FTP alternative

FTP (file transfer protocol) is a standard Internet protocol built on a client-server architecture that uses TCP (transfer control protocol). FTP/TCP have been around since the 70s. FTP can be used with a simple command line interface or an industry tier product with a more advanced user interface. However, the core technology behind FTP has stayed the same since its introduction.

A major criticism of FTP solutions is their technological limitations that create risks and inefficiencies that worsen overtime. Addressing the technological limitations of FTP can cost businesses an extraordinary amount of time and money. As the scale of file transfers continues to grow with larger data moving over longer distances, FTP solutions will eventually become too difficult to sustain. Signiant offers a fast and reliable FTP alternative that will save your business time and money.

Security issues remain the one of biggest problem for businesses when it comes to FTP. FTP cannot encrypt traffic and is readable to anyone who performs a packet capture on the network making it vulnerable to growing cyberattacks.

Signiant’s software stands out as the best FTP alternative. Media Shuttle offers the easiest, fastest and most reliable way to send any size file wherever you want. Signiant can help you resolve any of the difficulties you have faced with large file transfers.

Read through the following articles to understand why Signiant offers the best FTP alternative.

Sure signs your media business is outgrowing FTP »

Most users of Signiant’s SaaS solutions were once reliant on FTP to transfer large media files. Here’s what they have to say about the transition.


The Death of Scripted FTP »

Most FTP systems operating in businesses today include numerous scripts to enable basic business functions, such as automation, notifications and storage.


On a Mission: Joyce Meyer Ministries adopts Signiant Flight and Media Shuttle for cloud storage archives and fast file transfer »

“We did a ton of research, looked at Signiant’s competitor and also consulted with our contacts throughout the industry.” ~ Eric Grau, Head of the Media Asset Management Department at Joyce Meyer Ministries


FTP replacement may be the only way to secure content supply chains »

Last year’s HBO, Netflix and Disney security breaches can likely be traced to hackers exploiting FTP used by third-party post-production companies.


The Best FTP Alternative for Secure Enterprise File Transfers »

If you’re looking for an FTP alternative, you’re not alone or at least you shouldn’t be. Over the past year or so, major browsers including Chrome, Safari and (just yesterday) Firefox have begun blocking FTP subresources from loading inside HTTP and HTTPS pages or labeling FTP sites as insecure.