Worldox now supports using UNC paths instead of mapped drive letters. Why would you want to do this? Two words:
UNC paths give you better security in two significant ways:
1. End users cannot access Worldox-managed documents outside of Worldox unless they specifically know what the UNC path is (which 99% of users will not be able to figure out). This means no more going behind Worldox’s back for Legacy or other files. Users will no longer be able to see Worldox or Legacy documents using Windows Explorer or “My Computer” in Worldox. In order to locate their documents, users must use Worldox.
Of course, if the firm does this, it may get some blowback from users determined to continue to use the massively inefficient Windows Explorer demanding to know “where are my documents.”
2. Protection against Ransomware. At present, current versions of Ransomware only search drive mappings. Therefore they would not be able to find or corrupt Worldox data using a UNC path. As Ransomware increases, this may change, but right now this is a relatively easy way to protect your firm at very little cost.
If you have an existing Worldox setup, this would be some work, as you would have to reconfigure Worldox and reinstall Worldox on all your PCs. For new setups it would be only a minimal amount of extra work. If security is a major concern (and it should be), you may want to consider going the UNC route.