Introduction

IBM Aspera Faspex is a file exchange application built upon IBM Aspera Enterprise Server as a centralized transfer solution. With a web-based graphical user interface, Faspex offers more advanced management options for fasp high-speed transfer to match your organization's workflow. Faspex offers the following file-exchange and management features:

Feature Description
Web/Email-based Interface Simple web and email interface for exchanging files and directories.
Package Forwarding Enable users to forward file packages on the server to others (without re-uploading).
Permission Management Manage user permissions through workgroup/dropbox assignment or direct configuration.
Post-Processing Execute custom scripts after a transfer when certain conditions are met.
Email Notification Create customizable email notifications of Faspex events (such as receiving a package).
Directory Service Seamlessly integrate your organization’s Directory Service users and groups.

The following diagram illustrates how Faspex handles file transfers:

  1. End user accesses the Faspex website via a web browser. At this point, the Faspex website triggers the IBM Aspera Connect Browser Plug-in. If the user has not already installed the browser plugin, the website will prompt the user automatically.
  2. Faspex returns the server’s file list or an upload page based upon the end user’s request.
  3. When the end user selects a file for download or upload, transfer information is passed to the Aspera Connect browser plugin.
  4. The Connect establishes a connection with Enterprise Server and begins transferring the files.