Signiant 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. 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.


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

Delegated administration

Preview media files

Committed to storage independence

Pre-transfer delivery spec validation with CloudSpeX
Bandwidth management


Signiant vs. 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.

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

Signiant vs. WeTransfer: Security


The Signiant Platform

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.

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Signiant vs. WeTransfer: Storage


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.


Most media companies have assets in multiple storage locations and must keep assets in their storage under their control. 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.

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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 companies 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 the Signiant Platform. When working with large, high-value content, the clear choice is Signiant.

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