File Locking Solutions for Hybrid Environments

Seamless File Access & Locking in Hybrid Workspaces: Enhance Collaboration, Prevent Conflicts

In today's hybrid work settings, our file locking solutions prioritize seamless collaboration and data security. Designed for complex environments, they ensure accessibility and protection, enhancing productivity globally or remotely. Experience uncompromised security and collaboration.

In today's hybrid work environments, seamless collaboration and data security are paramount. Imagine a solution that ensures your files are accessible when you need them, yet securely locked when collaboration crosses into the realms of sensitive data. Our file locking solutions are designed for businesses navigating the complexities of hybrid environments, offering peace of mind and enhanced productivity. Whether your team is spread across the globe or working from home, our technology adapts, ensuring that your projects move forward without a hitch. Experience the power of uncompromised collaboration and security with our cutting-edge file locking solutions.


In today's hybrid work environments, businesses face unique challenges in ensuring seamless collaboration and data security. The need for efficient file locking mechanisms to prevent conflicts when multiple users access or edit large files is paramount. Without robust file locking solutions, organizations grapple with slow file access over VPN, potential file conflicts, and inefficiencies in collaborative work settings, especially when dealing with large files from different locations.

Slow VPN Access

Accessing large files over VPN can be painfully slow, hindering productivity and collaboration among remote teams.

File Conflicts

Without proper file locking, simultaneous edits can lead to conflicts, risking data integrity and project timelines.

Hybrid Environment Complexity

Navigating the complexities of both local and cloud storage without seamless integration and synchronization poses significant challenges.

Inefficient Collaboration

The lack of a robust file locking mechanism can result in inefficiencies, impacting the overall workflow and project delivery.

Facing these challenges? Learn how our file locking solutions enhance your hybrid work environment.

Existing Solutions and Their Limitations

In the quest for optimal file locking solutions within hybrid environments, businesses often encounter significant limitations with existing market offerings. Traditional VPNs, cloud storage options like SharePoint, OneDrive, Dropbox, and Box, and direct NAS access have been the go-to solutions. However, these options fall short in addressing the unique challenges of hybrid workspaces, particularly when handling large files and ensuring seamless collaboration across remote and in-office teams. The inadequacies of these solutions highlight the need for a more tailored approach to file locking and access in hybrid environments.

VPN Performance Issues

VPNs often result in slow file access, especially with large files, leading to decreased productivity and user dissatisfaction.

Cloud Storage Constraints

Cloud solutions like SharePoint and Dropbox struggle with real-time file locking, risking data integrity when multiple users edit large files.

NAS Access Limitations

Direct NAS access without efficient file locking mechanisms leads to frequent disconnections and software crashes, particularly for remote users.

Inadequate Synchronization

Competing solutions lack robust synchronization between local and cloud storage, complicating the workflow in hybrid environments.


Enhance your hybrid work environment's efficiency and security with our advanced file locking technology. Enjoy smooth collaboration, fast file access, and strong data protection to keep your team's productivity and deadlines on track.

Seamless Collaboration

Facilitate effortless teamwork across remote and in-office settings by preventing file conflicts, ensuring every edit is harmonized and conflict-free.

Swift File Access

Overcome the hurdles of slow VPN connections with our solutions, providing rapid access to large files, enhancing productivity and user satisfaction.

Robust Data Protection

Secure your sensitive information with advanced file locking mechanisms that guard against unauthorized access and edits, maintaining data integrity.

Optimized for Hybrid

Designed specifically for hybrid environments, our solutions ensure smooth file synchronization between local and cloud storage, streamlining your workflow.

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Deployment Option #1

Hybrid Local File Servers

Gladinet enables seamless file server integration with support for Windows 2016/2019/2022, offering indirect & direct connection options and flexible access.

Deployment Option #2

File Servers with Direct Cloud Access

Gladinet provides a direct file access solution from remote devices and mobile devices.

Unlock seamless file collaboration in hybrid workspaces without the VPN hassle!

Cloud Drive Mapping

Drive mapping is an important feature for online file access. End users can easily drag and drop files and folders from a set of mapped drives over the Internet without a VPN connection.

Global File Locking

File locking is a vital feature for online file access and team collaboration to avoid conflicts. End users need to control global concurrent online file access by using file locking to maintain consistency.

Secure Mobile Access

Have you spent many hours troubleshooting VPN connections? Have both your staff and IT support team lost productivity due to downed VPN connections? VPNs are complicated; there is a better way!

How It Works

Our hybrid environment file locking solutions enhance collaboration and data security across your organization by merging local and cloud storage to prevent file conflicts and boost productivity, enabling efficient work from any location. This technology is tailored to fit your hybrid work model, ensuring smooth and secure access to files.


Seamless Integration

Our solution integrates with local and cloud storage, like Azure Blob, ensuring files are accessible and synchronized across all environments.


Efficient File Locking

When a file is opened, it's locked to prevent others from editing simultaneously, reducing conflicts and supporting collaboration.


Optimized Access

Files are downloaded to a local cache for editing, optimizing storage and access speed, especially for large files.


Offline Support

Users can download necessary files for offline work, enhancing flexibility and ensuring productivity without constant internet access.


Local and Cloud Sync

A local file server setup for in-office use mirrors cloud data, improving access speeds and reducing latency for faster file operations.


Native Network Locking

Files opened from the server are locked natively on network shares, informing remote users of the lock status to prevent editing conflicts.

Our Recent Case Studies

Revolutionizing Design Collaboration with Triofox

A luxury wallcovering company faced significant challenges in remote collaboration due to slow VPN access and inefficient file handling. By implementing Triofox, they seamlessly integrated with Azure Blob storage, enhancing operational efficiency and enabling secure, efficient remote access to large files. This transformation led to notable productivity gains, substantial cost savings, and improved data security. The success story underscores Triofox's capability to revolutionize remote work in the design industry, setting a new benchmark for collaboration and IT infrastructure management.

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Frequently Asked Questions: All You Need to Know

By default, file locking is supported for Microsoft Office documents. When a document is opened, a lock is placed both locally and synced to the cloud. This ensures that if a second user attempts to access the file, they are informed that the file is currently in use and can only be opened in read-only mode.

Yes, file locking can be configured for various types of files, including Adobe Photoshop files. This requires adding specific lock settings for each new program you wish to include. Detailed instructions can be found in our Knowledge Base article, which we can provide upon request.

Large files stored in Azure Blob storage do not sync automatically to the local client. The file begins to download to the local cache only when you attempt to open it for editing, ensuring efficient use of bandwidth and storage.

Yes, files must first be downloaded from the server to the local cache before opening. This process ensures that editing can be done locally, speeding up subsequent access as the more frequently a file is used, the faster it can be accessed.

Absolutely, our solutions utilize the HTTPS protocol, allowing secure access to Azure Blob storage from any location, including both in-office and remote settings.

Yes, data stored in Azure can be synced with a local file server in the office, providing an exact replica for local employees. This setup ensures that file locking works seamlessly, whether accessing files locally or remotely.

Using a Windows machine, we can map the local folder and employ our Windows client to keep the data in sync. This ensures that the local copy on the Windows machine remains up-to-date with the Azure source.

The initial access might be slower as the file is being cached locally. However, once the file is in the local cache, subsequent access is significantly faster, leveraging the local copy without the need to fetch the file over the network from the NAS.


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