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Break down silos with AWS Transfer Family and Dremio’s Data Lakehouse Platform

Becoming a data-driven organization is a top priority for the majority of executives. According to an IDC data culture survey from 2021, 83% of CEOs want their organizations to be more data-driven, and 87% of CxOs say that giving their organizations the ability to make better strategic, tactical and operational decisions is their top priority. […]

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How to securely share application log files with third parties

What do we do when our applications fail, and we must provide instance-level log data to external entities for troubleshooting purposes? It’s best to limit direct human interaction with our production resources, so we often see temporary access provided for a fixed period. For highly regulated industries, the approval process for production access can be […]

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Enabling user self-service key management with AWS Transfer Family and AWS Lambda

Customers who use the AWS Transfer Family service are typically exchanging files with their business partners who provide them with SSH public keys. In a large-scale deployment of the AWS Transfer Family service, public key management eventually becomes a time-consuming task to refresh expired keys and rotate keys for security. When using custom identity providers (custom IdP), […]

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Enhance data access control with AWS Transfer Family and Amazon S3 Access Points

Sharing data is at the core of collaboration efforts sparking innovation. Many industries rely on secure data access solutions that scale with their business. From pharmaceutical companies exchanging research data with partners in Amazon S3, to financial customers migrating and modernizing transaction data with traditional file transfer protocols, there is a persistent ask for fine-grained […]

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Securing your AWS Transfer Family SFTP and FTPS VPC public endpoints

Customers who use the AWS Transfer Family service are typically exchanging files with their business partners over an internet facing endpoint. In doing so, they need to secure these public endpoints so that they are only accessible to known IP addresses and secured against dictionary attacks and port scanners. We previously walked you through how the AWS […]

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Announcing the open-source release of Web Client for AWS Transfer Family

AWS customers look for ways to simplify access to corporate SFTP environments by enabling end users with familiar and supported browser-based user interfaces. Traditional approaches when using commercial or open-source FTP software packages present various challenges. First, corporate IT resources have to install and maintain software packages across end-user devices and operating systems. Secondly, end […]

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Configuring your FTPS server behind a firewall or NAT with AWS Transfer Family

AWS customers sometimes host AWS Transfer Family endpoints in network address translation (NAT) architectures. One common reason to host the AWS Transfer endpoint behind a NAT is to protect the server with a firewall offered by an AWS Marketplace partner. With the SFTP protocols, there are generally no major issues with using NAT architectures and […]

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Using Okta as an identity provider with AWS Transfer Family and Amazon EFS

Earlier this year, AWS Transfer Family launched support for Amazon EFS. With this update, you can grant your end users access to files stored in Amazon EFS file systems using any of the protocols supported by Transfer Family. However, if you use Okta as the identity provider, there are additional considerations during setup. For example, […]

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Moving external site data to AWS for file transfers with AWS Transfer Family

Managing a strong, cohesive relationship with third-party vendors and outside partners involves transferring data back-and-forth to facilitate projects and workloads. Transferring data between separate organizations can be challenging, with different infrastructures, policies, and protocols to reconcile. AWS Transfer Family offers fully managed support for transferring files over SFTP, FTPS, and FTP directly into and out […]

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Update your AWS Transfer Family server endpoint type from VPC_ENDPOINT to VPC

In January 2020, AWS Transfer Family launched the VPC endpoint type, which gave customers the ability to host their Transfer Family server endpoints within their VPC using a single API call. If you were using Transfer Family with AWS PrivateLink before this launch, you are probably using the VPC_ENDPOINT endpoint type. After May 19, 2021, […]

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