IBM's Connect Server Software is an ideal solution for transferring large files and directories globally between many users over a wide area network (WAN). It delivers unmatched performance and includes the same exceptional transfer and user management capabilities, which is an industry standard. Featuring a web-based directory that can be accessed from most standard browsers, this Connect Server Software enables authorized users to quickly upload and download large data sets with the auto-installed web browser plug-in.
IBM Connect Server provides:
A fast, universal file transfer solution for browsers and web applications that can deliver solid throughput over high-loss and high-delay networks.
Versatile file transfers that are powered by a highly scalable, FASP-enabled transfer environment.
A browser plug-in client that is self-installing and compatible with most standard web browsers.
Powerful administrator options that allow server administrators to create an unlimited number of users and define access rights and transfer settings for each one.
Transfer automation that lets organizations automate routine transfers as well as pre- and post-delivery file processing.
A fast, universal file transfer solution for browsers and web applications
Transfers large files and directories at high speed among many users over the WAN.
Fully uses the allocated bandwidth for both low capacity and multi-gigabit networks.
Enables authorized users to upload and download data from a web-based directory using the auto-installed browser plug-in.
Supports transfers initiated from the browser plug-in, desktop and point-to-point clients, command line, third-party embedded clients or mobile uploader applications.
Serves as the high-speed backbone for web application transfers of file-based data over public Internet or private IP links.
Versatile file transfers
Support thousands of concurrent transfer sessions to provide reliable and predictable delivery times.
Allow organizations to manually transfer large files and directories or schedule automated recurring transfers.
Allow users to allocate bandwidth based on transfer priority.
Offer high-availability cluster configuration options, including active/active or active/passive configurations.
Provide simultaneous multi-location file delivery using multipoint transfers.
A browser plug-in client
Offers automatic installation, upgrade and launching within most standard web browsers with transfers taking place independent of the browser. For example, the browser can remain closed during transfers.
Supports uploading, downloading, and queuing of file, directory and multi-item transfers.
Allows users to override queue priorities and make near real-time rate control changes.
Provides basic transfer bandwidth and progress reporting.
Powerful administrator options
Enforce security settings, user access rights and transfer settings based on organizational requirements.
Set transfer priorities and define aggregate or per-flow bandwidth allocation.
Enable various transfer settings based on the time of day or day of the week, per user or group and by client IP address or metadata.
Allow administrators to monitor incoming and outgoing transfers; cancel, pause, resume or reorder transfers; configure email notifications and delivery confirmations on the client and server.
Provide access through IBM Aspera Console to detailed server transfer logs in a centralized database and predefined or custom reports for billing and auditing.
Enables organizations to create one-time or repeatable and scheduled transfers through templates.
Uses hot folder services and defines custom pre- and post-delivery functionality using scriptable command line, web services or the software development kit library.
Automatically forwards uploaded files to any other Aspera node, even if files are initially transferred inbound without Aspera, such as through FTP deliveries.
Provides more reliable deliveries, with automatic retry-and-resume for failed transfers.