May

122015

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.

  • Collaborate from Any Browser or Computer

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.

  • Enable Workflows with Unlimited Storage4

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.

Quotes

In February, Microsoft launched the Cloud Storage Partner Program to make it easier to work with Office documents no matter where they’re stored. Today, the next milestone in our partnership with Citrix is here, integration between ShareFile and Office Online. With more than one billion people using Microsoft Office – one in seven people on the planet – integration with Office Online offers ShareFile customers more flexibility in how they work with individuals and teams across businesses.
- Kirk Koenigsbauer

CVP, Office 365 Client Apps and Services

Microsoft

We use the ShareFile platform. All of our scouts and baseball operations people are always sharing information over the Internet. Player videos. Sharing of scouting reports. It’s strategy. It’s trades. We need to keep that information very private, very secure. Now, with the ability to have Worx deployed to these devices and using ShareFile, we no longer have the risk of losing data to unsecure devices.
- David Enriquez

Senior Director, IT

Miami Marlins

From the solutions we investigated, only Citrix ShareFile offered the data sharing, storage and sync service we needed. The solution has been so successful that many organizations within the region are talking with us and following our lead.
- Mr. Qais Al Doub

Senior Systems Analyst

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation

Citrix understands that subscribers using ShareFile need a service that respects established workflows and is low-friction for the end user. Focusing on the customer experience is both a productivity and security consideration.
- Christopher Kissel

Industry Analyst

Frost & Sullivan

With new content experiences across devices and data loss prevention capabilities, only Citrix addresses the file sharing needs of all employees in enterprises. We understand that enterprises require a next-generation mobile workspace with secure IT control and oversight that integrates with what they have today. By focusing and delivering upon this strategy, we are seeing growing adoption of ShareFile worldwide at a rate that’s outpacing many other vendors in the market.
- Jesse Lipson

Vice President and General Manager

Citrix

 

 

1 IDC, Worldwide File Synchronization and Sharing Market Share Report 2014, forthcoming 2015
2 TechValidate. TVID: E62-90A-560
3 TechValidate. TVID: 576-AF2-4B0
4 1TB of storage per user with ability to increase upon request

About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is leading the transition to software-defining the workplace, uniting virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions to enable new ways for businesses and people to work better. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, mobile workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloudWith annual revenue in 2014 of $3.14 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

For Citrix Investors

This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with the impact of the global economy and uncertainty in the IT spending environment, revenue growth and recognition of revenue, products and services, their development and distribution, product demand and pipeline, economic and competitive factors, the Company’s key strategic relationships, as well as other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

The development, release and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion and is subject to change without notice or consultation. The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions or incorporated into any contract.

###

© 2015 Citrix Systems, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Citrix, Citrix Synergy, Citrix ShareFile, ShareFile and Worx are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.