ShareFile StorageZone Connectors Extends Mobile Access to Enterprise Data
Enterprises have large volumes of data in SharePoint, in network drives and within virtual desktop environments. Enabling effortless and secure access to this data from outside of corporate networks, or from mobile devices, has been a major challenge for IT.
The new ShareFile StorageZone Connectors helps enterprises provide secure mobile access to data behind the corporate firewall, extending the value of SharePoint and network drives in a BYO world. Other file sharing services require the additional step of migrating or syncing SharePoint and network drives data for mobile access. StorageZone Connectors provides the unique option to create a direct and secure connection to data in its original location. ShareFile also includes a built-in mobile content editor, which supports standard SharePoint functions like check-out, edit and check-in from mobile devices.
“Navigating existing firewalls and integrating with legacy systems and applications remain huge hurdles for true enterprise mobility,” said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Research Director, 451 Research. “Solutions like ShareFile StorageZone Connectors that integrate seamlessly with existing systems and applications are the way to go.”
New StorageZone Options with Microsoft Windows Azure
ShareFile StorageZones offers IT the flexibility to store data in secure Citrix-managed clouds in multiple worldwide locations, or on-premises within their own datacenters. The new StorageZones on Windows Azure allows customers to store data in Microsoft-hosted datacenters. With Windows Azure, IT can place data in different geographic locations that are closer to users to improve performance.
XenMobile Integration Secures Enterprise Data on Mobile Devices
To meet the complex productivity requirements of a mobile workforce, IT needs to deliver business apps via a unified app store, while securing all enterprise data on the mobile device. Through unique integration between ShareFile and XenMobile, IT can secure and control enterprise data on mobile devices by choosing ShareFile as the common data platform across Worx-enabled mobile apps. This integration with MDX technologies enables apps to seamlessly interoperate with ShareFile to open, edit, sync and share data all within a secure container controlled by IT – setting Citrix apart in offering the most comprehensive enterprise mobility solutions for any app, device and data.
Windows Azure’s global datacenters give customers the ability to designate where they want their data to reside, and Citrix ShareFile customers can now take advantage of this flexibility. We are excited to take this next step in our long-standing relationship with Citrix.- David Aiken
Group Product Marketing Manager, Server and Tools Marketing
Virtually all of our data is stored behind our firewall in SharePoint and network drives. Our employees need mobile access to this data in order to collaborate and get work done from anywhere. Our implementation of ShareFile will enable on-the-go data connectivity for our employees, contractors and partners from anywhere we operate globally.- Scott Wright
Striking the balance between mobility and security is a perennial challenge for enterprises. The new innovations from Citrix give users the power of mobile access to their data while giving IT the absolute flexibility to choose how sensitive data is stored, accessed and shared. Seamless integrations with other Citrix technologies and partnerships with top industry players provide a true enterprise-ready solution.
- Jesse Lipson
VP and GM, Data Sharing
ShareFile StorageZone Connectors, StorageZone Options for Microsoft Windows Azure as well as ShareFile and XenMobile integration are available in June 2013. For additional information, including pricing, please visit http://www.citrix.com/buy.
Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the cloud company that enables mobile workstyles—empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, securely accessing apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would in their own office. Citrix solutions help IT and service providers build clouds, leveraging virtualization and networking technologies to deliver high-performance, elastic and cost-effective cloud services. With market-leading cloud solutions for mobility, desktop virtualization, networking, cloud platforms, collaboration and data sharing, Citrix helps organizations of all sizes achieve the speed and agility necessary to succeed in a mobile and dynamic world. Citrix products are in use at more than 260,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue in 2012 was $2.59 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com
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