Wide Area File Services (WAFS)

WAFS Overview

Instantly access and share files across multiple offices worldwide.

  • Collaborate on mission-critical files
  • Minimize data latency
  • Real-time file locking
  • Work offline when Internet connectivity is limited
  • Works with Autodesk® Revit®
  • File replication and sharing at LAN speeds

Remotely Access and Share Files Securely With WAFS

Use WAFS to Slash Data Latency and Collaborate on Files Anywhere in the World

WAFS is a must-have tool for those businesses with multiple geographic locations. WAFS is a powerful file collaboration software unlike any other, allowing secure, real-time remote file access and sharing for files of all sizes.

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We’ve visualized how Mail Express handles ad hoc file transfers below.

Save Time, Money, and Frustration with WAFS

WAFS simplifies collaboration and allows you to easily locate files, eliminate errors, and decrease bandwidth usage. WAFS eliminates slow, cumbersome collaboration and helps you avoid project delays, budget overages, and angry clients.

We’ve visualized how Mail Express handles ad hoc file transfers below.

WAFS Reduces 95% of Network Traffic

WAFS transparently replicates files to or between servers or desktops on any scale, while boosting performance. With the Vault, there’s no need for a backup solution in every office. All locations save their documents to the Vault, as shown below.


Easy Access. No Lost Documents.

Your business’s Vault can be located anywhere in the world, or even in the cloud, providing remote file access from anywhere. The Vault guards against data loss and corruption by saving both current and past uncorrupted documents for easy access. If a file is deleted or becomes corrupt, an administrator can securely retrieve files from the Vault history. You can also access previous versions of files to track changes. The Vault makes remote file access and tracking easier than ever. 1

WAFS Provides Real-Time Data for Real-Time Business

WAFS prevents files from being altered by multiple people at the same time. As soon as you open a file, WAFS locks it, preventing anyone else from altering it. (Others can open a read-only version.) Once you’ve saved your changes, the lock is removed, and the alterations are replicated in real-time within the Vault.

Work Offline with Automatic File Synchronization

Continue working on documents offline by accessing them on the Agent (your desktop). When the Agent goes back online, it performs an initial synchronization with the Vault. If more than one person changed the file while the network was offline, WAFS allows the admin to choose which version to keep, or to start from a previous version.

Fast LAN Speed for Remote File Access, Replication and Sharing

File replication ensures that current files are accessible anywhere on the WAN. And when you pair Autodesk® Revit® Worksharing capabilities with WAFS™ by Globalscape, users from locations around the world can access and share files over a WAN at local-area-network speeds. This means faster and more reliable element borrowing and multi-user access to entire worksets.

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