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  • 1. Novell Filr ®Secure Mobile File Access for the Enterprise
  • 2. How users used to access files • Mostly in the office and inside the firewall • Sometimes remote using a slow VPN connection • All file sharing managed by IT • Users turned e-mail into a file server Now I got 82 e-mails about this document2 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 3. Then two things happened … Users got exposed to what file sharing can be like – and they loved it!3 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 4. 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 net4 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 5. 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 enterprises5 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 6. 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-managed6 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 7. 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?7 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 8. Strong demand for a file solution • Easy access to corporate files • The ability to freely share • A Dropbox-like experience • Files stay in the datacenter • Sharing has to be managed • Current file locations exposed • Existing access controls honored8 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 9. Use case examples The flex guy Bob is on the road and need to make some urgent changes to a document using his iPad The team lead Tina needs to setup a new project folder for her team to share all related documents The marketeer John needs to tweet a link to the latest partner program guide9 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 10. Introducing Novell Filr Only Novell Filr provides secure mobile device access to files stored on your file servers Home directories and server folders integrated, with access controls and quotas honored10 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 11. Novell Filr overview Clients Filr Servers • Soft appliance on VMware • Self contained VM option • External MySQL db and Search VMs • Windows XP, 7, 8 • OES 2 SP3, 11 SP1 • MAC* OS X 10.7, 10.8 • Web based management • Windows Server 2003, • LDAP user/group provisioning Windows Server 2008 R2 • iOS 5.x, 6.x (iPhone, iPad) • Shared folders and home directory • File system rights and • Android 2.3, 4.x integration quotas honored • Web access • Policy controlled sharing • No server agents or schema extensions required11 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 12. File access in Novell Filr Consistent experience Your personal The files and • Windows XP, 7, 8 files (can be folders you are • MAC* OS X 10.7, 10.8 mapped to your currently sharing • iOS 5.x, 6.x (iPhone, iPad) home directory) with others • Android 2.3, 4.x • Web access See what’s new Files and folders Shared folders (new shares, other users have assigned to you updates, shared with you by the IT admin comments) (G:Finance)12 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 13. Novell Filr timeline 2012 2013Novell Filr v1 Tech Preview (December) Beta FCS v1 (April) • Initially a select set of • Open to anyone who wants • OES customers are customers and partners to test-drive Filr entitled (equal # of users) • Expanding to a larger group • Product has gone through • Standalone product over time initial Q/A testing on pricelist • Product is code complete • Lighthouse deployments • 1-User 1-Year Subscription License + • Build refreshes will be Priority Maintenance provided • Price to be announced13 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 14. Corporate Headquarters 801.861.7000 (Worldwide) Join us on: 1800 South, Novell Place 800.453.1267 (Toll-free) Provo, Utah 8460614 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 15. This document could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.Changes are periodically made to the information herein. These changes may beincorporated in new editions of this document. Novell, Inc. may make improvementsin 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 ofNovell, Inc. in the United States. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respectiveowners.