is a securecontent collaborationfile sharingandsyncsolution that supports all the document-centric tasks and workflow needs of small andlarge businesses. The company also offers cloud-based/on-prem storage,virtual data roomsandclient portals. ShareFile is owned byCitrix Systems.
Jesse Lipson, a self-taughtprogrammer, built and launched ShareFile in November 2005 inRaleigh, North Carolina.
Lipson created ShareFile after several of his website design clients asked him to build a password-protected area where they could set up folders and exchange business files with their clients. He feltFTPsites of the time were insufficient and saw an opportunity to create aweb-basedproduct.ShareFile launched without a free version or outsidefunding, and focused on acquiring only business customers.
By 2011, ShareFile had 3 million users in 100 countries.ShareFile was included on theInc. 500list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in both 2010 and 2011.
In October 2011, ShareFile was acquired byCitrix Systems.Under terms of the agreement, ShareFile was offered as a standalone service in addition to its software becoming integrated into Citrix products. With the acquisition, Lipson became vice president and general manager of a new data sharing division within Citrix under the deal.As of 2016, Lipson is corporate vice president and general manager of cloud services, which includes ShareFile and Citrix Workspace Cloud.
A new 171,000-square-foot Raleigh office opened in October 2014 for Raleigh-based Citrix employees.As of April 2015, ShareFile had 55,000 corporate customers and 40 million users.
ShareFile is asecurecloud-basedplatform for businesses to store and share large files.Businesses are able to createbranded, password-protected areas for files through the service. The software has a client-portalfeature businesses can set up and customize to allow outside vendors and clients access to specific projects and files.Other ShareFile features include the ability to send and obtaine-signatureson documents with the integration ofRightSignature;the ability to sendencrypted emailthrough a Microsoft Outlook plugin or an online portal,Office 365connection to access and edit documents stored inSharePoint Onlineand OneDrive for Business;and the ability for individuals to migrate data from their personal clouds into ShareFile.There are alsomobile appversions of ShareFile, which allow mobile editing andoffline editingof documents.
ShareFile users have the option to store data in their owndata centers, Citrix-managed data centers, or use existing file storage systems via StorageZone Connectors. This allows companies to host files that they do not want stored in the cloud, in some cases due to regulatory concerns.IT managers can manage corporate content on ShareFile using remote wipe,encryption, passcode lock and poison pill features. In addition, companies are able to restrict third-party editing tools that employees might try to install on their devices, and audit content accessed from a device that has been lost or stolen.
In response to updated regulations withHIPAAstandards, Citrix created ShareFile Cloud for Health Care in 2013. This private virtual cloud was designed to help companies stay compliant with updated HIPAA standards. It runs on theAWSCloud, but sets aside specific virtual servers to hostprotected health information(PHI).Also in 2013, ShareFile began offering a feature called Archiving for Financial Services to help organizations in the financial sector comply with data archiving regulations put forth by theU.S. Securities and Exchange CommissionandFinancial Industry Regulatory Authority.
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