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.
Stop the Mac SMB file sharing nightmare once and for all
Acting as an AFP server, Acronis Files Connect:
- Eliminates SMB protocol bugs, performance, and compatibility problems related to locked files and file naming issues, file corruption, permissions problems, non-functional Windows shortcuts, and other issues;
- Provides much faster file share mounting, folder browsing, and file opening.
Nearly instant Spotlight searching across all file shares
Normally, when Mac users connect over SMB to Windows or NAS file shares, they are limited to filename-only search that has to slowly crawl files shares, for each search issued. With Acronis Files Connect, Macs can connect to file shares via AFP or SMB and perform nearly instant filename and full-content Spotlight searches using our new Mac client application or the default Finder.
Integrate Macs into enterprise IT systems
Acronis Files Connect integrates with key enterprise infrastructure elements, including:
- Active Directory
- Distributed File System (DFS)
- Home directories
- File name policies
Provide fast file access from mobile devices
Acronis Files Connect expands beyond Macs to provide fast, seamless file access to iOS, Android, and Windows phones and tablets.
The Access mobile clients provide rich file browsing, full-content searching, file previewing and editing, as well as selective synchronization for working offline.