The Future of Work is Knocking at Your Door…and ShareFile is Answering!

There’s no getting around it, today’s workplace is changing.  Digital natives are entering the workplace, paper processes are moving to digital, and workers demand access to data anywhere, anytime, and on any device.

Citrix is helping our customers embrace the future of work by not only addressing worker productivity and collaboration, but meeting the security needs of IT navigating through the paradigm shift that is today’s worker.  In recent months ShareFile has come out with a series of specialized solutions that bridge the gap of the modern workforce and the security and compliance of protecting company, customer, and personal information.  Here’s a roundup of what we’ve released in the first few months of 2017.

1.    ShareFile for Outlook with Mac support

ShareFile for Outlook is a new Microsoft Outlook add-on that brings ShareFile functionality to Outlook for Mac and Outlook Online (Office 365, Outlook Web Access and Outlook.com) users. This new app demonstrates Citrix’s commitment to provide all users, regardless of operating system, simple ways to access, share and store files and content.

Mac Outlook users can now access, send and request files and attachments as simply as Windows users.

2.    ShareFile Desktop App for Mac

Another feature for Mac fans, the ShareFile Desktop App for Mac provides secure, one-click access to ShareFile without opening a web browser. For increased speed and convenience, this app gives users more flexible ways to manage their ShareFile account with drag and drop functionality, keyboard shortcut support, native interactions and adjustable, modular windows.

With the Desktop App for Mac, users can now access, send and request files and attachments as simply as Windows users as well and easily send and request files directly from their computers and ShareFile accounts.

3.    ShareConnect’s secure remote access capability is now Sword & Shield validated to support HIPAA compliance

Citrix is dedicated to supporting the compliance needs of healthcare enterprises. Providing secure remote access to office PCs and servers from any device, any time simplifies the delivery of collaborative patient care without compromising the security of protected health information.

ShareConnect is now validated under Sword & Shield’s HIPAA Compliance Program (HCP). This assures that ShareConnect has implemented the majority of the necessary security measures to safeguard protected health information and electronic protected health information as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

Benefits include

  • Simplified login allows the use of ShareFile credentials to access ShareConnect, thus alleviating the need for multiple passwords or access codes.
  • Robust reporting capabilities allow organizations to audit remote access to satisfy HIPAA requirements.
  • Enhanced admin controls deliver enable/disable capability to admins for all HIPAA-related features.

4.   Microsoft Office editing for On-Premise Storage Zones

ShareFile users with a valid Microsoft Online Office Server (OOS) can now improve productivity and collaboration with the ability to co-author Office documents from within ShareFile.  Previously only available to customers with cloud storage zones, this feature is now available for documents stored in On-Premise Storage Zones. You will need Office Online Server (OOS) access to use this feature.

Co-editing takes ShareFile’s collaboration tools to the next level, allowing multiple users to edit Office documents within ShareFile in a single session. Long gone are the days of needing to send a file to multiple users, making sure each user is properly using check-in/ checkout or merging everyone’s changes from multiple files. The expansion of this service to cover both cloud and the newly added On-Premise storage is ideal for strict data compliance, as it limits user access and keeps data secure through file encryption.

This is yet another example of the close partnership between Citrix and Microsoft. Citrix was an inaugural member of the Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program, and this gives ShareFile the ability to integrate closely with Office Online.

5.    ShareFile Exchange Connector

Customers using the ShareFile Exchange Connector can download and share attachments that have been sent to them as file attachments via email using Microsoft Exchange. Users now have the ability to easily access, download and share those files just as they do with files from other data sources using ShareFile as a single pane of glass.

With Exchange Connector, attachments sent and received in Microsoft Exchange are now synced in ShareFile. Customers save time and improve productivity through having a single source for searching for files.  Instead of searching through their desktop folders and then switching to email to search for files that may have been sent/received, files can now be searched and shared easily from within ShareFile.

The Future of Work is here.  And with ShareFile, Citrix is letting you work the way you want, easily collaborate with co-workers, clients, and customers, all while staying secure and compliant on any device.

In order to stay up to date with what is new in ShareFile, please subscribe to our release notes page: https://releasenotes.sharefile.com

About the Author

Jane is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Citrix ShareFile.