working with quite a few customers on upgrading their MOVEit installations over the past six months, there is one thing which we have noticed is being frequently overlooked - the regular execution of maintenance tasks, which help to keep MOVEit healthy and operationally functional.
Has there ever been a more confusing data security standard than the PCI-DSS? Even now, thirteen years on from its initial release, a clear understanding of what you need to achieve to be compliant may still be a challenge.
After 19 years' of working with managed file transfer solutions (MFT), there is one use case which pops up time and time again. It starts with a requirement for a simple yet regular file transfer between two points, for which a script is created and run as either a cron job or Windows scheduler task...