July 2017 – Acronis Files Connect improves productivity in mixed Mac/Windows environments by addressing the problem areas associated with connecting Mac computers to Windows file shares, DFS resources, NAS and networked printers.
Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage has announced a new release of Acronis Files Connect (formerly ExtremeZ-IP), giving Mac users instant access to all available file shares and DFS resources together with a lightning-fast search functionality that is hundred times faster than the default Mac's Finder application.
Acronis Files Connect streamlines the integration of Mac computers into a Windows-based network. It directly addresses the reliability and performance issues associated with connecting Mac computers to Windows file shares and DFS resources via AFP and SMB protocols. As a result, companies with Mac/Windows environments enjoy fewer support calls, increased productivity and improved employee satisfaction.
The new solution is easy, reliable and fast. It only takes three clicks to locate and access a file on any number of file shares with Acronis Files Connect, compared to ten clicks per share with Mac's Finder application; and Acronis' internal tests showed that it only takes up to three seconds to search 250,000 files on a remote share with Acronis Files Connect, compared to more than 25 minutes when using Finder connected via SMB. In fact, full content search is not normally available for Macs connecting to remote file shares via SMB. Acronis Files Connect tackles the issue head on by allowing advanced search of multiple file shares simultaneously without performance or reliability degradation.