FTP Alternative

A world cloud with words like slow, pain, risk, old, delay, failure, high costs, archaic, latency, breach, avoid and more.

Signiant offers the best FTP alternative for the media and entertainment industry. Technology professionals know that File Transfer Protocol (FTP) has many file transfer performance and security deficiencies, yet there are nearly 13 million active FTP sites, many supporting media operations. 

FTP has a host of challenges for modern file movement. Used since the 1970s, FTP transfers are unencrypted and visible to anyone who can monitor the network’s traffic. Increasingly, rogue actors exploit these unsecured FTP entry points, putting businesses at risk. Further adding to its risk factors, FTP architectural challenges constrict speed, increase latency and deliver unreliable performance. Options like FTPS or SFTP solve some FTP problems, but Signiant offers better alternatives with lower costs and far less hassle.

Signiant software products serve as FTP alternatives, no matter the size or needs of your business. Media Shuttle works well when you need the easiest way to send any size file anywhere. Jet provides more management and automated movement capabilities.

See why more than 50,000 media and entertainment companies use Signiant software as their FTP alternative.

Compare Your FTP Speed with Signiant

Take our File Transfer Calculator for a drive. Though we don’t offer options for every city and bandwidth, you can easily get a sense of the performance improvement you gain with Signiant products. Play around with different file sizes, bandwidth and locations. Note that the larger the file size, the higher the bandwidth and the further the location, the more you will benefit by using Signiant’s file acceleration technology. Of course, real world results may vary depending on your specific network configuration.

Calculate Now

More on the Topic...

  • What the FTP?

    Nobody should sacrifice speed, security, reliability, or simplicity. Signiant offers software that serves as an FTP replacement no matter the size or needs of your business.
  • A very narrow and rickety foot bridge.

    Companies can’t afford to keep trusting FTP

    Almost immediately after the SolarWinds attack, many companies were reminded once again to take a closer look at their own infrastructure and processes. Some reacted by moving security to the top of their priority list and ditching FTP.
  • ""

    Content Supply Chain Security is More Vital and Challenging Than Ever in a Global and Complex Media Landscape

    Not every company has a technology stack that provides consistent content security and high performance. For example, we often see companies, large and small, still relying on FTP, despite its well-known content security and performance issues. When companies finally replace FTP with modern SaaS solutions, they quickly realize they should have taken the step long ago.
  • An orange, full moon seen through bare trees at night.

    Take Content Security Seriously or Risk Finding Yourself in a File Transfer Horror Story

    For media, content is your lifeblood, and—when it comes to file transfer—you need solutions that ensure its security, integrity, and accessibility at all times. Whether it’s failed transfers, jumbled workflows, or data breaches, you don’t need the struggles of inadequate file transfers keeping you up at night.
  • A sunset over a field with some trees and a mountain range along the horizon.

    Today’s Media Reality? Bigger Files. Greater Distances.

    The media and entertainment industry is rapidly evolving. From the rise of online streaming to the demand for higher and higher quality files—can you imagine thinking 8K was on the horizon even 5 years ago—the realities of the business are changing, and organizations need to be sure to adapt.
  • A large city at night with 4 spaceships hovering over it and one of them is destroying the buildings below it with a laser.

    FTP Replacement May Be Essential to Securing Content Supply Chains

    Efforts by major media enterprises and content security associations are seeking to replace FTP across the industry’s inherently interconnected global supply chain.
  • A bar called the Cadillac Lounge in a brick building.

    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.
  • death of scripted FTP

    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.
  • transfer large media files

    The Best Way to Transfer Large Media Files Throughout Post Production

    Many post-production studios first look to FTP solutions to transfer media files. As their business grows, they run into a typical scenario.
  • Cars driving on winding roads and tunnels on a mountain side during autumn.

    Integration Partner Highlight: TransMedia Dynamics for Media Asset and Workflow Management

    TMD has utilized Signiant APIs to integrate Mediaflex-UMS with two of our large file transfer solutions: Manager+Agents for automated enterprise system-to-system file transfers and Media Shuttle for easy person-initiated transfers.
  • The flame towers in Baku, Azerbaijan.

    Old Meets New: From Legacy FTP to 8K

    Reflecting on the NAB show this year, I was struck by two extremes: emerging technology that’s still fringe like 8K video, and dying technology that’s still in use such as FTP. The media industry has long pushed technology forward, yet it’s surprising how much old technology still lingers in the industry’s infrastructure.
  • A painting of an old fashioned computer and a life size sculpture of a man on the desk next to it.

    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.