Cloud File Sharing and Remote Work

Remote work is clearly on the minds of business leaders these days. Many employees have had to work from home because of the 2020 pandemic.

Cloud file sharing helps your business by providing secure, easy-to-use file sharing and collaboration tools that integrate directly with your on-premises file servers and Windows infrastructure.

A story - Consultants need a VPN-Free Remote Working Cloud Solution

Company A has a 50-person team, 50% of whom are consultants. They run a traditional file server with a legacy 2008 infrastructure and a 10 TB iSCSI drive. Since the Pandemics, employees have to work from home to keep the business running. However, file access is a particular challenge because employees access the company's resources from their laptops via a corporate VPN and are unable to access the project via a separate VPN from another location that is separate from the company's headquarters. The company is ready to move to the cloud. Their ideal cloud solution would integrate NTFS permissions that they can access over the Internet without a VPN, and also provide the flexibility to work completely from home.

Consultants need a VPN-Free Remote Working Cloud Solution

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What is Impacting Productivity While Working from Home?
What affects productivity when working from home?

As a CIO, you need to support your employees who work from home due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

A big part of the infrastructure to support working from home is a VPN, which companies have always used to connect remotely to the office network and computers. Companies using this legacy solution know all too well the problems associated with it. The VPN is slow and generates many support tickets, which slows down employee productivity and puts pressure on support teams.

SharePoint and SharePoint Online can alleviate the pain point to some extent, but SharePoint is not a replacement for an on-premise file server. It can create another data repository for your employees.

VPN is terrible, but at least it enables Windows workflow.

VPN creates a tunnel through which remote devices working from home can connect to the corporate network in the office. The virtual private network provides access to file server network shares and authentication and authorization through the company's Active Directory domain servers. Thus, it enables the normal drive mapping and file locking functions that are part of our typical daily workflow.

Windows file server features

Active Directory

Active Directory allows employees to log in to company computers with a single set of credentials.

NTFS Permission

The NTFS file system brings the permission structure for folders and files with a well understood security control.

Drive Mapping

Drive mapping is probably the most commonly used feature by end users when they log in to their Windows workstation.

File Locking

File locking is another commonly used feature of NTFS and the CIFS/SMB protocol to lock files while they are being edited.

Storage Space Direct

Windows Storage Space Direct allows Windows file servers to be pooled together to increase storage capacity and expand as needed.

Virtual Machine

With virtual machine technology, Windows file servers can be available from AWS, Windows Azure, and various other data center locations.

What if cloud file sharing and Windows File Server are combined?

  • ACTIVE DIRECTORY INTEGRATION - Windows file server and Windows infrastructure remain in place without the need for migration. The solution integrates with Active Directory for authentication and authorization to access file servers.
  • CLOUD FILE SHARING FEATURES - Instead of accessing file servers via VPN, software agents on remote PC, Mac, web browsers, and mobile devices use the HTTPS protocol to connect back to corporate file servers with standard cloud file sharing features.
  • BEST OF BOTH WORLD - The traditional security of Windows file servers and data ownership is maintained. At the same time, employees working from home can use a cloud mapped drive with file locking features to access corporate file servers. In addition, web browser responsive HTML pages and mobile applications are provided to enhance the mobile file access user experience.

Triofox Solution

A solution that adds iPhone application, web browser interface, Windows mapped drive, and Mac Finder volume to corporate Windows file servers, turning Windows infrastructure into a corporate cloud file sharing solution.

Remote Access

Enable secure remote access over HTTPS without the need to use a VPN.

Disaster Recovery

Adds version control, file change history, and audit tracing to ensure business continuity for on-premises file servers.

Mobile Sharing

Adds a web browser file manager interface and mobile applications to improve the user experience for mobile file sharing.

Cloud Migration

Triofox sets up a hybrid deployment between on-premises file servers and cloud storage that can be seamlessly converted to cloud-only.

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Core Values

Privacy

The cloud file sharing solution extends the reach of the current internal Windows file server to remote locations via HTTPS and web protocols. It is privacy by default.

Seamless

The internal Windows file server is the data repository for the newly added private folder sharing service. For employees, the files at work are the same files that are available remotely on mobile devices.

Ownership

The same corporation owns the internal Windows file server and the existing IT infrastructure, including the new Triofox server, and the files and folders on the file server are privately owned.

Compliance

Since files never leave the current on-premise file servers, it is much easier to pass compliance audits. The new private file sharing service is the only component that requires additional work.

Permission Control

The same NTFS permissions that were in place to protect the internal Windows file server files will be the same permission control in place to protect the private file sharing service.

Cloud File Sharing Feature Highlights

Triofox eliminates the common drawbacks of remote file server access and file sharing solutions and provides the best of both worlds – the security and control of on-premise file servers combined with the efficiency and productivity gains of remote mobile access.

More Remote Web Access & File Sharing Highlights
Drive Mapping

Triofox provides a mapped drive over HTTPS/SSL for seamless file access.

Folder Permissions

Define different permissions for folders at different levels of the directory structure.

Large File Transfer

Use Outlook integration to transfer large files as web links via email.

Secure Data Room

Web-based secure data room allows view-only access with download disabled.

Link Sharing

Use secure web links to share files and folders with recipients or to receive files.

Mobile Access

You can access files and folders from web browsers and mobile devices.

Additional Benefits of Triofox

Beyond combining Dropbox-style mobility features and Windows file server security, Triofox has numerous features to meet the needs of your business.

Secure File Sharing

Sharing files out to partners or receiving files from partners is comfortable with web links.

Security

Full support for file locking from the cloud. Encrypt remote agent caches or revoke remote agent access privileges from a central management console.

VPN Replacements

An alternative for one or more of the following: VPN, DFS, FTP, Dropbox, Box, SharePoint, ShareFile, Anchor, Egnyte, etc.

Centralized Control

Combines NTFS permissions, Active Directory users and drive mappings. Advanced reporting and usage auditing of file sharing activity from a centralized management console.

Simple Remote Access

Simplified remote access from iOS/AndroidPC/Mac/Windows Phone/Windows RT mobile devices. From any location, using any device.

Reduce Cost

Eliminate the management costs of servers and VPNs. Avoid the cost of manually replicating files and folders or recreating of NTFS permissions.

Seamless Integration

Integrates seamlessly with current file-based enterprise networks and workflow environments.

Flexible and Easy Setup

Choose different implementations according to your own needs. Simple setup procedure.

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