Remote access is no longer a company perk it’s a necessity. Remote access means different things to different people. It can refer to telecommuters accessing their company’s server; branch offices that need interaction with systems at company’s main office; or enable mobile employees to upload or download data from a hotel, car, or even a […]
Cloud File Sharing
A review of recent posts on file sharing and cloud solutions reveals an ongoing demand for an easy file web access and map drive solution for existing Windows File Servers that’s not currently available in typical file sharing services. Typically when larger companies are looking to provide cloud file sharing capabilities they are faced with migrating their files to proprietary cloud storage providers at considerable expense where they loose control of their data.
Enterprises are searching for products that provide cloud file sharing capabilities without vendor login using standardized file formats, metadata and permissioning. NetApp is a vendor long known for their NAS storage appliances that lists a number of cloud based file sharing services that can host files in the cloud – but retain them in NTFS formats – such as AWS FSX File Shares or Azure File Shares.
Intivix – an IT Consulting Firm in San Francisco – looked for products to fill this demand and came up short. All the products assumed clients are looking to sync all their data to the cloud or users’ desktops–something unfeasible when file server storage for even the smallest clients exceeds 1 terabyte, required complex migrations and the willingness to give up control and ownership of company files. Intivix therefore founded Wanpath LLC in 2014 to fill this gap when they launched –MyWorkDrive.com.
MyWorkDrive software is now used by Large Enterprise, Government, Health Care and and Higher Educational institutions to provide their own private cloud file sharing service.
Most Appreciated Features of MyWorkDrive
- 100% native Windows product: Easy to patch and ties into active directory (with nothing to configure) and inherits existing NTFS permissions, users and groups.
- Cloud File Sharing solution without VPN: End-users utilize the file web access browser client or WebDAV to map drives; there are no sync clients to maintain or troubleshoot. We leave synching to whatever service the client prefers for a subset of their files – Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc..
- Easy Access on the go from mobile devices: Files can be viewed on iPads or for power users they can utilize our native iOS and Android Mobile clients. With our Mobile Clients users can edit documents online in Office 365 and access file sharing in any apps.
- Cloud File Sharing without the risk or file migration: With builtin support for Two Factor Authentication, SAML and compliant FIPS encryption, customers data is secured on their on they own servers – no data is ever stored on the MyWorkDrive Server or in the cloud.
With MyWorkDrive users can connect in the cloud to internal files & shares using any web browser, map drive client and enjoy ease of access on any mobile device – all while providing internal access at gigabit speeds using the mapped drives users already know.
With MyWorkDrive users enjoy all the benefits of cloud file server access without giving up their data!
Edit and Collaborate in Office Online
MyWorkDrive enables enterprises to remotely edit and collaborate on documents within a browser window using Office Online while keeping files stored on their own company’s server.
MyWorkDrive allows employees to take advantage of more efficient opportunities to collaborate and get work done on Office files from any Web Browser, anywhere in the world with an Office 365® subscription or a locally installed Office Online or Only Office Server.
Edit Local Office Files in Office Online
Do you need to open and edit local documents in Office 365®/ Office Online? With MyWorkDrive you can. MyWorkDrive allows you to open locally stored files on windows file shares in the browser using your existing SharePoint Online or OneDrive accounts or by pointing to your own Office Online Server or Only Office Server. Learn more here on how to edit Local Office Files in Office 365.
Edit in Local Office from the Web client
Edit Office files stored on File Shares through the browser in locally installed Office. Protect your files from ransomware and reduce support costs by editing Office files from the browser in locally installed office with no VPN or Mapped Drive needed.
MyWorkDrive and the Modern Business World
The modern business world is more dynamic and fast-moving than ever before and the team at MyWorkDrive believes technology should be supportive of this demanding environment and optimize it’s potential. More and more professionals are driving demand for universal access, storage and the ability to collaborate remotely; businesses in every industry want instant access, from anywhere and all the time.
MyWorkDrive was founded around the core value that organizations should have the option to retain ownership and control of their files, whether they are stored online or locally, in standard NTFS file formats – and should not be forced to migrate, convert or store them in proprietary cloud storage providers requiring vendor lock-in just to experience the benefits of secure online collaboration.
Office Online Editing Demonstration Videos
Editing a Document
For more information on the innovative MyWorkDrive file share remote access and collaboration solution please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of experts anytime at (877) 705-4997 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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