Home folders make it easier for an administrator to back up user files and manage user accounts by collecting the user's files in one location, a.k.a, company-owned file server network share. If you assign a home folder to a user, you can store the user's data centrally and privately on a company file server, and make backup and recovery of data easier and more reliable.
It is also a great usability feature for a user because from multiple company-owned devices, the home folder is always attached as a drive letter, making it easy for the user to access files and folders from any devices.
How shall we further enhance the user's experience by making the home folder follow the user around from airport and any other remote locations and make it easy to access remotely. Mobilize your home folders!
The Remote Site Headache -
With multiple sites and remote offices, remote employees are often used to saving documents to their local My Documents folder. Even with a local file server to the remote site, employees still save documents to the My Documents folder on their desktop. This is a problem because if the user’s PC breaks down, all their data is lost.
The Dropbox Problem -
To resolve the data backup problem, some remote employees may turn to their personal Dropbox or third-party file storage accounts to transfer and store company files. While this may provide a temporary solution for file access and backup, it is also a problem for your company. In order to meet certain data compliance criteria, you simply cannot allow users to sync their files anywhere. Additionally, you also cannot control where your files are, leading to a risk of security.
It’s likely that your company is already standardized on Microsoft technologies such as Active Directory and Windows File Server, where each user is assigned a home directory from the file server and group policy is leveraged to map the home folder to a drive letter.
You may use VPNs in between your main office and remote office. However, the connection process is tedious as users must connect to the VPN, map a drive to the Active Directory home directory, and save their documents there.
An ideal solution would be a seamless process that turns the remote user’s My Documents folder into an enterprise drop box and synchronizes the local documents directly into the company’s file server inside each user’s Active Directory home directory.
If you are one of many organizations that faces problems from above, Triofox can solve your problem with Active Directory Home Directory integration
How does it work? With Triofox, remote users can go to the enterprise web portal, download the Triofox client agent software, and turn their local folders into enterprise dropbox folders. Files saved to their local folder will be migrated to their user’s home directory folder automatically. And files and folders in the current home folder will show up under a drive letter as well without the need of a VPN solution.
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Triofox adds secure remote access and file sharing, disaster prevention and recovery, to file servers on-premises with easy cloud migration to private cloud storage. It is the real cloud file server solution you have been looking for!
Triofox adds web based access methods for secure remote access without the need of a VPN.
Accessing files and folders directly from within a web browser as if it is as interactive as from a desktop drive.
Triofox leverage HTTPS and web protocols for secure mobile file sharing from a web browser or from a mobile application.
Triofox sets up a hybrid deployment between local file servers and cloud storage that can be seamlessly converted to cloud only.
No additional setup needed to add active directory users to the solution, they can simply log in to the on-premise Triofox Cloud web portal to get started.
The user's active directory home directory information will be directly used as the home drive for web browser based and mobile device access.
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Triofox integrates with Office 365 for web-based co-editing and co-authoring.
Remotely access file shares from a drive letter, without the need for a VPN.
Simplify remote access to file servers from mobile devices, PCs, Macs and browsers.
Define different permissions for folders at different levels of the directory structure.
Web based secure data room allows view-only access with download disabled.
Versioning and offsite backup simplify recovery from disasters like accidental deletions.
Triofox eliminates the common drawbacks of traditional file server access and cloud file sharing solutions and combines both strengths with the following benefits.
Cloud backup and data protection with version control. On-demand sync 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 reports and usage audits on file-sharing activity from a centralized management console.
Simplified remote access from iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and other mobile devices. From any location, with any device.
Integrate natively with Active Directory, so user identities and file accesses are centrally controlled as before.
Seamlessly integrates into current file-based enterprise networks and work-flow environments.
Choose different implementations based on your own needs. Easy process to set up.