More and more organizations are beginning to realize that Dropbox/iCloud/iWant "shares" represent a significant risk to data privacy and allow individuals to move company data to a private cloud where it can be moved and replicated ad infinitum.
Wouldn't it be great if you could give users what they want and yet maintain control so that they don't begin to generate phantom IT departments somewhere in the cloud?
Novell Filr is a great solution which balances user needs and wants with enterprise grade security. Check out the advantages for your organization:
- Gives users access to their home directories
Novell Filr gives your users access to their home directories and network folders from any device or location. That means users can access a familiar environment where they can quickly get to work.
- Won’t make you move files around
You don’t need to move files into a special folder or onto a specific piece of hardware to push them to mobile devices. IT does not need to provision new storage and users don’t need to create or recreate folders. You already have everything set up nicely. Filr simply helps you share it across devices.
- Always looks familiar
Not only does a user’s file structure look the same in Filr, but Filr itself looks the same no matter what device the user chooses. From phone to desktop to tablet, users see the same thing.
- Lets users choose the device
Novell Filr works with Windows and Mac desktops and mobile devices running iOS, Android or BlackBerry. That means whether they’re on a PC laptop, an iPhone, an Android tablet or on another device, users can connect to their files from wherever they roam.
- Helps users control their workflow
When everyone shows up to a meeting with different versions of a file, nothing gets done. Filr eliminates the email file versioning syndrome and also allows users to leave comments for each other so everyonestays on the same page ... or file.
- Deploys easily
Filr is a virtual appliance-based solution, which makes installation and deployment easy and fast for IT. Adoption is easy for users as well. They can download the Filr clients and mobile device apps in just seconds.
- Leverages your current data protection
Because Filr connects to users’ home directories and shared network folders, the data backup and security systems your IT department has built and you’ve invested in remain in force.
- Doesn’t make you to buy extra storage
Yes, many cloud services give away a few gigs of storage, but for the amount of storage most organizations need, you have to pay. Why buy cloud storage when you already have a data center? With Filr you get mobile access without an increase in storage expenses.
- Extends your current user access rules
Filr works with Active Directory or NetIQ eDirectory™ to extend the user access controls you’ve already developed. Whatever group and user access rights govern your home and network folders will also govern those folders and files as users access them on their mobile devices.
- Provides control over sharing
In addition to the access control already provided by your identity management system and file systems, Filr also gives you the ability to determine which files and folders your users can share either internally or externally.
Give users what they want and yet maintain control so that they don't begin to generate phantom IT departments somewhere in the cloud.