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Defeat Hackers: 8 Simple Tips

With the threat of cyberattacks on the rise, keeping corporate servers safe is a constant concern for IT professionals. Typically, the first step in Managed File Transfer Server security is choosing a secure protocol to protect your data. But what other security measures can you take? Anti-hacking (password guessing) features on your server should be […]

Server Downtime: Are YOU Doing Enough to Prevent it?

Did you know that many of the websites you visit regularly, such as Amazon.com, are clustered & scalable websites? As customers access these websites, the network load balancers monitor the incoming traffic, distributing traffic across multiple servers. Clustering keeps day-to-day operations running smoothly, so you don’t have to worry about any server downtime. Is your business […]

What is PCI Compliant File Transfer and Storage?

Accepting credit card payments is standard practice in most businesses. In order to protect cardholder data, any business that accepts, processes, transfers or stores credit card data must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Often referred to simply as “PCI,” this standard was developed by a consortium of credit card issuers […]

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

When you attempt to access data on a server, an authentication process goes on behind the scenes to prove you have permission to access data. This can be as simple as entering a password. Some servers even allow anonymous access, which allows anyone to request data (this is terribly insecure, however, and unacceptable in secure […]

What is SSL?

SSL Secures Transactions and File Transfers While FTP paved the way for common-use applications of file transfer, here it is a legacy protocol with many unpluggable security holes. Certain measures can be taken to make FTP more se,  such as turning off anonymous access and heightening the security of your firewall, but this doesn’t make […]

The Corporate Firewall

Corporate networks today rely on a router and/or firewall to protect their computers or LAN from unauthorized external access. Firewalls provide security by filtering or redirecting inbound traffic. A firewall can be implemented as software or hardware and works by examining packets of information passing into a network through ports. We explored packets a bit […]

UNC Paths for Data Storage and Networking

Scalability is a hot topic in server technology today. Large companies want to use their hardware to maximum efficiency. They want servers that handle both everyday file exchange and spikes of high traffic. At the most basic level, order a server must have access to the data a user needs and the capacity to deliver […]

The Heartbleed Bug – How Does it Affect You?

A serious security vulnerability was recently discovered in the very popular Open Source cryptographic software engine named OpenSSL. This vulnerability, The Heartbleed Bug, could allow an attacker to access the memory of an OpenSSL-based application, extract data, and potentially decrypt and access sensitive information from the system. Heartbleed, introduced into the OpenSSL 1.0 source branch […]

Target: A Massive Data Breach Just in Time for the Holidays

Another story sweeps through the news about a data breach of credit card information, as retailer Target reports that 40 million credit card accounts have been affected. The company will say little about how the breach happened. For now, they say only that the “data on the magnetic strip” of the credit card was compromised. […]

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