IBM Aspera Desktop Client is a file transfer client application built upon Aspera's FASP file transport technology. Desktop Client includes the following features:

Feature Description
FASP transport technology File transfer protocol that dramatically speeds transfers over IP networks by eliminating the fundamental bottlenecks in conventional technologies. FASP features bandwidth control, resume, transfer encryption, content protection, and data integrity validation.
Client application A graphical file transfer application for initiating and managing transfers.
Hot Folders (Aspera Sync) A service, managed by the desktop application, that automates the transferring of files from a specified directory.
ascp command The command-line file transfer program.
A4 A command-line file transfer program similar to ascp, designed for sending extremely large sets of individual files efficiently.
Aspera Watch Service A service that detects file system change and manages snapshots, optimized for speed, scale and distributed sources. It discovers changes (new files and directories, deleted items, and renames) in source file systems immediately as they occur, eliminating the need to scan the file system.