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.
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.
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?
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!