Reflection for Secure IT Web Edition provides a secure way to manage file exchange with users outside your network. A typical configuration is shown here:
This configuration has three components.
- The external user workstation
Users connect to the web-based Reflection for Secure IT Transfer Client using a URL you have provided. With this client, users can upload or download documents using an easy drag-and-drop interface.
- The gateway server
The Reflection for Secure IT server running in the DMZ authenticates the external user and manages document transfers. You can configure this server to access documents on an additional server (the document depot) running within your network. Data streams continuously through the gateway, eliminating the need to save the file on this server. This is more secure and more efficient than file transfer solutions that require the file to be stored and then forwarded.
Additional Web Edition software installed on this server includes the application server for the Transfer Client and the web-based User Manager for managing external users.
- The document depot
This internal server is the ultimate destination for uploaded files and the source for downloads. The external user sees only virtual directories that you have configured, and has no knowledge of the actual host name or the physical directory names on this server.
Secure authentication and encryption are used for each connection in this configuration.