A personal banking services company in India has 1300 branches and more than 10,000 users. The bank offers a variety of services to its customers, including Internet banking, mobile banking, and online bill payment, etc. They have files on a CIFS storage. They don't want to expose the SMB shares directly. As a banking service provider, security is a top priority. For this reason, they were looking for a more secure solution to access the existing CIFS storage. Data loss prevention, digital rights management and anti-virus are some of the aspects they considered. They have researched Dropbox and are excited about some of its features. However, due to security concerns, they are leaning toward a Dropbox-like solution with a more controlled, more secure, and more web-oriented access, an HTTPS/SSL web-based user interface.
The unsanctioned use of consumer-oriented file sharing services in businesses is a growing issue. It has been coined “the Dropbox problem”.
For remote or work-from-home employees, it’s common to use Dropbox and third-party cloud services to backup and share local folders for easy access over the Internet. With Dropbox, you can access files in the cloud and easily share files with other colleagues.
However, the fact that internal company documents are stored on multiple devices and third-party hosting sites is a major concern that many companies face. While Dropbox can provide convenient access outside of a company's firewall, it also creates liabilities for regulatory obligations and leakage of critical business information. Companies can not control where their files are located, making them vulnerable to data breaches.
As the CIO of a company, whether it's a large enterprise or a midsize business, you are now faced with the "Dropbox Problem".
In fact, leading companies like IBM have even banned their employees from using Dropbox and Apple's iCloud storage. While IBM is a big company that has its own infrastructure to ensure cloud file transfer, it is challenging for smaller companies to completely stop using third-party cloud storage services without providing their employees with an alternative option.
Would not it be great if you could self-host and manage a Dropbox-like service for your company that was under your own control, unlike Dropbox?
Triofox gives security and control back in the hands of the enterprise and the employees, by leveraging the local connectivity to Active Directory and enterprise's own storage solution to create a self-hosted enterprise Dropbox alternative solution. Provide your employees with a replacement solution that is both user-friendly and under your company’s control.
No additional setup step is required to add Active Directory users. Users can simply log in to the on-premise Triofox Cloud web portal. When an employee leaves the company, you can simply deactivate their Active Directory entry, which also deactivates access to the solution.
There is an option to use the user's home directory information for access via web browsers and mobile devices. Employees can access the company wide personal home directory both at work and at home. NTFS permissions are here to protect file access.
The solution can integrate with your own storage, whether it's network shares of file servers, SAN storage or NAS storage. The solution can be self-hosted in your own data centers and with your own IT infrastructure, giving you complete control, data ownership and data privacy.
With Triofox, businesses can privately deploy and self-host a file synchronization and sharing solution. It provides an access layer (with browser, mobile, desktop, and file server access) around private cloud storage services and local file server storage, while retaining full control over the data and infrastructure. It is like owning a private Dropbox server built on top of the enterprise file storage solutions.
Triofox integrates with Office 365 for web-based co-editing and co-authoring.
Access file shares remotely via a drive letter without the need for a VPN.
Simplify remote access to file servers from mobile devices, PCs, Macs, and browsers.
However, we provide an extra layer of Security and Control:
The entire solution is built on top of enterprise IT infrastructure and private file servers.
Compliance center, group policies, audit trace and file change log help enterprise meet regulation requirements.
Cloud backup and data protection with version control. On-demand synchronization minimizes storage and bandwidth consumption.
Full support for file locking from the cloud. Encrypt remote agent caches or revoke remote agent access privileges from a central management console.
An alternative for one or more of the following: VPN, DFS, FTP, Dropbox, Box, SharePoint, ShareFile, Anchor, Egnyte, etc.
Combines NTFS permissions, Active Directory users and drive mappings. Advanced reporting and usage auditing of file sharing activity from a centralized management console.
Simplified remote access from iOS/AndroidPC/Mac/Windows Phone/Windows RT mobile devices. From any location, using any device.
Eliminate the management costs of servers and VPNs. Avoid the cost of manually replicating files and folders or recreating NTFS permissions.
Integrates seamlessly with current file-based enterprise networks and workflows.
Choose different implementations according to your own needs. Simple process for setup.