FileCatalyst Direct is a suite of client and server applications that enables point to point accelerated file transfers at speeds of up to 10 Gbps. Utilizing the FileCatalyst UDP-based file transfer technology, FileCatalyst Direct is immune to the effects of packet loss and latency on a network. It can quickly deliver files of any size or format between cities, countries, and even continents. FileCatalyst Direct is more than just a tool for fast file transfers over global connections, it also boosts organizational IT efficiency.
Transfer big data and send large files at full line speed regardless of file size, to save time, share information, and collaborate faster than ever before.
FileCatalyst employs several security features to ensure your files are safe. Authentication against enterprise directories or database ensure data is as secure as the rest of your enterprise. Data is secured using industry standard AES encryption, while all communications are sent over a secure SSL channel. Access to the server is further secured using a series of IP filters and intrusion detection features.
FileCatalyst will make sure your files arrive in the fastest possible time, while ensuring 100% integrity of the files. Upon completion of a transfer, each file is verified byte by byte using MD5 to ensure there is no data corruption. If a transfer must be resumed for any reason, such as a network interruption, FileCatalyst will perform MD5 checks on the partial files, and resume the transfer with no loss of data.
FileCatalyst has the unique ability to begin transferring a file while it is still growing. Even files that have long pauses in their growth can be accommodated. Whether transferring a video file while it is being encoded or transferring an archive file as it is generated, FileCatalyst will deliver the file without needing to wait for the file to be completed.
FileCatalyst can significantly reduce the amount of data needing to be transferred using its unique incremental feature. When a file already exists at the destination, FileCatalyst will detect what portions of a file need to be transferred, and only sends the bytes that have changed. For certain types of transfer, i.e. backups, this can sometimes reduce the data by 90% or more.
Integrated with Leading Cloud Providers
The FileCatalyst cloud storage integrations for Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure Blob storage directly leverage the APIs provided by Amazon and Microsoft. Unlike competing solutions, FileCatalyst does not use third party tools or drivers to access the object storage.
In addition to providing line speed transfers, FileCatalyst can further reduce transfer time by using various lossless compression techniques. Files may be compressed on-the-fly using GZIP or LZMA algorithms to provide effective transfer rates higher than line speed. FileCatalyst can also combine smaller files into larger compressed archives to reduce the overhead during transit, thus enabling the continuous transfer of large volumes of small files, removing individual file “set-up” and “teardown” time.