Secure Mobile File Access to File Servers
Corporate file servers are typically accessed using a remote desktop (RDP) connection, virtual private network (VPN) or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). These access methods work well enough for desktop users but it is quite cumbersome to start because of the interactive nature. For example, a normal work flow will be clicking on some remote desktop icons or some VPN icon and connecting to the network, and remote desktop to access files and folders on corporate file servers.
For mobile workers, it would be nice for files and folders to follow workers on their mobile phones and laptops so they're readily available when needed. Users therefore have a tendency to turn to Dropbox and other 3rd party mobile file sharing services since they usually work this way.
However, if left unattended, using Dropbox and other 3rd party mobile file sharing services can lead to later problems around data sprawl and compliance issues when files are scattered in different places. With Gladinet, businesses can cloud-enable their file servers for secure remote access and mobile file sharing.
Benefits of a privately owned mobile file server solution
Gladinet solutions have a web server component that accepts file requests from client agents and mobile applications 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. Gladinet uses this approach to combine the power of a mapped drive with the simplicity of web browsing and the handy mobile applications to present a unified files and folders view across multiple device factors!
Gladinet eliminates the common drawbacks of traditional file server access and mobile file sharing solutions.