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Market opportunity

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations all around the world decided to transition to remote working. The global enterprise file access, file synchronization, and the file-sharing market is expected to reach USD 16.99 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 26.3% during the period of 2020 – 2025.*

*ReportLinker global enterprise file synchronization and sharing market forecast 2020-2025

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We work together with our reseller partners to expand business for mutual growth. Potential to earn as much as 30% on all the revenue generated together.

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Continued demand and consistent performance of Triofox ensures continued contracts, giving our partners a high ROI.

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We have a culture that is open, transparent, and centered on our customers and partners. Full access to the deal registration portal for 100% protection and monitoring.

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Remote File Server Access: Why Triofox is the Ideal Solution for the Real Estate Organizations

Data infrastructure security is vital in the real estate industry. With the rising trend in remote working and mobility, organizations risk-targeted attacks through insecure communication activities and have to proactively put measures to prevent attacks or intrusion while maintaining secure user access.

Although remote working has its advantages, organizations are at a higher risk of cybercrimes and security threats due to increased dependency on remote access. Research has shown that over 90% of data breaches are caused by human error, particularly unauthorized access to private information caused by lapses on the part of the users. Therefore, organizations must take extreme measures to secure the company’s data and oblige data compliance policies when working remotely.

Global cybercrime damage by the end of 2021 will be in billions of dollars according to the research done by Cybersecurity ventures.

There are many solutions to this challenge, but they depend on the business model and existing network structure. However, whether your company has decided on complete cloud migration, an on-premise, or a hybrid cloud working environment, it remains that having a centralized data infrastructure could forestall most of the challenges that accompany remote working.

This article will discuss the operational problems faced by real estate companies when it comes to remote access and file sharing and highlight features of Triofox that cater specifically to those problems.

Remote Access Solution for Real Estate Organizations

Although organizational needs and requirements differ, when choosing a remote access solution for collaboration and file-sharing, real estate organizations need one that addresses the following points:

  • The client’s data must be protected to maintain its integrity and prevent legal issues that can arise if a data breach compromises their private information.
  • Employees need secure and seamless access to timely data to boost productivity and meet targets.
  • Management needs to ensure employees/staff work in sync irrespective of the organizational structure (whether the business has one office or several offices).
  • Ease collaboration with partners, clients, or external contractors, while maintaining complete control of data.

Triofox server solution covers all of the points mentioned above and more. It maintains data centralization by enhancing existing file servers with remote access, collaboration, and mobile file-sharing capabilities. Consequently, unifying the workforce without compromising on security or accessibility. In the following section, we will show how Triofox guarantees a more accessible and efficient remote working experience by providing the following services to both small and large real estate organizations:

  1. Remote offline access and automatic data synchronization
  2. Access control and management to prevent unauthorized access to corporate data
  3. Secure file-sharing both internally and externally to ease communication
  4. Large file handling
  5. Security features to guarantee data governance
  6. Optimize Storage and prevent data sprawl
  7. Backup and Data recovery services
  8. Easy to operate and maintain

Remote Offline Access

When working in the field, crews need an easy way to access and sync files remotely to the corporate server, which could pose a problem when working in areas or places without internet connectivity. And having to transfer or back up documents or media files manually could lead to data inconsistency or employee negligence. Worse, employees can lose data if devices that are not backed up are stolen or damaged during field operations.

With Triofox, files are cached on the local device and can be accessed offline. Also, all updates are automatically synchronized on the corporate network when internet connectivity is restored.

Access Control and Management

Triofox uses the existing file server Active Directory information to ensure that only approved users access the files. Furthermore, file permissions may be set at various levels of the directory hierarchy to ensure that only authorized users have access to particular files.

Secure File Sharing

To boost productivity, users need to access data on demand without seeking support from IT personnel or technically advanced users. The traditional route of provisioning VPN clients to each endpoint to connect securely to a file server is arduous and problematic to navigate (let’s not get started on the damping effect on the network). And for management, it is hard to control the outflow of data, and it is also quite expensive.

Thankfully, Triofox’s mapped drive provides direct access to the company’s file server through any device. Therefore, boosting productivity without sacrificing data security.

When it comes to external file-sharing or collaboration, its advanced sharing options allow file owners to set automatic expiration of shared links and assigned view-only permissions to disable downloads.

Large Files Handling

During property inspection or scouting, field workers need visual (pictures or video) coverage of the properties for documentation or communication purposes, and transferring these -sometimes heavy media files-can be challenging. Triofox maintains network performance when working on large files by updating the files’ changes and not automatically synchronizing the entire file, preventing strain on the network bandwidth. 

Also, while other file sharing services might require that you upload your files to their platform or dedicated storage location before transferring to external users, transferring or receiving large files from clients or independent contractors is seamless with Triofox. Large files can be sent as secure web links via Outlook emails to authorized users. Moreover, its desktop integration feature allows direct sharing with a right-click (within windows explorer).

Data Governance

There’s no need to engage third-party vendors and risk your company’s data getting replicated to another location. Triofox server solution ensures that the client’s data stays in the data center. Organizations can maintain data ownership and data compliance (and prevent potential lawsuits that can occur due to data breaches).

Optimize Storage and Prevent Data Sprawl

With Triofox, you can prevent data duplication and storage wastage. It integrates file sharing and sync services, so you can avoid performance issues that stem from data infrastructure complexity and data sprawl, which arises when files are stored and transferred using different services.

Data Back-up and Recovery

Triofox offers private cloud backup services so data – if ever lost on the file server – can always be recovered. It backs up folders and files shares on remote PCs and servers.

Easy To Operate and Maintain

Triofox’s intuitive user interface is easy to navigate. Users hardly need a reorientation of the solution because it offers a familiar mapped drive experience. Its deployment doesn’t spell a disruption in workflow, and users can quickly adapt added benefits/features provided by Triofox to the existing file server infrastructure.

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Do You Really Need Data-at-Rest Encryption if the Data Stays on Your Local File Servers?

When you want to ensure the highest level of security for the data stored on your organization’s servers, you need to encrypt that data. Employing data-at-rest encryption protects your data from being viewed by unauthorized users – including any cybercriminals who breach your system.

What Does Encryption at Rest Mean?

The phrase encryption at rest, sometimes called data-at-rest encryption, has a specific meaning. It all hinges on whether your data is stored in one place or being transferred.

Data at Rest and Data in Transit

Your company’s data is either at rest or in transit. Data at rest refers to information maintained on the company’s servers but does not communicate with other applications. It has a fixed location and isn’t going anywhere. Data-at-rest can is only available to approved users and is typically secured using various methods, including passwords, firewalls, and anti-malware utilities.

In contrast, data in transit (sometimes called data in motion) is that data moves from one place to another. It can refer to data that is literally in motion – that is, transferring data in real-time via file transfer, email, or other forms of communication. It can also refer to stored data at this moment but is used daily, either by individual users or third-party applications – that is, your most-accessed data.

Think of data at rest, then, as data in longer-term storage and data in transit as data that are frequently moved or accessed.

Which is More Secure?

Data in transit is inherently less secure than data at rest. Data-in-transit can be intercepted at three different points – at the source, at the delivery point, and anywhere in between. However, data at rest is easier to protect because it doesn’t move from one location to another.

How Encryption Works

Encryption is a way of protecting your data. It works by scrambling that data in a way that anyone viewing the file wouldn’t be able to read it. This scrambled or encrypted data is thus totally useless to anyone accessing it without proper permission – including cybercriminals.

To unscramble and view the data, you need the appropriate decryption key, which is essentially a digital file that contains the information necessary to unlock the encrypted data. Without the proper decryption key, an encrypted file is unreadable. When unlocked by the decryption key, the file is returned to its original unscrambled condition.

What Kinds of Data Can You Encrypt?

You can encrypt any type of data at rest. Encryption is commonly applied to the most valuable or sensitive data stored by an organization, such as customer records, credit card data, employee HR records, confidential reports and plans, and the like. You can encrypt document files (such as Microsoft Word and Google Docs documents), spreadsheets, presentations, even image files.

Encryption at Rest vs. In Transit

Encryption at rest is any form of encryption that you apply to data at rest. The digital file is encrypted with a unique digital key, and that key is given only to those authorized to access the data. When someone with the proper permission wants to read the file, the decryption key is applied, and the file is decrypted for that person’s use. Anyone else trying to access the file won’t be able to read it.

Data in transit is more difficult to encrypt. It requires encryption at the source, at the destination, and during transit. Full encryption for data in transit is called end-to-end encryption.

What Happens If Data is Not Encrypted?

The Ponemon Institute’s 2021 Global Encryption Trends Study reports that only 42% of companies encrypt their customer data. What can happen if a cybercriminal attacks a company that does not encrypt its data? Assuming the malicious actor gets through any security protections that may exist, unencrypted data is just waiting to be accessed by a malicious actor. Suppose a hacker has access to information that is not encrypted. In that case, he can read that data, download (steal) that data for future use, encrypt the data and hold it for ransom (that’s how ransomware works), or delete the information completely. If data is encrypted, a hacker can’t read it even if he’s able to break into your system. If the data is not encrypted, however, all bets are off.

However, if anyone can breach your data server, this is the worst-case scenario. If your company uses sufficient cryptography for its local servers, unauthorized users will never access the data, so encryption isn’t needed.

Most data breaches today involve either remote workers or cloud storage services. The instant data leaves your company’s physical possession – and protection – it is at higher risk of attack from cybercriminals. Infosecurity Group eports that 80% of U.S. companies have experienced a cloud-based security breach in the past 18 months. Half of those companies experienced ten or more cloud-related breaches.

What Are the Benefits of Encrypting Data at Rest?

Data at rest encryption is simply another layer of protection from malicious users. It protects against any cybercriminals hacking into your system from being able to read and gain use of your data files. It also keeps your data secure if your system is accessed by any third parties, such as when disks and other equipment are repaired.

Is Encryption at Rest Necessary?

Data at rest encryption can help secure your valuable data, but it isn’t always necessary. If your data stays on your local on-premises file servers and if you adequately protect those servers against unauthorized access, the risk of that data being breached is relatively low. A greater risk occurs when data is transferred to and stored on cloud-based servers, or when remote users have unfettered access to your centrally stored data.

The key is to keep your data on your local server and adequately protect that server. For example, Triofox creates a cloud layer around your on-premises file servers that provides secure data access for authorized remote workers but does not send your data into the cloud. It enables you to keep your data secure on your local servers and reduces the need for data encryption. Triofox’s cloud backup repository provides both data protection and business continuity.

Triofox also minimizes the need for data-in-transit encryption. That’s because the only way to access data stored on Triofox servers is via Triofox clients. Any malicious actor trying to intercept data in transit from a Triofox server will only see a series of junk characters.

Does GDPR Require Encryption at Rest?

Companies in Europe or partners dealing with European customers must adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR was designed to protect the privacy of European citizens and contains necessary regulations that companies need to comply with. Is encrypted data at rest required by GDPR? The answer is no. GDPR does not explicitly mandate the use of encryption either for data at rest or data in transit. It mentions encryption as one way to mitigate risk and ensure a necessary level of security but doesn’t require companies to employ encryption. If your organization can protect customer data without utilizing encryption, as with the Triofox solution, that’s good enough to meet GDPR requirements.

Data Encryption in the World of COVID

Many companies were forced to shut their offices and send their workers home to work remotely when the COVID-19 crisis hit a year ago. These newly remote employees still need access to company data, but they are no longer connected to the corporate network directly.

Risks of Remote File Access

For the past year, work-from-home employees have had to access sensitive work data remotely, in many cases using their personal devices and home wireless networks that have increased the risk of data breaches, with malicious actors trying to intercept data in transit and hack into workers’ home devices. According to Malwarebytes, this risk is real; a fifth of all enterprises report that they’ve experienced security issues caused by remote workers since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Reducing the Risk

End-to-end encryption on all file transfers and communications will help to minimize the risk posed by at-home staff. Requiring employees to use a VPN can also be effective. Triofox offers a better solution.

Triofox adds cloud-like secure remote access and mobile file sharing for your organization’s existing file servers. Files remain securely stored on your local server but are easily accessible by both local and remote employees, no VPN needed. It provides more secure data access than using cloud storage and doesn’t require you to either data at rest or in transit encryption.

Let Triofox Be Your Secure File Sharing Solution

Triofox is a file server enhancement solution that provides maximum security for local and remote users without the need for encryption. Your data stays safe and secure on-premises on your local file servers, with no need for risky cloud storage. Contact Triofox today to learn more about how Triofox can help you secure your valuable data files – no additional investment in hardware necessary.

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How to Improve Access to Azure Files in the Cloud

With more and more employees working from home, many businesses seek to move data from their on-premises servers to cloud storage services. One of the more popular cloud storage solutions is Microsoft’s Azure Files – although it presents its own unique set of challenges to companies seeking to serve their remote workforces better. In this blog, we will look at how to improve access to Azure Files.

Azure Files is a managed file share service for files stored in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform used by large and small businesses for data storage, app hosting, and other purposes. Azure Files allows companies to share files hosted in the cloud with remote employees located anywhere in the world.

Using standard protocols like SMB or NFS, Windows Server administrators can set up access to Azure archives. Users can mount Azure Files directly from the cloud or on-premises servers. Users can access Azure Files from a Windows, macOS, or Linux machine.

Many organizations use Azure Files because it makes it relatively simple to share files via the cloud. It can easily replace on-premises file servers and existing file shares with minimal maintenance. File shares can also be cached on local Windows Servers if desired.

Challenges in Using Azure Files

Azure Files sounds like the perfect solution for organizations with work-at-home employees who need to access files remotely. However, users have discovered that it is less than ideal, with many challenges that impact the service’s ultimate usability.

The biggest challenges in using Azure Files include:

  • No native mobile application for access from phones and tablets
  • No file locking, which could result in multiple users overwriting each other’s changes
  • Potential sync problems with local caching
  • Inefficient bandwidth use from repeatedly downloading the same files from the cloud

These issues can result in inefficiencies and, sometimes, corrupted files. They also are keeping many organizations from embracing Azure Files as their remote file sharing solution.

A Real-World Example

One of our clients decided to transfer all of their on-premises data to Azure Files from local file servers. However, after conducting a service test, they discovered several issues due to the lack of file locking and other popular system features.

This client has offices in two different locations, in the U.S. and Dubai, UAE. The client’s file server is in the U.S. The client currently accesses local files at both locations and needs to access U.S.-based files from the Dubai office..

The client needed the same set of files to be present in both locations. The client had to transfer the files from both on-premises sites to a cloud file server to achieve this. The client chose Microsoft Azure Files to accomplish this.

The Azure Files solution appeared to be a viable option. Microsoft’s data center in Dubai is not far from the client’s Dubai office. His US office is also next to the Azure East data center in the United States.

The client began by syncing files from his office in the United States to the Azure cloud but soon ran into Azure’s lack of file locking functionality. People in both the US and Dubai offices were seeing different copies of the same file was inconvenient. Latency issues plagued the client, especially when it came to files syncing.

As a result, the client was forced to seek out another choice. They went with Triofox.

How Triofox Makes it Easier to Access Azure Files

Secure Azure File Access

All of these issues are addressed by Triofox, which provides all required file system features for Azure Files, including:

  • File locking
  • On-demand synchronization
  • Instant syncing to the central storage repository
  • Efficient bandwidth utilization
  • Secure mobile app access

With Triofox, Azure Files becomes much more usable for remote workers. Files are locked during editing so that essential data is never inadvertently overwritten. Azure file shares look just like typically shared folders on users’ devices.

Triofox offers web browser, desktop/laptop, and mobile access. The Triofox mobile app enables users to access files at home from their own mobile devices. Remote access is easy and secure..

Let Triofox Be Your Azure File Sharing Solution

Triofox is a file server enhancement solution that supplements Microsoft’s Azure Files remote file sharing. With Triofox, remote users have secure access to data in Azure Files with all the file locking and synchronization features that ensure safe and efficient operation. Contact Triofox today to learn more about how Triofox can help your organization get more out of Azure Files – and create a more efficient and practical remote workforce.

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