Faster file transfer


Fast file transfer technology

The Developer
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FileCatalyst provides fast file transfer solutions that are perfect alternatives to FTP. Our solutions enable you to send files of any size or format at maximum speed, hundreds of times faster than FTP, while guaranteeing secure, reliable delivery.

Provides a professional-quality software solution for moving large amounts of data around the world.

  • Uses several acceleration techniques, including accelerated file transfer technology via UDP, single archiving, multi-connection and compression, directory streaming.
  • Simplifies complex transfers of large files for the corporate end-user
  • Provides all the tools needed for rapid integration into the company's existing infrastructure
  • Provide all the management, security and monitoring tools needed to transfer large data files over corporate networks.
  • Provide integration solutions with all major cloud storage providers, including Amazon S3, Windows Azure Blob, Google Cloud Storage and Dropbox.

More efficient transport protocol

  • UDP with proprietary retransmission and congestion control
  • Patented algorithm designed in-house from the ground up
  • Transfer rates of up to 10 Gbps (with encryption) using commodity hardware
  • Unaffected by latency, speed degrades linearly with packet loss.
  • Ability to fully exploit multi-core processor architecture

Acceleration with FileCatalyst

  • Ideal for mass file transfer
  • Predictable - Can be sent at a perfect rate
  • Unaffected by latency or packet loss
  • Congestion control implemented in the application layer
  • Adjustable aggressiveness of congestion control

An overview of FileCatalyst features :


  • Immediately detects destination reception rate and reacts accordingly
  • Allows aggressive adjustment of link capacity
  • Shares bandwidth with other applications
  • Quickly releases bandwidth when congestion is detected
  • Rapidly increases throughput to recover unused bandwidth
  • No settings required for 1Mbps to 1Gbps links

FileCatalyst system specifications :

FileCatalyst Direct

  • File transfer hundreds of times faster than FTP, point-to-point
  • 10Gbps - 1TB is sent every 14 minutes
  • Industry-standard 256-bit AES encryption
  • Direct transfer to private and public clouds
  • Guaranteed delivery with control point restart
  • HotFolder, Web-based and mobile transfers
  • Any file structure: a single very large file, thousands of 1 GB files, millions of 1 MB files
  • Slow down background traffic
  • 10 Gbps disk read/write = 1,250 MB/sec (plus some overhead)
  • 2 network cards minimum - one for WAN, one for storage
  • High performance for many small files, thanks to the use of a single archive
  • Ability to manage millions of files (directory streams) n-files
  • Transfer several files at once, multi-client
  • Maintain Linux file attributes (uid, gid, permissions)
  • MD5 checksum after transfer or on the fly
  • Object store considerations (Amazon S3, Azure Blob, Google Cloud Storage, Wasabi, Backblaze, Dropbox, and many others)
  • SDK/API/CLI capabilities to integrate into your application

FileCatalyst workflow

  • Complete web-based workflow solution for file sharing, submission and distribution
  • Online file sharing and collaboration
  • Large file requests
  • Flexible authentication: LDAP/AD, SSO, multi-factor or integrated
  • Automated file archiving and deletion
  • Customizable download forms
  • Automated job submission via FileCatalyst HotFolder - optional

FileCatalyst Central

  • Web-based management console
  • View and prioritize ongoing transfers in real time
  • Create customized file transfer reports
  • Monitor the status of your deployment with alarms
  • Configure individual nodes remotely
  • Initiate remote node-to-node transfers
  • Create SNMP traps or e-mail alarms
  • FileCatalyst Central can also be connected to directory services such as LDAPS or Secure Active directory for user management.
The Developer

FileCatalyst is proud to be part of Fortra's comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio. Fortra simplifies today's complex cybersecurity landscape by bringing together complementary products to solve problems in innovative ways.

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These integrated, scalable solutions address the ever-changing challenges you face in protecting your organization. With the help of FileCatalyst's powerful protection and other products, Fortra is your tireless ally, present at every step of your cybersecurity journey.

Fortra's FileCatalyst is an award-winning file transfer acceleration solution designed to accelerate and optimize file transfers over global networks. Immune to packet loss and latency, FileCatalyst can send files much faster than methods such as FTP, HTTP or CIFS.

Whether migrating large volumes of data to cloud storage, complementing in-house file transfer solutions or supporting a remote working experience, FileCatalyst can send files faster, while adding the necessary security and reliability.

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