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.

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.

By Jon Finegold Learn more

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.

By Meg Cater Learn more

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.

By Meg Cater Learn more

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.

By Meg Cater Learn more

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.

By Meg Cater Learn more

File Transfer Horror Stories

Some of the horrors companies experience when trying to move large video files during production and distribution might be scarier than Pennywise. From Frankenstein FTPs to Bandwidth Boogeymen, scroll through the many villains lurking in the dark corners of media file transfers.

By Lexi Welsch Learn more

Why We Love Media Shuttle

We love talking to customers who are transforming the way they do business and thinking of different ways Media Shuttle can help them do even more. We thought it would be interesting to run through our top 5 favorite things about Media Shuttle.

By Katie McKay Learn more

The Power of Branded Portals

Visiting our Media Shuttle Portal Showcase is a great way to see the different ways our customers are branding their portals to extend their brand and build trust with their clients.

By Katie McKay Learn more

New Cars and Faster Horses

No matter how much money companies have invested in pieced-together solutions to enhance it, FTP is becoming more and more outdated, difficult to update, and expensive to support – and businesses are realizing it’s time to move on.

By Mike Nash Learn more

Michael Ball from Accord Productions talks about the Power of Portals. See the video interview.

One of our Media Shuttle power users, Michael Ball of Accord Productions, appeared in an interview with RedShark News. In the video, he makes the case that technologies like Media Shuttle allow smaller production companies to act and work much larger than they are.

By Jim Ball Learn more

Signiant Innovations Enable Smooth Transitions to Next-Generation Technology

At the IBC 2016 Conference and Exhibition, Signiant Inc, (14.L08) will be demonstrating product enhancements across its accelerated file transfer portfolio, all designed to support Media & Entertainment companies’ imperative to leverage new technologies and respond to a rapidly changing business environment.

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From FTP to open source file acceleration, Chimney Group tried it all

Chimney Group tried many different options to move media files throughout production, post-production and delivery — including FTP and open-source file acceleration — before adopting Media Shuttle.

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