The File Director appliance

The File Director virtual appliance is a data broker that forms a connection from your existing file store, through the enterprise firewall, to File Director clients on end-user workstations and mobile devices. After configuration, the broker allows the File Director client application to make encrypted connections over public networks or the Internet to files inside the organization.

The appliance connects to an Active Directory using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and reads the location of home folders for all users. When a user connects a File Director client to the appliance, it provides a channel to securely synchronize the user’s network home folder to their device.

The appliance is simple to configure and can easily be backed up, so it can be recreated quickly. Configure map points and define related policies, using the appliance to manage behavior for specific organizational units, users, and groups of users.

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