What Does Signiant Mean?

What Does Signiant Mean?
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What Does Signiant Mean?

If you’re looking for software to help move files and data quickly and securely, you may have come across Signiant. Signiant uses on-premise software and a SaaS solution to move data and files between users, applications, and systems. Their solutions combine transport protocols with application software to enable user interactions and management.

Many companies like yours find themselves evaluating how Signiant compares to other solutions like IBM Aspera. To help you make the best decision possible for your company, we want to help. As professionals with knowledge in both software options, we want to help you learn what both companies have to offer and which one you’ll benefit from more.

What is Signiant Media Shuttle?

Media Shuttle is Signiant’s subscription-based file sharing solution. It manages file movement using Signiant’s cloud software, allowing businesses to store their files on-premise or in the cloud with no size limitations.

Signiant Media Shuttle offers advanced automation, tracking, and regulatory compliance features. With their data transfer acceleration technology, they provide limited performance gains and fall back to traditional TCP-based data transfer as needed.

What is IBM Aspera?

IBM Aspera offers a wide variety of streaming video and file transfer tools. They help companies securely and reliably move their data and large files across on-premise and multi-cloud environments at record speeds. No matter what file size, transfer distance, or bandwidth is needed, they enable companies to achieve the fastest transfers with predictability.

Using their patented transfer technology, Aspera on Cloud is a hosted service that enables organizations to securely and reliably move large files and data sets across on-premise and hybrid cloud environments. It overcomes the data transfer challenges of a hybrid cloud as the fastest way to transfer, exchange, and deliver data from any location.

IBM Aspera vs Signiant Media Shuttle

When evaluating the right software solution for your organization, it’s important to consider user experience, security, automation, and pricing. Since both Signiant and Aspera are considered the two most secure services, here are a few of the benefits provided by Aspera that you may not get with Signiant.

  • Simple User Experience: Aspera provides a powerful but easy-to-use user interface for end-users and admins. Many organizations that have adopted Signiant report that its user interface for both end-users and admins is confusing. 
  • Digital Watermarking by Irdeto: Content security is critical for media workflows. The ability to add forensic watermarks in case of content leaks is a powerful layer of security. Only Aspera integrates with Irdeto TraceMark, which is created and supported by the world’s leader in digital platform security.
  • Easy Workflow Automation: Automating workflows is easier with Aspera’s built-in Automation app. They offer several automation features, while Signiant offers limited out-of-the-box automation options unless you purchase a third-party application.
  • Flexible Pricing Options: Signiant is only offered at one price, regardless of usage. Aspera gives your organization pricing choice and freedom on an annual basis or pay-as-you-go for the amount of data you actually stream or transfer.

PacGenesis Can Help Answer Your Questions

If you want to learn more about Aspera and how your organization can utilize their software to transfer large files and data, contact our team at PacGenesis. As an IBM Gold-status partner with over 10 years of experience in the industry, we help organizations adopt new file transfer solutions like Aspera. We can help your business by answering any questions or concerns you may have related to large file transfer capabilities. Reach out to us and ask any questions you may have!

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