Companies around the world are seeing a growing trend of a more mobilized workforce. With that trend comes the increased need to cloud-enable your file server to maintain a high level of productivity and collaboration between remote and office-based employees. Anchor’s File Server Enablement feature allows your clients to continue using their file servers as the main storage location for all their sensitive corporate data, while still allowing mobile access to files and folders – no matter if they are working from their phone, laptop, home office, on vacation or commuting.
Here are three key features that can help you sell your clients on File Server Enablement:
1. Eliminates the Need for FTP and VPN
Many clients today are still using outmoded remote access techniques, like IPSec VPNs. VPNs are cumbersome to use and difficult to support. When it comes to the file server, employees working from the office tend to experience little to no connectivity issues. But it is the remote workforce that faces access problems with the VPN and the file server on a regular basis, which tends to create significant sync issues over time. File Server Enablement allows users to work with files stored on a legacy file server from anywhere, thus eliminating the dependence of VPN and FTP for good.
2. Enables Remote Collaboration
Wooden Spoon Technologies is a Managed Service Provider catering to businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area, Central California and Colorado. A large portion of their clientele, including a construction company and an architecture firm, employs remote users and thus experienced a constant struggle with slow and unreliable FTP connection. After installing Axcient Anchor onto their clients’ machines, remote users were able to seamlessly sync and access their files quickly. Wooden Spoon has also been able to utilize Axcient Anchor to backup files, as well as synchronizing them.
3. Improves the Level of Security when Sharing Files
Because FTP connections tend to cause chaos in file synchronization, users may resort to developing their own methods of accessing file server documents when working outside the office. They could decide to send and open files via email, which inevitably binds them to limitations of how large the shared files can be. Alternatively, employees may resort to consumer-grade file sync services, which pose their very own risks to companies’ data security or clients may decide to transfer files using USB sticks. Neither one of these methods is effective or secure and can often be the cause of data loss or data leakage. With File Server Enablement, IT admins can rest assured that their users are less likely to apply risky methods of storing and accessing files.
File Server Enablement is a key feature of Axcient Anchor that gives clients more security, flexibility and support in their business while preserving the value of their existing file server and its configuration. With File Server Enablement, MSPs can offer a state-of-the-art solution to an all too commonly known problem and present the client with a hybrid cloud solution that leverages the latest sync technology. Learn more about how to cloud-enable your clients’ file servers!