Here are objective comparisons between SoftArtisans FileUp and Microsoft's Posting Acceptor (PA):
- ASP Integration: SoftArtisans FileUp is fully scriptable by Active Server Pages. Rather than existing as a separate ISAPI DLL, SoftArtisans FileUp integrates very smoothly with your ASP application.
- Standards support: PA Upload from IE browsers uses the proprietary WebPost API, rather than the standard RFC 1867, so by default, you need different forms for Netscape and IE users.
- Anonymous Connections: Since PA uses an ISAPI DLL, it must provide additional security protection outside of your ASP application. For this reason, PA disallows all anonymous connections. Since SoftArtisans FileUp is integrated with ASP, your application can decide the appropriate level of security, including anonymous.
- Price: PA is free. SoftArtisans FileUp is $299 per server.