Signiant Expands SDCX SaaS Platform


USA: At IBC2019, Signiant Inc will introduce new capabilities to its SDCX (Software-Defined Content Exchange) SaaS platform.
Aimed at simplifying secure content exchange between companies, these capabilities will first appear in the company’s newest product, Signiant Jet, which makes it easy to automate and accelerate the transfer of large files between geographically dispersed locations.
Targeted at "lights-out" use cases, Jet meets the growing need to replace scripted FTP and legacy transfer tools with a faster, more reliable and more secure alternative. It is built on Signiant's SDCX SaaS platform, which also underpins the company's widely-deployed Media Shuttle solution that is now used by more than 500,000 professionals to send and share large files around the world. With its vast global footprint across media companies of all sizes, the platform is already connected to thousands of on-premises and cloud storage endpoints.
At IBC2019, Jet will include the new content exchange capabilities, offering a secure cloud handshake mechanism that simplifies intercompany transfers. The new functionality enables Jet customers to make storage endpoints private, discoverable or discoverable only to select partners in their supply chain. Via a simple, secure web interface, companies can request a connection with a partner. Once both sides accept, specific jobs can be configured and mutually approved to allow for secure, automated transfers between the companies. Jet’s simple, predictable pricing model makes it accessible to companies of all sizes and enables easy cost sharing for intercompany content exchange.
“Signiant has long been the trusted broker for content exchange between many of the world’s top media companies,” said Rick Clarkson, Chief Strategy Officer at Signiant. “With this new capability, companies of all sizes will be able to cross-connect and exchange content in an easy, automated fashion. Best of all, because of Signiant’s massive footprint, we’ve essentially prepopulated the supply chain for our customers, so they can much more easily set up transfer jobs with all their partners, regardless of size. That’s the true power of our SaaS platform – it brings advanced, enterprise capabilities, but right-sized and priced for any size company.”
All Signiant products utilise a proprietary transport protocol that optimises network performance for fast, reliable movement of large files under any network condition. Coupled with enterprise-grade security and features tuned for media professionals, Signiant products are designed to enable the global flow of content, within and between companies, in a hybrid cloud world. The Signiant portfolio comprises of:
• Manager+Agents – Advanced enterprise software for complex networks and workflows 
• Jet – SaaS solution for simple system-to-system automated file transfer
• Media Shuttle – SaaS solution that enables people to send and share large files 
• Flight – SaaS solution for transfers to and from AWS and/or Azure public cloud services.
Media companies can deploy a single Signiant product to solve a specific problem, or combine them for a comprehensive approach to managing access to content that is located in various storage types around the world. Signiant products interoperate with each other, as well as with third-party products in the media technology ecosystem.
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