Technology

Over more than a decade of innovation, Signiant has optimized acceleration, bandwidth management and security technologies that are key components of our file movement product suite.

Acceleration

The basic principles of latency and loss compensation to accelerate data transmission over high-bandwidth long distance networks are quite well established, but making it work reliably without adversely affecting other network activity in a wide range of real-world environments is the challenge. Signiant’s software works seamlessly with IT infrastructure elements such as routers, switches, firewalls and proxies to ensure that media files can be delivered over any network.

In particular, Signiant’s Acceleration Protocol compensates for network latency and loss in IP networks that dramatically reduce the throughput of traditional Web and file transfer protocols. Our acceleration protocol is differentiated from common fast file transfer products by the mechanisms used to detect available network capacity and congestion.

Acceleration involves making optimal use of IP networks to achieve higher throughput. While standard TCP transfers become much slower over long distances, Signiant’s acceleration protocol works to speed delivery times up to 200X with 95+% network efficiency, and make them uniform regardless of distance. This impact is significant for higher-bandwidth pipes.

Bandwidth Management

Signiant’s solutions offer unparalleled capabilities for bandwidth management, including adjustable settings for WAN acceleration aggressiveness and bandwidth ranges based on upper limit ceilings and lower limit floors.  These tools facilitate predicatable transfer times and prevent overloading of the network.


Signiant’s Resource Management capabilities let administrators prioritize delivery of assets based on business needs and content delivery windows. As content priorities change, the queue can be adjusted to move more critical jobs to the top, while jobs with less urgent timelines remain lower in the queue.

Security

Signiant handles five key security services: authentication, authorization, data integrity, data confidentiality, and non-repudiation. All communications are based on the Transport Layer Security (TLS) security protocol, including certificate-based authentication, digital content signing and content encryption.

Signiant’s built in public key infrastructure seamlessly manages asymmetric key pairs and certificates for Signiant agents and servers. These public key credentials are used to perform strong authentication and certified delivery, which allows content deliveries to be digitally signed and verified using cryptographically secure techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule a conversation today to learn more about Signiant’s technology.