Secure Mobile Access to Your File Server
Secure Mobile Device Access to Your File Servers Inside Enterprise
This white paper describes Databox which can be used by businesses to privately deploy and host file sync and share solutions, providing an access layer (browser, mobile, desktop and file server access) around private cloud storage service, and retaining full control of data storage and the related access infrastructure.
Mobile devices are becoming increasingly popular and are widely used in the enterprise for communication. These mobile devices beg for a sharing and collaboration solution that works with files and folders from an enterprise’s file server.
You may have VPN on the mobile devices for file access. However, it is quite cumbersome to set it up.
You can also email yourself a copy of the file so you can open it up on mobile email app, which is quite cumbersome as well.
Databox provides a solution for the problem above by wrapping all the public file sync and share features into a Windows Installer (MSI) package that you can install on your own. The solution provides a complete access solution covering browser access, mobile device access, desktop client access and file server access, with all with the speed of a streaming HTTP transfer. The solution can integrate file server network share as virtual folders so mobile devices can use native applications to browse the folders and access the files.
Benefit 1 – Multiple Device Access
You can access private cloud storage from a web browser, mobile device, desktop PC or file server in a different location.
Benefit 2 – Feature Rich Solution
In addition to reading and writing files in private cloud storage services, Databox solution also provides file sync and share, backup and restore and team collaboration related solutions.
Benefit 3 – Speed of Transfer
Cloud storage services are designed to work over HTTP. HTTP is a streaming protocol and faster than the traditional CIFS/SMB protocol.
Databox should be installed on Windows 2008 R2 servers, or Windows 2012 R2 servers as shown in the following configuration.
You will install the Databox inside a DMZ zone. It will have a public DNS name that client devices can use to connect.
Below is a diagram for a Databox server farm, when it has more than one server in the server farm.
For detailed implementation and deployment information, please reference the Databox Cloud Enterprise Deployment Guide.
Databox leverages both the feature set from file sync and share and the strength of self-hosted solution by packaging it into a simple Windows Installable package and deploy it on premise.
The end result is a solution that Enterprises can easily deploy for their own private cloud storage service for file sync and share, with native Active Directory integration.
For more information, please contact Databox Support @ firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.databox.ca