Taking file sharing collaboration to the next level with security

Collaboration is one of those buzzwords that means a lot of things to different people. To me, it means that I can collaborate on private documents with colleagues anywhere, at anytime, without blinking about security. What do I consider private? Sure, financial information and healthcare information, but also advertisements that aren’t approved yet. Blog articles – like this one – that I’m still working on. Photos that are important to me.

So to better illustrate secure collaboration, I thought I could tell you a story of a day in my life:

It was 7:45pm on Tuesday night as I sat on my couch, tapping away at the keys while my two children slept upstairs. It was a busy day at the office, full of meetings – one of those hectic days that seems to always fall short on hours. So after dinner, I typed marketing briefs against a deadline.

By 9pm, I uploaded my briefs into my ShareFile account and sent my coworker/editing buddy, Liz, a quick note from ShareFile – “Liz, mind editing this for me first thing in the morning? Looking at a 10am deadline.” I sent the note securely, because while the brief will be public soon, it’s still full of typos that aren’t ready for you to see. Early Wednesday morning, Liz and I co-authored the document simultaneously in ShareFile. Her edits merged with my edits, streamlining the entire process. With real-time changes that did not slow down for downloads, suggestion acceptances, and “Wait, which version is this?” we met our 10am deadline.

Yes, other file-sharing services offer collaboration. But do they also offer the peace of mind that private or client documents are being sent and shared securely?

If I were an accountant or financial planner with documents peppered with social security and bank account numbers, a data breach would be detrimental. Controlling access to this confidential information is essential. ShareFile’s 128-bit encryption doesn’t just protect documents – it protects a much larger picture that includes your client’s data, trust, and your business. 

When finding the perfect file sharing for your business, look to collaboration that streamlines workflows coupled with security that protects your clients. Ready to see how ShareFile can take your collaboration to the next (secure) level? Try us free for 30 days.

About the Author

Beth Anne Ballance joined the Citrix ShareFile team in 2015 as the Social Media Marketing Manager. A Raleigh native, she graduated from UNC-Greensboro as the Joseph M. Bryan Scholar and was named TIME’s 8th Sassiest Brand on Twitter.