IBM Aspera Connect

IBM Aspera Connect

Enables high-speed Aspera transfers.

IBM Aspera Connect
What is IBM Aspera Connect?
IBM Aspera Connect is a Chrome extension that enables users to move large files quickly from their computers to an IBM Aspera server. It utilizes the FASP protocol for faster file transfers compared to TCP/IP transfer speeds. An account on an Aspera server is required to start transferring files. The extension only activates on sites that use IBM Aspera for file transfers, and it doesn't store any personal information.
Users: 900,000+
Version: 5.0.0 (Last updated: 2022-11-17)
Creation date: 2020-02-20
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • nativeMessaging
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • scripting
Host permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 85.50K
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This extension enables the use of IBM Aspera Connect with Chrome. This extension requires the IBM Aspera Connect 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 extension 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
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  • Allows transfer of large files
  • Works fine if everyone is up-to-date and in agreement on how their servers work
  • Difficult to use
  • Not intuitive
  • Forced solution for tasks that can be done from the frontend
  • Frequent prompts for updates
  • Incompatible with some browsers
Most mentioned
  • Difficult to use
  • Forced to download
  • Doesn't work with Chrome
  • Frequent prompts for updates
Recent reviews
google should let us give 0 star review, cause this extension deserves it.
by Thiago Akira Thiago Akira, 2023-11-10

by Thiago Akira Thiago Akira, 2024-02-06

google should let us give 0 star review, cause this extension deserves it.
by Thiago Akira Thiago Akira, 2023-11-10
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Risk impact

IBM Aspera Connect may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

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

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