Failure to meet remote access requirements and security policies
Many enterprises use VPN connections to access SMB folders remotely. These solutions, however, often add to the burden of IT admins and leave the system vulnerable, as they are difficult to update, maintain, and secure through 2-factor authentication. While public cloud services offer a solution, the long-term cumulative cost of user subscriptions can be prohibitive, especially for SMBs with limited IT budgets.
Lack of flexibility when it comes to meeting cross-site offices' growing needs
Globalization has increased the file syncing and sharing needs of companies operating across multiple sites. In this changing environment, relying solely on VPN connections for remote access isn't sustainable in the long run, especially as IT departments need to spend more time managing the VPN infrastructure and allocate more budget for multiplying subscription fees.
Limited monitoring capabilities and ineffective countermeasures
Cyberattacks targeting businesses working remotely are surging. IT managers, however, find it difficult to monitor the status of traditional file servers remotely and in real time, especially while operating via LAN. This makes troubleshooting and resource allocation a challenge in the face of disaster, putting service availability and data security at risk.