FileCatalyst Direct Comparison Matrix

FileCatalyst Direct is a managed file transfer system designed to accelerate, automate and secure file transfers.There are a few alternatives to FileCatalyst that are classified as competing products or alternative technologies. While evaluating alternatives,consider the following points:

  • FileCatalyst is fully cross-platform. Any OS running Sun Java SE can run FileCatalyst

  • Web applets allow for an installation-free user experience, and enable integrating file transfer into your corporate website or web application

  • Only FileCatalyst offers Rsync-like file delta transfers

  • Unparalleled Industry experience: Unlimi-Tech Software, publishers of FileCatalyst technology, have been in the business of file transfers since 2000. With over 750 installations worldwide including DELL, Disney, Ericsson, Ford, GAP, NASA, Standard Chartered Bank and the US Government, Unlimi-Tech can easily estimate an end-user base of over a million users.

Listed below are the comparable metrics of FileCatalyst technology with competing and alternative solutions. Each is described in greater detail by hovering over the short description.

Features FileCatalyst FTP Other software WAN appliance
Flexible software-only deployment
Client SDK
Reliably send files larger than 2GB; files into the terabytes are sent with ease.
Set up and ready to go in 30 min.
Doubles as FTP server for 3rd-party clients
Easy to configure
Add unlimited end-user clients
File transfer at line speed with normal RTT and packet loss
File transfer at line speed with extreme RTT and packet loss
End-to-end acceleration
Java applets requiring zero client-side installation.
HotFolder application for simple drag and drop transfers
Bandwidth scheduler
Transfer of File Deltas
On-the-fly compression
HTTP Tunneling
Server API
JavaScript API
Monitoring Agent with SNMP and email notification
Remote Server Admin - manage FileCatalyst Servers remotely
SOAP API

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