Move your file server to the cloud for better remote file access and cloud file sharing. Provide secure remote access and mobile access to file server network shares with improved productivity and mobility.
A leading North American oilfield services company provides innovative suites of completion services and technologies for onshore oil and natural gas production. The company has 15 TB of data on a single local file server and 4000 total users. The company has site-to-site VPNs for each office and site-to-point VPNs for each user. The company's CIO wants to get rid of the Windows file servers and close SMB at LAN to prevent the spread of ransomware. He prefers a solution that is 100% cloud without VPN.
This whitepaper describes Gladinet Triofox, which allows organizations 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. In addition to remote access, Triofox can also leverage the private cloud for business continuity of file servers.
As more companies practice social distancing policies during a global pandemic, interest is growing in faster ways to facilitate work from home without compromising data privacy, security, or compliance.
Simplify working from home with Triofox. The ability to facilitate remote access to file servers can be critical for an organization that relies on internal file servers.
Suppose you have built your company infrastructure on Microsoft Windows File Server and Windows network shares. Triofox can help you add cloud capability to your file server and move the file server's network share to the cloud for easy access to files for remote sites and branch offices. At the same time, the cloud serves as a backup and recovery media for the Windows File Servers.
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 a 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.
Without a solution, employees often opt for an unauthorized third-party solution to increase productivity and efficiency. However, copying corporate documents and files to personal storage drives creates data sprawl and compliance issues.
Neither FTP nor WebDAV is the right solution for Windows file servers. Your mobile workforce may prefer a Dropbox or OneDrive-style modern access solution that combines web browser access, desktop/laptop device access, and mobile access into one cohesive solution.
Triofox provides secure remote access and file sharing, disaster prevention, and recovery for on-premises file servers with easy cloud migration to private cloud storage. It's the real cloud file server solution you have been looking for!
Triofox connects file servers and cloud storage for secure remote access without the need for a VPN.
Accessing files and folders directly from a web browser is as interactive as from a desktop drive.
Triofox leverages cloud storage for secure mobile file sharing via a web browser or mobile application.
Triofox sets up a hybrid deployment between local file servers and cloud storage that you can seamlessly convert to cloud-only.
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.
Triofox checks Active Directory and NTFS permissions to determine if the file requests are allowed. Then, the file requests are satisfied and returned to the client agents via HTTPS/SSL.
Triofox integrates with Office 365, enabling web-based co-editing and co-authoring for files within the shared folder.
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.
When migrating to a private cloud, the local file server and cloud file server form a hybrid file server solution.