There is a growing demand to be able to encrypt files or decrypt files during an upload or download when using the likes of SFTP (secure file transfer). Couchdrop’s Cloud SFTP offers this as part of its managed file transfer (MFT) solution that provides file automation and workflows based on events.
This post will quickly cover how to configure encrypting PGP as part of your SFTP file upload workflow, you can also follow the same steps to decrypt file encrypted with PGP.
Before starting this configuration, it is expected that you have already configured a storage backend (this could be…
A lot of platforms still strictly support FTP/SFTP as a means to interact and retrieve data from. Due to this there is a driver to regularly backup the data to cloud providers such as S3, Google Drive, SharePoint, etc. This not only provides a peace of mind, but also can make the data extremely accessible through native desktop sync agents and web access.
Couchdrop itself has a cloud SFTP solution that provides you the ability to turn your Google Drive, SharePoint or Azure Blob storage into a fully functioning SFTP server with additional features such as file automation and workflows…
Couchdrop’s managed file transfer platform provides the ability to automatically poll a location daily, weekly or monthly and pull down files to another location, as well as perform actions on these files. A scenario could be automatically pulling files from an FTP server and placing them into a SharePoint site, or pulling data from Google Drive and importing them into an Azure Blob storage bucket.
For this scenario we will automatically pull files from an SFTP server on a daily basis and import them into a SharePoint site while appending a timestamp to the files.
Much like any traditional SFTP…
Configuring a cloud FTP server is simple and anyone can do it. Removing the CLI and Linux system confusion makes managing users and having in depth reporting and auditing makes using a Cloud FTP solution a modern go-to.
For the sake of this guide we will configure Couchdrop’s well known and robust cloud FTP solution. Not only does it support native FTP, but a wide range of other protocols such as SFTP, FTPS, SCP, S3 and it has a comprehensive secure API and the ability to custom brand its secure web portals for uploads and file interactions.
Are you looking for a SolarWinds FTP server alternative? Replacing Serv U FTP with a solution such as Couchdrop is simple, easy and can be up and running in less than a couple of minutes.
Couchdrop is a native cloud FTP server that offers a secure cloud based file transfer software as a service. Like most SaaS offerings it is fully managed, globally hosted and is an affordable monthly subscription. …
Removing confusion and making your clients lives easier by having them upload all of their files to a single location to then have them routed, or filed, to different locations depending on conditions is a huge plus when it comes to managed file transfer solutions. The different locations can be within the same storage backend, or a completely different cloud depending on governance or your requirements.
SolarWinds Serv-U has been a ‘go to’ when it comes to a reliable FTP and Managed File Transfer (MFT) solution. It encompasses sharing, automated file management and support for large file transfers. Depending on your requirements the solution’s licensing can become expensive and that is without accounting for hosting costs, management and the time that goes into managing such a solution. Additionally, Serv-U can be overkill and have too many features when it comes to requiring an SFTP or MFT solution.
Choosing a Managed File Transfer (MFT) solution enables you to automate specific file transfer tasks. One of these tasks is the ability to rename files on upload. This could be due to an array of reasons, one may be that software scans for specific files and you don’t want it to pick up a freshly uploaded file.
Using Couchdrop Automate for your managed file transfer and file workflow automation simplifies this task as well as other options such as duplicating files across multiple backend storages, encrypting with PGP, compressing, firing webhook alerts, and more. …
The S3 protocol was developed by Amazon, but has fast become a common protocol to access block storage with many other providers adopting this protocol as their front-end.
Couchdrop provides you the ability to interact with your data within Box, SharePoint, Google Drive, Dropbox and any other storage solutions that wouldn’t normally support S3 by default.
Couchdrop enables you to interact with your automation workflows and backend storage whether it is Box, Dropbox, SharePoint etc, via the S3 protocol.
With the current trend in the migration market being on-premises file servers and shares to the cloud, it is only fitting that migrating to a cloud storage platform such as Dropbox aligns with businesses digital transformation and resilience strategy. The benefits of migrating to a platform that is agnostic such as Dropbox are the cost vs hosting infrastructure, the security and ability for users to collaborate without VPNs, its ability to work with both Google Workspace and O365 for document editing and collaboration and when comparing Dropbox to the likes of SharePoint, Dropbox does not charge for data but only…