Citrix's ShareFile is a cloud-based file storage and sharing platform uniquely designed to meet the needs of businesses, and with its mobile app, you have even more versatility in how you interact with your virtual work space.
- Integrating with Office 365 can be a pain to figure out
- A cloud storage solution built for the demands of any business
- High-end security encryption with over two dozen customizable options
- Cross-platform access between laptops/desktops and mobile app
- Security is impressively strong and personalizable
- Unlimited storage space and upload size gives users more control
- Great for intra- and inter-department collaborations
- Business plan is one of the most expensive cloud storage subscriptions around
- Less expensive plans are woefully light on
Cloud technology is more than just a fad. It's a technology that's already rapidly changing almost every industry around, and there's perhaps no form of cloud application more readily used than storage. A wide range of cloud storage solutions, varying from DropBox to Google Drive, offer customers the ability to store their information safely and securely in a digital lock box, but they don't necessarily stand up to the demands and scrutiny of advanced businesses. Citrix, a major software developer and leader in advancing cloud technologies, sees that as an egregious oversight that needs to be addressed. Their solution comes in the form of ShareFile - a cloud storage solution that puts collaboration first. That commitment to collaboration comes both in the form of how ShareFile users can interact with one another and how Citrix interacts with their customers. ShareFile is intended to be a one stop cloud storage solution for leaders and entrepreneurs in any industry, and Citrix's approach to making sure this one size fits all solution is refreshing. They work closely with their clients to make sure that each platform solution they provide is customized to accommodate the regulatory needs of their business - whether that be bar association ethics or HIPAA standards. In terms of security, they use the same procedures utilized by banks to make sure that their clients get the level of protection that they need. That means high level security encryption, but you also have 25 customizable security settings so you can create a security model that makes sense for your specific business model. In terms of internal collaboration, ShareFile is great for both colleagues and clients. You determine who has access to which files, and collaboration options are available for creating and managing workflows, getting approvals, overseeing editing, and initiating feedback. All of this is handled directly through the ShareFile app, and a tight Office 365 integration means that you can easily transition to making it a part of your already existing software ecosystem. For those familiar with general cloud storage services, what Citrix offers here won't seem all that different, but it's worth knowing that it all works well. ShareFile allows users to send exceedingly large files, and they offer no limits on the size of the files you can share or the overall storage space that you use. The mobile app is quick and peppy and allows you access to a wide range of different file types, and it syncs smoothly with the core software platform, which you'll probably be using to initiate most of your downloads anyway. It uses a single, secure endpoint for all of its data, so there's no need to sift through messy file and folder systems.