File sharing has been around since the early days of the Web, often in the form of HTTP file servers or Windows-based solutions. While these were effective in their time, they are expensive to implement. Your business can benefit from a cloud-based file sharing service like Citrix ShareFile, which can streamline your processes securely and seamlessly.
The limitations of file server software and FTPs
In the past, businesses were forced to hire entire information technology teams to manage servers full of secure documents and important files. These servers could be large, costly and required specialized file server software that cost businesses time and money.
Sending files over a server, such as a File Transfer Protocol (FTP), has other drawbacks. Sometimes there are issues with security. But even encrypted servers, like Secure File Transfer Protocol Servers (SFTP), often send files slowly and sometimes suffer from data loss.
Additionally, any FTP users are forced to download file server software onto their computers. This is software that takes up valuable hard drive space.
ShareFile: A safer, secure alternative to file server software
Cloud-based file sharing makes modern data transfer a breeze. At ShareFile, we allow users to send large files without downloading any file server software or other programs. In fact, sending files is a simple as point, click and send.
ShareFile is also secure. We offer 256-bit encryption and best-in-class security to give you peace of mind. From personal information to HIPAA-protected medical documents, our security safeguards even the most sensitive data.
We also offer quick uploads and downloads. There are no timeouts. If your Internet connection is interrupted, your files simply start transferring again, right where they stopped. We consistently maintain more than 99 percent uptime, meaning your files can be accessed and sent anytime from anywhere.
Sign up for a free 30-day trial of ShareFile and find out for yourself why we've been chosen by more than 30,000 businesses as their file-sharing solution.