A Seamless and Cost-Effective Signiant Media Shuttle Alternative

MASV is the simplified alternative to Signiant Media Shuttle, providing media teams with an accelerated file transfer solution that improves efficiency in the cloud while reducing cost and complexity.

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Seamless Transition

Automation, share portal, Amazon S3 integration, checkpoint restart—MASV is a fully equipped Media Shuttle alternative.

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Robust Cloud Security

Our secure file transfer platform uses an encrypted AWS network & holds TPN/ISO certifications for top data protection.

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No Added Investment

Begin migrating to MASV from Media Shuttle without any upfront costs and keep your existing investment intact.

Looking for a Signiant Media Shuttle Alternative? We Get It.

If you’re in search of an alternative to Signiant Media Shuttle, you’re not alone. While Signiant may be a popular choice for large file transfers compared to traditional FTP servers, it can’t keep up with the demands of modern media workflows in the cloud.

As a Media Shuttle customer, you may have experienced limitations and frustrations that have made it clear—it’s time for a more flexible and accessible alternative.

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Rigid Environment

Media Shuttle struggles to adapt to team needs—new users, clients, and increased network traffic incur additional costs and delays for your organization.

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Long Sales Cycles

Signiant Media Shuttle’s implementation involves weeks of calls, POCs, and training, leading to slower turnaround times despite the popularity of self-serve tools.

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Dependent on IT

Signiant software demands significant time and cost investment from IT teams for tasks like whitelisting, patch updates, and integration support.

Why Choose MASV Over Media Shuttle?

We have heard many reasons why teams seeking file sharing software have turned to MASV as a reliable alternative to Signiant Media Shuttle. If any of these resonate with you, sign up for a free trial of MASV today and experience the difference.

Ease of Use

Easily exchange media assets of any file size among remote teams, clients, and contractors.

  • Sign up with just one click to quickly onboard new team members.
  • Access an intuitive browser interface for seamless file sharing without plugins or complications.
  • Create a free MASV Portal to request and receive file submissions from anyone.
  • No account required to download sent files or upload to a file submit portal.

Enhanced Cloud Security

MASV ensures top content protection in the cloud, keeping your on-premises infrastructure safe.

  • Files are securely transferred through an AWS CDN, with additional controls to set passwords and file access.
  • We don’t require access to internal systems or mandatory installations on potentially vulnerable devices.
  • MASV is a TPN Blue Shield vendor and certified under ISO 27001 and SOC 2 standards.

Low-Code/No-Code Automation

Streamline data exchange with MASV file transfer automation.

  • Set up Watch Folders and automate file transfers in just a few button clicks.
  • Attach a cloud bucket to any file submit portal for automatic uploads into storage.
  • Leverage our API and Dockerized Transfer Agent to embed MASV into any developer-led workflow.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Save on platform and operating expenses in the long-run when you make the switch to MASV.

  • Get up and running in minutes and save costs with minimal to no IT support.
  • Our intuitive platform eliminates the need for extensive staff training, making large file sharing as easy as email.
  • Start for free at any time or get in touch for custom rates as low as $0.05/GB.

Accelerated File Transfer

Enjoy lightning-fast transfer speed and accelerate your team’s turnaround time.

  • Large files are chunked and accelerated across a private global AWS network.
  • MASV finds the nearest AWS CDN on/off-ramp to reduce latency across large distances.
  • Supports up to 10 Gbps connections and offers channel bonding for faster transfers in areas with poor connectivity.

Evolving Cloud Support

We continuously optimize our platform to better support your evolving workflow, with new integrations, partnerships, and features announced regularly.

  • Take advantage of 25+ native integrations (and counting), including Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Frame.io, and more.
  • Enjoy regular updates with new features, performance upgrades, and security controls.
  • Request custom features—some of our biggest releases have come from existing customers!

Responsive Customer Support

At MASV, one of our core brand values is “Customers First”. That means we’re always available if you run into a critical issue and require assistance.

  • Our team is responsive, transparent, and personable, always open to constructive feedback.
  • Benefit from 24/7 live customer email and chat support, and an always-available online Help Center.
  • If, for any reason, your file transfer fails due to MASV’s fault, you will receive a refund.

Customers Experience Greater Efficiency With MASV Over Signiant Media Shuttle

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With Signiant, I have to create a login for every user and project. Just managing that took hours.

Paul Long from Smart Post Atlanta Paul Long
Systems Engineer
Smart Post Atlanta
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We previously used Signiant. It was slow, unreliable, and difficult for staff and recipients.

MeryVillaneuva Portrait@3x Mery Villanueva
Post-Production Head
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Let us use the MASV Portal, it’s performing about six times faster than the Signiant Portal.

JuliaPilzer Portrait@3x Julia Pilzer
Account Executive

How Does MASV Compare to Media Shuttle?

You may have heard a few things from our competitors about MASV’s capabilities, so let’s examine some of the misconceptions you may have heard—and then we’ll tell you if those claims are true or false.

Spoiler alert: Most of them are false.

Misconception: MASV lacks proprietary transport technology that achieves faster speeds and eliminates latency and packet loss.

False. MASV’s acceleration technology has successfully demonstrated speeds up to 10Gbps with automatic checksum verification and relentless, reliable delivery.

Misconception: MASV doesn't offer unlimited, custom-branded file share portals.

False. MASV Portals for receiving large files are unlimited and can be fully customized to support your brand and metadata requests.

Misconception: MASV doesn't offer delegated administration.

False. MASV Teamspaces allow account admins to manage account users, security, and access.

Misconception: MASV doesn't have pre-transfer delivery spec validation.

False. Portal administrators can enforce file naming conventions, set a maximum file size limit, and restrict uploads to specific file extensions. This maintains formatting consistency and ensures contributor uploads align with internal project and system requirements.

Misconception: MASV doesn't offer controls to manage bandwidth.

False. Our bandwidth management tools allow admins to schedule how much bandwidth MASV uses by date and time, pause and resume transfers to redirect bandwidth as needed, or set transfer priority for the most important files.

Misconception: MASV doesn't have checkpoint restart reliability.

False. All MASV transfers will recover from interruption without losing progress. We also offer pause and resume functionality.

Misconception: MASV cannot search media across storage locations.

True (to an extent). MASV can only browse and egress data from Amazon S3 and Wasabi buckets at this time. However, MASV offers native ingest integrations with 25+ cloud object storage and media asset management tools in-market.

Misconception: MASV is not committed to storage independence

False. MASV operates as a “store-and-forward” service, where files enter our S3 cloud and are pushed to the intended destination. Our commitment is to customer success which informs our decision on storage independence.

Key points to consider:

  1. Cloud is the future for file-based workflows, and MASV is prepared to support this transition.
  2. Moving files into a secure and express S3 cloud enhances file security and delivery time.
  3. Even though files are stored in our environment, we cannot browse or access stored files, prioritizing customer data privacy.

Misconception: MASV doesn't have a TPN Gold Shield status.

False. MASV has been TPN certified since 2021 and received its Gold Shield status on March 19, 2024.

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How Does MASV Compare to Other Media Shuttle Alternatives?

MASV has a clear superiority to the Signiant platform for any Media Shuttle customer in need of greater flexibility in their large file transfer workflow.

But how does MASV stack up against other Media Shuttle alternatives like IBM Aspera or GoAnywhere?

Here’s a head-to-head comparison of a 5 GB file transfer using MASV vs. IBM Aspera.

MASV vs Aspera on Cloud Benchmark

Sent over a 2.3 Gbps connection from Microsoft Windows Server 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best Media Shuttle alternative?

The best Media Shuttle alternative is MASV, especially if the team requires agility in the cloud.

With MASV, teams can easily and quickly send large files and media content to clients, collaborators, or team members, regardless of their location. This agility is primarily due to the following features and capabilities:

  • Cloud-Based Solution: MASV operates entirely in the cloud and can handle file transfers of any size without requiring additional hardware or software installations.
  • Fast Transfer Speeds: MASV leverages the power of the cloud to provide fast transfer speeds. By utilizing multiple parallel connections and optimizing network resources, MASV maximizes transfer speeds, saving valuable time for users.
  • Global Accessibility: MASV enables users to access and transfer files from anywhere in the world, as long as they have an internet connection. They are not required to download and implement complex software.
  • User-Friendly Interface: MASV offers a user-friendly interface that simplifies the file transfer process. Users can easily upload and share files with just a few clicks, eliminating the need for complex configurations or technical expertise.
  • Usage-Based Model: MASV operates on a usage-based pricing model, which means that teams only pay for the data they transfer. This flexibility allows organizations to scale their usage up or down as needed, providing cost-effective solutions for projects of any size.

By offering a cloud-native, fast, and user-friendly file transfer solution, MASV brings agility to the cloud. It empowers teams to collaborate seamlessly, transfer files quickly, and adapt their workflows efficiently, ultimately enhancing productivity and enabling businesses to stay agile.

How does Signiant Media Shuttle pricing differ from MASV pricing?

Signiant Media Shuttle pricing differs from MASV pricing in that MASV is usage-based and can go as low as 5 cents per gigabyte. MASV also doesn’t charge per seat. On the other hand, Signiant has a starting rate of $8000 for a single user and additional costs for more seats, storage egress, and more.

How much does Signiant Media Shuttle cost?

Signiant Media Shuttle has a base rate of $8000 for a single user and $50,000 for enterprise use. However, it’s important to note that additional costs will apply for new users, seats, storage egress, servers, and other factors. These hidden fees can increase the overall cost depending on the specific needs and requirements of a customer.

Is MASV faster than Media Shuttle?

MASV is just as fast as Media Shuttle, if not faster, especially when the network isn’t congested with multiple users. Additionally, MASV offers the advantage of fast implementation and onboarding, whereas Signiant can take weeks to become operational.

Is MASV more secure than Signiant Media Shuttle?

MASV is more secure than Signiant Media Shuttle. MASV runs on the secure AWS cloud, which is known for being the most secure infrastructure available. MASV also doesn’t require installations on vulnerable devices or internal systems. In contrast, Signiant’s software installations have created gateways for malicious hackers to exploit vulnerable devices and gain access to internal data systems.

How much does MASV charge per seat?

MASV doesn’t charge per seat. Users are free to invite as many team members and clients as needed at no extra charge.

How long will it take to get started with MASV vs Media Shuttle?

Getting started with MASV takes just a few minutes, while Media Shuttle can take a few weeks to begin using.

A Fast, Easy & Secure Media Shuttle Alternative

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