The File Fabric provides various forms of encryption to protect files which has been touched upon previously in blog posts:
Use Encryption to Continuously Protect Multi-Cloud Data With the Enterprise File Fabric
Using the File Fabric to Provide Security of Data Across Storage Silos With Streamed Encryption
GDPR Watch – Transparent encryption of data
Why you, and not your storage vendor, need to manage your encryption
Encryption can be managed by IT at a data storage or folder level and it can be integrated with separate encryption vault, such as the Hashicorp vault.
There is however another type of encryption that the File Fabric supports, that is often turned off for end users in a corporate setting but which can be useful for certain use cases. This is personal or end user manage encryption. This type of encryption enables end users, for whom this is made available, to add their own encryption key for file uploads. This encryption key is not stored on the server. If lost the file(s) that have been encrypted are unable to be decrypted.
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The File Fabric unifies private / public storage assets for a company and enables these assets to be accessible from a single entry point, be this through a web browser or through a desktop integrated drive or mobile application.
The File Fabric ships with Audit Event logging that can be integrated with Syslog or that is available as an Audit Stream to plug into solutions such as Elk Stack and Apache Spark.
Whereas the Audit log validates the integrity of the various file events it can present a lot of information and sometimes the ask is a lot simpler such as a directory listing for a companies data assets that are exposed through the File Fabric and that may live locally on site and/or in the Cloud.
This post will highlight the various ways this can be achieved.
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Many creatives use a variety of services such as WeSendIt, WeTransfer etc to send large files. This is something that is easy to setup with the File Fabric and the best bit is that your company can be in charge of the storage used including how large the file sizes can be, and everything will be audited and logged for data compliance and governance purposes and scanned for PHI/PII information.
Firstly choose from your existing company storage a solution that you wish to use to store the files on. This is the storage that will be used to send or receive files from someone. For this example we will use Amazon S3, which can accommodate extremely large files, but you could use Azure Blob storage or even cheaper storage, such as Google Nearline. Additionally a company could also set this to work against their SMB file shares, either on-premises, or SMB in the cloud, such as Azure Files or Amazon FSx.
Once you have your storage added to the File Fabric we are going to use the File Fabric’s ‘Drop Folder’ feature to both send large files and folder sets to end users as well as provide a link to end users so they can share large files sets.
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Today, almost every aspect of our lives revolves around and is influenced by data. Various entities collect, analyse, and, more importantly, store our personal data, such as our names, home and IP addresses, and credit card numbers. This phenomenon was further confirmed by the 2020 UK Business Data Survey, which showed that 81% of businesses handle digitised personal and non-personal data from employees and customers alike. As these businesses expand, the use of data increases as well.
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We are pleased to announce that the File Fabric has been added as an Rclone connector in the newly released 1.54 version of Rclone.
Rclone is a free open source command line tool that works across Windows, Mac and Linux to sync and work with remotely stored files.
In concept it is similar to Rsync and Rdiff and if you would like to know more about it you can listen too our recent podcast with the founder of Rclone, Nick Craig-Wood.
The help pages for the File Fabric and Rclone can be found here.
Let’s take a look at Rclone by installing it, in this case on a Linux system via the terminal:
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