Do you have internal users (staff, students) that require access to your enterprise SharePoint server when they are outside the corporate network?
Do you have external users (partners, customers, vendors) who require access to your corporate SharePoint server?
Have you been told that such an access model can be implemented only by the use of expensive and cumbersome VPNs?
If this sounds like your use case then you are in luck.
Technology has evolved to a new level now. Access to SharePoint for the above mentioned use cases can be enabled without:
- Requiring end-users to setup and use VPN client software on their device.
- Incurring expenses and headache supporting VPN servers and connections.
Using ActiveShareFS software solution, which is deployed only on the SharePoint servers, end-users now securely access the SharePoint server using the web browser. All communication between the end-user’s device and the servers are encrypted and signed via strong PKI/HTTPS/SSL security through the web browser.
In addition, VPN provides secure access to your internal corporate network and not necessarily to specific enterprise apps. The technology that powers ActiveShareFS, provides fine grained secure authorized access to specific parts of individual apps, so it is a lot more flexible and powerful.
See sample implementation overview (visual) of the deployment use cases.
For more information on ActiveShareFS, please visit the ActiveShareFS website.