When Mac users try to access Windows file servers and NAS devices, they typically suffer from poor performance, data integrity issues, slow searches, and many other disruptive problems. Acronis Files Connect solves these problems. At its core, Acronis Files Connect is an AFP server that runs on your Windows server and enables Macs to connect to file shares and NAS via Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) instead of the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.
Acronis Files Connect - Base License subscription (annual) - 1 user - ELP - 25 maximum allowed supported devices - Win, Mac - English
- Networking applications - connectivity & data sharing
- Base License subscription - annual
- Acronis Enterprise License Program (ELP)
- 25 maximum allowed supported devices
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, Apple MacOS X 10.2.3 or later, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
- AFP connection to file shares
With Acronis Files Connect, Macs connect to and mount file shares on Windows file servers and NAS as native AFP volumes. This allows Mac users to continue using the same tools and applications for accessing servers and printers that they always have.
- Full-content Spotlight searching
Acronis Files Connect links Mac Spotlight to a server-side index that seamlessly integrates with the native Windows Search service or a built-in Acronis content indexer. Acronis Content Indexing can index filenames and content on any file share, including non-Windows and NAS devices.
- File access for mobile devices
Acronis Files Connect isn't limited to Macs. Seamless file access is also provided for mobile devices (iOS, Android, and Windows Phone) with intuitive browsing, searching, previewing, editing, and automatic synchronization.
By leveraging the Microsoft's Shadow Copy (VSS), ShadowConnect brings the ability to restore previous versions of files to Mac users, while providing enhanced browsing capabilities that make it easier than ever to find the file they're looking for.
- Time Machine backup to file shares
With Acronis Files Connect, Mac users' documents can be automatically backed up to a Windows file server or NAS, and users can selectively restore previous versions directly from their desktop, without help desk intervention.
- Network Reshare and DFS support
With the Network Reshare feature, Mac clients can use AFP file sharing to connect to one Acronis Files Connect server, and access files and folders located on additional SMB file servers and NAS devices, as well as Distributed File System (DFS) file shares.
- File name policies support
Acronis Files Connect can be configured to prevent the Mac client from actively saving, creating, or renaming files with characters that are "illegal" in Microsoft applications, or with file name and path lengths that can cause issues for Windows users.
- Active Directory support
With Acronis Files Connect, Mac users leverage their existing network accounts and a Kerberos-based single sign on to access files on the network in accordance with Active Directory permissions mapped to effective Mac permissions, ensuring security.
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