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:
- Remote offline access and automatic data synchronization
- Access control and management to prevent unauthorized access to corporate data
- Secure file-sharing both internally and externally to ease communication
- Large file handling
- Security features to guarantee data governance
- Optimize Storage and prevent data sprawl
- Backup and Data recovery services
- 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).
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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