Fast and Secure Protocol By Yogesh Mathur 22 September 2018 Fast and Secure Protocol (FASP) It is an innovative file transfer technology patented by Aspera. It is an innovative software that eliminates the fundamental shortcomings of conventional TCP based file transfer technologies such as HTTP and TCP. FASP transfers can achieve speed hundreds of times faster than FTP/HTTP. It provides a guaranteed delivery time regardless of file size, transfer distance or network conditions. Transport characteristics Enables large data transfers over any network at maximum speed, regardless of network conditions or distance Very lightweight, does not require specialised or powerful hardware to maintain high speeds. Extraordinary bandwidth control Provides precise rate control for guaranteed transfer times. Provides fast automatic discovery of the bandwidth capacity between the source and destination. Need for FASP In this digital world, fast and reliable movement of digital data, including massive sizes over global distances, is becoming vital business success across virtually every industry. TCP has inherent bottlenecks in performance, especially for networks with high round-trip time and packet loss. TCP' s Adiitive Increase Multiplicative Decrease congestion avoidance algorithm, in ramping up the, until loss occurs, AIMD inherently overdrives the available bandwidth. The FASP solution fasp is a new large data transport protocol that achieves reliability in the application layer in a novel approach that eliminates TCP's inefficient loss and error handling, and the resulting erratic transfer rate swings. fasp implements its own, theoretically proven optimal mechanism that identifies and retransmits precisely the real packet loss on the channel. fasp has ideal bandwidth efficiency, and does not flood the network with redundant data, or deny access to standard TCP applications. The transfer preserves the native file system access control attributes between all supported operating systems, and is highly efficient. With encryption enabled, fasp achieves WAN file transfers of 100-200 Mbps on a single processor machine or laptop; and 200-500 Mbps+ on dual-processor or duo-core workstations. The market need for a flexible, next generation file transfer technology is pervasive and exploding as file sizes increase, network capacities grow, and users increasingly exchange data and media. As an all-software platform deployable on any standard computing device, fasp is capable of filling the next-generation need, providing optimal data transfer in an application, over any Internet network, from consumer broadband to gigabit core.