We are excited to announce that Citrix has been named a Leader in both The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – Cloud Solutions, Q4 2017 report and The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – Hybrid Solutions, Q4 2017 report.
Two new, independent Forrester Wave™ reports from Forrester Research evaluate enterprise file sync=and-share vendors. In both reports, Citrix ShareFile was recognized as a “Leader”. In the Hybrid Solutions report, Citrix received the highest score possible in the Data Centers criterion, and the highest score in the Security Capabilities criterion. In the Cloud Solutions report, Citrix received the highest score possible in the Vertical strategy criterion and the Go-to-market strategy criterion.
Why were we named a leader in both the cloud and hybrid categories? We believe the answer lies in the reports key findings.
Cloud and On-Premises Deployment
“Citrix differentiates with flexible deployment choices, process, and security offerings. Citrix provides cloud and hybrid options for its EFSS offering – ShareFile.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – Hybrid Solutions, Q4 2017
We think recognizing Citrix in both the cloud and the hybrid evaluations shows the commitment Citrix has to deliver flexible services that allow organizations to determine usage scenarios that will best fit their needs, whether it is in Citrix’s cloud, their private cloud, or on-premises. This hybrid strategy allows companies to leverage existing IT infrastructure and maximize value and modernize the way IT services are delivered.
Both reports state*: “Customers can protect content with rights management, DLP integration, mark sensitive items with configurable watermarking tools, and execute auditable transactions with digital signature support.” – Forrester
Securing data is critical to every enterprise and is a responsibility taken seriously by Citrix. Savvy IT executives understand that with the overabundance of free or low-cost data sharing applications available to end users, it has become critical to provide users with a more secure alternative that still empowers them to sync files across their devices and securely share files with co-workers.
Data Source Choice
“It integrates with key content repositories, including SharePoint, network drives, and other cloud file sharing platforms.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – Hybrid Solutions, Q4 2017
Citrix allows organizations to provide a single point of access to all data sources and to mobilize data that exists not only in ShareFile, but also in existing network file drives, SharePoint and Enterprise Content Management systems. Using ShareFile StorageZone Connectors makes it easy to securely access, share, audit, and report on documents which otherwise could not be accessed on mobile devices or outside of corporate networks.
“Customers can share and collaborate on files in the context of a business process.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – Hybrid Solutions, Q4 2017
Citrix provides a collaborative workspace where anyone can securely exchange, track, edit and e-sign content. ShareFile’s built-in electronic signature capabilities make it fast, easy and secure to obtain electronic signatures on important documents on any device – all from one interface. File-versioning ensures everyone is working from the latest document, and provides the peace of mind knowing you can roll back to a previous version. Users can also leverage custom-branded client portals to simplify and secure how files are sent and received, eliminating unnecessary emails and steps. Feedback and Approval workflows eliminates email overload with a simple, streamlined document approval process and activity log so users can get clear feedback on their documents in real-time. Custom Workflows allows to simplify workflow management by automating common tasks.
Integration with the Citrix Workspace
Both reports state*: “Existing Citrix clients can incorporate ShareFile as part of their broader digital workplace or mobility suite.” – Forrester
ShareFile is a critical piece of the Citrix Workspace offering. While XenApp, XenDesktop, and XenMobile make it easy to access any app from any device, ShareFile delivers the data which is at the core of business outcomes. From the IT perspective, using ShareFile as the single on-demand access point to multiple file servers and file services will improve load times, reduce network strain and simplify the daily backup and recovery of user data.
“Evaluate Citrix ShareFile when robust file sharing and task management are top requirements and you want flexibility in choice of on-premises, cloud, or hybrid models.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – Hybrid Solutions, Q4 2017
Download the full reports:
- The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – Hybrid Solutions
- The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – Cloud Solutions
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*The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – Cloud Solutions, Q4 2017 and The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – Hybrid Solutions, Q4 2017.