November 8, 2012
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ComputeNext and FileCatalyst to Boost File Transfer Speeds Across 10+ CloudsUnlimi-Tech Software, the leader in accelerated and managed file transfer technology is bringing FileCatalyst technology to the ComputeNext marketplace to expand the reach of its cloud based product line, increased file transfer speeds for end-users across ComputeNext's ever-growing inventory of laaS and cloud compute resources (read more).
Unlimi-Tech announces VAR Agreement with Phirelight for Accelerated File Transfer SolutionUnlimi-Tech announces VAR Agreement with Phirelight for Accelerated File Transfer Solution Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc., a pioneer in managed file transfers and the creator of FileCatalyst, the world's leading accelerated file transfer solution, is pleased to announce a Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreement with Phirelight Security Solutions Inc. “As a leading expert on security technologies and information assurance, we have seen the need for our customers to move big data. The question has always been how can this be done in a reliable, secure and equally important, accelerated manner? We are extremely pleased to have found the solution right here in our backyard with FileCatalyst's accelerated file transfer solutions,” said Wayne Teeple, CEO of Phirelight. (read more).
New Feature: Customize recipient email based on order formsMany companies with FileCatalyst Workflow cater to different groups, and would like each group to have their own branding or different information presented in their received emails. Addressing this need, FileCatalyst Workflow now has the ability to create a different email template for each order form containing the "recipient email" field. To enable this, admins simply create different order forms in the system (the duplicate order form function works well here) and then assigns different order forms to different groups. When a user sends a file, the recipient will get the email associated with the order form which the user belonged to. To use this feature, the admin can log in using the Super Admin credentials and click on "Modify Configuation". If the system contains more than one order form with the "Recipient Email" field, then clicking on "Edit Recipient Email Template" will bring up a pop up with a list of Order Forms containing the field. Clicking on an Order Form allows you to edit the template.
Feature of the Month
Virtual FoldersFileCatalyst users, until now, have always been jailed in their home directory. This is a popular security feature put into place to prevent users from looking around at the underlying system, regardless of the operating system you install our software on. With FileCatalyst, a user can only access files that are found within their sandbox. The flip side however puts tight restrictions on where a user can go. If there is another directory a user needs to access, the only way to accomplish this was to create a separate user and have that user directory pointing to the other source. Starting in v3.1, administrators will now be able to create multi-homed directories using Virtual Folders. By creating a Virtual Folder and assigning it to a user, they can now traverse multiple locations configured by the administrator. This provides flexibility to allow the user to access what they need, while still maintaining tight control as to where a user can access.
Tips and Tricks
FileCatalyst on 3G/4G/LTE NetworksFileCatalyst is useful for more than wired and satellite connections. The FileCatalyst protocol also shines when the connectivity comes by way of a USB Internet Stick or a wireless modem. In our tests, using High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network, FileCatalyst was 300% faster than traditional SFTP or FTP transfers. Surprisingly, during the test the USB stick got very hot but we were able to achieve the full theoretical bandwidth limit for HSPA. Today's wireless networks have incredible capacity; however, the networks also show high latency during data transfer. The FileCatalyst protocol is immune to the latency, providing a clear advantage over TCP-based file transfer protocols and allowing mobile users to reach the highest possible speeds. Contact us for more information.
From the Blog
New and useful postsJava and Windows 7 Services: A fix to a permissions issue with Java and Windows 7 services. Comparison of web-based file transfer methodologies: Today there are a number of tools available, including HTML components, widgets, plugins, add-ons and Java applets that can transfer large files from a web browser. Check out how the most popular of these stack up.
ChristieChristie uses FileCatalyst Webmail to solve the problem of large email attachments, giving employees, partners, and clients a web-based method for sharing files of any size.
"We knew there had to be a better way of sending large files, but weren't sure how to keep everything within the realm of email. FileCatalyst Webmail uses tools that people already know and already have installed. Once we made the switch, users were able to immediately transfer files without additional training, in a way that felt simple and familiar." –Ashish Kudsia, Sr. Manager - GIS Network/Systems/Telecom, Christie