IBM Aspera Connect

IBM Aspera Connect

This add-on enables the use of IBM Aspera Connect with Firefox. This add-on requires the IBM Aspera Connect application, version 3.9.0 or newer. IMPORTANT: If you encounter an error "Download failed. Please check your connection", update Firefox.

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What is IBM Aspera Connect?

IBM Aspera Connect is a Firefox add-on designed to provide high-speed file transfers to IBM Aspera servers, leveraging the superior throughput of the FASP transfer protocol. This add-on necessitates the IBM Aspera Connect desktop application with a version of 3.9.0 or newer. This software is only employed by websites that incorporate IBM Aspera for file transfers and ensures user privacy by not reading or storing any personal data.

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Stats
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Rating: 3.40 (40)
Version: 4.1.1.1 (Last updated: 2022-02-15)
Creation date: 2018-12-11
Weekly download count: 646
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • nativeMessaging
  • activeTab
Size: 92.86K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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Summary

This add-on enables the use of IBM Aspera Connect with Firefox. This add-on requires the IBM Aspera Connect desktop application, version 3.9.0 or newer.

The purpose of this extension and the corresponding desktop application is to move large files FAST from your computer to an IBM Aspera server. You need to have an account on an Aspera server to move files.

FASP is the protocol used to move files much faster than is possible over TCP/IP. The application has to be where the network is.

Privacy statement: This add-on is activated only by websites that integrate IBM Aspera to transfer files. This extension does not read or store any personal information.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Able to move large files quickly across networks
  • Enables file transfer with Aspera’s FASP protocol
Cons
  • Requires installation on both browser and computer
  • Terminated explorer.exe during install, causing problems
  • Perceived as potential privacy risk with access to all website data and ability to exchange messages with other programs
  • Large application size viewed as unnecessary bloatware
  • Slower download speeds than expected
Most mentioned
  • Concerns about privacy and data security
  • Complaints about cumbersome installation process
  • User issues with application size and speed
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Safety
Risk impact

IBM Aspera Connect is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install IBM Aspera Connect if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

IBM Aspera Connect has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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