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November 27, 2015 12:08 AM ET

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Company Overview of Signiant, Inc.

Company Overview

Signiant, Inc. develops file movement software solutions that moves large files over public and private networks for content creators and distributors. Its on-premises software and SaaS solutions facilitate the movement of peta-bytes of media data between users, applications, and systems. The company offers Media Shuttle, a hybrid SaaS solution that allows media professionals to transfer files of various sizes; SkyDrop, a SaaS solution that accelerates the movement of large files and data sets into and out of cloud storage; and Manager+Agents, an enterprise software solution for automated delivery of large files across geographically dispersed locations. It serves broadcasters, studios, medi...

152 Middlesex Turnpike

Burlington, MA 01803

United States

Founded in 2000





Key Executives for Signiant, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President of Global Field Operations
Age: 52
Senior Vice President of Strategic Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Signiant, Inc. Key Developments

Signiant Announces New Cloud Deployment Option for Media Shuttle

Signiant announced a new cloud deployment option for Media ShuttleTM. Media Shuttle allows end users to easily send and share large files while providing the customer’s IT organization with control over where the data is stored. It is typically deployed in a patented hybrid SaaS configuration, in which transfers are orchestrated by Signiant’s control layer SaaS and the data flows via an on-premises file transfer server and storage. On-premises infrastructure is no longer required with the new cloud deployment option. With the Signiant SaaS continuing to provide control functions, the data layer is also moved to the cloud, where file transfer servers are hosted by Signiant and connected to the customer’s cloud object storage tenancy. Signiant’s cloud file transfer server deployment is a multi-tenant, auto-scaling SaaS implementation that frees the customer from the need to deploy cloud servers and software. The company was recently granted an additional patent on this aspect of its innovative cloud platform, which is available for Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure object storage. The new cloud deployment option continues Signiant’s commitment to storage independence, allowing Media Shuttle customers to utilize on-premises storage for some asset classes and cloud storage for others. Both cloud storage and on-premises portals can be established within a single Shuttle deployment. By eliminating the need to procure and deploy on-premises hardware and minimizing network configuration complexity, cloud storage Shuttle portals can be up and running very quickly – and infrastructure costs are consumption-based. This makes them ideal for fast-turnaround projects and situations where spiky demand means that the elasticity of the cloud can provide material cost benefits.

Harbor Picture Company Upgrades to Signiant Media Shuttle to Support Expanding Global Production Business

Signiant announced that Harbor Picture Company has adopted Media Shuttle™ to move large media files quickly, easily and securely between its worldwide customers and partners. Harbor, whose credits include acclaimed television shows and films such as “Game of Thrones,” “St. Vincent,” “Into the Woods,” “Pawn Sacrifice,” “Marco Polo,” and “A Most Violent Year,” uses Signiant for many of its critical file transfers. Using Media Shuttle, Harbor was able to quickly set up new accounts, which had been a laborious process with other solutions. And more importantly, Harbor is now able to easily send their large media files, even as big as 500 GB, in far less time. With Media Shuttle, Harbor has streamlined collaborative workflows and can more easily manage working simultaneously on multiple productions worldwide with major studios and television networks.

Signiant Announces New Features for its Media Shuttle

Signiant, Inc. announced new features for its Media Shuttle, hybrid SaaS file transfer solution in response to increased demand from enterprise customers. At many of the world's top media companies, Media Shuttle has become the solution of choice for sending and sharing large files fast. As these organizations standardize on Media Shuttle for all their user-initiated file transfer needs, several new features have been developed to address additional use cases and make it easy to on-board large numbers of employees. Since its release in 2012, Media Shuttle has been adopted by companies of all sizes and has become the de facto standard across the global media supply chain. Signiant reports that the number of customers has more than doubled for the third consecutive year.

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