Should SharePoint 
Replace File Servers?

Make your file servers great again by seamlessly enable file servers with SharePoint-like features. Maintain privacy and control without sacrificing usability and performance.


Replace your file server with SharePoint?

With so many businesses migrating to Office 365, using SharePoint for file sharing and collaboration may seem like a good fit. However, there are many challenges. For example, you cannot view more than 5000 items on a page. SharePoint is also a very complex system for ongoing maintenance.

SharePoint is yet another file service that is competing with your existing Windows file servers. Business adopting SharePoint usually can not replace Windows file servers entirely for various reasons. Thus SharePoint service and Windows file servers co-exist in many companies, creating data split among different silos.

Historically, SharePoint administrators struggle with user adoption in their businesses. SharePoint Intranets are clunky wit static pages, and a lot of time and money is spent on user interface customizations and branding.

Another common complaint is monitoring as too much irrelevant data is dumped on SharePoint sites.

Microsoft also offers no endpoint backup and restores for data stored in SharePoint Online.  Microsoft only maintains a 14-day site backup for disaster recovery.

Do you also have these concerns with SharePoint?

“Does SharePoint have a desktop client with a drive mapper?”
“Does SharePoint work with QuickBook or my line-of-business app?”
“Where is my data, on file servers, or the SharePoint?”

Triofox eliminates the common drawbacks of remote file server access and cloud file sharing solutions to provide the best of both worlds: privacy, security, and control of legacy file servers, and combine these with the efficiency and productivity gains of cloud file sharing.

Triofox Advantages

Triofox helps you address your concern on data ownership, data security, and data privacy. Triofox provides a way for you to maintain control by leveraging your existing file servers as a data repository and your current Active Directories as the identity service provider for the enterprise file sharing solution similar to Dropbox.

After the Triofox server is deployed, employees can use web browsers, mobile applications, and PCs and Macs to access existing file shares. On PCs, the familiar locally mapped drive interface and file locking behavior are preserved. The process is seamless so that users generally require no downtime and minimal if any, training.

Step 1

Easy Deployment
SharePoint On-Premises requires at least two servers, a database server, and a storage server that IT must manage. Triofox is much easier to deploy on a clean Windows Server.

Familiar User Experience
SharePoint is challenging to learn and use. Triofox provides a mapped drive over HTTPS for simplified access from anywhere.

No Additional Training Required
Triofox’s drive-based access requires no training. Right-click to share or request file transfers.

Simplify Management
Triofox is much simpler to manage with auditing, reporting, and policy-based administration.

Step 2

End-Point Protection
Triofox automatically encrypts data at rest on all your endpoints to enhance data protection.

Data Leak Prevention
Triofox prevents data theft, loss of company data and ensures compliance while still allowing viewing and editing of files and shares over https.

Enhance Data Security
With military level endpoint encryption, Triofox requires minimum secure connections and network protocol locking. Triofox is more secure, with less surface exposed.

Data Remains of your Local File Servers
Unlike SharePoint, which require you to upload your confidential data, Triofox leaves all shared files on your file servers intact. Triofox keeps data in one place for both file server shares and cloud file sharing instead of allowing data to scatter.

Step 3

Active Directory and NTFS Integration
Triofox provides full native Windows file share and NTFS security integration.

Eliminates Data Sprawl
Triofox reduces data sprawl as data stays on local file servers. Mobile productivity is also balanced by centralized management of access controls.

Time Saver
With SharePoint, it takes much time and money to migrate existing file server data and takes time to train employees to change their daily workflow. Triofox is easy to use and requires minimum effort to integrate.

Hybrid Deployments
With Triofox, data saved to file shares is replicated to the cloud and vice versa, to ensure business continuity with hybrid deployments.

Step 4

File Locking
Automatic file locking tied into the file system driver. Also protected by check in/out and versioning.

Version Control
Provide an easy-to-access version control history that simplifies recovery from cyber-attacks like ransomware.

Conflict Detection
Prevent accidental modification or deletion of files with extra layers of conflict detection.

Change Notification
With Triofox, you can receive automatic alerts that help keep track of all changes in the system.

Step 5

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Step 6

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"Everybody globally has access to the same files which are all up-to-date and accurate, from a system that’s also secure and easy to implement."

Director, Panorama Antennas

"Now we can go to any healthcare provider in the Netherlands and say ‘this is all functioning according to Dutch healthcare regulations."

Director & Co-owner, Damecon

"Gladinet is the best file server replacement solution on the market. They aren’t just leading the market, but they basically created a new market - none of the other products can do the things that I can do with CentreStack."

CEO, Noverus

How it works

Triofox servers can be installed and deployed on-premise as a private enterprise file sharing server. The private enterprise file sharing service can integrate with Active Directory user identities and integrate with existing file server shares. All users, from internal and remote employees to external clients and partners, can share files and folders based on the current file server content and follow specific predefined security rules and permissions.

In addition to the existing features such as a locally mapped drive, on-demand synchronization, and file locking, businesses will also gain the following modern file sharing features:

Active Directory Integration

Automatically use existing identities and home shares from Active Directory. Existing NTFS permissions on file and folders are checked natively by the Windows Operating System.

Amazon, Azure, OpenStack

Create a private sync and share solution based on object storage like OpenStack Swift, any S3 compatible, Microsoft Azure, and file server network shares.

Folder Permission

Granular folder permissions that can mirror NTFS permissions or get created natively. Define different permissions for folders at different levels of the directory structure.

Large File Transfer

Use Outlook integration to transfer large files as web links via email.


Triofox integrates with Office 365 for web-based co-editing and co-authoring.

Mobile Access

Simplify remote access to file servers from mobile devices, PCs, Macs and browsers.


Additional Benefits of Triofox

Beyond combining Dropbox-style mobility features and Windows file server security, Triofox has numerous features to meet the needs of your enterprise.

Online Backup

Cloud backup and data protection with version control. On-demand sync minimizes storage and bandwidth consumption.


Full support for file locking from the cloud. Encrypt remote agent caches or revoke remote agent access privileges from a central management console.

VPN Replacements

An alternative for one or more of the following: VPN, DFS, FTP, Dropbox, Box, SharePoint, ShareFile, Anchor, Egnyte, etc.

Centralized Control

Combines NTFS permissions, Active Directory users and drive mappings. Advanced reports and usage audits on file-sharing activity from a centralized management console.

Simple Remote Access

Simplified remote access from iOS/AndroidPC/Mac/Windows Phone/Windows RT mobile devices. From any location, with any device.

Reduce Cost

Eliminate management costs of servers and VPNs. Avoid the cost of manual files and folders replication or recreation of NTFS permissions.

Seamless Integration

Seamlessly integrates into current file-based enterprise networks and work-flow environments.

Flexible and Easy Setup 

Choose different implementations based on your own needs. Easy process to set up.

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