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April 17, 2012

Aspera Intros Aspera Shares and Next Generation faspex for Secure, Universal Media Access

Aspera (News - Alert) Inc. introduced its Direct-to-S3 software for seamless, high-speed and secure transfer of file-based content at any global distance through its patented fasp transport technology and cloud-based “object” storage systems such as Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) S3.

Aspera's product line enabled with the new capability allows high-speed data access in public and private cloud environments. Aspera is the provider of next-generation transport technologies that move the world's data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions.

Aspera's new Shares web application allows ingest or sharing of content via a single web interface, consolidating browsing across multiple locations spanning enterprise datacenters, public or private clouds. This is done through a single management point combining authorization, user management, and access control.

Aspera's flagship person-to-person and file exchange and collaboration software leverages the new fasp 2.8 platform, for a secure high-speed publishing of media content with at-rest encryption from any file source, local or remote, enterprise or cloud to remote recipients. Users can now get secure, universal access, at high-speed, regardless of distance.

“The new software platform and latest app releases from Aspera allow for storing digital media literally anywhere. The speed of access, ease of use, and security of the platform have eliminated the traditional tradeoffs of media storage location and access,” stated Michelle Munson, Aspera president and co-founder.

 “Media companies can now choose the most efficient workflow regardless of where the media is located,” said Munson.

New products and major software upgrades include; Aspera Shares 1.0 to share content in the form of large files and directories in multiple locations, or multiple servers in the same location, within their organization or with external customers and partners; Aspera faspex 3.0; Aspera On-Demand for the high-speed transfer, processing, and storage, of digital content; Aspera Mobile App Suite to deliver high efficiency and predicable transfers over 4G, 3G, and 802.11; and Aspera Orchestrator 2.0.

Core transport and platform enhancements include fasp 2.8 for full file browsing and direct transfer support for cloud object storage, seamless integration with the AWS Simple Storage Service (S3), and a new application gateway proxy for highly restrictive networks; Aspera Sync 1.2 for higher performance with enhancements to the quick file scanning on source and target servers; and Aspera faspex app for iOS.

Aspera Connect 2.8 SDK with its rich set of JavaScript APIs now allows developers to integrate Aspera high-speed file transfers directly into their web applications for an “in-browser” user experience.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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