Managed File Transfer Software Comparison

Comparing Enterprise-Grade Managed File Transfer Tools With Filemail

Global MFT

The rise of cloud based Managed File Transfer (MFT) software, is in direct response to enterprises that need file transferring capabilities with additional requirements. Due to the volume of data, and an ever demanding environment, old solutions based on the file transfer protocol (ftp) cannot provide the speed, nor the security, nor the demands set by governments.

Large corporations must handle sensitive data with the utmost facilitation of data security, auditable file transfer activity, and regulatory and legislative compliance. There are a multitude of MFT software and services, which offer secure and efficient data transfer.

Additionally, you’ll find some common features, such as administrative control, but the efficacy and robustness of these various features can vary. Some of these features maybe procured as an add-on, some are included, so let’s take a look at the Managed File Transfer solutions landscape.

The Managed File Transfer Software We Compared

The enterprise managed file transfer services we looked at including our own are:

  • Filemail
  • Signiant
  • Accellion
  • Aspera
  • GlobalScape
  • DropBox
  • Box

The table below shows how Filemail compares to them.

Filemail Signiant Accellion Aspera Global Scape DropBox Box
Cost $40.83 a User / Month Starting at $7'500 Custom Pricing Starting at $10'440 Custom Pricing Custom Pricing $105 (3 Users) + $35 Add User / Month
Storage Capacity

5 TB / User
(More on request)

Not Included 250 GB 60 TB Not Included Unlimited Unlimited
Files Available Forever ? Configurable Configurable Configurable Permanent Permanent
Max File Size Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited


50 GB via

2TB via desktop and mobile apps

4 GB (Browser) 20 GB (AS2) 100 GB 5 GB
UDP File Transfer Acceleration
Unlimited Bandwidth
Delivery Tracking
Encrypted Data Transfer (HTTPS)
Anti-Virus Protection
Password Protection
Custom Subdomain
Customization & Branding
Address Book
Upload Form On Your Website
Receive Files
Multiple user accounts
Choose Data Location ? ? ?
Priority Support
Mac, Windows iOs, Android, API
2 Factor Data Protection
SAML / Single Sign-On
Regulatory Compliance
Multiple incoming pages ?
Access To Penetration Tests ?
Filemail vs Signiant vs Accellion vs Aspera vs Global Scape vs DropBox vs Box

MFT's & The Mandates They Comply With

There are many regulatory and legislative mandates that govern what you can and cannot do with personally identifiable information, financial records, and other forms of data. It is imperative that MFT solutions adhere to various protocols to ensure you can securely transfer files, while abiding with the laws.

The table below shows what mandates the various secure managed file transfer providers comply with.

Filemail Signiant Accellion Aspera Global Scape DropBox Box
ISO27001 ?
GPG13 ?

Key Benefits Of A Filemail MFT Enterprise Account

  • Robust administration & authentication

    Robust Administration & Authentication

    Our robust set of tools promote declaration, authentication and privileges for users and files. As an administrator you thoroughly control which users can access which files, and what they can do.

  • Robust administration & authentication

    Get Up & Running In Minutes

    Many enterprise MFT's require considerable configuration and assistance, which you pay for. With our service you'll be sending and receiving files in no time, and in just as secure a manner.

  • Enterprise level security to manage file transfers

    Focused on Secure Managed File Transfers

    An issue you'll find with our competitors is so many features that don't have anything to do with transferring files. So, you pay for things you don't use nor need.

  • x 200

    Custom Filemail UDP For Fast Transfer

    Our custom transfer protocol uses and enhances UDP (User Datagram Protocol). You'll get speeds of up to 200 times faster than transfer methods based on TCP, such as FTP and HTTP.

  • Compliant tracking and auditable trails to keep you on the right side of the law

    Full Compliant Tracking & Audit Trails

    Our rigorous auditing module means you'll know what, when, and how many times an event or action occurred. You'll have a complete audit trail adhering to various legal and industry requirements.

Some Of Our MFT Clients

  • Austrian Film Commission
  • British Film Institute
  • Bullhouse Media
  • Clear Channel
  • Collage Of Legal Practice
  • Discovery Channel 2019
  • Spare Bank

Client Testimonials

Bruce Fairbank (Labette Bank)

I have used Filemail for several months and find it very easy to use. It solved problems we have here at the bank when we need to send large files. The platform also provides a secure way to send confidential information back and forth between the bank and our customers.

Rory Gillies

I´m a freelance cameraman, and depend on others and their service. I´ve been using Filemail for years, really happy with the product. I even uploaded 4K material directly to the live newsroom, from my iPhone and via the file app. It's easy to use, and my clients respond to me with that also. Simple, easy and fast. The recent update is spot on, making my website looking good and professional - with the Filemail implementation.

Fabio Dondina

We have been using Filemail for several years with great satisfaction. It is a very fast service, especially with the Filemail Desktop application, both for uploading and for downloading. Furthermore you can easily upload files over 2 GB and the localization in Italian makes everything easy and immediate.