FileCatalyst Web Transfers Large Enterprise Files without FTP, E-mail
Web interface used to accelerate file transfers securly
FileCatalyst Web, launched today by Unlimi-Tech Software, combines accelerated file transfer with e-mail notification to enable quick transfers of gigabyte-size files across enterprise networks.
According to the company, “e-mail and FTP are not designed to transfer large files over global networks, and FTP is dramatically affected by packet loss and latency, adding to network inefficiencies.” As a result, network administrators limit the size of e-mail attachments.
According to John Tkaczewski, president of Unlimi-Tech, "Today's e-mail and FTP systems place an inordinate burden on end users as well as IT support staff trying to enable large file transfers. FileCatalyst Web offers a three-for-one value proposition -- a Web-based software that combines file transfer, e-mail, and file acceleration into a single application purpose-built for large file exchanges over global networks."
FileCatalyst Web can complete data transfers up to 50 times faster than systems using traditional Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). The result is lower bandwidth use and support costs. The company says that because FileCatalyst Web is software-based, “multi-location set-up takes less than an hour from a remote site.”
Cybertoybox.com is a file transfer service bureau and solution provider in Johannesburg, South Africa. Its founder and CEO, Quintin Els, says his company “is making this solution available to smaller organizations in Africa and the Middle East that can't afford to implement such technology on their own. These companies can waste an entire day dealing with North America on a dropped file transmission. With added features such as SMS confirmation on downloads, we bring our clients a connectivity service with FileCatalyst Web that is second to none."
Files of any size can be sent via the Web browser interface, and transfers can be schedules using a desktop client. The transfer uses SSL for control channel and AES for data encryption. It supports Windows, Linux, Solaris, and Mac OSX.
More information is available at http://www.filecatalyst.com.
James E. Powell is the former editorial director of Enterprise Strategies (esj.com).