Move File Server to Cloud

Move file server to cloud for better remote file access and cloud file sharing. Provide secure remote access and mobile access to file server network shares with enhanced productivity and mobility.
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Mobilize Your File Servers

This white paper describes Gladinet Triofox which can be used by businesses 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. Later on, Triofox can leverage more from the cloud for business continuity.

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 work from home use cases without compromising data privacy, security or compliance.

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

Migrate File Server Share to Cloud

Your company infrastructure was built around Microsoft Windows File Server and Windows network shares. You would like to extend the file server with cloud capability and extend the file server network share to the cloud so mobile workforce from remote offices and branch offices will have an easy way to access, and in the meanwhile, the cloud serves as a backup and recovery media to the Windows file servers.

VPN is quite a headache!

How many times, your support team complaint about VPN tickets? Frankly, VPN is too complicated for most 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.

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. Public cloud storage is a headache for CIOs.

FTP or WebDav ??

Neither FTP nor WebDAV is a good solution for Windows file servers. Your mobile workforce prefer Dropbox-style, or OneDrive-Style modern access solution that combines web browser access, desktop/laptop device access and mobile access into one cohesive solution

Looking for a modern solution with file server security?

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.
Hybrid Solution
With private cloud migration, local file server and cloud file server will construct a hybrid file server solution.

Cloud Power + Web Simplicity + File Server Security? How??

Triofox is a web 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.

Active Directory 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 to client agents.
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