Enterprise File Sharing

Sync outside the box with this self-hosted, enterprise file sync and share platform.


Enterprise File Sync and Share

Provide an Enterprise File Sync and Share Solution with Security and Control


This white paper describes CentreStack. The product allows enterprises to create an enterprise file sync and sharing solution (EFSS) that enables productivity and collaboration across multiple devices for mobile users. Without this kind of solution, an enterprise may be subject to data threats caused by users moving data through uncontrolled personal cloud services. CentreStack takes this a step further by allowing the enterprise to define the solution based on private or hybrid cloud storage deployments.

Problem Statement

As the CIO of an enterprise or a medium sized business, you are now faced with the Dropbox problem. Employees are using Dropbox to backup some local folders and make them easy to access oer the Internet. However, from a business perspective, it is not good knowing that company documents may be scattered on multiple PCs and in different places on third party hosting sites, creating liabilities for regulatory obligations and leakage of business secrets.

You can't simply say no to personal Dropbox accounts. Instead, it would be great if you could self-host and manage a dropbox-like service for your business and give your employee a replacement solution that is also user friendly while remaining under your own control.

CentreStack Solution

Gladinet CentreStack provides a solution for the problem above. First it enables you to install and host the solution completely on-premise or inside a trusted service provider's data center. Second, it can be integrated with the file server storage, SAN storage or NAS storage. This is a solution that you completely own and control.

Benefit 1 - Support Active Directory Users

There is no additional setup to add active directory users to the solution. Active Directory users can simply log in to the on-premise file sync and share web portal. When an employee leaves company, you just simply turn off his/her active directory entry and the access to the solution will be turned off as well.

Benefit 2 - Native integration with Home Directory

Optionally, user's home directory information will be directly used for web browser based and mobile device access. At work, employees are used to accessing the company wide personal home directory. Outside, they will each have access to the same home directory.

Benefit 3 - Integration with Your Own Storage

The solution can be integrated with your own storage, whether it be file server storage, SAN storage or NAS storage. You can also connect to your own public cloud storage services.


CentreStack should be installed on Windows 2008 R2 servers, or Windows 2012 R2 servers as shown in the following configuration. You can connect the Active Directory to the CentreStack user manager. You can also connect your local file server to the CentreStack Server.


CentreStack leverages the local connectivity to Active Directory and enterprise's own storage solution to create a self-hosted enterprise file sync and share solution, putting security and control back in the hands of the enterprise.

For more information, please contact Gladinet Support @ enterprise@gladinet.com or visit http://www.gladinet.com

See Also

Installable Enterprise Sync & Share Solution

Additional questions?  Contact Gladinet Support at support@gladinet.com.