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.

The Waiting Game

It’s happened to all of us. Waiting a long time in anticipation… and not getting what you asked for. CloudSpeX is Signiant’s answer to the file-format waiting game.

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Speeding is Believing

After all you’ve read about our solutions, maybe the one thing you’re still wondering about is just how fast are Signiant file transfers, really?

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Get Your Fix of Fast Transfers

In the accelerated file transfer world, it’s likely we’ve witnessed this phenomenon more than most technologies. Because for file transfer, the “old way” goes back 45 years to the creation of FTP.

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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.

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Simplicity in sending media helps support Atlanta’s surge in production

An influx of wildly popular episodic television productions such as The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries has invaded the state of Georgia. As a result, Atlanta-based creative post-production house Crawford Media Services has found its client base surging

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Software as an Agency at SXSW 2016

There is a huge opportunity for SaaS technology to transform the agency business.

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Stargate Studios highlights Media Shuttle on postPerspective

Stargate Studios is a really impressive company, continuing to be successful after 25 years and having offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Vancouver, Toronto, Mexico City, London, Berlin, Cologne, Malta and Dubai. When asked how they’ve stayed in the game so long, Frankel shared advice about constantly reinventing yourself, your process and the tools you use.

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From FTP to SaaS: The changing economics of large file sharing (SlideShare)

Media & Entertainment has been a pioneering industry in the practice of sending large files over the Internet. Early file transfer software like FTP solved part of the problem, but had many limitations. More efficient ftp alternatives like hybrid SaaS and cloud-based solutions are being adopted by media and other data-intensive industries for a better experience with large file transfer.

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TVNewsCheck | Hearst Goes To The Cloud For Ad Delivery

For the past several months, all 29 Hearst stations have used a cloud-based advertising spot delivery system powered by Signiant’s Managers+Agents platform. Currently, the station group is using the new system for national ads, with a plan to do a local ad rollout throughout the summer.

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Five Reasons to Say Goodbye to FTP

Do you wait hours for your large files to be shared with colleagues and clients? Have you ever struggled to use an FTP client? Do you worry about what has happened to your files after sending them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then chances are that you’ve had to deal with an outdated FTP system. Here are five good reasons to say goodbye to our outdated FTP system.

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LA-Based Venture 3D Uses Signiant Media Shuttle™ for Accelerated Delivery of Massive 3D Movie Files

Known for its conversion work on “Titanic 3D” and “The Chronicle’s of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” Venture 3D is using Media Shuttle to deliver the film “Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons” directed by Stephen Chow of “Shaolin Soccer” and “Kung Fu Hustle” fame. Venture 3D’s business success on the project requires the ability to move massive files – sometimes 200-300 GB in a single transfer ­– to multiple entities across Asia. As such the company required a solution that would give their global partners access to large files without the administrative constraints of FTP.

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SVG | Maple Leafs Keep Fans Locked In With Improved Video Workflow Powered by Signiant, Dalet

“We embed producers with each of the teams: they travel on the team plane, they travel on the team bus, and they feed us back stories that we want to get turned around very quickly,” says Ed Holmes, director of engineering, MLSE. “We take the game and create what we call a Game in Six, which is a six-minute highlight package, [and] we integrate that with a lot of the feature things. I mean, we shoot on the bus, we shoot anywhere we can, [and] we try to get it back here to Toronto as quickly as possible.”

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