The Risks of Free Cloud File-Sharing Services

Cloud storage services are popular in business circles, offering a secure and flexible approach to data storage and sharing. However, the old saying you get what you pay for is true here. Free cloud file-sharing services can leave your data at risk and you without support. Let's look at some better alternatives.

At Citrix ShareFile, we get it. File-sharing software can be expensive, and shelling out the money on a product that may not work for your business is a risky move. That is why we offer a free 30-day trial to all of our potential customers to show our true value for you.

What to expect with ShareFile

When describing ShareFile, an article published by Tom's IT Pro notes:

Originally designed to do as its name indicates, ShareFile has evolved to become a formidable contender in secure file storage and sharing. Citrix appears to have one of the most robust and well-thought-out hybrid storage strategies around, balancing on-premises and cloud storage, and leveraging a recognized leader in Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its cloud partner.

What else sets ShareFile apart?


We have several plans to choose from, ranging from $16 per month to $295 per month. When it comes to file sharing, we know that a "one size fits all" solution rarely works for every business.

Our plans are separated into four categories to suit the needs of any business across multiple verticals:

  • Personal
  • Team
  • Business
  • Virtual Data Room

For more information about specific plans, please refer to our plans and pricing page.


Some features that have helped shape our clients' businesses include:

  • Mobile apps
  • Sync
  • Custom branding
  • E-signatures
  • Encrypted email
  • Activity logs

Customer support

Our team of customer care representatives are available 24/7 to assist you by phone. They will answer questions submitted online within 24 hours. For added support, we also provide:

  • An online support forum
  • Live training sessions
  • Real-time incident and status reports

Ease of use

ShareFile requires no downloads to implement and no internal IT upkeep. It takes just a few clicks to send and store files. All of your files and important information are stored in the cloud and maintained and protected by ShareFile.


The top priority for ShareFile is keeping your organization's data secure. We do this by:

  • Housing your files in multiple SSAE 16 audited datacenters around the globe
  • Protecting your files with AES 256-bit encryption
  • Providing detailed activity logs and download alerts
  • Offering remote wipe for lost devices

Still considering settling for free cloud file-sharing software? Try a free trial from ShareFile instead — and never look back once you experience the difference! Sign up today!

Ready to try ShareFile? It's free for 30 days. No credit card required.

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