FTP replacement

Signiant offers the best SFTP and FTP replacement for the media and entertainment industry. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and is the standard network protocol used to transfer files between hosts through the Internet. FTP has been used since the 70s but is widely criticized for a variety of reasons. Other network protocol options like FTPS or SFTP solved some of the problems associated with FTP, but Signiant offers better solutions with far less hassle.

Most businesses understand that FTP offers too many security risks to use for file movement. Data transmitted using FTP is unencrypted and potentially visible to anyone who can monitor the network’s traffic. Most businesses work with sensitive information and want to protect their content. Security is the main reason that FTPS or SFTP became the best options for FTP replacement. FTPS is an extension of FTP that adds security, but many firewalls have problems with FTPS and deployment often fails. There are ways around these firewall problems, but they cost time and money.

Another network protocol called SFTP soon emerged as a FTP replacement. Secure File Transfer (SFTP) also known as SSH File Transfer Protocol, is not FTP run over SSH but a new protocol designed from the ground up. Although it doesn’t provide authentication and security, it does work very well with underlying protocols that do. As a FTP replacement, SFTP offers more security but more complexity as well. Many businesses find SFTP to be quite difficult to implement and use. Signiant offers smarter, easier and more secure content movement solutions.

Fixing all of the problems with FTP, FTPS, and SFTP can cost businesses lots of time and money. Scaling with any of them is difficult, and there are newer technologies available. Nobody should sacrifice speed, security, reliability or simplicity. Signiant offers a suite of software that serve as an FTP replacement no matter the size or needs of your business. Media Shuttle works really well as an FTP replacement when you need the easiest way to send any file anywhere, no matter the size. Managers+Agents provides more management and automated movement capabilities.

Many key figures in the media and entertainment industry use Signiant software as their FTP replacement. If you want to read more about why you should say goodbye to FTP and hello to Signiant software then read through the following articles or contact us to talk more about file movement options for your business.

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.

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Inside the Media Operations Hurricane

The modern M&E landscape is a hurricane of collaboration—across internal teams, contractors, partners and distributors. It’s this collaboration that not only defines how most media organizations approach content creation and distribution, but it is also largely what has contributed to the development and success of evolving technologies and artistic visions.

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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.

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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.

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Signiant Introduces Jet, the Newest Product on its SaaS Platform

Targeted at simple “lights-out” use cases, Signiant Jet meets the growing need to replace scripted FTP with a faster, more reliable and more secure alternative.

By Lexi Welsch Learn more

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.

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Media Shuttle’s New IMF-Aware Capability Makes it Easy and Secure

IMF (Interoperable Master Format) was designed to address the chaos and inefficiencies involved in versioning programs. While a powerful standard, IMF isn’t user friendly and needs to be handled with secure file transfer software.

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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

Senior Video Editor at CBN Praises Media Shuttle

Michael Trauffer, Senior Video Editor & Post Production System Administrator at the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), wrote a great comment on one of our LinkedIn posts about their positive experience integrating Media Shuttle into their global distribution workflow. CBN is a brand new customer and thrilled by Michael’s feedback, we contacted him to learn more.

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.

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