Novell Filr provides file access and sharing, and lets users access their home directories and network folders from mobile devices. Users can also synchronize their files to their PC and Mac computers. They can also share files internally and externally, and comment on files.
Figure 1-1 Mobile Access to Enterprise Data
Users: Filr lets you control the following:
User authentication inside and outside your organization’s firewall
Access to organization files and folders that were previously accessible only through mapped drives
Access to personal files and folders, including traditional home directories
Internal and external sharing of files and folders
Access Devices and Methods: Filr provides multiple access methods.
A Web (browser-based) application
An app for Apple iOS 5.x (and later) personal devices
An app for Android 2.3 (and later) personal devices
Clients for Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8 workstations
A client for Macintosh OS X 10.7 and 10.8 workstations
Filr Virtual Appliance:
This runs on VMware ESXi 4.1x and ESXi 5.x host servers.
It lets users authenticate using their standard network usernames and passwords.
It provides access to data on NetWare, OES, and Windows servers that use native file protocols (NCP and CIFS).
Existing File Servers: Are not impacted because Filr does the following:
Requires no changes to file servers
Honors file system trustee rights and attributes
Your Novell and Windows file servers and directory services retain complete control over all file- and folder-related activity.