Enterprise-grade SMB server

Fusion File Share by Tuxera

A smart alternative to Samba – our lightning-fast, highly scalable SMB server, with all the security and latest features you need.

Fusion File Share is a high-performance, drop-in replacement for open source Samba and other SMB/CIFS servers. It brings support for Microsoft’s Server Message Block (SMB) protocol to enterprise-grade network attached storage (NAS).

Why choose Fusion File Share by Tuxera over Samba

Fusion File Share is a highly scalable SMB server implementation with unsurpassed reliability, making it possible to securely share files over a network to many devices at the same time. Our solution achieves maximum hardware I/O throughput, and ensures the lowest CPU usage and memory footprint compared to any other alternative. Our non-GPL replacement for Samba and other SMB/CIFS servers supports all the SMB protocol’s latest features, including SMB 2, SMB 3, and all related security features. Fusion File Share also integrates easily with Windows, while being optimized for Mac clients.

High-performance Fusion File Share by Tuxera SMB/Samba server

A high-performance, scalable SMB server

With its modular and threaded design, our cutting-edge kernel-space deployment boosts I/O throughput, reduces CPU usage, has a low memory footprint, and enables fast, easy handling of multiple simultaneous connections to shared resources.

Fusion File Share by Tuxera SMB server is easy to adapt and configure.

Easy integration with Windows environments

With Windows ACL/inheritance support, Fusion File Share integrates seamlessly with Active Directory (authenticate with KDC), while also working in Forest and trusted domains.

Full SMB 3 protocol support with Fusion File Share by Tuxera

Extensive SMB-protocol support

Fusion File Share supports SMB 3.1.1 and previous versions (1.0, 2.0, 2.1). It works reliably with all SMB/CIFS protocols to ensure file-sharing interoperability across any network. We bring you comprehensive feature support including pre-authentication integrity, persistent handles, DFS support, VFS stacking, SMB over RDMA, SMB multichannel, shadow copy, and plenty more.

High availability

Fusion File Share can be deployed in Active-Passive mode over the distributed file-system clients to provide high availability and transparent failover of connections.

Non-GPL Samba solution Fusion File Share by Tuxera

Simplified, secure data management

Fusion File Share provides capacity planning and management through quota support, as well as user audit and access log support, plus dynamic configuration of shares – with no re-start required. Furthermore, we offer support for multiple authentication providers, such as Windows AD services (Kerberos), LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access), NTLM, file-based local user and group databases, and more.

Full tech and integration support with Fusion File Share by Tuxera SMB server

Full-service tech support

Customer support and problem-solving are our company cornerstones. Our engineers are on call to help you every step of the way, including full integration support.

Optimized for Mac clients

Through rigorous testing, Fusion File Share ensures smooth performance and interoperability with the latest file access protocols used by Mac clients.

User-friendly configuration UI

Our graphical user interface (GUI) allows you to intuitively configure global and share settings, and options available in Fusion File Share’s config utility. From the UI, you can also start Fusion File Share, dynamically configure it during runtime, read/download logs, and more.

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Official Microsoft partner for SMB

Since 2009, we’ve been a close partner with Microsoft in file systems and storage. We’re also Microsoft’s official partner in bringing full SMB support to all non-Windows platforms. Tuxera_Microsoft_SMB

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