IBM Aspera on Cloud vs. OpenText SendSecure

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Score 7.7 out of 10
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IBM Aspera on Cloud is a hosted service of IBM Aspera. Rather than just optimizing or accelerating data transfer, IBM Aspera’s high-speed data transfer fully utilizes available network bandwidth to maximize speed and scale up with no theoretical limit, without impacting other network traffic. According to the vendor, the solution drives unmatched transfer speeds, end-to-end security, reliability, and exceptional bandwidth control. IBM Aspera on Cloud also offers file…
$1.01
per month per GB transferred
OpenText SendSecure
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
XM SendSecure, now from OpenText (acquired March 2020) is a collaborative file exchange platform. It is designed to facilitate the exchange of sensitive files and has a number of critical security features. First, all files exchanged are systematically encrypted in both the upload and download processes. Receiving files doesn’t require a user account, but recipients are authenticated via one-time code received via a voice call, an SMS, or an email. Further, all exchanged files are…N/A
Pricing
IBM Aspera on CloudOpenText SendSecure
Editions & Modules
Pay as You Go
$1.01
per month per GB transferred
Standard Edition
$760.80
per year
Advanced Edition
$11,088.00
per year
Enterprise Edition
Contact Sales
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM Aspera on CloudOpenText SendSecure
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 5.9 out of 10
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Score 5.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
IBM Aspera on CloudOpenText SendSecure
Likelihood to Recommend
6.5
(13 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Aspera on CloudOpenText SendSecure
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
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
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OpenText
It is super easy to use any time we have a need to send something encrypted. It is great, because if we have a client that needs to send us something, we can send that person a link and they are able to use that to send us a protected file.
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Pros
IBM
  • 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.
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OpenText
  • It is very user-friendly even for users that are not particularly tech-savvy.
  • The integration into Outlook makes it so convenient to use.
  • Gaining access to the portal is easy as well, so if you are away from your workstation, you can still send things securely.
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Cons
IBM
  • 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)
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OpenText
  • Only compatible with Outlook 2010 or newer.
  • Only compatible with Windows OS.
  • No other complaints so far.
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Support Rating
IBM
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.
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OpenText
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
IBM
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.
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OpenText
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
IBM
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.
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OpenText
None. We were not able to email securely.
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • 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.
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OpenText
  • It allowed us to become HIPAA compliant with email.
  • It integrates seamlessly into our current email interface.
  • Support we have received has been excellent. Always timely.
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ScreenShots

IBM Aspera on Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of automated workflowsScreenshot of simple transferScreenshot of transfer management

OpenText SendSecure Screenshots

Screenshot of Ephemeral SafeBoxScreenshot of Seamless integration with Outlook (Office 365)