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4.4 out of 5 stars

Feels like Dropbox. Acts like Fort Knox.

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FIlr review by User in Industrial Automation
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Great fast & secure remote access to company on-premise file servers

What do you like best?

We are using Filr version 2 today. I heard version 3 was just released a week or so ago.

Quick and Secure access to our company on-premise file servers on all my mobile devices. I can also use a browser anywhere in the world and gain access that way. I like that I can share a file to a customer outside of our company and its shared in a very secure manner. I can see ALL the files and folders on the company servers, but its smart enough to only download the files I touch.

What do you dislike?

I wish we could have our company logo on the GUI interface of the mobile clients and on the web browser sessions instead of seeing the Micro Focus logo everywhere.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You have to conduct a Demo or PoC of it, it is an amazing solution on your mobile devices and for sharing a file(s) to a customer through an email message with a link to your company Filr service.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gives me and all employees very quick and secure access to our company file servers from anywhere at any time while away from the office desktop. I can find a file very quickly though the Filr GUI interface

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FIlr review by <span>Aaron D.</span>
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Good Software to Replace Dropbox

What do you like best?

If you are worried about someone else hosting your cloud storage then you are in luck. Novell Filr is a great tool to use for cloud storage. This software is well encrypted and great to use. Very similar to Dropbox and Microsoft Onedrive.

What do you dislike?

The fact that you have to have Novell products to use this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use this instead of Dropbox

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving files to the server while traveling.

What File Storage and Sharing solution do you use?

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FIlr review by <span>Avery L.</span>
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Great Tool - Lacks some features

What do you like best?

I used Novell Flir while working in my university IT department. Its a good tool and setup is pretty straight forward. Our staff and students (Especially CS students) used it for managing our shared file spaces.

What do you dislike?

For our needs I think the tool was a bit overkill. At $4500/user it seems a bit ridiculous when a large majority of our users were able to meet their needs simply by mapping network drives. I don't know if this has changed but at the time Flir was not cross-platform which made the idea to invest in this software seem like a bad idea to me considering a large number of our users utilized Mac OS and Linux based OSes.

It also lacks these features found in other products:

-IAAS (AWS)

-Multi - Tenancy

-Document Quick edit

-File Locking

-Outlook Integration

-Google Drive integration

-Audit Reports

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool, just make sure that it aligns with your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Like I said, it got the job done and as far as stability goes it was very reliable.

FIlr review by User in Printing
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The B2B Solution for Marketers

What do you like best?

It enabled me and our IT staff to determine which users are allowed to share files, which files they can share, and with whom they can share them.

What do you dislike?

I disliked the plugins for outlook and gmail. It was very cumbersome to enable.

The plugins aren't the greatest in terms of implementation. Determine what add-ons are best for your business and that should help determine a fit.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Set up all of your segments and folders first.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It gives users access to all their files and shared network folders from any device or location. It makes work mobility possible.

FIlr review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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Filr - On Premise Dropbox Alternative

What do you like best?

Allows for the user of an on-premise storage solution similar to DropBox / Google Drive, etc.

What do you dislike?

Upgrades can be time consuming as there is no in-place option when moving from version to version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Each new version the product keeps getting better. For a VM environment keep in mind that upgrades do require a new VM to be put in place. The storage from one VM can be moved as opposed to copied.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability for laptop users to be able to access and sync their data to corporate systems.

FIlr review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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FIlr

What do you like best?

I feel this software is easier to use and quicker than VPN.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice to edit the document and have it go right to the drive but I understand it's not VPN.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Access to shared drives. When unable to get a good VPN connection this tool is much easier for employees.

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