FTP Replacement
- A Better Solution for File Server Remote Access

In the past, FTP provided a solution to file server remote file access, however, it’s no longer adequate in today’s modern tech environment.

Drawbacks of FTP

FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is one of the oldest protocols used to move and transfer computer files. FTP was commonly used as a way to share files across multiple users but it is becoming increasingly outdated.

Insecure

FTP does not provide a secure channel for file transfer. When data is transferred using this protocol, it is not encrypted so your sensitive data can be extremely vulnerable to attack. User names, passwords, and files are all sent in plain text, which makes it easy for hackers to access your information.
Vulnerable

Security is essential when it comes to transferring internal data. If data is not protected, it is vulnerable to brute force or spoofing attacks. Hackers can break down weak and commonly used passwords and servers can be tricked into sending data to an unknown port on any authorized computer.
Difficult to Use

FTP is also cumbersome for users and the implementation is not seamless. FTP is a transfer protocol so each action statement must be made explicit. This not only makes it unintuitive to use, but also counterproductive in many cases. It is also not mobile or web friendly.
Lacks Sufficient Scalability

FTP can only support a limited data size. This makes it difficult to process large amounts of data. Additionally, mass uploads of data are inefficient as you need to parse and aggregate the data files yourself. The protocol also doesn’t allow you to run simultaneous data transfers to multiple receivers.
Not Enough Control

Modern day enterprises leverage single sign-on, two-factor authentication, active directory identities, and NTFS permissions to control access to data and audit access to data. FTP doesn't have these up-to-date technology integrations to make it easier for businesses to control data access.
No Audit Reports

FTP solutions don’t report the status of data that is sent or received. It also does not provide notification upon the receipt or transmission or data and files. As a result, users are unaware of possible disruptions or problems that may occur during file transfer. This makes it unreliable to manage high volume file transfers.

If this is what you want...

"You need to share internal files with people remotely. In the past, you have been using FTP as a solution to provide file access. However, the many limitations of FTP prevents your organization from productivity.

You want a more user friendly solution that can fully take advantage of modern technology. You also want desktop clients, iOS/Android/Windows Phone/RT clients so it is easier to access from mobile devices."

How Triofox Replaces FTP

Triofox solves the problems by combining file access, file synchronization solutions and drive mapping solutions together.

File servers from different locations can contribute folders to a global distributed file system namespace in cloud storage, inside the user's account. The global distributed file system namespace can be accessed from web browser, desktop PC, mobile devices or other file server.

File synchronization solves the problem for local users and remote users to access file servers. The drive mapping solution solves the problem of accessing and file locking.

Web based file access and sharing and mobile device based file access and file sharing enhance the user experience further.

Triofox solution can also be integrated with your existing Active Directory and you can give users permissions to different folders.

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Solving Your FTP Problems

Usability
You can access the files without installing any native clients by going directly to a web browser client. The web browser client leverages the modern HTML5/AJAX technologies to present a native look and feel file manager
Secure
You can encrypt remote agent caches or revoke remote agent access privileges from a central management console.
Easy Sharing
You can share files and folders directly over web browser making it much easier
Mobile Access
Not only can you access the file server through traditional Microsoft Network, you can also access the same file server content through iOS/Android/Windows Phone/Windows RT mobile devices. Besides web browser based access client, there are many native clients available to integrate the access methods natively into each kind of device and operating systems

Additional Benefits of Triofox

Beyond serving as an alternative to FTP, Triofox has numerous features to meet the needs of your enterprise.

Online Backup
Cloud backup and data protection with version control. On-demand sync minimizes storage and bandwidth consumption.
VPN Replacements
An alternative for one or more of the following: VPN, DFS, FTP, Dropbox, Box, SharePoint, ShareFile, Anchor, Egnyte, etc.
Simple Remote Access
Simplified remote access from iOS/AndroidPC/Mac/Windows Phone/Windows RT mobile devices. From any location, with any device.
Seamless Integration
Seamlessly integrates into current file-based enterprise networks and work-flow environments.
Security
Full support for file locking from the cloud. Encrypt remote agent caches or revoke remote agent access privileges from a central management console.
Centralized Control
Combines NTFS permissions, Active Directory users and drive mappings. Advanced reports and usage audits on file-sharing activity from a centralized management console.
Reduce Cost
Eliminate management costs of servers and VPNs. Avoid the cost of manual files and folders replication or recreation of NTFS permissions.
Flexible and Easy Setup
Choose different implementations based on your own needs. Easy process to set up.
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