Simplify remote access to file servers and inter-office collaboration without using a VPN. Reduce costs with simplified migration and retirement of traditional file servers. Combine Windows file server security and control with the cloud’s ease of use and productivity. Have a simpler permission migration and configuration strategy than Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive. Combine NTFS permissions, Active Directory users, and drive mappings with remote access from any device.
zDrive provides access methods to underlying storage from a web browser, native desktop client, iOS App, Android App, Windows Phone 8, and file server. When you are on the road, you can use mobile applications to access your files. When you are in the office, you can connect to your on-premise file server for access. You can also access them from your desktop at home or use a web browser from any location on any client.
zDrive provides unique synchronization technology that allows you to attach local folders to cloud storage. Attaching a folder means that its contents immediately become accessible to any device from any location (even before the sync is finished). It also means that the attached folder will be synchronized with the cloud and any changes made in the cloud from a remote mobile device will be synchronized back to the attached folder. This is a powerful solution with no bulk ingestion roadblocks.
Administrators of the team account can create team folders for collaboration. Once a team folder is created and assigned to a user or group, the team folder will appear at the root of their zDrive. Users can lock/unlock files, add comments, and set up notifications.
zDrive enhances the underlying storage services by providing encryption, file locking, auditing, and permission control at the folder level, with client-side enforcement.
You can share folders and files with your team members. Team members receiving these shares will see the files and folders under the “Files Shared with me” folder. You can assign read-only permission or full access to the shared items. You can also share folders and files with someone outside your team, who doesn’t have a zDrive account. They can receive read-only access, protected by a password.
zDrive Server Agent is part of the zDrive Cloud. By connecting your underlying cloud storage to a file server, multiple office users can then connect to the file server without a zDrive client through file shares on the LAN. This has multiple benefits. For example, it unifies file structures across multiple sites into a single namespace and can be used to seamlessly migrate your existing file server to the cloud.
If you have at least one zDrive Cloud Server Agent installed inside your active directory domain, it can serve as the authentication integration server helping to import active directory users into your zDrive team account, with single sign-on. You can also set up LDAPS if it is available. End result is you can access the underlying Cloud Storage, with your own Active Directory identity.