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Share Files through Windows File server using FileCloud
Encryption is one of the best options for securing files on a server. The latest versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system all come with both BitLocker drive encryption and encryption file storage (EFS). With windows security and FileCloud’s encryption protocols, file sharing has never been secure.
File servers are easy targets for malware attacks. This is why it is essential to use a powerful anti-virus to protect your sensitive files. It is not just about using the latest Windows file server antivirus but ensuring it is up-to-date with the latest virus signatures. FileCloud offers auto scanning using enterprise antivirus systems.
Windows file server audit
Another way to ensure the documents on your windows file server software are secure is to regularly audit who has access to the files. You can restrict access to sensitive files. Auditing your Windows file server involves getting reports on the activities of users on the server.
Convert your windows file servers to powerful enterprise file sharing, sync and mobile access platform
A Windows file server can go a long way to boost productivity in the workplace. The fact that workers can share files and apps easily over a network improves collaboration. Using a file server is also far cheaper than investing in server hardware.
Traditional File Servers have many limitations such as lack of file versioning, access logs, granular file permissions, expiration dates for shares, password protected shares, web and mobile access. FileCloud solves all these limitation and offers secure remote access and file sharing from anywhere.
Use windows for data residing in the Cloud
FileCloud ServerSync synchronizes files and permissions stored on your on-premise Windows file servers to the cloud server. It helps maintain copies of files and user permissions in sync between the cloud and on-premises storage. FileCloud ServerSync enables a hybrid cloud approach that allows traditional LAN access while on-premise and cloud access when off-site or remote.
If you work with people on a regular or project basis, it’s even easier to share data using FileCloud’s Network File Sharing system.
- Excellent security on network file sharing
Protection and security are our highest asset for your data. FileCloud uses end-to-end encryption and is awarded the Privacy Seal.
- Data synchronization with FileCloud
Work together in teams on documents – online and offline. FileCloud records all changes in your documents, so nothing is lost.
- Reliable backup
Whether computer loss or damage, you can easily restore your data at any time. FileCloud always backs up an encrypted copy as a backup. All changes to documents are saved so that you always have access to older document versions.
- Cooperation made easy
Start your team in the simplest way. Only the entry of the project-relevant email addresses is necessary. The respective recipients will have the possibility to work on the same documents, even offline.
Tips to secure your windows file server access
Other things you can do to enhance the security of your windows file server includes using a strong administrator password and ensuring every client on the network also has a strong password. Also, remove any software that you are not using from the server. While such applications may seem harmless, they can provide a window for hackers to gain unauthorized access to your network. It is also advisable to stop all unnecessary services running in the background of your computer to allow the server to work smoothly.
Another thing you can do to keep your Windows file server secure is to upgrade to Windows Server 2016 which comes with a lot of useful security features such as Microsoft’s security baseline.
Meanwhile, the latest edition of Windows file server, Windows Server 2019, is already available for download. However, Microsoft has cautioned users who have downloaded the newest version of its server to hold back from installing it while it works on an issue with Windows 10. The company released the same directive for its Windows Server 1809 update.
According to a statement from Microsoft, there have been reports of users missing some files after installing the update. Although the company said the issue is not widespread, it chose to take down the new software until it is resolved.Free Trial
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Secure online File Sharing
FileCloud provides public, private, and password protected file sharing with expiry date option. Admins can manage sub folder level permissions.
Large File upload & share support
Does your daily file sharing include large files? Now, share large files with huge sizes without limits. You can share files of any size with clients, partners and employees
Powerful Administration interface
FileCloud’s powerful Admin features make It relatively easier to manage millions of files. For better insights you can check usage trends, peak usage, geo data and more analytical indicators. Admin can also apply global policies, create custom workflows and audit the whole account easily.
Preview files – no need to download
Within FileCloud, you can preview multiple types of files using Built-in document preview option. This option lets you preview Word, Excel, PDF and many more file formats without downloading a single file. Smart collaboration feature indeed!
FileCloud showcases your brand in every way possible. Host your files on your custom domain, customize colors and logo, background image, fonts, email communications, and terms of service.
Organize files in a simple manner
Simple file and folder structure to help you organize and manage files easily. Many more small but useful features within FileCloud.
FileCloud - A better Windows File Server Solution
Computer networks allow you to share information with co-workers and customers. Network file sharing allows sharing data files from one computer to another using a live network connection.
Microsoft Windows (and other network operating systems) contain features for file sharing. For example, Windows file folders can be shared through a local area network (LAN) or the Internet using any of several methods. There are other network file transfer alternatives:-
- FTP File Transfers
- P2P – Peer to Peer File Sharing
- Cloud Sharing Services
FC Drive is unique and offers remote access from both LAN and WAN (Outside office). FileCloud can surpass file sharing restrictions of LAN and other NAS solutions.
Self-Hosted – Available on-premise and Cloud
While NAS can be deployed only in on-premise data centers, FileCloud can be deployed on private, public (AWS, Azure) and hybrid clouds. It is same as using a Windows drive.
Public, Private and Temporary file Shares. Granular file download controls and much more. Various security options to secure public shares with a password, control permissions for browsing files, files preview, file downloads and uploading files to a folder.
"We tested about five other solutions like Team Drive, OwnCloud or LeitzCloud. In the End, FileCloud won that battle clearly"
- Use Antivirus: File servers are easy targets for malware attacks. This is why it is essential to use a powerful antivirus to protect your sensitive files. It is not just about using the latest Windows file server antivirus but ensuring it is up-to-date with the latest virus signatures. Malware attacks are getting more sophisticated. If one of your servers is affected, it could spread to every computer connected to the network. This is why it is important to use advanced antivirus software to keep your server secure and scan the network frequently. FileCloud integrates with any enterprise grade antivirus that supports ICAP and scans uploaded files automatically.
- End point backup: FileCloud gives your server an ability to restore your data if your system crashes or gets corrupted. Backing up files on a server is especially crucial for businesses that depend on this data for their day to day operations. Secure backup and restore across all platforms (Win, Mac, Linux) and devices (Desktops and Smartphones). FileCloud also offers unlimited file versioning and option to recover deleted files.
“FileCloud is by far the best on-premise file sharing solution.”
FileCloud Network Security & Data loss prevention
Security is one of the top concerns with file servers. Since file servers are known to contain a lot of information about an organization’s operations, hackers often target them. If you are using a Windows file server and you are concerned about the safety of your files, in the article we’ll look at some ways to enhance the security of your network.
Therefore, if anyone is accessing files that are off limits, you would find out. You can also check on what changes each person made to the files and folders on the server. Auditing is an integral part of keeping your server secure. This is one of the best ways FileCloud helps keep your data safe.
Malware attacks are getting more sophisticated. If one of your servers is affected, it could spread to every computer connected to the network. This is why it is important to use advanced antivirus software to keep your server secure and scan the network frequently.
Nothing can be lost.
Your data, documents, and images are of great importance to you. Therefore, an encrypted backup will be stored on one of the FileCloud servers when you upload, share or edit your documents. In the event of computer loss, damage or malfunction of the operating system, you can easily restore your data at anytime, anywhere. In addition, accidentally deleted data can also be recovered. Nothing is lost in this way!
Synchronization, version control and teamwork
Your documents, pictures and other files are no longer stored on the hard drive of your PC or laptop, but also in the cloud. The files are stored on a server and can be retrieved from any device with an Internet connection and the required access rights. If you edit a file locally on your PC, it will automatically sync with the file on the server. Later, you can continue working on the device of your choice.
Transfer Server and Scalability
The transfer servers, central in a typical FileCloud Network file sharing, combine extensive transfer and user management for large-scale enterprise data movement. Our Servers provide a highly scalable and secure transfer environment that supports files of any size, thousands of concurrent transfers and an unlimited number of users. To be precise, users can easily start uploading and downloading high-speed, secure files, as well as monitor and control transfer speeds.
"“We liked FileCloud’s pricing, comprehensive feature set (branding, encryption) and the responsive support”"