SafeVelocity is ideally suited for enterprises that regularly move large quantities of data across networks, SafeVelocity specifically addresses the problems of transferring large files (Gigabytes to Terabytes) over the Internet by providing a platform that provides ensured delivery, faster throughput and increased security.
Before beginning a transfer, SafeVelocity checks to ensure that adequate disk space exists on the target machine. During transmission, SafeVelocity performs block level checksum. After transmission, SafeVelocity checks the transmitted file size against the original to ensure complete transmission. In the event of an error in file size or a checksum error, SafeVelocity automatically retransmits the corrupted blocks. In the event of a broken communications line during transfer, SafeVelocity automatically reestablishes the link and completes the transfer from the point of interruption.
Compress, Encrypt, & Transfer in one step
With SafeVelocity’s PIPEPUT capability, file generation and transfer can be done concurrently on-the-fly. The transfer starts as soon as the first byte is generated. This speeds up the whole transfer process. For large file transfers, many hours or days can be easily saved. The PIPEPUT ability is completely encapsulated in the SafeVelocity client program which means the site you are transferring files to need not have SafeVelocity server installed.
The new PIPEPUT feature allows a user to create custom file transfer jobs that wrap around a file creation process. What this means is a user can launch whichever tools (such as tar, pgp, gzip, etc..) they use that creates the files to be sent and PIPEPUT will immediately start streaming the file, block-by-block, while the file is being created on local disk.
During transmission, transfer speed is increased using dynamic, on-the-fly compression and decompression as well as parallel processing threads. SafeVelocity speeds up file transfer and optimizes network bandwidth utilization over the LAN, the WAN, and the Internet. The unique combination of automatic compression and decompression and threaded processing results in unprecedented time and bandwidth savings.
SafeVelocity Server has the capability to optionally invoke call-out scripts upon receiving files to automate your post-processing needs. As a result commons steps such as untar, decompress or decrypt can be triggered automatically when the files arrive. This automation boosts productivity and reduces overall wait-time for the data to be usable.
Access Real-Time Feedback
Traditional FTP provides no feedback with large file transfers - users do not know if the transfer is done or still in progress, or if the file is still being sent how much longer the process will take until the transfer is done, which can be hours or days later!
To address this issue, SafeVelocity provide a user GUI to visually show PIPEPUT transfer progress. This utility shows the real-time file size, network throughput, and estimated time to complete. Additionally, SafeVelocity optionally can send email notifications upon PIPEPUT completion. These capabilities boost productivity and eliminates the babysitting of important large file transfers.
Unlike standard FTP applications that transmit passwords in the clear, SafeVelocity hinders unauthorized system access by transmitting encrypted passwords. Furthermore, SafeVelocity is hacker-resistant - instead of invoking sub-processes, like most transfer programs, SafeVelocity is a threaded application that never invokes a sub-process. Character buffers are always cleared, and boundaries are always checked to foil hacking. These modern programming techniques significantly limit the possibility that malicious operators can exploit these known security holes.