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Fortra's FileCatalyst

An Accelerated File Transfer Solution

Looking for an accelerated file transfer solution? Exchange your files from anywhere in the world with Fortra’s FileCatalyst fast file transfer Solution.

Fortra's FileCatalyst - Accelerated File Transfer Solution for Large Files

FileCatalyst is a robust accelerated file transfer software solution that supports client/server architecture, enabling the fast transfer of large files. FileCatalyst solutions are designed specifically to allow the transfer of large files over remote networks experiencing high latency or packet loss

FileCatalyst is a UDP-based protocol, which makes transferring large data sets much faster, even in high latency or packet loss environments. To cut down on time-consuming compression and decompression processes before and after a file has been transmitted, FileCatalyst compresses the files you send on the fly.

TCP streaming acts as FileCatalyst’s functioning safety net, which allows for file transfer acceleration to occur even when UDP is not possible. Additionally, FileCatalyst supports delta transfer algorithms which allows for users to revise files and, instead of sending the entirety of the file, sends just the revision that was made. Once the revision arrives to its destination, the original file is modified.

Bulwark Technologies is an authorised distributor for Fortra's FileCatalyst, An Accelerated File Transfer Solution in Middle-East and India.

FileCatalyst Featured Products

FileCatalyst Direct

FIleCatalyst Direct utilizes UDP-based file transfer technology to enable accelerated file transfers from anywhere in the world. Even when experiencing network impairments, FileCatalyst Direct is capable of transferring your files with speeds up to 10 Gbps, saving your organization time and resources.

FileCatalyst Workflow

FileCatalyst Workflow is a web portal that allows users to share, modify, and track files with anyone within their organization. With the express intention of streamlining your organizational workflows, file areas are cordoned off for users to store files for processing and collaborative alteration. Like FileCatalyst Direct, FileCatalyst Workflow works wherever you are in the world.

FileCatalyst Central

FileCatalyst Central is a web-based tool that allows users to view file transfer in real time. Central’s monitoring capabilities includes transaction history and report checks, system health notifications, remote configuration, and file transfer initiation.

FileCatalyst Direct

A Complete Accelerated Point-To-Point Direct File Transfer Solution

FileCatalyst Direct is a suite of server and client applications that enable point-to-point accelerated file transfers to anywhere, from anywhere at speeds of up to 10Gbps. By utilizing a patented UDP-based file transfer technology, FileCatalyst overcomes the issue of slow file transfers caused by network impairments such as latency and packet loss. FileCatalyst Direct will change your file transfer times from hours to minutes and minutes to seconds.

See FileCatalyst Direct File Transfer in Action

Key Features of FileCatalyst Direct

Keep Files Secure

Your files are secured in transit, and at rest, with the latest encryption standards. Intrusion detection and IP Filters provide additional layers of security.

Transfer Growing Files

Transfer files while they are still growing, being encoded or have long pauses in their growth.


Further reduce transfer time with lossless compression techniques that leverage GZIP and/or LZMA algorithms.

Managed File Revisions Quickly

Our incremental transfer feature allows users to send only portions of a file that has changed thereby reducing transfer sizes by up to 90%.

Guaranteed File Delivery

Guarantee file delivery with checkpoint restart, and MD5 checksum verification.

Transfer Data into Cloud Storage

Integrate with major public clouds storage including Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Dropbox, Backblaze B2, Swiftstack and Wasabi.

Explore FileCatalyst Direct Use Cases

Data Mirroring & Backup

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 sharing content with 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.

Cloud Storage Integration

FileCatalyst Direct Server can integrate into any and all of your cloud storage providers at once. User home directories can be located on cloud storage or can contain virtual folders or files that are mapped to any combination of the supported cloud storage providers. FileCatalyst is tightly integrated with cloud storage vendor specific SDKs to create the fastest and most comprehensive way to migrate data to and from cloud storage

FileCatalyst Workflow

Use Any Browser For All Your Large File Transfer Needs

FileCatalyst Workflow is a web portal that simplifies and accelerates large file exchanges and boosts productivity by streamlining submission, distribution, and file sharing. Use FileCatalyst Workflow to transfer files – even those huge ones – from anywhere, to anywhere easily and quickly via a browser. Full tracking at every stage ensures you’ll always know the status of your file transfers.

Installing the web browser plug-in takes mere minutes and once you do, you can start transferring huge files, even terabytes of data. 

FileCatalyst Workflow for your external trading partners.

Submit Huge Files

Submit huge files to your organization including form data from any web browser.

Store Larger Files

Use File Areas to store files in your organization’s local storage or private cloud for collaboration.

Receive Large Files

Send file upload requests to your external trading partners and clients and start receiving large files today

See FileCatalyst Workflow File Transfer in Action

Key Features of FileCatalyst Workflow

Files, even huge ones, are sent to the FileCatalyst Server using our Emmy® Award-winning file transfer acceleration technology. Your recipients then receive an email with an accelerated download link, no matter the file size

Use FileCatalyst Workflow as your organization’s central web-based storage location where files can be accessed, shared, and configured in file areas through any web browser.

  • Send files of any size at accelerated speeds with FileCatalyst Workflow
  • Avoid mail server rejections when sending large attachments by using Workflow to send files as a download link within an email instead
  • Protect file download links with a password, PIN, or email authentication
  • View comprehensive file delivery report showing timestamps and all recipients who downloaded the files
  • Set download link expiry, and/or disable links, whether they’ve already been downloaded or not.
  • Re-send existing download links to additional recipients.
  • Set email address filters, limiting which addresses may be used to receive files
  • Integrate address books with auto-complete, and optionally integrate with an LDAP/Active Directory
  • Receive large files from customers via a public web-based upload portal; no login is required for external parties to upload files
  • Create shareable web-based File Areas for easy collaboration on large file sets; track changes to shared folders
  • Send custom file upload requests; requests can be time limited and/or protected by a password
  • Send files from local user disk, or files already uploaded to a File Area
  • Receive large files via web portals
  • Password protect submission portals or set up anonymous drop boxes for both internal and external users

Customize FileCatalyst Workflow to reflect your corporate look and feel with our easy to use templating system.

  • Create customized upload forms with custom fields to accommodate almost any large file transfer workflow
  • Modify look and feel using an advanced templating mechanism
  • Dynamic multi-lingual support
  • Pre-configured forms for submission, collaboration, and distribution workflows
  • Support for both user-based (login required) and public (no account required) submission and distribution
  • Deep customization options for: email templates, application language, and custom headers/footers
  • Support multiple templates for different users, groups, or workflows
  • FFMPEG integration to add low resolution video preview for video files
  • Dynamic field data capturing and automated form field population

With a web browser being the only requirement to use FileCatalyst Workflow, there isn’t a need to install any software for end users.

  • Works with any modern web browser
  • No browser plugin or client application required to transfer files
  • Works with most modern mobile devices
  • No software installation required for basic upload/download operations*
  • Works behind strict firewalls, only HTTP access required*
  • Optional browser plugin with an in-line installer provides file transfer acceleration, offline transfers (web browser can be closed during transfers), ability to transfer hundreds of files with complex directory structures, checkpoint restarting, and MD5 checksum
  • LDAP/Active directory integration

*without acceleration

  • All file transfers default to HTTPS for basic transfers, and AES for accelerated UDP transfers
  • TLS 1.2 compatibility with custom cipher definitions
  • Add optional Reverse Proxy Server for DMZ to secure network connectivity
  • Multiple administrative access levels
  • IP filters allow black/whitelisting of specific IP addresses
  • Group-based permissions
  • 2-factor authentication for downloading email links
  • Multiple user access levels
  • Application is regularly pen-tested and follows secure development standards as per OWASP Top Ten
  • Optional data encryption at rest via FileCatalyst Direct Server
  • Review transaction history and data usage via a concise and easy to use dashboard, or via file transfer reports
  • Deploy on-premises to fully take advantage of your existing infrastructure,
  • Manage users and transactions via a secure and easy-to-use administrative interface, with multiple admin level accounts
  • Full control over storage targets, email notifications, file size limits, and content filtering
  • Logging of changes made by administrators
  • IP Filtering for admin accounts
  • Mass import/export of user accounts and address book entries
  • Detailed and comprehensive admin and end user documentation, with context sensitive help pages
Automate File Transfer
  • Create transfer tasks to automatically execute at set intervals. Files are sent or received based on custom settings, be it 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
Accelerate File Transfers
  • Award Winning UDP-based file transfer acceleration
  • Transfer files hundreds of times faster than with HTTP
  • Guaranteed delivery with checkpoint restart
  • Fine grained control of bandwidth
  • No file size limits
  • Transfer files with the web acceleration plugin (TransferAgent) in the background. Web browser doesn’t need to remain open during transfer.
  • Perform common system management tasks via REST (manage users/groups, and configuration changes)
  • Transfer files using: Java, C++, CLI
  • Connected FileCatalyst Direct Servers can be connected to FileCatalyst Central for real time reporting, monitoring, and remote administration

Explore FileCatalyst Workflow Use Cases

Send Large Files to Any Email Address

Forget about dreaded “bounced email” notifications with FileCatalyst Workflow, as the solution overcomes email file size limits by acting as a go-between in the file transfer process. Files, even huge ones, are sent to the FileCatalyst Server using our Emmy® Award-winning file transfer acceleration technology. Your recipients then receive an email with an accelerated download link, no matter the file size.

Submit Large Files via Web Portal

FileCatalyst Workflow acts as a web portal where your users can easily upload files. You can create custom form fields to collect any information or metadata needed to process the job. And use these fields to gather information such as quantities, sizes, special instructions, or other data points needed to sort, store, or take next steps. Once collected, the files and metadata are combined into a “job.” A job may go through any number of phases pertaining to your specific workflow, with each step tracked until the job is completed.

Online Sharing & Collaboration with a Central Storage Location

FileCatalyst Workflow acts as your organization’s central storage location for one or more “web folders” to keep all your files organized and managed. And for more collaboration flexibility, your users can remotely access shared or personal files from anywhere in the world with remote access via a web browser. With FileCatalyst Workflow, organizations can upload and download files or any size and assign sharing privileges to files on an individual or group-level account. Group folders, along with read/write permissions, can be assigned to any number of users.

FileCatalyst Central

Monitor Your Entire FileCatalyst Deployment From One Web Application

FileCatalyst Central is a web-based monitoring tool that acts as a united gateway to view and administer your entire FileCatalyst Direct and FileCatalyst Workflow deployment. FileCatalyst Central allows you to view ongoing transfers in real-time, drill into transaction histories and reports, view system health including alarms, remotely configure nodes, and initiate file transfers.

See FileCatalyst Central File Transfer in Action

Key Features of FileCatalyst Central

Central Management

From a single application users can inspect connected nodes and remotely control them. Because all connections from the node are outbound, no additional network configuration is required.


FileCatalyst Central provides an extensive reporting tool, with full access to all historical data. Reporting data becomes available in near real-time.

Real Time Monitoring

File transfers are monitored in real-time via the map or the overview page. The map view can be customized by configuring a custom map canvas and by grouping components of the FileCatalyst deployment into more complex objects.

Node Administration

FileCatalyst Central enables full remote administration of any connected node. A node in FileCatalyst Central could be a FileCatalyst Server, TransferAgent, or HotFolder.

Monitor System Healty

FileCatalyst Central allows administrators to monitor the overall health of their entire FileCatalyst deployment. Be alerted when nodes are down, or when systems are not performing correctly before it becomes an issue for users.

REST & API Scripting

FileCatalyst Central provides a full REST API which developers can use to further expand the existing functionality. Any action that is performed by the built in administration tools can be performed through the REST API

Flexible Fast File Transfer Deployment Options

Accelerate your specific file transfer workflow with FileCatalyst’s suite of applications. Each application is purpose-built to improve your file transfers. Start with FileCatalyst Server and choose the client application that best fits your file transfer requirements.

You can rely on our years of experience to helping organizations resolve their fast file transfer issues with our convenient and powerful applications.

Why Fortra's FileCatalyst?

FileCatalyst is an award-winning accelerated file transfer solution, known for achieving file transfer speeds much higher than other file transfer solutions

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