Signiant Media Shuttle vs. WeTransfer

WeTransfer is a great tool to send a large file to your friends, but if your business regularly moves large, high-value assets, you will need an enterprise-grade solution.

Why the industry chooses Media Shuttle over WeTransfer

Trusted by 50,000 businesses to move petabytes of high-value content every day, Signiant Media Shuttle is used by hundreds of small post production and VFX houses as well as global brands like Disney, BBC, NBCU, NHL and more. When it comes to moving large, valuable media assets with speed, reliability and security, Signiant is the clear choice.

Pricing and packaging

Pricing and packaging

With Signiant Media Shuttle, you get unlimited transfers without file size limits. Our platform subscription has a simple pricing structure for any size company, without hidden costs. WeTransfer offers a ‘free’ version that’s ad-supported, but as the saying goes, nothing in life is really free. You’ll end up paying in file size limits, slow transfer speeds, a lack of reliability and security, and even lost business as a result.

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Signiant software was designed with security top-of-mind and we regularly undergo extensive third-party reviews. Because WeTransfer manages your asset storage, many large media companies automatically won’t accept transfers from this type of service — Signiant is often the recommended, or even the required solution for this reason alone.

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Storage freedom

Storage freedom

Signiant is storage independent — wherever you want to store your assets, whether it be on-prem, in the cloud or both, you’re always in control. WeTransfer controls and operates where your files are stored and this can make it difficult to access assets across different storage locations. This isn’t practical for today’s media companies and it can quickly become a huge security concern.

Media Shuttle by the numbers

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Why Signiant is better than WeTransfer for large file transfers

The Signiant Platform is proven and battle-tested, scales with your business and is trusted by more than 50,000 businesses every day. End-users love the simplicity of Media Shuttle and IT and operations teams enjoy the security and enterprise-grade features. Put a stop to shadow IT services like WeTransfer and bring all your transfers under one umbrella. Your partners and customers are already on Signiant. When working with large, high-value content, the clear choice is Signiant.

A Comparison of Key Capabilities

The Signiant Platform


Proprietary transport technology that eliminates latency and packet loss, delivering speeds up to 100X faster than standard tools

No file size limits

Rock-solid reliability with Checkpoint Restart

Person-initiated and automated transfers between locations, partners and the cloud

Unlimited Send, Share and Submit portals

Search media assets across storage locations

Delegated administration

Preview media files

Committed to storage independence
Pre-transfer delivery spec validation with CloudSpeX
Bandwidth management
TPN (Trusted Partner Network) Gold Shield Assessment 


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does Signiant Media Shuttle pricing differ from WeTransfer pricing?

    A Signiant Platform subscription plan provides simple, no-surprises pricing. We strive to be easy to do business with and we work with companies of all sizes to meet your business needs. When you connect Signiant to on-prem storage, you get unlimited transfers with no file size limits. When using cloud storage, every subscription includes a healthy allowance of cloud payload. Contact Sales for Pricing

    WeTransfer does offer a free ad-supported version but as with most things in life you get what you pay for. You will be bounded by file size limits, slow speeds, poor reliability and a lack of security that your customers and partners will demand. Many large media companies won’t accept WeTransfer deliveries so the costs may show up in lost business.

  • How do Signiant's security practices compare to WeTransfer's?

    Because our customers use our technology to move their most valuable assets, we take precautions to secure every layer involved in file movement. Our security technology and implementation regularly undergo extensive third-party reviews to ensure effective protection. With Signiant assets are secured in flight and move directly into and out of your storage, always remaining in your control.

    With WeTransfer, assets are moved into storage operated by WeTransfer. This alone is a reason to avoid using WeTransfer for any high-value assets. In fact, many large media companies won’t accept deliveries from services like WeTransfer and require tools that meet their compliance standards – Signiant is often the recommended solution.

  • How does Signiant approach storage as compared to WeTransfer?

    We believe you know best how to store your valuable assets, and we’re committed to storage independence. Wherever your assets are physically stored, on-prem or in the cloud, your content always remains 100% in your control with Signiant. We don’t bundle or resell storage and with Signiant you can connect to any number of storage endpoints at no additional charge, offering easy, secure access to assets across all your storage. Simply connect your storage to the Signiant Platform and your team will have fast, secure and reliable access to media assets, anywhere.

    With WeTransfer, files are moved into and out of storage that is controlled and operated by them. This is not only a security concern it also means you can’t easily provide access to assets across storage locations. Most media companies have assets in multiple storage locations and must keep assets in their storage under their control. A service like WeTransfer simply isn’t practical for modern media companies who have assets in multiple locations and must meet high security standards.

  • What is a Media Shuttle portal?

    There are three portal types that can be created to address nearly every use case. Employees, freelancers, clients and partners can access Media Shuttle portals from any web browser for an effortless way to transfer files. Learn more about Share, Submit, and Send portals.

  • What size company is Media Shuttle meant for?

    Any size! Media Shuttle is used by the world’s top media companies as well as thousands of small and mid-sized organizations across the media supply chain. As a cloud-native SaaS solution, companies can easily scale up or down to meet the needs of any size business.

  • Is customer support included?

    Most definitely! We love our customer support team and so do our customers! Our SRE team monitors the platform 24×7, manages multi-region systems, and oversees all software updates, offering the high performance and availability our industry demands. Our customer support team resides in the same location as the engineers who build the product so there’s always a close feedback loop between the teams. Our awesome customer support is one of the many reasons customers love Signiant and have stayed with us for years.


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