By Now, we are familiar with most of the significant products, Citrix. The exploration does not stop here.
As we are heading towards the products one by one, we are able to easily confirm that Citrix drives innovation towards the importance of data access for a mobile user and the IT organization. ShareFile is one among the other beneficial products, wherein its features are delightful and supportive in meeting the IT objectives and user experience.
Citrix ShareFile is a secure data sync and sharing service which facilitates the IT to mobilize their data across all the devices.
In brief, with ShareFile, the team, partners or the clients of an organization are able to access, sync, and, secure the files on any of their devices from anywhere. ShareFile has advanced security features, flexible storage options, mobility features, and facilitate easy integration of the files to existing network shares.
A few of the reliable features include:
For instance: ShareFile plugins of Microsoft, Kloudless plugin of Gmail
In addition to these features, there are other features like folder templates, click trials, desktop widget, text search, user management tool, and, etc.
The ShareFile comprises mainly of two components. They are
The client is able to avail access to the data service via any of his devices like the mobile, desktop, web or mobile browser, and also even through ShareFile API.
Control Plane: It is hosted on Citrix data centers and performs several functions like user verification, access control, brokering, reporting, and, etc.
The components of the Control plane includes the following:
The administrators are able to opt either customer-managed StorageZones and/or Citrix-managed cloud storage.
Citrix-managed StorageZones: The customers may opt for Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. The components like the ShareFile Storage Center and the utility servers are managed by the Citrix.
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Customer-managed StorageZones: It is integrated with the existing infrastructure of the organization and supports Microsoft Azure’s binary large object storage, Internet File System [CIFS]-based network share, or the Amazon Simple Storage Service.
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StorageZone Connector: The mobile users are able to get connected with the ShareFile data, existing network shares, or the document libraries. And, the mobile editing capabilities enable to achieve enhanced productivity.
StorageZone Controller: It is the web front-end for the StorageZone storage repository used to handle HTTPS operations and the control subsystem.
DMZ Deployment: It is recommended to have NetScaler in order to load balance and verify data requests in the customer’s data center.
Secure Architecture: Citrix managed ShareFile servers are SSAE 16 certified. The servers are protected by a firewall, updated regularly, possess 256-bit SSL encryption, and stores with AES 256-bit encryption while at rest.
Employee mobility, global and dispersed workforce, work shift, or the bringing of own devices have contributed to the necessity of sharing the data securely with the employees, customers, partners, third-party owners. The businesses must protect the data and meet the regulatory compliance requirements.
ShareFile comes to their rescue. The benefits of using ShareFile includes:
ShareFile enabled our mobile workforce the ability to access files anywhere, from any device. The mobility piece is especially huge for our healthcare and finance customers.
- Les Archuleta, CEO
Platinum Technology is a managed service provider that offers live technical helpdesk support, computer support, consultation for local businesses and so forth. The firm extended their IT service portfolio by adopting Citrix ShareFile and addressing their client challenges.
The ShareFile helped their clients to solve the DropBox issues, and were able to secure their data in adherence to HIPAA and GLBA compliance standards.
They were able to provide mobile solutions for their clients as needed enabling them to get access to the existing network shares, corporate data, or other data repositories outside the office premises.
The business process was simplified as there is flexibility in selecting the data from their storage zone as in on-premises and/or cloud.
The firm was able to develop, brand, market, and sell additional IT services as ShareFile meets the data security and compliance requirements.
Citrix ShareFile is recommended for mobile workforce and meeting user demands in a more secure and faster manner.
It is recommended to have Citrix ShareFile to
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