Cloud Remote Access Server

Mobilize your workforce for quick and easy file server remote access and mobile access without a VPN. Your file server is still on-premise but works as if it was in the cloud. The remote mobile access is governed by local security policies.

Simplify Remote Mobile Access to File Servers

Cloud Remote Access - Working from home and be productive

This white paper describes Gladinet Triofox which can be used by businesses as a remote access server to quickly enable secure remote access and mobile access to file servers without using a VPN, and without the lengthy copying or synchronizing to external storage services such as Office 365, Dropbox, or Box.

When more and more businesses practice social distancing at times of a global pandemics, We're certainly seeing a lot more interest in faster ways to facilitate working from home without compromising data privacy, security or compliance. You want to enable cloud remote access to local on-premise file server seamlessly.

So we strongly encourage you to use Triofox and any other resources at your disposal to simplify work from home. For example, Triofox’s ability to simplify remote file server access could be critical for a company that depends on internal file servers.

Cloud Remote Access to On-Premise File Server

Triofox gives on-premise file servers new cloud remote access & secure file sharing capabilities, while retaining the old security safeguards, permission controls and data ownership! It combines cloud remote access and local security policies together into one remote access server solution.

Mapped Drive Power + Web Simplicity + VPN Security? How??

Triofox is a remote access server that accepts file requests from client agents over the HTTPS/SSL protocol. These requests are then translated into Active Directory and File Server network share access protected by NTFS permissions. The file is sent back via HTTPS/SSL to the client agents when all permission checks have passed. Triofox uses this approach to combine the power of a mapped drive with the simplicity of web browsing and the security of a VPN!


Triofox Web Server
Triofox creates a web server front end accepting client agent requests from remote Windows, Mac, web browser, iOS and Android devices. Client agents provide drive mapping functionality.

Agents Send File Requests
Client agents send HTTPS/SSL requests to the Triofox server. Triofox server can log the requests for auditing purpose and also coordinate the file access and sharing demands.

Local Security Integration
Active Directory and NTFS permissions are used to check whether the file requests are allowed. After that, file requests are satisfied and returned via HTTPS/SSL channels.

VPN, or FTP or WebDav ?

How many times, your support team complaint about VPN tickets? Frankly, VPN is too complicated for most non-technical people. First you need to establish VPN connections, and the ways to establish VPN connections are different from PC device to Mac to mobile devices. Secondly, a user needs to understand the concept of a file server, a network share and map a drive to a network share. Last, any glitch in the Internet and the underlying network breaks the VPN connection and then a user will need to start over again or calls into the support line for help, costing company time and money. FTP and WebDav are old protocols that is no longer a good fit for modern HTTPS based access.

Without a good solution, employees may select on his own or on her own an un-authorized way to be more productive. For example, employees may select to copy files into a personal Dropbox because it is so much easier to use, which creates other problems such as data sprawling and compliance issues.

VPN is a headache for everyone. FTP and WebDav are too old for modern web based access

Looking for an easy-to-use solution?

Simple User Interface
Simple always-on drive letter mapped to your on-premise file server without glitch.
Reduce Costs
Reduces costs with VPN (virtual private network) support.
Best of Both Worlds
Combines Windows file server security and control with the cloud's ease of use and productivity?
Easy Setup
Has a simpler permission migration and configuration strategy than SharePoint, Dropbox or Google Drive - inherit it directly from file server.
Inherit Permissions
Combines NTFS permissions, Active Directory users and drive mappings with remote access from any device.
On-Premise Solution
Maintains data privacy by providing the option keep data on-premises in traditional file server shares.

Cloud Remote Access Feature Highlights

Triofox eliminates the common drawbacks of remote file server access and file sharing solutions and provides the best of both worlds – the security and control of on-premise file servers combined with the efficiency and productivity gains of remote mobile access.

Triofox provides a mapped drive over HTTPS/SSL for seamless file access.
Define different permissions for folders at different levels of the directory structure.
Use Outlook integration to transfer large files as web links via email.
Web based secure data room allows view-only access with download disabled.
Use web links to share files and folders with recipients or to receive files.
Access files and folders from web browsers and mobile devices.

The Cloud Remote Access Benefits!

Triofox eliminates the common drawbacks of traditional file server access and cloud file sharing solutions.

More Benefits
Guarantee Data Privacy
Businesses can address data privacy concerns by using Triofox to provide access to internal file servers. It’s common to talk about replacing existing file servers with cloud solutions to reduce costs and administrative overhead, and Triofox can facilitate that in any private cloud, but Triofox offers the unique option of using existing file servers to replace cloud file sharing!
Increase Productivity
Provide an always-on mapped drive that works anywhere on any device and allows mobile users to easily access internal file shares or cloud file servers.
Simplify File Share Access
Easily collaborate with business partners by providing them with access to a limited set of internal files or folders. Share files with non-AD users while maintaining administrative controls. Simplify multi-site collaboration with automatic version controls and file locking.
Reduce Costs with a Simple VPN Alternative
Eliminate the overhead and support tickets commonly associated with VPN file sharing, Always On VPN or Direct Access. Automatically use existing users and permissions to save setup time and money.
Simplify Management
Centrally manage users, access controls, and storage for each tenant. Easily keep track of where the data is, who has access and how it’s being shared.
Centrally Manage Granular Folder Permissions
For complete control and visibility, permissions can be managed from the file server that was their source, or natively with Triofox.
Mobile Access to File Servers
Simplify remote access to file shares with familiar interfaces on any computer or device. Windows and Mac desktops display natively mapped drives in Explorer and Finder. That same experience is presented on iOS and Android devices like iPads, iPhones and Pixels or can be viewed from popular web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
Enhance Data Security
Files are secured at rest and in transit with military grade encryption, secure connections and more. Automatically use existing users and permissions to save setup time and money.
On-Demand Synchronization
Mapped drives display directory structure but delay downloads until a file is used to reduce bandwidth usage and endpoint storage consumption.
White Labeled File Sharing Solution
Triofox provides a white labeled platform that makes it easy for MSP partners to build a private cloud file server solution based on infrastructure from Amazon or Azure.
On-Premises Alternative to Dropbox and SharePoint
Triofox has the flexibility to provide an on-premises alternative to Dropbox and SharePoint using existing file servers.
Maintain Compliance
Centrally manage users, access controls, and storage for each tenant. Admins can perform audits of GDPR and HIPAA compliance or keep track of any changes that have been made to individual files.
Help employees boost mobile productivity and work from home today!