Integrating SMB3 into MFT
to fulfill end-to-end encryption
Managed File Transfer
The SMB Challenge
Integrating an SMB3 connector plugin into a Managed File Transfer solution to fulfill end-to-end encryption is a must-have requirement in certain environments. However many software engineers know that the Server Message Block (SMB) is a complex protocol.
Looking around for SMB3 Java libraries, favoring those recommended by Microsoft, the list of candidates is left with little choice – if at all. When time is a factor and you need to expedite the process or minimize the risk of delays in the implementation, a number of inquiries in professional forums like Stack Overflow and Reddit will probably lead you to exclude dependency on Open Source, which is a suitable alternative if you don’t have rigid SLA constraints.
Why Visuality Systems
The jNQ library offered by Visuality Systems is encoded in pure Java and does not have external dependencies, which means that it’s self-sufficient and self-contained. Once you try it to ascertain that it serves your purposes, you will stop searching for alternatives.
jNQ’s benefits include:
- Simplicity – the library is clear, well documented and straightforward.
- Quality – stable, secure and always updated.
- Support – consistently timely and prompt.
- Flexibility – adaptable, to fulfill customer needs.