Qnext Releases Industry-First Zero-Trust Architecture for Remote Data Access, Sharing and Collaboration
A Hybrid IT Solution That Provides Seamless Plug and Play for the Remote Workforce
Toronto, Ontario – April 29, 2020 – Qnext® announced today that it has just released its new zero trust remote worker file sharing and collaboration platform – FileFlex Enterprise. FileFlex Enterprise is the industry’s first secure remote access, sharing and collaboration platform for Hybrid IT.
From a single pane-of-glass, FileFlex Enterprise provides fully audited and IT controlled access to all content located on a hybrid IT infrastructure including a remote office, on-premises corporate server, department NAS, an individual’s PC, private cloud, public cloud, SharePoint or your Infrastructure-as-a-Service storage such as Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud or Amazon S3.
FileFlex Enterprise requires no additional servers, no additional storage and no additional human resources. It is the only remote access, sharing and collaboration platform built from the ground up on a patented zero trust architecture. Zero trust augments traditional perimeter-based security by always authenticating and always verifying all transactions all the time or “never trust, always verify”.
Remote Access to Data Without Providing Access to the Network Infrastructure
Competitive solutions either replicate data to another server to which they have access (EFSS) or they give direct access to the network infrastructure (VPN or Remote Desktop software). FileFlex Enterprise abstracts the infrastructure from shared data providing secure data access as granular as a single file and protecting against unauthorized access to the organization’s infrastructure without the need for a VPN.
FileFlex Enterprise combines AES256 end-to-end encryption (E2EE) and a zero-trust policy engine to provide a true next generation platform for remote data access and hybrid IT infrastructure.
FileFlex Enterprise brings data governance to remote data access, sharing and collaboration, IT controls, sharing permissions and user permissions over all storage locations even to file level granularity and FileFlex Enterprise honors Active Directory, LDAP and device permissions. The administrative console includes a view of all the activities of users that can be monitored in real-time or exported to your incident management software. It is the perfect tool to bring governance over PII and PHI information and GDPR and HIPAA compliance.
The zero-trust security market size is projected to grow from USD 15.6 Billion in 2019 to USD 38.6 Billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 19.9% from 2019 to 2024 according to Markets & Markets. Businesses today depend on globally located employees, contractors and partners accessing enterprise applications.
”Today’s IT cybersecurity landscape requires a different type of hero platform that enables business outcomes with an end-to-end security mindset. The ‘never trust, always verify’ model that underlies the FileFlex Enterprise platform allows users to access their data from anywhere and any device without compromising on security.” said David Bruno, founder and CEO of SafeSwiss, a global cybersecurity firm.
FileFlex Enterprise leverages existing investments because it is a software-only solution that organizations can deploy to a VM on their existing servers. Users are charged one low monthly flat fee per user. It requires no additional servers, no additional storage, no additional human resources and scales without cost creep.
For ultra-secure remote access and sharing FileFlex Enterprise can be secured by hardware via the secure enclaves of Intel® SGX technology allowing users to securely access files and folders from source locations without moving files to the cloud. “This advanced, silicon-hardened security for remote access and file sharing truly resets the rules and makes content collaboration ultra-secure.” said Tom Ward, VP marketing of Qnext.
FileFlex Enterprise is the perfect addition to any implementation of SharePoint on-premises or in the cloud. For an the on-premises implementation of SharePoint, FileFlex Enterprise provides remote access and collaboration to a distributed workforce and allows for sharing with external users. Organizations do not need to migrate their SharePoint to the cloud-based version, they don’t need to add external users to their SharePoint and they don’t need to use a VPN for remote access.
For both the on-premises and the cloud-based implementations of SharePoint, FileFlex Enterprise integrates SharePoint in a ‘single-pane-of-glass’ to the entire corporate infrastructure, addressing current SharePoint information silos.
“The dramatic upward momentum towards remote workforce puts FileFlex Enterprise in the eye of the storm for secure data access. As we emerge from stealth mode, we are pleased with the immediate acceptance and quick build by our global MSP network and high-profile manufacturing partners. The results of this will be announced soon, as well as leading corporate customers on a worldwide regional basis. Qnext is in its next phase of growth and scaling globally. With its recently issued US patent for virtualized distributed content access and sharing “Qnext is planning a new round of capital funding.” said Anthony Decristofaro, CEO of Qnext.
Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 global winner for disruptive technology, Qnext is recognized as one of the technology industry’s most exciting and innovative private companies, Qnext Corp. is an innovator in remote access, file sharing and collaboration software. Its products are designed to support the modern Hybrid-IT corporate storage structure with the highest level of security including a zero-trust policy engine and support for integration with the latest Intel SGX secure enclave technology
Qnext is a technology partner with Microsoft, Intel and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) For more information visit https://blugrass.fileflex.com/.
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