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Novell Filr Overview

  1. 1. Novell Filr ® Modern File Access Ease – Classic IT Control Richard Lindstedt Sr. Product Manager rlindstedt@novell.com
  2. 2. The Evolution of File Access
  3. 3. How users used to access files • Mostly in the office and inside the firewall [ restricted ] • Sometimes remote using VPN [ slow ] • All file sharing managed by IT [ rigid ] • Users turned e-mail into a file server [ ineffective ] Now I got 82 e-mails about this document 3 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Then two things happened … Users got exposed to what file sharing can be like – and they loved it! 4 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. New challenges for IT • Corporate files copied to cloud services • Inside the firewall access controls don’t apply • Potentially exposing sensitive information • Regulatory compliance at risk Our confidential files are all over the net 5 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Cloud services challenges • Outages = NO file access • Potential security breaches • High bandwidth consumption • Time consuming up/downloads • Additional management efforts • Regulatory compliance issues Conclusion: cloud file services are not viable for most enterprises 6 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) • 90% of employees do it already • IT cannot stop this trend • Cost savings and productivity gains • Cannot be left un-managed 7 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Mobile device management (MDM) • Used to secure, monitor, manage and support devices • Helps minimize cost and downtime • Reduces risk What about file access and sharing? 8 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Use case examples Anywhere Instant The Sales Guy Bob is on the road and needs to make some urgent changes to a document using his iPad The Project Team Lead Tina needs to set up a new project Boundless folder for her team to share all related documents The Marketer John needs to tweet a link to the latest partner program guide he just finished 9 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Gartner Recommends “Organizations must deploy EFSS services to secure enterprise information assets. Failure to provide these capabilities will subject organizations to information leakage threats caused by users who move data through uncontrolled personal cloud services.” MarketScope for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing, Gartner, Feb 12, 2013 You can tell users what they are not allowed to do, but you also need to provide a viable alternative 10 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Strong Demand for a New File Solution Users want a “Dropbox-like” experience Files need to stay on-premise Access to files where they’re located Existing access controls must be honored 11 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Introducing Novell Filr
  13. 13. Introducing Novell Filr ® Anywhere access to home and network folders IT remains in control of what’s shared and how Existing access rights and quotas are honored 13 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Novell Filr Overview ® Clients Filr Servers HTTPS CIFS/NCP • Windows XP, 7, 8 • Software appliances • Novell® Open Enterprise • Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 deployed on VMware Server 2 & 11 • iOS 5.x, 6.x (iPhone, iPad) • LDAP provisioning of users • Windows Server 2003 and groups & 2008 R2 • Android 2.3, 4.x • MySQL and Lucene used for • File system rights and • BlackBerry 10 meta-data and search quotas honored • Web access • Policy-controlled access • No server agents or schema and sharing extensions required Users can still access files • Files remain on your existing • Leading storage appliances using mapped drives file servers will be certified 14 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Novell Filr User Features ® • Access to corporate files from any device • Share files both internally and externally • Receive notifications and make comments on files • Full text search across all files and comments • Access to files even when offline 15 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Novell Filr User Experience ® Windows iPad • My Files • Shared With Me • Net Folders Browser 16 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Viewing a File in Novell Filr ® iPad • 17 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. Sharing in Novell Filr ® Browser 18 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Making Use of Comments iPad • 19 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Full Text Search Browser 20 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. File Access in Novell Filr ® Your personal files Access to The files and files using (can be mapped your own folders you are to your home credentials currently sharing directory) with others Access to Shared folders Access to See what’s new Files and folders files assigned to you files using (new shares, other users have through a by the IT admin your own updates, proxy-user credentials shared with you (for example, comments) G:Finance) 21 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Deployment Options
  23. 23. Pilot / Small Deployment DSK1 – OS DSK2 – DB, Search App Server (Tomcat) Database (MySQL) All Novell Filr services Search can be run in a single VM (Lucene) 23 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. Typical Deployment App Server (Tomcat) Database (MySQL) Search (Lucene) Each Novell Filr service running in a separate VM 24 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. Large Deployment Example DMZ Network DMZ Network External Firewall Internal Firewall Internal Firewall Filr.acme.com VA: App Svr Search VA Secure LDAP L4 VA: App Svr Search VA Port: 443 L4 VA: App Svr VA: App Svr MySQL VA 25 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. Novell Filr Differentiators
  27. 27. Novell Filr Differentiators ® • No server agents or schema extensions required • Support for multiple identity stores • Native file system integration • Home directories and network shares integrated • Users’ real credentials used for file access • Full text search with access controls preserved • Comments make the file system come alive 27 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. The Value of Novell Filr ® These differentiators combined make Filr a truly unique, enterprise file access and sharing solution that brings: - Less administration - Better security - More productive users 28 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  29. 29. Stay tuned for the availability of Novell Filr! www.novell.com/Filr Thank you. 29 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  30. 30. Corporate Headquarters 801.861.7000 (Worldwide) Join us on: 1800 South, Novell Place 800.453.1267 (Toll-free) www.novell.com Provo, Utah 84606 30 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  31. 31. This document could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information herein. These changes may be incorporated in new editions of this document. Novell, Inc. may make improvements in or changes to the software described in this document at any time. Copyright © 2011 Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. All Novell marks referenced in this presentation are trademarks or registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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  • Here are some use cases that highlight possible ways of sharing files in the enterprise: The Sales GuyBob is on the road and needs to make some urgent changes to a document stored in a shared folder on one of the file servers. The only device he has access to is his iPad. He needs to be able to download the document, make edits and then sync it back to the shared folder.The Team LeadTina needs to set up a shared folder for the project team, so they can share documents related to the project. She wants to do it now, but it’s late and no one in IT is available to help her.The MarketerJohn has just finished the work on a new partner program guide. He wants to tweet a link to the document, but has to wait for the web team to stage and publish the file before he can send out the link.Bottom line: Today’s employees have many different needs for accessing and sharing files in new ways.
  • There is strong demand for an enterprise file sharing solution that meets the needs of both end-users and IT.Users want easy access to their files from any device, and they want to freely share files both inside and outside the organization. In short, they want a “Dropbox-like” experience at work.Meanwhile, IT has their own requirements. All files need to stay where they belong—in the data center and on the corporate file servers. File sharing has to be managed and policies have to govern what can be shared and what can’t. Users need to access files where they are currently stored—files cannot be moved or copied to new locations to enable mobile device access. And existing access controls have to be honored. IT cannot spend time on re-assigning rights to files and folders on the network.Bottom line: Organizations need a great file solution that will fit the needs of users and IT departments.
  • Meeting the needs of users and IT … that’s why we created Novell Filr.Only Novell Filr provides secure mobile device access to files stored on your corporate file servers.With Novell Filr, end users get the tools they need and demand to get their job done, while the files stay where they belong—on your file servers.Novell Filr lets users access their home directories and shared folders, with existing access controls and quotas honored.Bottom line: With Filr, users have easy-to-use, synchronized file mobility, while the organization gets policy-driven controls over file access and storage.
  • Here’s a quick overview of how Novell Filr works: Novell Filr has mobile apps for Android and iOS devices; there are desktop clients for both Windows and Mac. There is also web access if no client or app is available.Novell Filr is easy to deploy and configure because it’s a soft appliance. A single appliance can host all required services for pilot purposes or for small sets of users. Multiple appliances can be deployed to scale the system as your number of users grow.You manage Filr by using a web-based console. Users and groups are provisioned from your corporate directory by using LDAP. Users’ home directories and existing shared folders on your file servers are integrated. And you can create policies that allow administrative control over what can be shared, and how it is shared.Novell Filr supports both Windows and Novell file servers. Existing file system rights and quotas are honored. No server agents or schema extensions are required so it’s easy to install into your existing environment.Filr also lets you keep files where they belong – on the file servers. There’s no need to move files around to accommodate a new system. Bottom line: Novell Filr delivers a wide range of capabilities.
  • Novell Filr provides intuitive file access. Personal files are mapped to the directory. You can easily see files and folders that are currently being shared with others … and you can see what files and folders are being shared with you by others. It’s easy to see what’s new in files—such as updates and comments. You’ll also see shared folders that are assigned to you by the IT administrator.Bottom line: Novell Filr provides intuitive access to your files and folders, and the files and folders being shared between you and your colleagues.

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