Secure File Sharing

Simplify remote file access.
Maintain data privacy and access control.
Secure file sharing from your file server or private cloud directly.

What's Your Secure File Sharing Strategy?

As a CIO or the head of the IT department, when it comes to corporate file sharing, what comes to your mind first? What is your strategy to safe guard company sensitive data while at the same time increase mobile worker's productivity? How do you take advantage of the cloud mobility and yet coincidentally don't let data sprawl nor data leakage take you off-guard in the workspace?

STRATEGY #1

Simplify File Server Access

With a self-hosted file sharing solution that keeps data in file servers on-premises and does not replicate data to the cloud, this allows IT professionals to satisfy increasing needs for remote file access, collaboration and productivity without being forced to compromise data privacy and security.

STRATEGY #2

Self-Hosted File Sharing in a Private Cloud

Take advantage of cloud economics and infrastructure without sacrificing privacy and control. For example, managed service providers (MSPs) often prefer to provide their own white labeled file sharing solution to take care of data ownership, data privacy and data security for their clients.

Challenges of Public File Sharing

An easy way out for corporate file sharing is to use public file sharing services since they are available with many users. However, public file sharing services face many challenges including data privacy and governance, hacker targeting and no corporate control.

Data Privacy & Governance

Traditional cloud file sharing solutions like Dropbox, OneDrive, ShareFile may provide productivity and cost benefits but often fail to provide comfortable answers to questions like, “Where, exactly, is my data? Who has access to it? What will they do with it?” And these concerns don’t just involve cyber-threats and hackers but competitors, foreign nationals, and even governments.

Hacker Targeting

The bigger the company, the better they may make you feel the data is secured with their hosting. However, services such as Dropbox and iCloud have enormous technical resources implementing sophisticated security measures such as encryption for data protection but have still failed to protect their customers data. The problem is that security is a relative term and depends on many factors such as the threat model; how much attention hackers have placed on the service; and where the weakest links may be found.

Lack Corporate Control

This is why public file sharing services become a victim of their own success. The more widely they are used, the bigger the target. The more users logging in, the more security practices get reduced by the worst actors. As an enterprise IT professional, it can therefore be safer to self-host a file sharing solution and secure it based on internal corporate standards.

Additional challenges faced by CIOs

As if uncertainty about the data ownership situations is not enough, CIOs and IT administrators must also consider the following implied directives:

Avoid being forced to the cloud as users combine tools like Dropbox, SharePoint and Email.
MIGRATION PRESSURE
Avoid the high costs of re-training users when they are already familiar with mapped drives and file locking.
USER TRAINING
Avoid the headaches of data sets split between internal file servers and cloud solutions like Dropbox.
DATA SPRAWL
Avoid the cost of manual files and folders replication or recreation of NTFS permissions.
MIGRATION COSTS
Avoid data fragmentation that creates multiple versions of files that are difficult to track.
VERSION CONTROL
Eliminate threats from de-centralized security and personal Dropbox and other 3rd party accounts.
SECURITY THREATS

The corporate file sharing solution for you!

CentreStack gives on-premise file server new cloud access & secure file sharing and data protection capabilities, while retaining the old security safeguards, permission controls and data ownership to allow you file sharing with existing permission!

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CentreStack Solution

CentreStack adds secure remote access and file sharing, disaster prevention and recovery, to file servers on-premises with easy cloud migration to private cloud storage. It is the real private file sharing solution you have been looking for! 

Remote Access

CentreStack bridges file servers and cloud storage for secure remote access without the need of using a VPN.

Disaster Recovery

CentreStack turns cloud storage accounts into a central cloud file repository with version control, file change history and audit tracing to provide business continuity for file servers on-premises.

Mobile Sharing

CentreStack leverage cloud storage for secure mobile file sharing from a web browser or from a mobile application.

Cloud Migration

CentreStack sets up a hybrid deployment between local file servers and cloud storage that can be seamlessly converted to cloud only.

It’s really easy for my users. I can just tell clients, go to your “M” folder, all your files are there. They just get it. They can also download the app on any mobile device - it’s just really simple to set up and to use. It's also easy to manage and easy to sell.

LORI HARDTKE

President, ByteWize Inc.

Secure File Sharing Feature Highlights

Cloud migration may seem increasingly inevitable, making it difficult to manage the tensions between productivity benefits and data privacy threats. But CentreStack offers a solution for thought leaders seeking to simplify the way people work without compromising data privacy.

Whether it's secure sharing for on-premise and remote workers, external clients, partners or guest users in general, CentreStack has the flexibility to provide a great solution!

Map Cloud Drive

Remotely access files in cloud storage from a mapped drive letter without the need for a VPN. Mobile applications included!

Browser Co-Editing 

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

Web Link Sharing

Use web links to share files and folders with recipients or to receive files.

Large File Transfer

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

Folder Permissions

Define different permissions for folders at different levels of the directory structure or inherit from NTFS permissions directly.

Secure Data Room

Web based secure data room allows view-only access to shared folders with download disabled.

Active Directory

From internal Active Directory users to external clients and partners, you can define user rights for folder sharing.

Guest Users

Free and unlimited read-only guest users are available in the solution.

Secure File Sharing Use Cases

Cloud migration may seem increasingly inevitable, making it difficult to manage the tensions between productivity benefits and data privacy threats. But CentreStack offers a solution for thought leaders seeking to simplify the way people work without compromising data privacy.

Whether it's secure sharing for on-premise and remote workers, external clients, partners or guest users in general, CentreStack has the flexibility to provide a great solution!

Secure File Sharing with
Permissions

Transfer Data Securely with Granular
Permission Controls.

Transfer Large Files via
Web Links

Convert Large Files into Web Links and avoid
sending as email attachments.

CORPORATE FILE SHARING

The Secure File Sharing Benefits!

CentreStack eliminates the common drawbacks of traditional file server access and cloud file sharing solutions and combines both into one solution!

Active Directory security and NTFS permission models are also maintained as if nothing changed, and users get a familiar drive letter to access files from remote locations with distributed file locking to prevent collaboration collisions.

Guarantee data privacy

Businesses can address data privacy concerns by using CentreStack to provide access to internal file servers. It’s common to talk about replacing existing file servers with cloud solutions to reduce costs and administrative overhead, and CentreStack can facilitate that in any private cloud, but CentreStack offers the unique option of using existing file servers to replace cloud file sharing!


Mobile access to file servers

Simplify remote access to file shares with familiar interfaces on any computer or device. Windows and Mac desktops display natively mapped drives in Explorer and Finder. That same experience is presented on iOS and Android devices like iPads, iPhones and Pixels or can be viewed from popular web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Simplify file shares access

Easily collaborate with business partners by providing them with access to a limited set of internal files or folders. Share files with non-AD users while maintaining administrative controls. Simplify multi-site collaboration with automatic version controls and file locking.

Reduce costs by Replacing VPN

Eliminate the overhead and support tickets commonly associated with VPN file sharing, Always On VPN or Direct Access. Automatically use existing users and permissions to save setup time and money. Having a always-on mapped drive helps end-user experience too.

Simplify Management

Eliminate the need to manage servers on-premises by retiring them to the cloud. Centrally manage users, access controls, and storage for each tenant. Easily keep track of where the data is, who has access and how it’s being shared.

Centrally manage permissions

For complete control and visibility, granular permissions can be managed from the file server that was their source, or natively with CentreStack. If the file server is retired, CentreStack becomes the new permissions master.

Maintain Compliance

Centrally manage users, access controls, and storage for each tenant. Easily keep track of where the data is, who has access and how it’s being shared. Admins can perform audits of GDPR and HIPAA compliance or keep track of any changes that have been made to individual files.

Increase Productivity

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. Web browser based file access and mobile applications on iOS and Android devices also helps the mobility and productivity.

Enhance Data Security

Data protection leverages military grade encryption to secure connections and to protect data at rest. Automatically use existing users and permissions to save setup time and money.

On-Demand Synchronization

For the remotely mapped drive, on-demand access and synchronization is there by default to reduce bandwidth usage and endpoint storage consumption. At the same time, cache encryption provides end-point protection.

Multi-tenant, white Labeled Solution

CentreStack provides a white labeled platform that makes it easy for MSP partners to build a private cloud file server solution based on infrastructure from Amazon, Azure or Google Cloud.

A Private Cloud Alternative

For data privacy, security and control, CentreStack provides a better alternative to Dropbox and SharePoint using any private cloud or by mobilizing existing on-premise file servers with existing IT infrastructure.

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