Private File Sharing

Create a private file sharing on-premise solution to prevent information leakage through public cloud storage services.
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Solution Highlights


Install CentreStack on-premises to create a private file sharing service that integrates with Active Directory users, access controls and existing file server shares. Employees, customers and partners can then easily share files and folders from the existing file servers without violating current security rules and permissions. Not only does the solution provide end-to-end encryption to ensure any files shared remain private, but also the self-hosted nature of the solution retains data ownership in the private hands of the businesses instead of gives it away to public cloud services.

Private file sharing server

A simple Windows Installer package that creates private a file sharing server. It’s easy to install, manage, and scale and allows businesses to own their data without uploading to a third party service first.

Active Directory Integration

Automatically use existing identities, access controls and home shares from Active Directory.

Complete Control

The entire solution can be deployed and managed on-premise, from private cloud storage to orchestration to clients.

DFS Integration

Leverage DFS, file server network shares or any other local storage repository for file sharing.

Online File Server

Provide secure remote access over HTTPS to files stored behind the firewall using any device without using a VPN or public cloud.

Amazon, Azure, OpenStack Integration

Create a private file sharing solution based on object storage like OpenStack Swift, any S3 compatible, Microsoft Azure and more.

Challenges of Public File Sharing


Without providing a private file sharing service to employees, they may select public cloud file sharing solutions like Dropbox. This approach leads 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. In addition, IT administrators must also consider the following implied directives:

Migration Pressure

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

Large Folder Support

Avoid the challenges of sending large email attachments or converting them to zip files for Internet transmission.

Data Sprawl

Avoid the headaches of data sets split between internal file servers and cloud solutions like Dropbox.

Migration Costs

Avoid the cost of manual replication or recreation of Active Directory access controls such as the 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.

Private File Sharing Feature Highlights


CentreStack eliminates the common drawbacks of remote file server access and file sharing solutions and provides the best of both worlds – the privacy, security and control of legacy file servers combined with the efficiency and productivity gains of cloud file sharing.

Co-Editing

CentreStack integrates with Office 365 for web-based co-editing and co-authoring.

Large Folders

Use Outlook integration to transfer 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.

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 file sharing and folder sharing.

Use Cases


Cloud migration may seem increasingly inevitable, making it difficult to manage the tensions between productivity benefits and data privacy threats. But CentreStack offers a solution for thought leaders seeking to simplify the way people work without compromising data privacy.

Whether it's private file sharing for on-prem 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 traditional file server access and cloud collaboration/file 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 files 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, and storage for each tenant. 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 internal file shares or cloud file servers

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 Wasabi.

On-Premises Alternative to Dropbox and SharePoint

CentreStack has the flexibility to provide an on-premises alternative to Dropbox and SharePoint using existing file servers.