Introduction to file transfer

The Aspera Point-to-Point transfer software supports connections with Point-to-Point, Enterprise, and Connect Servers enabling users to transfer files directly between locations. With the ability to be remotely managed and controlled from Aspera Console, Aspera Point-to-Point can become an integrated part of a data transfer environment.


Unrivalled Aspera Performance

Powered by Aspera’s patented FASP® transport technology, content is sent at high speed, regardless of file sizes, transfer distances or network conditions. Precise bandwidth control ensures the entire allocated bandwidth is utilized to achieve maximum transfer speeds while remaining fair to other business-critical network traffic. Automatic, fast and lossless inline compression reduces data set transfer sizes, providing a further boost to Aspera’s industry-leading transfer performance. 100% reliable data delivery with real-time reporting of transfer progress and performance.

Versatile Yet Easy to use Software

Simple, intuitive user interface that makes it easy to launch high-speed uploads and downloads. Command line scripting option provides the means to automate transfers and add custom pre- and post-transfer processing steps. Support for Aspera Files (v 3.6.1) major functions including interactive file and folder browsing, upload/download, and hot folder functionality.

Precise Bandwidth Utilization Control

Real-time visual monitoring of transfer progress and transfer queue. Ability to adjust bandwidth utilization on the fly; ideal for boosting transfer speeds for the time-critical content or throttling down less important transfers to leave bandwidth for other business-critical network traffic (e.g. video conferencing).

Bullet-proof Security

Keep your business-critical digital assets safe with Aspera’s enterprise-grade security features. Thorough SSH authentication. AES-128 data encryption in-transit and at-rest with configurable per-user encryption settings and minimum required password strength. Configurable encryption settings per user, with complete transfer authorization policies and security options. Native key store for passwords (v 3.6.1) using OS’s native secret key store to store passwords for remote connections, instead of a local persistent store. FIPS 140-2 compliant cryptographic module. Data integrity verification for each transmitted block. Built-in support for FASP Proxy enables high-speed transfers within restrictive networks with the option for HTTP fallback.

Remote Manage via Aspera Console

Ensure that all transfer and security settings adhere to the organization’s IT policies by enabling your administrators to monitor and control Point-to-Point instances installed on users’ desktops. Easily configure and connect to any Point-to-Point through Console’s web-based user interface. Control security and transfer settings, and manage user accounts.


Pro2col are Aspera partners and specialists in data transfer and file sharing technologies. As accredited Aspera partners we have delivered solutions and supported companies from a wide range of industries. Our pre-sales and post-sales teams have achieved the highest level of certification to deliver professional services and support.

Pro2col provides a complete range of services for existing and new Aspera Point-to-Point users:

  • End user, help desk and administrator training
  • Health checks and upgrades of your system
  • Review to ensure it meets your future strategy, including disaster recovery and high availability planning
  • Bespoke online and onsite product demonstrations
  • Software evaluation for proof of concepts
  • Installation, configuration, testing and partner onboarding
“Pro2col and IBM have forged a close working relationship and are a trusted Partner. Pro2col brings a wealth of experience and market knowledge in Managed File Transfer and are well-placed to match the needs of their customers with Aspera solutions. Pro2col work closely with IBM to manage the process from needs analysis right the way through to the deployment of the Aspera solution and the on-going account management.” Steve Jones

Channel Sales Manager, Aspera


Distance no object for big data in the cloud

Steve Jones from IBM Cloud – Aspera explains trends in high-speed transport of big data in the cloud and why it is so important. This is the latest in our series of guest blog posts, each highlighting how a file transfer solution can add value to your organisation.

Webinar – Move Big Data up to 100 Times Faster

Thursday 28th April
Join us on this short webinar to see how customers using IBM Aspera can move big data up to hundreds of times faster than customers using other FTP Servers or MFT Solutions.