What is Helix Core?

The same Perforce server you know and love.

Helix Core is the classic Versioning Engine that Perforce customers rely on for lightning-fast, file-level asset management. Helix Core securely manages all digital content—even large files—in a single repository, and delivers files quickly to large, distributed teams.

The Helix Version Control System also includes Helix Swarm for code review and collaboration, Helix4Git for Git management, and a bevy of Apps and Integrations.

PRODUCT BRIEF

Other Products in Helix VCS

Code review and collaboration

Git management at scale

Desktop clients for all users

Seamless development tool chain

Lightning-Fast and Massively Scalable for the World's Innovators

Finally, a VCS that can keep up with you.

Key Features in Helix Core

For starters, it’s the fastest version control system on seven continents.

Single Source of Truth

Store any type of assets for any number of users, no file size limits

  • Easily version small and large files of any type
  • Scale to terabytes of total data
  • Support tens of 1,000s of concurrent users
  • Handle high-volume, automated environments
  • Federated architecture synchronizes global teams
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Workflow Freedom

Helix's native DVCS grants you and your developers unprecedented freedom to work where, when, and how you prefer:

  • Work remotely from anywhere in the world
  • Pull only the files you need
  • Lock files to prevent overwrites on binaries
  • Rename folders and files for maximum efficiency
  • Set granular file-level permissions for total control
  • Expect consistent performance as repos scale

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Flexible Branching

Easily manage any project — from the simplest to the most complex:

  • Streams: Simplify and automate branching best practices
  • Task Streams: Isolate individual tasks in "lightweight branches"
  • Shelves: Safely stash work in progress on the server for reviews or task switching
  • DVCS or Centralized: Work locally or against a central trunk
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Productive Desktop Experience

Consistent experience across Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux:

  • Global Visibility: See which files are checked out and by whom
  • File Locking: Prevent others from overwriting your binary files
  • Powerful Search: Scan your entire repository for any content
  • Visual Tools: Time lapse, revision graphs, and P4Merge. Learn more.
  • Diffs: Folder, text, and image diffs to compare history

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Security and Protection

Unified, flexible, fine-grained access control with complete traceability:

  • Authenticate with LDAP, Active Directory, and other sources
  • Control access at the file level by user, IP address, or path
  • Maintain per-file access logs for audit compliance
  • Verify chain-of-custody using signatures recorded for each file
  • Undo an entire change list without losing your audit trails

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DevOps Ready

Renowned for open ecosystem, and massive continuous integration/delivery scalability:

  • Out-of-box plugins for industry standard tools
  • APIs and SDKs for many programming languages
  • Field tested for > 80 million CI transactions a day
  • High performance in Helix4Git at bleeding-edge scale for CI/CT/CD

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Try It Out

Try Helix free for 30 days. Download now for instant access to the fastest, most securable set of tools for global software development throughout the entire lifecycle of a project.

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