A Sage Way to Send Large Files

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2002-04-01 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Several products have popped up during the last year or so that try to use peer-to-peer technology to make it easier for users to send very large files. Sage Analytics Technologies' MagicVortex is a more usable and effective tool for this than most others

Several products have popped up during the last year or so that try to use peer-to-peer technology to make it easier for users to send very large files. Sage Analytics Technologies MagicVortex is a more usable and effective tool for this than most others, in part because it isnt a true P2P product.

To use MagicVortex, I signed up for the service (a free 30-day trial is available) and downloaded the Windows-based client software. I then chose a large file to send and entered the recipients e-mail address. The MagicVortex program then slowly sent the file up to a central server array.

Once the upload was finished, the recipient received an e-mail message that contained a URL. At this address, the recipient could download the file through his browser in an SSL connection.

The browser download worked very well for files in the tens of megabytes, but those receiving very large files may want to use the MagicVortex client for the download.

I found MagicVortex to be a simple but effective tool for sending large files. The client upload is secure and reliable, and the recipient doesnt need to do any upfront work to receive the file.

MagicVortexs pricing starts at $9.95 per month. The program is at www.magicvortex.com.

 
 
 
 
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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