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Category: AWS Transfer for SFTP

Use IP whitelisting to secure your AWS Transfer for SFTP servers

AWS customers across a wide variety of industries must often exchange data with other organizations using the standard SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). Examples of such data include financial records, media files, or sensitive information such as health records or personal finance data. SFTP provides a mature and secure transport mechanism for transporting these files, […]

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Monitoring your AWS SFTP Environment

Organizations across the board use the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), also known as the Secure Shell (SSH) File Transfer Protocol, to share files for their business needs. SFTP is a well-established protocol that allows for easy and secure movement of data between existing systems that may otherwise have trouble finding a common interface mechanism. […]

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Minimize network latency with your AWS Transfer for SFTP servers

Do you have clients spread across the globe accessing your SFTP server? Are your globally distributed end users experiencing performance issues due to geographical distance from your server endpoints? Wouldn’t it be great if you could provide similar performance to all your clients irrespective of their location? In this post, I provide you with best […]

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Lift and Shift migration of SFTP servers to AWS

Organizations across a variety of industries and geographical locations exchange data as part of their critical business workflows. Quite often, the operational burden of managing file transfer infrastructure and high capital expenses drains IT budgets. More importantly, it keeps those budgets from resourcing value added projects to differentiate businesses. To address these challenges, and unlock the […]

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Supporting big data and analytics engagements with AWS Transfer for SFTP

Leap Beyond is a multinational boutique consultancy that specialises in big data. Our goal is to help medium to large enterprises use their data to realise high-impact changes in their businesses and their bottom line. In my role as one of the managing partners, I have special responsibility and interest in how our engineers work […]

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Your AWS Storage guide to re:Invent 2019: How to maximize your time in Vegas!

On behalf of the entire AWS Storage team, we are excited to tell you all about our plans for re:Invent. This year’s conference is going to be our biggest yet, with 60,000+ attendees and more than 2,500 technical sessions, across six venues on the Las Vegas Strip. First off, if you have not registered, don’t wait and […]

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Simplify your AWS SFTP Structure with chroot and logical directories

In my last blog post, I showed how you can easily setup AWS Secrets Manager as an identity provider for AWS Transfer for SFTP (AWS SFTP) and enable password authentication. This post discusses how you can leverage that identity provider setup to pass configuration information of a virtual namespace for your users using a new […]

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Using AWS SFTP Logical Directories to Build a Simple Data Distribution Service

We launched the AWS Transfer for SFTP (AWS SFTP) service in November of 2018, and it has since been adopted by many organizations to enable secure SFTP access to data hosted in Amazon S3. At AWS, we are continuously iterating on our services, and many of our customers have told us that they would like […]

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AWS Loft

Free AWS Loft Events: Attend “AWS Storage Days” in San Francisco or NYC

As we gear up for AWS re:Invent 2019 December 2 – 6, we want to ensure you are up to speed on the full portfolio of AWS storage services. In San Francisco September 10 – 11 and in NYC September 24- 25, we will be conducting ‘AWS Storage Days’ at the AWS Loft locations. These […]

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Using Okta as an identity provider with AWS Transfer for SFTP

AWS Transfer for SFTP (AWS SFTP) is a fully managed service that enables you to move file transfer workloads to AWS when they use the Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). Enterprises and startups across a range of industries can use AWS SFTP without needing to modify applications or manage any SFTP servers. Data uploaded […]

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