Aspera expands its faspex server software solution for high-speed file exchange and distribution

Date: 05/12/2011

Aspera, Inc., This major release expands the popular server software used for high-speed digital file exchange and distribution with new capabilities including ad-hoc drop boxes for easy content and metadata submission from third parties, seamless integration with all standard LDAP directory services for user management, and a new multi-tiered deployment allowing for unlimited scale-out of transfer capacity.

Enterprises increasingly receive and distribute large volumes of data at global distances both within their organisation and with third parties, said Michelle Munson, Aspera president and co-founder. The faspex solution combines the speed and predictability of Aspera fasp transport for content of any size, with ease-of-use, rapid setup, end-to-end security on the wire and at-rest, and support for very large user communities. This latest release expands the capabilities enabling third parties to upload content and metadata from anywhere in the world, using a simple email invitation. In addition, configurable encryption-at-rest policies and the Cargo automatic downloader allow organisations to distribute content to large numbers of users or end points in a single operation.

Seven significant new features of faspex Server 2.5 include:

  • drop boxes enable easy submission of content and metadata from users and third parties through email invitation. Now users from anywhere in the world can contribute and upload content without a local faspex account. Metadata is fully configurable per drop box, captured on the faspex server as XML, and fully integrated with Aspera Console for tracking and reporting on faspex transfer history, including reports organised by project metadata. Contribution and upload privileges for each drop box can be set to auto-expire using configurable policies.
  • - integration with the Aspera Cargo Downloader, a freely downloadable desktop client for Windows and Mac OS X, provides an easy, flexible and automated way to securely distribute files directly to people or endpoints. Drop box and standard submissions, in addition to faspexs multi-server relay feature, are fully integrated with Cargo, allowing easy end-to-end distribution of content to global clients.
  • - encryption at rest policies can be set per drop box or system wide, for both standard submissions and drop boxes, and include a new policy allowing the sender to determine if encryption at rest is used. Fully integrated with Aspera Cargo Downloader and Aspera Connect, the decryption of downloaded packages is a simple one-click operation.
  • Unlimited scale-out - Expanded web browser compatibility - New Outlook plug-in - 2.5 supports transfers from a new Aspera plug-in for Microsoft Outlook currently available in beta release. Attachments of large files and directories are sent and received via Aspera faspex, without the user ever leaving Outlook. No software or configuration is required on the Exchange Server.

For further detail, please see Asperas customer announcement online at http://www.asperasoft.com/en/misc_content/default_1/Whats_new_in_faspex_25_49.

Aspera faspex 2.5 for Windows or Linux is available now for download at http://www.asperasoft.com/en/downloads/6. Existing faspex customers who wish to upgrade to version 2.5 should contact Asperas customer service team at support@asperasoft.com.

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