Citrix improves ShareFile cloud data sharing for mobile professionals

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Citrix released Thursday major updates to its ShareFile app for iPad, designed to provide a collaborative work experience on the go. These advancements enhance the company’s file sharing service with new IT control capabilities to ensure the security of company data when accessed from a mobile device and productivity features for users.

ShareFile for iPad is available immediately for download from the App Store.

“The needs of our customers are at the forefront of every design choice that we make,” said Jesse Lipson, VP and GM, data sharing, Citrix. “Our customers – from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies – live mobile workstyles and expect it to be easy to store and share their files and content from anywhere. ShareFile for iPad provides a powerful user experience while meeting IT’s mandate for security.”

The new “poison pill” option enables IT to set data expiration policies, plus multiple preferences settings allow IT to decide whether files can be opened in third-party applications or saved offline. ShareFile for iPad connects to Active Directory and SAML enterprise identities for a more seamless and secure user experience. Its enhanced capabilities help IT to track and log user activity, while advanced options allow users to save files locally for offline access and editing. Integration with Quickoffice enables users to edit Microsoft Office documents and save them back to ShareFile. Its redesigned interface makes it simple to view multiple ShareFile accounts and folders, providing users with easy access to all of their data.

As tablet sales soar and more companies embrace mobile workstyles and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trends, employees on the move are demanding easy access to their data. It also enables employees to collaborate in real time and share data securely from any device is critical for user and business productivity. With Citrix ShareFile, users can store, share and sync data across all their devices. The ShareFile app for iPad enables secure mobile workstyles by providing users with a rich follow-me-data experience while offering IT the management and control needed to ensure sensitive corporate data is secure at all times.

ShareFile’s announcement marks the latest update to one of many Citrix apps for iPad, including Citrix GoToMeeting, GoToMyPC, GoToAssist and Receiver