What is FileCatalyst Direct?

FileCatalyst Direct is a suite of server and client applications that enable point-to-point accelerated file transfers 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.

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Data Mirroring
Data Distribution

“Accelerating file transfers in a secure and reliable manner has given us the ability to maximize our bandwidth, and the mobile application has provided a major advantage over our competition. We couldn’t be happier with FileCatalyst.”

~ Express Media Group

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FileCatalyst Direct Suite of Applications

Flexible Deployment Options

The FileCatalyst Direct suite of applications are designed to meet needs that are dependent on your specific file transfer workflow. Each application is purpose-built for a specific job, and is a culmination of our 20 years of experience helping organizations solve their file transfer issues.
FileCatalyst Server is a required component, and you can choose the client applications that fit your file transfer needs.

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FileCatalyst Direct Deployment workflow that shows how our client applications are utilized.

“FileCatalyst has saved us time, which has increased our productivity and decreased stress, all of which provide a cost savings to the company. I am also pleased to say that every interaction with a FileCatalyst team member has been wonderful. Everyone has been friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt in communication.”

~ U.S. Captioning Company

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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.

Guaranteed File Delivery

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


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

Manage 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%.

Transfer Growing Files

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

Transfer Data into Cloud Storage

Integrate with major public clouds storage including Amazon S3Microsoft Azure, Dropbox, Backblaze B2, Swiftstack and Wasabi.