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Novell Filr         ®Modern File Access Ease – Classic IT ControlRichard LindstedtSr. Product Managerrlindstedt@novell.com
The Evolution of File Access
How users used to access files    •   Mostly in the office and inside the firewall [ restricted ]    •   Sometimes remote ...
Then two things happened …                         Users got exposed to what file sharing                         can be l...
New challenges for IT    •   Corporate files copied to cloud services    •   Inside the firewall access controls don’t app...
Cloud services challenges    •   Outages = NO file access    •   Potential security breaches    •   High bandwidth consump...
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)    •   90% of employees do it already    •   IT cannot stop this trend    •   Cost savings an...
Mobile device management (MDM)    •   Used to secure, monitor, manage and support devices    •   Helps minimize cost and d...
Use case examples                                                          AnywhereInstant                                ...
Gartner Recommends     “Organizations must deploy EFSS services to secure     enterprise information assets. Failure to pr...
Strong Demand for a New File Solution                                           Users want a “Dropbox-like” experience    ...
Introducing Novell Filr
Introducing Novell Filr               ®                                               Anywhere access to home             ...
Novell Filr Overview      ®            Clients                                              Filr                          ...
Novell Filr User Features ®     •   Access to corporate files from any device     •   Share files both internally and exte...
Novell Filr User Experience                           ®     Windows                               iPad                    ...
Viewing a File in Novell Filr             ®                                                   iPad     •17       © Novell,...
Sharing in Novell Filr                ®                                               Browser18   © Novell, Inc. All right...
Making Use of Comments                                               iPad     •19       © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
Full Text Search                                           Browser20   © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
File Access in Novell Filr                                       ®                    Your personal files         Access t...
Deployment Options
Pilot / Small Deployment                                              DSK1 – OS                                           ...
Typical Deployment                                           App Server                                            (Tomcat...
Large Deployment Example                                             DMZ Network                       DMZ Network        ...
Novell Filr Differentiators
Novell Filr Differentiators                               ®     •   No server agents or schema extensions required     •  ...
The Value of Novell Filr                            ®     These differentiators combined make Filr a truly unique,     ent...
Stay tuned for the availability                   of Novell Filr!                   www.novell.com/Filr         Thank you....
Corporate Headquarters                801.861.7000 (Worldwide)   Join us on:     1800 South, Novell Place              800...
This document could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.Changes are periodically made to the informatio...
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Novell Filr Overview

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An overview of Novell's upcoming Filr product. Filr enables mobile device access to corporate files stored on your file servers.

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Novell Filr Overview

  1. 1. Novell Filr ®Modern File Access Ease – Classic IT ControlRichard LindstedtSr. Product Managerrlindstedt@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 document3 © 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 net5 © 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 enterprises6 © 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-managed7 © 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 AnywhereInstant 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 finished9 © 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 alternative10 © 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 honored11 © 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 honored13 © 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 certified14 © 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 offline15 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Novell Filr User Experience ® Windows iPad • My Files • Shared With Me • Net Folders Browser16 © 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 ® Browser18 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Making Use of Comments iPad •19 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Full Text Search Browser20 © 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 toSee what’s new Files and folders files assigned to you files using(new shares, other users have through a by the IT admin your ownupdates, 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 VM24 © 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 VA25 © 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 alive27 © 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 users28 © 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 8460630 © 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 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.

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