Share Folder Over Internet

Secure Online File Sharing from Your Local File Server Shares

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Share local folders over the Internet. Maintain data privacy and control. Simplify mobile access to shared local folders.

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One-Click to Share Folder Over Internet


Local large folders have traditionally been shared as email attachments that have to be saved on email servers and can get blocked if they're too big. Beside that, who knows where they will be copied and downloaded?

With CentreStack, you can share folders online from local file server network shares as web links, with read and write permissions and expiration dates, or even in a secure data room with auditing features. So you get the convenience of one-click sharing combined with traditional file server security.

Challenges of Online Folder Sharing


There are many ways to share folders online. Consumer grade cloud file sharing solutions like Dropbox, for example. But though they may provide the productivity and cost benefits, most 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.

Besides the data ownership issue, IT administrators must also consider the following challenges and implied directives:

Migration Pressure

Avoid being forced to the cloud as users combine tools like Dropbox, Google Drive and Email.

Large File Transfer

Sharing big folders over Internet as email attachments can be cumbersome and slow.

Data Sprawl

Avoid the headaches of data sets split between local file servers and online cloud storage such as Dropbox.

Migration Costs

Avoid the cost of manual replication or recreation of NTFS permissions.

Version Control

Avoid data fragmentation that creates multiple versions of files that are difficult to track.

Security Threats

Eliminate threats from de-centralized security and personal cloud accounts.

Online Folder Sharing Highlights


CentreStack eliminates the common drawbacks of remote file server access and folder sharing solutions and provides the best of both worlds – the security and control of local file servers combined with the efficiency and productivity gains of online folder sharing.

Co-Editing

CentreStack integrates with Office 365 for web-based co-editing and co-authoring for files inside the shared folder.

Large Folder

Use Outlook integration to share large folder or files as web links via email.

Link Sharing

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

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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 with download disabled.

User Rights

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

Use Cases


CentreStack offers a solution for thought leaders seeking to simplify the way people work without compromising data privacy. Businesses can turn existing local file server into cloud central data repository to ease folder sharing over the Internet.

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!

Benefits


CentreStack eliminates the common drawbacks of local file server access and cloud folder sharing solutions.

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 Collaboration

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

Reduce Costs with a Simple VPN Alternative

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.

Simplify Management

Centrally manage users, access controls, audit trace and file changing history. Easily keep track of where the data is, who has access and how it’s being shared.

Centrally Manage Granular Folder Permissions

For complete control and visibility, permissions can be managed from the file server that was their source, or natively with CentreStack.

Maintain Compliance

Centrally manage users, access controls, and storage for each tenant. 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 folders on the internal file shares.

Enhance Data Security

Files are secured at rest and in transit with military grade encryption, secure connections and more. Automatically use existing users and permissions to save setup time and money.

On-Demand Synchronization

Mapped drives display directory structure but delay downloads until a file is used to reduce bandwidth usage and endpoint storage consumption.

White Labeled File Sharing 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 simply, internal file servers.

On-Premises Alternative to Dropbox and SharePoint

CentreStack has the flexibility to provide an on-premises alternative to Dropbox and other consumer file sharing solutions using existing file servers.