You’ve navigated the maze of SharePoint limitations and found that Azure Files provides almost the seamless experience you need. But like many companies, including one we call Company X, you’re being held back by a critical bottleneck: Port 445. In this blog post, you’ll learn how Company X overcame this hurdle by using Triofox to transform their nearly complete Azure Files solution into a complete solution.
The Port 445 Problem
In order for Azure Files to be mapped directly as a network drive on remote Windows or macOS machines, it needs this port. Unfortunately, many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) block port 445 for security reasons, making this requirement a major challenge. Check out for a comprehensive guide to the port 445 problem.
A memorable Journey
Company X was on a transformation journey, looking to move from on-premises solutions to a full cloud strategy to reduce its on-premises IT footprint. SharePoint was an option, but it didn’t have the drive mapping capabilities needed for day-to-day operations. Instead, the focus turned to Azure Files. Everything seemed perfect, but then the problem with port 445 surfaced.
How Triofox Solved the Problem
Here’s where Triofox comes into the picture. As an innovative solution, Triofox serves as a “traffic controller” that sits between Azure Files and the remote devices. It translates these requests into something that can be presented to remote devices by encapsulating them in HTTPS protocols.
Building on that thought, one of our customers put it this way, “It connects the two environments. You encapsulate the data, and it looks like secure SMB traffic to the client. But to the Internet, it looks like HTTPS traffic going over it.”
So if you’re struggling with Azure Files and feeling the burden of port 445, consider this: Triofox offers an elegant, effective solution that meets all the needs of IT who are grappling with the complexities of cloud storage and file access. Our customers find that we don’t just offer a workaround, but a comprehensive solution that increases the value of your Azure Files investment.
Conclusion and Call to Action
Azure Files is a powerful, efficient solution for modern businesses, but it’s not without obstacles. The port 445 issue is a major challenge that many companies, not just Company X, struggle with. Fortunately, there is a way out. A way to complete the Azure Files puzzle: Triofox.
If you’ve read this far, it’s time to act. Don’t let Port 445 get in the way of your digital transformation. Try Triofox today and experience the seamless Azure Files integration you’ve been looking for.