Avid Technology subsidiary Digidesign is now shipping
DigiDelivery, a secure file delivery system that enables its users to securely deliver files of any size to anyone with an e-mail account. It utilizes a dedicated server device you install on your network, and transfers files using encryption and a drag and drop interface. DigiDelivery works with Mac OS X, Mac OS 9 and Windows XP-based systems.
DigiDelivery is designed as an alternative to FTP file transfers or other methods that may have poor security, complexity or reliability issues — the system employs file encryption, and allows authorized users to drag and drop files to queue a file for delivery; recipients then click a link in an e-mail to receive the file on their desktop — recipients don’t need to have a DigiDelivery account of their own to download the file, nor do they need any specialized software client or hardware, as the file transfer is managed through an encrypted link that’s unique to the recipient. After the file is sent to all intended recipients, it’s automatically deleted from the server. DigiDelivery account management and auditing features are provided using a Web-based interface.
DigiDelivery is available with two Gigabit Ethernet-based server appliances: The US$3,295 Serv|LT sports an 80GB drive and can queue 20 pending deliveries. It also supports one “standard” DigiDelivery account, needed to use the service. The $9,995 Serv|GT steps up internal storage to 500GB, and supports unlimited pending deliveries and unlimited standard accounts.