Secure Email Sharing is Critical to Maintaining Productivity, Security and Compliance in a Hybrid Workforce

SecureEmailSharingOne of the security and productivity features that the File Fabric ships with is secure link sharing. This feature works with any of the 60+ on-premises and on-cloud storage solutions that the File Fabric supports,  including SMB file style storage and object storage solutions such as Amazon S3, Azure, Google, or other S3 compatible Object Storage such as Cloudian Hyperstore.

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Early preview of the new AutoCAD Previewer for the File Fabric

AutoCAD-S3We have been working on a new AutoCAD previewer for the Enterprise File Fabric which will be available within a new edition of the solution due for release before the end of April 2021.

This will enable the Web File Manager to preview files stored on remote file storage and object storage (any of the 60+ storage endpoints the File Fabric supports) with the DWG and DXF extension.

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The File Fabric is now supported by Rclone 1.54 release

RCloneWe 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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File Fabric Metrics Monitoring and Visualization using Grafana, InfluxDB and Telegraf

What has my CPU usage looked like over the past month? How has my HTTP response time changed after on-boarding a bunch of users? How’s my database volume doing for free space after adding a new provider? These are all questions many File Fabric Customers end up asking themselves, and often have to jump into the command-line to run Linux commands to try to piece that information together.

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CISO Bulletin: Using the Enterprise File Fabric to Understand Who is Accessing Your Data

Initiatives to deploy the Enterprise File Fabric™ are often driven by infrastructure managers who need a way to give WFH workers frictionless access to the organisation’s on-premises and on-cloud data.  This is great use case for the File Fabric and we endorse it wholeheartedly.  At the same time we think it is also important for the enterprise’s information security professionals to understand the File Fabric’s security features, both so they can ensure that the File Fabric’s configuration aligns with the organisations information risk management standards and also so they can realise operational benefits provided by the File Fabric’s rich security oriented feature set as they go about their work of managing information security risk.

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CISO Bulletin: Companies use of Multi-Cloud is on the Increase

multicloudA new 2020 survey by Flexera highlights the increasing use of multi-cloud services within Companies.

Over 750 SMB’s (Small to Medium Businesses) took part in the survey which was conducted in the first quarter of 2020, in February and March.  Of the respondents  554 where classed as enterprise respondents as opposed to 196 Small to Medium Business respondents. SMB’s were defined as having fewer than 1,000 employees whereas enterprise was defined as having more than 1,000 employees.

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Enterprise File Fabric Case Study – Service Provider: Storing Sensitive Data in The Cloud

S&M Cloud, part of the multinational S&M Services and Systems Group, provides cloud services to the world’s leading companies. Their challenge was to support their customers, medical organizations in particular, moving large amounts of personal and sensitive data to cloud storage. An earlier system was not reliable, and difficult to manage.

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Using the File Fabric’s Home Page feature for Employee information

Home PageOne of the lesser known features of the File Fabric is the ability to define widgets for the File Fabric home  landing page.

This enables both Admins and users to have an input into user home pages when they login to the File Fabric. This feature is available on the SaaS and Enterprise versions of the File Fabric.

The File Fabric Home Page is normally the first things a user will see, although there is a policy that File Fabric Administrators can set to make this the File Manager if they wish for a more streamlined experience, but nevertheless the home page is a great place for Administrators to add instructions for employees, shortcuts or other productivity widgets.

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Multi-Cloud Document Collaboration with Secure Shared Links

While the Enterprise File Fabric’s shared team folders are great for organizations collaborating on files within their company, what happens when users want to be able to quickly share documents in a secure manner with people from other organizations?

That’s where the File Fabric Secure File and Folder link sharing comes in. No longer do companies need to leverage other services outside of their own environment for sharing, nor do you need to open up access directly to your storage.

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