Citrix Leads Enterprise File Sharing with New Consumer-Style Experiences and the Security Businesses Require
Adds Data Loss Prevention to Deliver Industry’s Most Comprehensive File Sharing Solution for Enterprises
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – With the file sync and sharing market growing more than 70 percent annually1, Citrix announced today, at Citrix Synergy™, new innovations that advance the experience and security offered by a single enterprise file sharing service. With more than 55,000 corporate customers using ShareFile, Citrix is seeing increased demand for its enterprise file sync and sharing service from global organizations seeking a comprehensive solution. Citrix continues to differentiate its offering by introducing a ShareFile workspace that moves with customers across four types of devices, and providing a new approach to restricting document sharing based on a file’s contents to enable secure collaboration whenever inspiration strikes. Citrix is the only company to deliver this breadth of consumer-style experiences that people want from their file sharing service with the security that businesses require.
According to the Citrix 2020 Technology Landscape Report, the number and heterogeneity of devices that people use for work is growing exponentially. People need to get more done, and quickly. They expect seamless continuity across any combination of devices, locations and networks where technology is transparent and everything just works, intuitively, naturally and easily. At the same time, IT needs to maintain control over how corporate documents are stored, accessed, synced and shared.
That is why organizations, including Forum Energy Technologies, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and Miami Marlins, are relying on Citrix to meet the mobility and collaboration needs of employees with the security they require. In fact, according to a 2014 survey by independent research firm TechValidate, eight out of ten customers say that ShareFile increases productivity by more than 40 percent2. Businesses name ease of use, file size and security as the top three reasons they chose Citrix3.
Empowering Mobile Employees and Meeting Compliance Requirements
Forum Energy Technologies increased productivity – users are now 85 percent more self-reliant, gained better visibility of data for compliance audits and realized cost savings with Citrix.
Expediting Project Funding and Fundraising
Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent cancer charity, has accelerated projects and fundraising efforts with Citrix. Previously, committee members used a mix of secure removable media or paper-based systems when deciding how and where to allocate charitable grants fundamental to the charity’s research program. Now, confidential documents pertaining to grants are distributed via ShareFile, allowing members to collaborate far more effectively and securely. Cancer Research UK fundraisers are also now able to securely access benefactor information from tablets and other devices, boosting the security and efficiency of the fundraising program.
At Citrix Synergy, Citrix is announcing the following new innovations to extend its flexible workspace and security advantage:
Introducing a Workspace That Moves with You
Providing instant, intuitive experiences optimized by device, Citrix has designed a workspace that moves with customers across four screens. Through a single application, ShareFile, customers can create and outline a PowerPoint presentation or other Microsoft Office document on a phone, collaborate on content with colleagues and vendors from a laptop, dictate speaker notes on a tablet and present via an Apple Watch. For more information, visit the Citrix Blog.
Approximately 340 million Microsoft Office files are stored in ShareFile. Soon, working with these files will get easier. From the convenience of any web browser or computer, edit any Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint file without leaving ShareFile. This integration with Office Online, available in June 2015, is made possible by the company’s membership in Microsoft’s Cloud Storage Partner Program and longtime partnership with Microsoft spanning more than 25 years. To see how it works, watch the video on the Citrix Blog.
More and more enterprises are seeking a single solution that goes beyond addressing their mobility needs. They also want to drive workflows, such as approval chains, and upgrade legacy “home drives” where users store their files and data. In response, Citrix is introducing ShareFile Platinum edition, available in June 2015, which provides a collaborative workspace where anyone can securely exchange, track, edit and e-sign content without storage limitations.
Addressing Data Loss Prevention for Security and Compliance
Enterprises, especially those in highly-regulated industries like financial services and healthcare, need to be able to control file sharing based on the content inside the files themselves. Through integrations with leading data loss prevention (DLP) solutions from Symantec and others, ShareFile will offer the ability to classify items based on their content and enforce sharing restrictions based on data categories. DLP integration functionality will be available in Q2 2015. For more information, visit the Citrix Blog.