Directly targeting and mitigating the risks of traditional file replication methods, Wide Area File Services (WAFS) by Globalscape, enables secure file synchronization across disparate offices in near real time, with full record-keeping capabilities.
WAFS also addresses issues related to cross-compatibility with various systems and improves end-user transparency, both of which remain difficult when collaborating in an enterprise environment. Through WAFS, an organization’s employees can access files from anywhere in the world, even in the cloud. Collaboration on complex files is simplified, more efficient, and absent of errors.
Collaboration through WAFS is cost and time efficient. With traditional file replication methods, many organizations face high bandwidth use, data latency, and an increase in file errors. With WAFS, as soon as you hit “save” your file is immediately replicated for instant use by your colleagues thousands of miles away or at the next desk – even with complex files. WAFS securely and easily allows for organizations to share their files between multiple offices, without ever risking a loss in visibility over all of the file activity and history.
Reduce 95% of network traffic with transparent file replication between servers or desktops on any scale, while boosting performance. Every system on your network will always have the latest version available using almost no bandwidth to access files (from any location). As any file is changed, it is instantly replicated at the byte-level.
The Vault guards against data loss and corruption by saving both current and past documents for easy access. If a file is deleted or becomes corrupt, an administrator can securely retrieve files from the Vault history. You can also access previous versions of files to track changes. Previous versions of files are easily restored, if needed. The Vault makes remote file access and tracking easier than ever.
WAFS works within Windows file system, so an end user can use existing tools and processes. WAFS can work across domains between multiple organizations, whether the file is located in New York or New Delhi.
Today’s workforce is global, but long distance collaboration shouldn’t mean long delays. File synchronization and replication through Wide Area File Services means you can work with colleagues in real time anywhere in the world, getting the most relevant and current data while collaborating on any project, without the wait.
With WAFS you can protect the accuracy and integrity of your data while you and your colleagues are working on a file.
WAFS moves data as soon as it senses changes to the file, but only the changes are sent over the network rather than the entire file. When paired with Autodesk® Revit®, users from locations around the world can access and share files over a WAN at local-area-network speeds. This means faster and more reliable element borrowing and multi-user access to entire work sets.
By using Windows standard native locking feature, WAFS prevents disparate teams from overwriting each other’s edits, mitigating redundant workflow and miscommunications.
Once configured, WAFS behaves as any other shared file storage would and does not require IT administrators to provide separate security or storage management controls.
Continue working on documents offline via your desktop. When the system goes back online, the file changes are synchronized. WAFS allows the admin to choose which version to keep, or to revert to a previous version, if more than one person changed the file while the system was offline.
No additional hardware is required to install the small and easy-to-configure file synchronization solution.