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Architecting secure and compliant managed file transfers with AWS Transfer Family SFTP connectors and PGP encryption

Users in industries such as financial services and healthcare regularly exchange files with their external business partners containing sensitive and regulated datasets, such as Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and financial records. These file transfers often happen over the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) and encrypting files using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) before transfer is often […]

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Implement multi-factor authentication based managed file transfer using AWS Transfer Family and AWS Secrets Manager

Highly regulated industries, such as finance, healthcare and government, need to exchange business to business files securely. Common protocols like SFTP provide a broadly-supported, standard method for moving files securely across public networks. For some customers, compliance requirements drive a higher bar for their SFTP authentication. To meet more stringent compliance requirements, aside from controlling […]

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Detect malware threats using AWS Transfer Family

Securely sharing files over SFTP, FTP, and FTPS is a staple within many business-to-business (B2B) workflows. Across industries, companies use file transfer to transmit inventory, invoice, and compliance information. It is critical for companies to make sure that shared files do not have any malicious content that could compromise their systems. Guaranteeing the shared files […]

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­­Encrypt and decrypt files with PGP and AWS Transfer Family

1/11/2024: Updates made due to CloudShell migration to Amazon Linux 2023 (AL2023). Protecting sensitive data is not a novel idea. Customers in industries like financial services and healthcare regularly exchange files containing sensitive data, including Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and financial records with their users. Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption of these files is often […]

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Enable session limits for AWS Transfer Family

Enterprises and organizations proficient in file transfers exchange a wide variety of files, such as digital media contents, images, or large data sets with their business partners or public users. When a large shared dataset is being downloaded by end users, a file transfer server often has a limit on concurrent connection per user to […]

Simplify and accelerate your data migration using AWS DataSync Discovery

UPDATE (4/25/2023): DataSync Discovery is now generally available. For more information on additional capabilities and extended availability, view the What’s New post and visit the feature page. Migrating your on-premises data to the cloud can be intimidating at first, particularly when you are working with large and complex storage systems. Estimating costs, understanding which data […]

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Securing AWS Transfer Family with AWS Web Application Firewall and Amazon API Gateway

AWS Transfer Family is a fully managed, serverless file transfer service for Amazon S3 and Amazon EFS. The service provides you with the flexibility to authenticate your file transfer client users using credentials stored in an identity provider (IdP) of your choice. You can achieve this by integrating an Amazon API Gateway endpoint backed by an AWS Lambda function that […]

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OpenGamma improves security and reduces overhead using AWS Transfer Family

OpenGamma provides hosted analytics services to derivative-trading firms in the financial services industry. These firms often face the challenge of adapting to new regulatory standards. Since 2008, new regulation has aimed to improve global financial stability by increasing the requirements on firms to post margin in order to protect against default and systemic failure. As […]

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Enable password authentication for AWS Transfer Family using AWS Secrets Manager (updated)

This blog post was published as an update to another blog post, “Enable password authentication for AWS Transfer for SFTP using AWS Secrets Manager.” Update (1/25/2023): The format used for the AWS Secrets Manager entry has been changed to aws/transfer/server-id/username. This brings the format in-line with the requirements for pre-defined managed workflow like PGP decryption, […]

Enable password authentication for AWS Transfer for SFTP using AWS Secrets Manager

UPDATE: An updated version of this post was published on 11/5/2020. Please refer to that post for the most up-to-date content. Last year at re:Invent we launched AWS Transfer for SFTP (AWS SFTP), a fully managed service that makes it easy to migrate your file transfer workflows to AWS, without changing applications or clients. You […]