FileCatalyst Direct

FileCatalyst Direct at a Glance

  • Transfer files hundreds of times faster than FTP
  • 10 Gbps transfer speeds and beyond
  • Industry standard 256-bit AES encryption
  • Transfer directly to private and public clouds  
  • Guaranteed delivery with checkpoint restart
  • SDK/API capabilities to integrate into your application
  • Web-based transfer and administration tools

Keep Your Files Secure

  • Authenticate against enterprise directories and databases, ensuring your data in flight is as secure as the rest of your enterprise
  • Leverage AES encryption and send all communications over a secure SSL Channel
  • Use IP filters to restrict access based on IP address
  • Features including intrusion detection provide enhanced security

Guaranteed file delivery

  • Guarantee 100% integrity of every file you transfer
  • Every transferred file is verified byte by byte using an MD5 checksum
  • For dropped connections, MD5 checks are done on the partial files and then resumed with no data loss


  • Further reduce transfer time with lossless compression techniques that leverage GZIP and/or LZMA algorithms
  • Combine smaller files into larger compressed archives to reduce overhead, allowing for continuous transfers

Manage file revisions quickly

  • Incremental transfer features reduce the amount of transferred data
  • Send only the portions of a file that have changed for maximum efficiency
  • Reduce transfer sizes by 90%

Transfer growing files

  • Transfer files while they are still growing, or have long pauses in their growth
  • Transfer large archive files as they are being generated
  • Transfer files as they are being encoded

Transfer data into cloud storage

  • Integrate with major public clouds including Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Swiftstack and Wasabi
  • Integrate with private clouds including Caringo and Cloudian
  • Directly leverage cloud provider APIs for a tight and easy integration

FileCatalyst Direct Point-to-Point deployment

FileCatalyst Server

FileCatalyst Server is a software only application that is deployed wherever files are centrally managed and handles file and user management, security, transfer acceleration (up to 10Gbps), and other features. Since a FileCatalyst Server is the heart all FileCatalyst applications, FileCatalyst deployment can be expanded in any direction with perfect interoperability.

FileCatalyst HotFolder - Schedule and automate your file transfers

  • Create transfer tasks to automatically execute at set intervals. Files are sent or received based on custom settings, be every 10 seconds or once a day
  • HotFolder allows you to set your bandwidth usage around a schedule, maximizing your bandwidth when you need it
  • Break jobs into subtasks with filters. Set inclusive or exclusive filters according to type, size or matched string
  • Create synchronization tasks that mirror and replicate large directories over the WAN for offsite disaster recovery backups

FileCatalyst Express - A simple 2-pane desktop transfer tool

  • Easily accelerate ad-hoc transfers on the fly
  • Get started immediately with the familiar two-pane interface
  • Simple “Click and Drag” functionality
  • A simple installer is provided for a painless deployment

FileCatalyst TransferAgent - Transfer files directly through your web browser to any email address

  • Leverage FileCatalyst from a browser
  • Send large files via email with Link
  • Download pre-selected files with a simple button

FileCatalyst Link - Send files as an email link

  • Simply send large email attachments at accelerated speeds
  • Send large email attachments from both local and remote storage
  • Simple download links make for a seamless experience
  • No heavy deployment required
  • Available in any browser

FileCatalyst Mobile App - Quickly transfer files via your smartphone with FileCatalyst apps for iOS and Android

  • Use the power of FileCatalyst acceleration on the field
  • Develop a custom solution with the mobile SDK
  • Available on iOS and Android

Command Line Interface (CLI) - Easily update existing transfer scripts to enable FileCatalyst acceleration

  • Access the power of FileCatalyst in a command line
  • Leverage the extensive collection of flags and settings
  • Easily store and recall commands from a script
  • Execute scripts on-demand or as part of a larger action

FileCatalyst SDK - Create and code a custom file transfer solution or integrate FileCatalyst into your existing system

FileCatalyst provides many options for integration into third party applications and workflows. Our SDK boasts a full range of components for a variety of development languages and environments, including Java, C++, .NET, and a full compliment of REST APIs.

Other Deployment Scenarios for FileCatalyst Direct

Data Mirroring

Leverage our file transfer acceleration technology for disaster recovery by using it to mirror your data. By having a redundant data set that is synced to the interval of your choosing, you are ready for anything that life throws at your organization.

Data Distribution

Deliver your content and assets to anywhere in the world at accelerated speeds. Whether you are distributing content to your team members and co-workers, sending large files to a partner, or distributing products and updates to end users, you can do it hundreds of times faster than the competition with FileCatalyst in your toolbox.

Live Event Production

Live events can throw all sorts of situations at you: schedule changes, equipment failures, the list goes on. FileCatalyst can help you think less about network connectivity and more about the project at hand by accelerating all of your transfer speeds. We even allow you to send files that are growing, changing and being encoded, saving even more time and maximizing productivity.