Whilst Cubix natively integrates with a wide range of file acceleration technologies from vendors on the open market, we also have our own SSL encrypted UDP accelerated transfer tool called CubixUDT included as standard. Based on the open source UDT library – it provides Cubix clients the ability to perform point to point (P2P) transfers for content over large distances without the impact to throughput that TCP-based methods like FTP suffer from.
Our solution can be used to perform both regular transfers, as well as ad-hoc ones to end users thanks to the easy deployment methods that we offer. As the solution is always designed to “pull” – it also means that the receiving end never needs to apply any specific firewall changes for incoming UDT ports.
Not only does the system use SSL encryption up to 2048-bit to provide the best security possible – it also has a built in logical security, thanks to the control layers that Cubix operates. Instances of CubixUDT are started on demand for transfers to occur – which means there is nothing running listening centrally to the ports in question unless a transfer is imminent or in progress.
Transfers can be throttled as required based on time windows of the day, or on other such methods as our “half life” rule – where 50% of the remaining bandwidth is preserved for new transfers. Other benefits around bandwidth management can be realised thanks to the design of Cubix and the fact that whilst a client has requested a file – the transfer itself is still centrally controlled and so business rules can be applied as such. This ensures a quality of services (QoS) can be achieved to all clients, making the most of whatever bandwidth is available. All transfers can easily be monitored centrally utilising our Transfer Manager view in the Technical Portal.
By utilising CubixUDT along side our other harnesses such as Watch Directory and Import harness running in a remote configuration – quickly allows for content to be securely imported, transferred and managed from remote locations over the internet – without the need for dedicated network connections such as VPN, etc.