Share folders over the Internet with secure online file sharing from your local file server shares. Maintain privacy and control over your data. Manage large data transfers. Simplify remote access from mobile devices.
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There are many options for sharing folders and files online. For example, consumer grade file sharing solutions such as Dropbox may offer productivity and cost benefits, but they do not provide practical answers to questions such as "Where exactly is my data? Who has access to it? What are they going to do with it?" And these concerns apply not only to cyber threats and hackers, but also to competitors, foreign nationals and even governments.
Besides the data ownership issue, IT administrators must also consider the following challenges and implied directives:
Avoid being forced into the cloud when users combine tools like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and email.
Sharing large folders over the Internet as email attachments can be cumbersome, problematic and slow.
Avoid the headaches of data sets split between local file servers and online file-sharing sites like Dropbox.
Avoid the cost of manually replicating data content and recreating NTFS permissions.
Avoid data fragmentation that creates multiple versions of files that are difficult to track.
Eliminate threats from decentralized security and intrusion into personal file-sharing accounts.
Accountants work with Quickbooks and need supporting documents from clients to close their books. They create web links that represent folders from AWS S3 and send the link to clients they help with book keeping. Those who have received password-protected links can upload documents securely to their accounts without having to send email attachments or upload to Dropbox.
Real estate agents go to houses that are on the market and take pictures of the houses with their iPhones and iPads. The images are uploaded to Amazon S3, the company's central media folder. Graphic designers at headquarters use an Amazon S3 mapped drive and Photoshop to enhance the images of the houses before they are listed for sale, with beautiful image presentations.
A company needs to share a big data folder with external data analytics companies for data mining and business intelligence. Instead of uploading tons of data to public sharing sites, the company uses Triofox hybrid cloud file servers to link multiple file server folders to Amazon S3 and securely share large folders with external companies. When the project is complete, the external sharing is terminated and the data remains under the company's control.
Large local folders and files are traditionally shared as email attachments that must be stored on email servers and can be blocked if they're too large. Even if they aren't blocked, this approach allows them to be copied and downloaded anywhere.
With Triofox, you can share folders online and share files over the Internet as web links to local file server network shares, with read and write permissions and expiration dates, or even in a secure data room with auditing capabilities. Enjoy the simplicity of online folder sharing combined with traditional file server security and its shared drives!
Access to shared drives in the workplace is usually based on network sharing of Windows file server and Active Directory, which are widely used components of the corporate infrastructure. But when we are on the road and working from home, would not it be convenient if shared work drives were naturally transformed into online shared folders, subject to the same security principles and identity providers as at work?
So why give up your Windows file server and adopt online public file sharing when you are off the corporate network? Would not it be easier to equip Windows file servers with modern online file and folder sharing capabilities and modernize the file servers you are used to?
A solution that adds iPhone application, web browser interface, Windows mapped drive, and Mac Finder volume to shared drives, and modernizes the Windows file server with cloud capabilities.
Provides secure remote access to on-premise file servers over HTTPS without the need to use a VPN.
Uses cloud storage services as backup cloud file repository with version control, file change history, and audit tracing to ensure business continuity for on-premises file servers.
Adds mobile apps and a web browser interface for secure mobile file sharing directly from enterprise file servers.
Sets up a hybrid deployment between on-premises file servers and cloud storage that can later be seamlessly transitioned to the cloud-only.
Triofox is integrated with Office 365 and enables web-based co-editing and co-authoring for files in the shared folder.
Use Outlook integration to share large folder or files as web links via email.
Convert shared files and shared folders into web links for direct access via web browsers.
Access shared files and folders from mobile devices, such as iPhone or Android phone.
Define different permissions for folders at different levels of the directory structure, or inherit from NTFS permissions directly.
The web-based secure data room allows view-only access to shared folders with downloading disabled.
From internal Active Directory users to external clients and partners, you can define user permissions for folder sharing.
Shared folders are placed under version control and notifications are available to users who have subscribed to the folders.
The folder sharing solution extends the reach of the current internal Windows file server to remote locations via HTTPS and web protocols. It is data privacy by default.
The internal Windows file server is the data repository for the newly added private folder sharing service. For employees, the files at work are the same files that are available remotely on mobile devices.
The internal Windows file server and the existing IT infrastructure, including the new Triofox server, are owned by the same company, and the files and folders on the file server are privately owned.
Since the files never leave the current on-premise file servers, it is much easier to pass compliance auditing. The new private file share server is the only component that requires additional work.
The same NTFS permissions that were set up to protect the internal Windows file server files are also used to protect the private file share service.
Businesses can address data privacy concerns by using Triofox to access 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 this in any private cloud, but Triofox offers the unique ability to use existing file servers to replace cloud file sharing!
Simplify remote access to file shares with familiar interfaces on any computer or device. Windows and Mac desktops natively display mapped drives in Explorer and Finder. The same experience is provided on iOS and Android devices such as iPads, iPhones, and Pixels, or can be viewed through popular web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Internet Explorer.
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. Windows file server network shares and shared drives can be turned into online shared folders protected by the same security measures as local file servers and managed by the same Active Directory.
Files are protected at rest and in transit with military-grade encryption, secure connections and more. Automatic use of existing users and permissions to save time and money during setup. When files and folders can remain on Windows file servers, security parameters are smaller and simpler than online public sharing services and can pass compliance tests more easily.
Easily collaborate with business partners by giving them access to a limited set of internal files or folders. Share files with non-AD users while maintaining administrative control. Simplify multi-site collaboration with automatic version controls and file locking. Mobile workers see the same content in the online shared folder as on an internal mapped drive.
Mapped drives display the directory structure but delay downloads until a file is used to reduce bandwidth usage and endpoint storage consumption. Shared folders and files also have generated web links that allow them to be viewed in a web browser-based file manager. Files are not actively downloaded or displayed (as in a secure data room) until users generate access intentions.
Eliminate the overhead and support tickets typically associated with VPN file sharing, Always On VPN, or Direct Access. Automatically leverage existing users and permissions to save time and money during setup. Internal shared drives have new online folder representations using Triofox Server over HTTPS (SSL) protocols and with RESTful APIs for client agents and mobile apps.
Triofox provides a white-label platform that makes it easy for MSP partners to create a private online file-sharing solution based on Amazon, Windows Azure or Google Cloud infrastructure. MSPs can even build the white-label solution within their preferred data center on a per-client basis with support for per-client branding.
Centrally manage users, access controls and storage for each tenant. Easily keep track of where data resides, who has access, and how it is shared. There is a central web-based management portal that provides single-pane-of-glass-style management console for managing shared folders and files, as well as other objects in the management scope.
Triofox offers the flexibility to provide an on-premises alternative to Dropbox, OneDrive and SharePoint using existing file servers. You can modernize your file server to match those of public domains from an online file sharing perspective, while the solution retains all the benefits of file server security and data ownership.
For complete control and visibility, permissions can be managed from the file server that was their source or natively with Triofox. Businesses and their employees accumulate the NTFS permission structure over years of active use and practice. These NTFS permissions are inherited by Triofox and continue to control access to online folder sharing.
Centrally manage users, access controls, and storage for each tenant. Administrators can perform audits of GDPR and HIPAA compliance or track any changes made to individual files. It's so much easier to pass compliance tests when both Triofox servers and the Windows Server IT infrastructure are under your supervision and control.