BrickFTP™ is a Hosted File Sharing Service that works via the Web and FTP. In just seconds, you can create your own shared server that allows you to send files to and receive files from your clients, vendors, and co-workers.
You can organize your files however you'd like, giving your users access on a folder-by-folder basis. Once granted access, users may upload and download files via an FTP program or Brick's beautiful web Workspace.
As you can see, no 2 login pages for Brick have to look the same. You can customize the entire web application, including the login screen. You can upload a logo and set colors directly from the administration screen, or you can upload a CSS file for complete customization.
You can point your own domain to BrickFTP™ so that your customers see your brand and your brand only.
You can also add instructions to the login screen to give your customers direction in case they need help.
Sharing large image files or videos? We will automatically generate a low-resolution image preview that you (or your clients) can look at directly in the browser.
This technology works on many types of source files, including JPG, TIFF, PSD, AI, and more.
We are also planning to roll out support for in-browser video playback and a thumbnail browse mode.
If you're storing confidential files, it's very important that you get visibility into what happens with those files. Who is looking at them? Is anyone changing them?
While most FTP solutions do not record any logs, Brick records detailed activity logs of all accesses to any file or folder.
We retain all logs for 7 years.
We fully support the FTP Standard, according to RFC959. All FTP clients (Fetch, WS_FTP, FileZilla, Transmit, etc.) are supported. This also includes web development tools (Dreamweaver, GoLive, etc.), dictation software (Olympus DSS Player) and more.
All permissions set in the web interface are enforced via FTP, so each user will only see exactly what you want them to see. Notifications and audit logging are also equally supported via FTP as they are on the web workspace.
Brick's permissions model is flexible enough to let you do just about anything. You can create an upload-only dropbox for your vendors. You can create a read-only repository for your distributors. You can create fully shared folders for collaboration.
All permissions are easily managed via a control panel on the right side of each folder view.
Simply drag any files or folders to the Sharing tab at the top of Brick's workspace and Brick will generate a direct link to that bundle of files. You can then send that link to anyone via E-Mail, IM, or in person, and they will be able to download your files. Shared links automatically expire after a configurable period of time.
Brick also provides a standalone upload/sharing application that you or your clients can install directly to their computers. Once installed, you can just drag and drop files to the app and they will be uploaded immediately. The entire app, including the Start Menu and Dock icon, is customized to reflect your name and brand.
Our infrastructure is fully provided by Amazon.com Web Services EC2 Elastic Compute Cloud and S3 Simple Storage Service, which provides us with easy access to hundreds of terabytes of storage, and the ability to grow our resources on demand.
All files stored in Brick are stored through Amazon's S3 Simple Storage Service, which is designed for 99.999999999% file durability and 99.99% availability. As far as we are aware, S3 has never lost a file.
Brick offers up to 40TB of space to all new accounts. We can raise this limit if you contact us.
Brick supports 2048-bit SSL via the TLSv1 Protocol on both FTP connections and web workspace connections. SSL is enabled by default for all web connections (HTTP protocol) and FTP client connections to port 990. SSL is also available for Port 21 FTP connections, if you enable it in your FTP Client.
Additionally, files are encrypted at-rest within BrickFTP, using the extremely strong AES256 cipher.
Brick's transit and storage encryption is HIPAA-compliant.