Secure File Sharing for Manufacturing
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Remote Access To Internal File Shares for Manufacturing Industries
Secure Remote File Access to On-Premise Network Shares
No VPN Needed
FileCloud allows secure remote access to any local file server without VPN. Easily access the internal shares securely from any device. FileCloud also integrates with existing NTFS permissions.
Network Drive Access
Securely map a drive to their internal file shares from anywhere without VPN. FileCloud drive allows you to access all the files in your organization’s internal shares on a local system folder.
Use Existing IT Infrastructure
For any retail and manufacturing company, existing IT infrastructure investments can be leveraged with FileCloud to access internal file shares. You can utilize your existing file server infrastructure easily.
Access Your On-Premise File Shares From Anywhere Without VPN!
When the COVID-19 impacted major businesses, manufacturing and retail industries were probably the most impacted across the globe. Many retail and manufacturing business operations rely on internal file shares within organization data servers. Now that the employees are working from their homes, it is virtually impossible to access these internal file shares. VPN can be used, but the same is non-secure, slow and unreliable. Here are a few challenges retail and manufacturing businesses face for collaboration and file sharing.
- Access to internal enterprise file shares
- Use the existing NTFS permissions for access control
- Using existing active directory credentials
- Seamless large file sharing
- Accessing via mobile devices (access via VPN is a mess)
- Security, privacy and compliance
FileCloud is a great solution to above challenges. FileCloud helps in getting secure access to internal shares without any need of a VPN. FileCloud uses existing NTFS permissions for access control and integrates with Active Directory. It offers mobile file access without VPN. It also allows to leverage your existing investment in IT infrastructure and maximize ROI.
FileCloud helps you meet your security requirements with compliance standards such as FINRA, HIPAA, NIST 800-171, ITAR, GDPR, CMMC and more. FileCloud enables manufacturing enterprises to run their own compliant enterprise file sharing solution with access to a compliance dashboard to easily check, enable, disable necessary options.
File Sharing and Permissions for Security
Based on granular share permissions within FileCloud, administrators can manage all site-wide sharing permissions, while users can only manage shares created by other users. Within a company, there can be multiple teams and team folders. Team managers have the ability to see and manage shares within such team folders.
FileCloud At-A-Glance for Manufacturing Organizations
- Deploy a secure, private file sharing solution on-premise
- Deploy across any scale-out NAS or an object based storage system (EMC/ ECS, Netapp Filer, Amazon S3)
- FileCloud sets and implements policies related to document life cycle management, retention and archival
- Sync files and permissions stored on on-premise file servers to your private cloud
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Secure Remote Access
Securely access your enterprise data from anywhere using any device. No VPN, FTP required. Access files stored in on-premise file servers or Cloud.
Mapped as Drive
Our technology makes your remote FileCloud server files available as though they were stored on your local drive. The drive fetches remote files on-demand and doesn’t consume permanent offline storage.
FileCloud can use the same NTFS permissions on the Network Folders for user authorization and access to these resources.
Active Directory Integration
FileCloud honors existing Microsoft NTFS permissions and AD authentication. Get secure remote and VPN-less access.
Use Existing IT Infrastructure
Cloud enable your existing file servers. Leverage your existing investment in IT infrastructure and utilize your existing file server systems without needing a VPN or FTP.
Complete Audit Trail
FileCloud keeps track of complete audit logs (what, when, who, where and how). Detailed share analytics and logs of who uploaded, downloaded, deleted and previewed files.
Smart Data Leak Prevention
Our simple, flexible, rule-driven Smart DLP system securely prevents accidental data leaks from end-users and can save enterprises from huge compliance fines.
Meet Compliance Standards
Powerful audit data trail to meet global compliance such as HIPAA, FINRA, FIPS 140-2 and EU data protection.
File Sharing for Manufacturing Industry - Common Questions
Q: Our manufacturing workers prefer an easy-to-use file-sharing service. What should we recommend to them?
A: Unlike Box or Egnyte, FileCloud offers an easy and intuitive file sharing experience. Workers can find the most used file operations with just a click, and they can add files and folders as favorites for quick access. Another convenient feature is the ability to see recently viewed files on the home page dashboard.
Q: How can we get the highest return on investment when buying new file-sharing service?
A: Compared the net margins of tech and financial services (12-20%), the average net margin of the manufacturing sector is only 3-6%. That is why return on investment and choosing an affordable file-sharing service becomes even more important. FileCloud Online costs only $12,000 for 100 users/year, while Box costs $30,000 for the same amount of users/year. Additionally, FileCloud offers an unlimited number of free client accounts. That is $18,000 in savings, plus a lot of additional value.
Q: Our company has manufacturing units located in multiple geographic regions (China, Vietnam, Mexico, India, Germany, and Eastern Europe). Low latency file access is a big problem for us. What should we do?
A: FileCloud offers FileCloud Online and FileCloud Server. Both can fix low latency file sharing issues. FileCloud Online can be coupled with fast LAN access file sharing through FileCloud ServerSync, which allows traditional LAN access when on-premises and cloud access when off-site. If the manufacturing units are in remote locations with slow internet access, self-hosted FileCloud Server is another option.
Q: Data ownership, control, and security is important to us since we store proprietary data. What is the most secure file-sharing service?
A: FileCloud Server is a good option for those who need the highest level of security since it offers complete data ownership and control. FileCloud Server is a file storage and sharing platform that is self-hosted with on-premise data centers or servers.
Q: According to a recent survey, 80% of manufacturing respondents said strong data security and governance are an important requirement for external file-sharing. What are FileCloud’s security features?
A: FileCloud is built for data security. Built-in security features include smart data leak prevention, two-factor authentication, ransomware protection, digital rights management, and more. FileCloud also makes data governance easy with features like a compliance dashboard to help with ITAR or GDPR compliance, data retention and archival policies, and complete data sovereignty.
Q: Secure file sharing with external users is important to us. What are some ways we can safely share files with vendors, suppliers, and partners?
A: FileCloud lets you safely share files with external users in several ways. You can share files with password-protected links that can be customized with view, download, and edit permissions and expiry dates. You can also ask users to set up a client/partner account without worrying about additional cost since FileCloud offers free, unlimited client accounts. From there, you can share files and folders that will automatically sync according to your specifications and can be accessed from computers and smartphones through the user’s secure account.
Q: ITAR compliant data transfer/file sharing is an important requirement for manufacturing companies that work with the Department of Defense. What file-sharing system should we use?
A: FileCloud Server can be self-hosted in on-premise servers, or you can use FileCloud Online hosted in GovCloud. Additionally, FileCloud offers smart data leak prevention and the ability to blacklist IP addresses, prevent file access from foreign countries, and more. FileCloud Online’s sandbox architecture isolates every customer site for maximum security.
Q: We share large CAD files with our team members. Low latency access and locking files are important user requirements for the manufacturing sector. What features should we look for in a file-sharing service?
A: FileCloud Online coupled with ServerSync provides file locking (LAN CIFS Access) and low latency access to large files.
Q: Storing large amounts of log analytics and diagnostic data in cloud storage is cost prohibitive. Are there any options that work with on-premise data servers?
A: FileCloud Server can be self-hosted in on-premise servers. It also integrates with object-based storage systems like EMC ECS and NetApp.
Q: During the ongoing pandemic, some of our employees are working from home, and accessing critical files via VPN is slow. What is a faster but equally secure way for them to reach those files?
A: FileCloud offers the easiest and most secure way for your employees to remotely access to your existing Windows and network file shares. FileCloud can be easily installed on top of your file servers to enable remote access in minutes, and VPN is not required.
Secured Remote Access
FileCloud provides complete security to protect and preserve sensitive business data. FileCloud provides full file encryption at rest and encryption during transit, AES 256 bit encryption and ransomware protection for internal shares.
Apart from secure access, the transmission of large files is fast and reliable.
- Complete Data Ownership
- Fast, Large File Sharing
- Affordable Cost
- Security and Team Collaboration Features
- 5x Better value than the Competition
Learn More About FileCloud Cloud Storage For Business
FileCloud offers an Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) solution that enables you to realize the benefits of collaboration and productivity with the security you require.