Secure Content Management and Collaboration for Amazon S3™

Amazon S3™ (Simple Storage Service)

is an online storage web service offered by
Amazon Web Services. Amazon S3 uses the
same scalable storage infrastructure that uses to run its own global e-commerce network, and provides scalability, high availability, and low latency at commodity costs.
The Enterprise File Fabric provider secure end user access to the Amazon S3™ scalable storage platform (and for Amazon S3 compatible storage).

Amazon provides a development toolkit to enable access to Amazon S3™, and organises data in containers that are called Buckets. These are not intuitive when working with data. The File Fabric overlays a POSIX style file system on top of Amazon S3™ which simplifies end user access to Amazon S3.

The File Fabric also enables access from "Cloud Drives" on Mac, Windows and Linux desktops to enable users to access Amazon just as they would a normal network mapped drive. Secure access to Amazon data from iOS, Android, and mobile web is also supported.

User access can be controlled, monitored and logged using the SME governance controls. Amazon S3 is also enhanced with a visual permission wizard, Active Directory / LDAP / SAML integration, full audit logging, GEO restriction, BYOD controls, and PII/ PHI features for real time discovery of sensitive data.

All Amazon S3™ regions are supported and other Amazon features can also be managed such as bucket creation, folder creation, reduced redundancy control and also Amazon S3's encryption control.

The File Fabric is offered as a hosted service by Storage Made Easy, on 3rd party infrastructure such as Amazon EC2 (IaaS), or as a software Appliance that can run in a customer’s own data center or on-site.

The Enterprise File Fabric enables companies to leverage their investment in commodity object storage and quickly enable secure on-demand end user access.

Enhanced Amazon S3 features

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  • File System: The File Fabric places a true file manager on top of S3 so end users can work with S3 data more productively and transparently.
  • Ultra Secure File Sharing: Lock down S3 data and securely share using password protection, time expiry and limit the number of downloads - no need to enable public buckets and risk breaches.
  • Multiple Clients: Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone/iPad, and Android clients available.
  • Visual Permissioning: The File Fabric provides a visual permissioning console in the hands of administrators to make it easy to work with S3 from a user access control perspective. No more complex IAM or bucket policies !
  • Active Directory / LDAP / SAML Integration: Full integration and single sign-on with Active Directory, LDAP, SAML and ADFS.
  • File Versioning: Versioning is built into the File Fabric platform. If the same filename is uploaded to the same folder, the new file will be versioned. This can also be used in conjunction with the File Fabric's ransomware protection feature.
  • Compliance Policies: Compliance policies to enable better compliance with compliance regimes such as GDPR, CCPA and HIPAA.
  • Encryption: Remote files can be encrypted using public/private key AES 256 bit encryption in which only the company holds the key or can use S3's SSE-C feature.
  • PHI / PII Content Discovery Prevent sensitive information accidentally being exposed using the real-time built-in PHI / PII discovery feature.
  • File Event Auditing The File Fabric supports granular file event auditing with associated IP Address. Reports are searchable and obtainable as excel reports or can be output as SysLog format for integration with tools such as Splunk.
  • Data Classification: The File Fabric enables S3 Object tagging to group objects, to help organize and find objects.
  • Recycle Bin: The File Fabric supports a recycle bin file recovery concept in case of accidental file deletion.
  • Full File Content Search: Searches can search within files stored in Amazon S3 due to in-built integration with Apache SOLR. Find out more.
  • WebDav & FTP: The File Fabric provides a protocol gateway to enable access to S3 files over FTPS, WebDav and SFTP.
  • Amazon Gov Cloud Ready: Works with Amazon GovCloud.

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