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.
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.
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 summary
- Able to move large files quickly across networks
- Enables file transfer with Aspera’s FASP protocol
- 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
- Concerns about privacy and data security
- Complaints about cumbersome installation process
- User issues with application size and speed
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.
IBM Aspera Connect has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.