As a server, the Aspera transfer server is a remote endpoint that accepts authenticated connections from Aspera client applications and that participates as a source or destination for authorized transfers.
Your server can also take the role of a client and connect to other Aspera servers to initiate transfers. For information about preparing your system for that role, see Get Started as a Transfer Client.
To prepare the system for its role as a server:
You can also set "virtual" bandwidth caps that can be assigned to incoming or outgoing transfers by group or by user. For more information, see Controlling Bandwidth Usage with Virtual Links (GUI).
You can configure your server to run other customized scripts when an individual file transfer starts or stops, or when a transfer session starts or stops. For more information, see File Pre- and Post-Processing (Prepost).
You can protect your server against malicious software in uploaded files by using inline file validation. For more information, see Configuring Inline File Validation.