Mobilize your workforce for quick and easy file server remote access and mobile access without a VPN. Your file server is still on-premise but works as if it was in the cloud. Local security policies govern remote mobile access.
A civil engineering firm has 3 offices and plans to expand to a 4th or 5th office. The total amount of data is about 12 TB. The company uses large AutoCAD files. These files need to be cached on local file servers in each office so that the designers can access the files directly. Currently, they have all physical servers in each location. The main file server hardware only has about 2 years left on the contract and needs to be renewed. Managing the physical servers is very cumbersome. They want to get rid of the on-site physical servers and move to a cloud storage solution.
This white paper describes Gladinet Triofox, which can be used by businesses as a remote access server to quickly enable
secure remote access and mobile access to file servers without using a VPN and without syncing with external storage services such as Office 365, Dropbox, or Box.
With more and more businesses practicing social distancing guidelines during a global pandemic, there is increased interest in faster ways to facilitate work from home without compromising data privacy, security, or compliance. Businesses are looking for a solution to enable cloud remote access to local on-premise file servers seamlessly.
Simplify working from home with Triofox. The ability to facilitate remote file server access can be critical for a company that relies on internal file servers.
Triofox provides on-premise file servers with new capabilities for cloud remote access and secure file sharing, allowing IT to retain the existing security safeguards, permission controls, and data ownership! It combines cloud remote access and local security policies together into a single remote access server solution.
How many times has your support team been overwhelmed by VPN tickets? For most non-technical people, VPN is too complicated. First, you need to establish a connection, which is different from PC and Mac devices. Then a user needs to understand file server, network share, and how to map a drive to a network share. Finally, this process would have to be repeated every time the Internet connection fails, costing the company time and money.
When there is no solution, employees often opt for an unauthorized third-party solution to increase productivity and efficiency. However, copying company documents and files to personal storage drives creates data sprawl and compliance issues.
Triofox creates a web server front-end that accepts client agent requests from remote Windows, Mac, web browser, iOS, and Android devices. The client agents provide drive mapping functionality.
Client agents send HTTPS/SSL requests to the Triofox server. The Triofox server can log the requests for auditing purposes and also coordinate file access and sharing demands.
Active Directory and NTFS permissions are used to verify that file requests are allowed. After that, file requests are satisfied and returned to the client agents via HTTPS/SSL.
Simple always-on drive letter mapped to your on-premise file server without a glitch.
It reduces the costs of VPN (virtual private network) support.
Triofox combines the security and control of Windows file servers with the ease of use and productivity of the cloud.
The strategy for migrating and configuring permissions is more straightforward than SharePoint, Dropbox, or Google Drive - inherit it directly from the file server.
Combines NTFS permissions, Active Directory users, and drive mappings with remote access from any device.
Maintains data privacy by providing the option to keep data on-premises in traditional file server shares.
Triofox provides a mapped drive over HTTPS/SSL for seamless file access.
Define different permissions for folders at different levels of the directory structure.
Use Outlook integration to transfer large files as web links via email.
Web-based secure data room allows view-only access with download disabled.
Use secure web links to share files and folders with recipients or to receive files.
You can access files and folders from web browsers and mobile devices.
Triofox eliminates the common drawbacks of traditional file server access and cloud file sharing solutions.
Businesses can address data privacy concerns by using Triofox to provide access to internal file servers. It’s common to talk about replacing existing file servers with cloud solutions to reduce costs and administrative overhead, and Triofox can facilitate that in any private cloud. Still, Triofox offers the unique option of using existing file servers to replace cloud file sharing!
Simplify remote access to file shares with familiar interfaces on any computer or device. Windows and Mac desktops natively display mapped drives in Explorer and Finder. Users have the same experience on iOS devices like iPhones and iPads, Android devices and popular web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer.
Provide an always-on mapped drive that works anywhere, on any device, and allows mobile users to easily access internal file shares or cloud file servers. Turn Windows file server network shares and shared drives into online shared folders protected by the same security measures as those from on-premise file servers and governed by the same Active Directory.
Files are secured at rest and in transit with military-grade encryption, secure connections, and more. Automatically use existing users and permissions to save setup time and money. When files and folders can continue to stay-in-place with the Windows file servers, the security parameters are smaller and more straightforward than public online sharing services, and it's much easier to pass compliance tests.
Easily collaborate with business partners by providing them with access to a limited set of internal files or folders. Share files with non-AD users while maintaining administrative control. Simplify multi-site collaboration with automatic version control and file locking. Mobile workers see the same content in the online shared folder as if it came from an internal mapped drive.
Mapped drives display the directory structure but delay downloads until a file is accessed to reduce bandwidth usage and endpoint storage consumption. Secure web links have also been generated for shared folders and files, allowing users to access them in a web browser-based file manager. Files are not actively downloaded or viewed (as in secure-data-room) until users generate access intentions.
Eliminate the overhead and support tickets commonly associated with VPN file sharing, Always On VPN, or Direct Access. Automatically use existing users and permissions to save setup time and money. With the Triofox server's help, the internal shared drive has new online folder representations over HTTPS (SSL) protocols and with RESTful APIs for client agents and mobile applications.
Triofox provides a branded platform that makes it easy to build a private online file sharing solution based on infrastructure from Amazon, Windows Azure, or Google Cloud. Triofox enables you to brand the Web portal, Windows, and MAC clients, and mobile clients.
Manage users, access controls, and storage centrally. IT can easily track where data is located, who has access, and how it is shared. A centralized, web-based management portal provides a "single-pane-of-glass" style management console for managing shared folders and shared files, as well as other objects in the management scope.
Triofox has the flexibility to provide an on-premises alternative to Dropbox, OneDrive, and SharePoint by leveraging existing file servers. You can modernize your file server to the point where it is equivalent to those of public domains from the perspective of the online file sharing solution. At the same time, the solution retains all the benefits of file server security and data ownership.
For complete control and visibility, you can manage permissions from the file server that was their source or natively with Triofox. Businesses and their employees accumulate the NTFS permission structure over years of active use and practice. These NTFS permissions are inherited by Triofox and continue to control access to online folder sharing.
Manage users, access controls, and storage centrally. Administrators can perform audits for GDPR and HIPAA compliance or track all file changes. It's so much easier to pass compliance tests when both Triofox servers and Windows servers IT infrastructure are under your supervision and control.