New Year’s Resolution – Be Secure With SFTP

We’ve made it to the future… 2017. Just looking at those majestic numbers is making us a little weepy. To stave off the post-2016 feels, we’re going to instead harness those emotions to bring you the best ExaVault update you can handle.

SWFT on Security

Now that we have both feet firmly planted in the future, it’s time to do a quick security audit. Luckily, we’re here to make it easy for you to beef up your security measures. As an account admin, you can go to the Account tab in SWFT, then click on the Preferences tab. From there, you will find several security settings. Let’s talk about them in greater detail:Increased Security Options

Enable Secure Only Mode

When you connect via FTP to your ExaVault account, you can either connect with FTP (unsecured) or SFTP, which is secured. If you turn this option to “on,” all users connecting through an FTP client will be forced to use SFTP for higher security. Regardless of this setting, the web interface will always be encrypted and secure.

Enforce Complex Passwords

Let’s face it – we all make mistakes. Who among us hasn’t committed the sin of creating a new account with the password “password123”? We’re not here to judge. We are here, however, you give you the option to judge and stop your users from doing such a terrible thing. When you flip Enforce Complex Passwords on, it will force your users to make a password with at least one capital and lowercase letter, a number and be at least 8 characters in length. That’ll make them think twice, unless they put in “Password123”, in which case they cannot be helped.

Limit by IP Range

Let’s imagine a purely hypothetical situation where there are hackers are out there in the world. Let’s imagine those hackers are out to get your data. Again, purely hypothetical. If you need your account not even available unless the computer is connected to a whitelisted range of IP addresses, we have your back. You can make it so only computers on the right networks can access the login screen, making it nearly impossible for hackers or state actors to even try to get into your account. Mr. Podesta, we’re awaiting your signup. Hypothetically.

Now that we can all feel safe, let’s all do our best to make 2017 a year for the record books. Guinness World Records (2017 edition), here we come.