Why many studios and broadcasters are banning FTP from their supply chain

For decades, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) has been used in the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry to move files between servers and for distributing them around the world. And for just as long, cybersecurity experts have been warning of its potential threat to network security, intellectual property and privacy. Nevertheless, FTP has persisted.

Signiant’s Unique Acceleration Technology

Learn why it’s necessary even with high-bandwidth connections, how it’s difference from open-source UDP, how it improves cloud transfers, and about Signiant’s new intelligent transport mechanism.

Collaborating with remote teams and talent around the world

Standard web collaboration tools lack the foundational technology necessary for most post-production work. Learn the fundamental requirements necessary for collaborating with remote teams and talent around the world.

Beyond the Live Game: File-based content is increasingly central to covering major sports events

This production model rests on the ability to transfer huge amounts of data, whether large files or many small clips, in a fast, secure and reliable manner.

File Size Growth & The Bandwidth Conundrum

Media file sizes continue to grow, increasing the need for bandwidth and file acceleration technology. While the technical aspects are well understood, the financial implications can be surprisingly convoluted.

Slow, stalled and stuck media files? FTP in the Zettabyte Era

The flow of data across the Internet is steadily increasing, with annual global IP traffic predicted to reach 3.3 ZB by 2021. Media file sizes are also exploding with HD, 4K and 8k, and we are moving large files over longer distances — a challenging environment for FTP.

The Need for Speed Series Part 1: In a Changing Media Landscape

In a rapidly changing landscape, there are huge challenges —as well as opportunities—for distributing video in the media and entertainment industry.

The Need for Speed Series Part 2: Operational Speed – An Essential Element of Success

Content companies need to have adaptable, operational speed to survive and succeed in this consumer-driven and cloud-enabled media landscape.