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Sep
19
Introducing FileCatalyst TransferAgent
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 19 September 2014 01:22 PM

Accelerated and web based file transfer without the need to use a Java Applet nor any other browser plug-in is here!

FileCatalyst TransferAgent offers a new way to leverage FileCatalyst technology from within a browser, allowing files to be sent at top speeds securely and reliably without the need to install Java in the web browser!

TransferAgent combines a desktop application (the "agent" itself) with an HTML5 interface that allows browsing local or remote file listings, selecting files for transfer, and initiating transfer without the use of browser plugins nor Java Applets. Once a transfer is under way, progress updates are published to the web browser; however, the browser window or the tab can be closed at any time and the transfer will continue.

Key features and benefits:

  • Web based large file transfers without the need to install the Java Plugin nor any other web browser plug-in
  • Quick and simple end user install, that is automatically initiated from the web page and doesn't require a browser plug-in
  • Ability to send virtually any file sizes in a web browser including files larger then 2GB.
  • Ability to configure TransferAgent for uploads, downloads with remote file browsing and downloads via a single button
  • Web browser window can be closed once the file transfer has been initiated
  • Ability to upload/download entire folder structures from the web
  • Built-in: MD5 check-sum, auto-zip, auto-resume, auto-retry, incremental transfers (rsync), sending of growth files and email notifications
  • High grade security using SSL, AES, PGP encryption of connection parameters in the JavaScript and user driven permissions
  • Simple yet extremely flexible deployment based on static HTML5 pages (no server side web technology required)
  • Support for both MacOS and Windows in all recent web browsers (IE, Chrome, Safari, Firefox)

FileCatalyst TransferAgent is currently bundled with the FileCatalyst Direct unlimited package as well as with any other FileCatalyst Direct offering with the web applets add-on. In the near future the TransferAgent will also be added to our FileCatalyst Workflow and Webmail products.

 

How do I get FileCatalyst TransferAgent?

All FileCatalyst Direct Licensed Users that have either Unlimited Package or have purchased the Web applet add-on, follow the download instructions below to download FileCatalystTransferAgentDeployment.zip ---  You will require a password to access the download site.

To obtain the download password, login to your client support portal at support.filecatalyst.com
Click on "Get Download Password" button
Go to http://www.filecatalyst.com/files/  select your product and enter your Download password
Only Active FileCatalyst Support customers will have access to a Download Password. If you don't see a Download Password button, contact FileCatalyst Support to request access to the "Get Download Password" button in the FileCatalyst Support Portal.

All other users, please contact your FileCatalyst representative to arrange a free evaluation.

 

 


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Jul
18
Applets not loading with Java 7 update 65 on Windows 7
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 18 July 2014 08:18 AM

The most recent Java Update JRE 1.7 Update 65, affected some of our Java applets. After performing the Java upgrade users are not able to run some of our Java Applets. To find out more and how to fix please consult this Knwoledge Base Article.


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May
29
FileCatalyst Workflow and Webmail v4.9.2 are ready
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 29 May 2014 03:39 PM

This latest version adds ability to assign order forms to anonymous users and improves XML workflows. Tomcat 7 and Java 7 are highly recommended for improved security and performance.

Here is a partial list of what's new:

  • Added: (Webmail + Workflow) New checkbox for order forms "Show to Anonymous Users", we can now create order forms specific to anonymous users.
  • Added: (Workflow Only) Ability to automatically generate XML files for Distribution jobs when the XML Target Path is set under FC Servers.
  • Added: (Workflow Only) Ability to automatically generate shipped XML files for Distribution jobs when the XML Target Path is set under FC Servers and when ALL the recipients have downloaded ALL the files for the job.
  • Added: (Webmail + Workflow) Group Folder permissions are now called "Upload Only" and "Download Only", File Area toolbar hides all the file modification options if only one of those options is checked. When both options are checked then all the options in the toolbar are visible.
  • Added: (Webmail + Workflow) Added help instructions on how to create custom HTML login pages.

For a complete list, please see the Release Notes 

How do I get FileCatalyst Workflow or Webmail v4.9.2?

FileCatalyst On-Demand Accounts

FileCatalyst On-Demand Servers have already been or will be shortly updated to the latest version.

FileCatalyst Licensed Users

Follow the download instructions below to update your local installation of your FileCatalyst Server. You will require a password to download the latest version.

  1. Login to your client support portal at support.filecatalyst.com
  2. Click on "Get Download Password" button
  3. Goto http://www.filecatalyst.com/files/  select your product and enter your Download password

Only Active FileCatalyst Support customers will have access to a Download Password. If you don't see a Download Password button, contact FileCatalyst Support to request access to the "Get Download Password" button in the FileCatalyst Support Portal.


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May
6
FileCatalyst Workflow and Webmail 4.9.1 released
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 06 May 2014 09:27 AM

What's new?

The latest version improves security by adding support for Tomcat 7 and it also adds support for our latest version of FileCatalyst Direct 3.4

Here is a partial list of what's new:

  • Added: (Webmail + Workflow) Support for Tomcat 7.
  • Added: (Webmail + Workflow) In form upload, showing more file transfer details (ETA, Speed, bytes remaining).
  • Added: (Webmail + Workflow) Recipient Email drop down field now triggers recipient email with a download link and not the new job to admin email. Recipient Email template can be modified to the old type of email notification if required.
  • Added: (Webmail + Workflow) New checkbox when adding a new user from admin "Notify User", which automatically notifies the end user of their new account
  • Added: (Webmail + Workflow) UDP start rate is now set to auto detect in all the applets.
  • Added: (Webmail + Workflow) Time zone information in job history log.
  • Added: (Webmail + Workflow) Upgrade capability to the Windows Installer and upgraded the installer to Java 7 64-bit and Tomcat 7. 

For a complete list, please see the Release Notes


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Apr
14
FileCatalyst Direct v3.4 is ready
Posted by John Tkaczewski on 14 April 2014 12:58 PM

FileCatalyst Direct v3.4 Released. 

This new version makes file transfers even faster by moving multiple files concurrently using our state-of-the-art accelerated file transfer protocol. This new version also includes much better handling of growth files. You can now start transferring files as they are still being written to the disk. Here is what's new:

  • Multi-file session transfers in HotFolder. Same HotFolder task will automatically start transferring multiple files concurrently.
  • Multi-file Session Transfers, allows sending multiple growth files at a time by HotFolder task.
  • Auto-archive small files for even faster transfers.
  • Ability to add new files to the transfer list while a HotFolder task is already running.
  • Extreme task concurrency in HotFolder. Hundreds of tasks or files can now be sent concurrently within a single HotFolder instance.
  • Improved support and performance for transferring growth files.
  • Ability to ignore growth files until fully written to the disk.
  • Improved performance on network mapped drives with Java 7.
  • Authentication logs and alarms available for Server.
  • New Windows and Mac OSX installers.
  • Increased robustness and stability fixes.

For full release notes click here

How do I get FileCatalyst Direct v3.4?

FileCatalyst On-Demand Accounts

FileCatalyst On-Demand Servers have already been or will be shortly updated to the latest version of FileCatalyst

FileCatalyst Direct License

Follow the download instructions below to update your local installation of your FileCatalyst Server. You will require a password to download the latest version.

  1. Login to your client support portal at support.filecatalyst.com
  2. Click on "Get Download Password"
  3. Goto http://www.filecatalyst.com/files/fc-direct-download  and enter your Download password

Only Active FileCatalyst Support customers will have access to a Download Password. If you don't see a Download Password button, contact FileCatalyst Support to request access to the "Get Download Password" button in the FileCatalyst Support Portal.

 


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