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Score 9.2 out of 100
28 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

FileZilla

I use FileZilla to securely upload files that are not permitted to be sent via insecure methods like email or web forms. FileZilla is great to test the ability to "reach" the remote SFTP server and to verify my files arrived. Once I have tested that, then our internal IT group automates the uploads to these third parties, however I can always manually log into FIleZilla to verify the uploads.
David Ferrier | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

It is best suited to products and companies which extensively use IBM cloud and other cloud hosted services by IBM. This is because since the existing interface is a little challenging to use, IBM's own products and platform is well integrated with IBM Aspera on Cloud and there's relatively little work for the integration team
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.8
Versioning
FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0
Video files
FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.9
Audio files
FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0
Document collaboration
FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
10.0
Access control
FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.7
File search
FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
5.0
Device sync
FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
9.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.7
User and role management
FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.9
File organization
FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
Device management
FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1
Performance
FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
Reliability
FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
Storage Reports
FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.8

Pros

FileZilla

  • Strips away unwanted underlying code from products that produce documents using any Microsoft product that is not needed in our products.
  • The nice part is that it strips away hidden code such as ctrl and another digit that is not necessary or can be replaced with the correct coding to produce standard processes such as graphics using ANSI or another protocol as well as line feeds and header masks.
  • We are in the process of determining if their pro product will function in the way we want it to across networks rather than going to each workstation to make changes decreasing our productivity.
  • We are also evaluating whether their technical support is responsive.
Robert Worth | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Ease of use: the Graphical User Interface doesn't require technical know-how to operate
  • Delivery Receipts: this allows us the confidence to know our files have reached our customers
  • Activity Monitor: lets you know how much data you have used, which is important for budgeting reasons.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

FileZilla

  • Server version for Linux: The FileZilla Server version is only available for Windows and not available for the Linux Operating System. As we have a huge Linux fan base and most of the servers being deployed on Linux across the world, there is a need for the server version of this software to be available on Linux.
  • Proper tutorials for all the available features: I sometimes feel that this tool offers so many advanced features, but most of them remain hidden behind some nested options. This happens because of a lack of official tutorials of this tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Track upload/download usage OVERALL to know how much space is left
  • Track cloud storage overall to know how much space is left
  • More easily send single links to users for download, rather than full access (I know it is possible, but it is not intuitive)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

FileZilla

FileZilla 9.4
Based on 4 answers
FileZilla is really easy to understand and makes it easy to log into servers to upload files. Moving files around is a breeze (even if it's a little tedious to wait for large quantities to move one by one) and editing html and css files directly is a feature it would be difficult for us to live without
Nicholas De Salvo | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

FileZilla

FileZilla 9.1
Based on 24 answers
I've never contacted FileZilla support directly, but they are so popular that there are countless tutorials online showing how to connect to any number of web servers, how to configure SSH/SFTP and so on. I feel that because of the popularity of FileZilla, the support from the general user community is sufficient.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 7.9
Based on 5 answers
The support from IBM is fast and reliable. Very knowledgeable engineers provide you with the support on Aspera. We had a very good experience when opened tickets and we were able to get our issues resolved quickly. Most solutions are provided within a day so you can expect a quick turnaround time. Overall, the support has been very good.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

FileZilla

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The service provided by the authorized vendor was excellent. It was a good collaboration between the vendor IT team and internal IT team. They provided us with a timeline and we verified and approved that timeline. Daily stand ups and weekly meetups were conducted to update the internal team on progress. They were able to deliver all deliverables on time also, they conducted both alpha testing and beta version testing in time. Overall, they were able to complete the implementation in the given timeline.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

FileZilla

We've used mostly either command-line FTP programs built-in to the operating systems, or we've used web-based file transfer sites. Some of these web-based sites might require Java or other specific browser addons, which sometimes are not safe and/or can be hacked, so it's much safer and more convenient to use FileZilla instead for all file transfer purposes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

Aspera comes with IBM cloud so there isn’t really a choice. Since it’s built-in, it integrates well and there was no need to buy another solution. Therefore, I did not consider other options. It worked fine, gave access files, push data securely, and did it faster than standard HTTPS.
Ben Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

FileZilla

  • The positive impact is easy file management. Since we have multiple clients some of them have different host providers which offer their own FTP interface. Using FileZilla allows us to use one interface to interact with all of our client files.
  • The return on investment is quick turnaround for updating files.
Keisha Chavers | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Aspera has changed the way we do business. We are now able to share huge file sets electronically, saving on external drives, shipping costs, time, and effort.
  • Our industry is very slow to commit to electronic alternatives to physical media. In less than three years, the positive results of using this service have caused over 70% of our user base to fully commit to electronic delivery, with the number of physical fulfillments quickly being driven toward zero.
  • Transfers within our own company, which formerly relied solely on FTP/HTTP transfer drives that would take days now take minutes with Aspera. Our software team relies on the speed and accuracy of the transfers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FileZilla

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

FileZilla Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

IBM Aspera on Cloud

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Aspera on Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Pay as You Go$0.951
Standard Edition$716.402
Advanced Edition$10,440.003
Enterprise EditionContact sales4
  1. per transferred gigabyte
  2. per transfer volume starting at 1 terabyte per year
  3. per transfer volume starting at 6 terabytes per year
  4. per transfer volume starting at 60 terabytes per year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FileZilla
9.3
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1

Usability

FileZilla
9.4
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Support Rating

FileZilla
9.1
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.9

Implementation Rating

FileZilla
IBM Aspera on Cloud
10.0

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