Abstract: Aspera is a new file transfer technology tool that provides a reliable and faster (up to 1000x standard FTP) data transfer solution. This new approach overcomes the challenge of large data set transfers over any Internet Protocol (IP) network, regardless of network conditions and geographic distance. Aspera Logo - Link to Aspera Website
Aspera uses standard ... UDP (User Datagram Protocol), an alternative to TCP where guaranteed delivery is not required. Reliability is achieved in the application layer "FASP", which retransmits the real packet loss on the channel.
The Aspera solution provides complete built-in security, precise transfer rate control for guaranteed data delivery times, end-to-end transfer progress reporting, and supports interoperable file and directory transfers.