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File-Sharing Sites: Defining and Identifying One of the Best

File sharing sites have changed the way businesses communicate both internally and externally, allowing documents to be distributed and edited by multiple users at once—in real time. Thanks to online file sharing, clients no longer have to wait by a fax machine to sign an important document and colleagues no longer have to physically pass contracts and proposals between one another for editing. Has your business been slow to take the plunge into online file sharing? Read on to learn what the online file sharing solution from Citrix ShareFile can do for your business. 

The growing need for file sharing sites

Internet technology has afforded us ways of gathering and processing information like never before. So, it’s only logical that the methods for storing and sharing such information would evolve alongside it.

Disks surrendered to CD-ROMs, which spawned flash drives. Then the file-sharing landscape took to the skies as software provided more streamlined peer-to-peer (P2P) collaboration. But as our attention shifts again, so does the way we store and share data.

In 2014, Internet usage on mobile devices exceeded that of computers for the very first time. And it’s not just updating Facebook statuses or playing Plants vs. Zombies that has caused the majority of our screen time to be spent on the run. According to the report, a staggering 92 percent of executives use a smartphone to conduct business.

With this shifting business landscape taking place, a need for mobile storing and sharing capabilities is fast upon us. Enter file-sharing sites. Web-based file sharing eliminates any need for downloaded software or complex installations, making it easy to access, stash and share files from a smartphone, tablet, laptop or home computer.

File-sharing sites come without the storage risks of a hard drive and size limitations of an email system. You cannot lose these sites like flash drives or endure the lengthy downloads or installations required for most file-sharing software.

ShareFile: a file-sharing site like no other

ShareFile allows you to store an unlimited number of files in secure datacenters and share up to 100 GB of data with its premium plans. Files can be accessed and shared from a range of mobile devices and are protected by the latest in encryption technology. In fact, while at rest your files will be protected by AES 256-bit encryption, the same protocol used by the U.S. government to secure classified files. When you sign up for a ShareFile account, you will also have access to:

24/7 customer support

With ShareFile, you can get the help you need whenever you need it. Whether you require assistance during the setup phase or need technical support later on, our customer support team is available to help. We even offer White Glove Setup, which provides a comprehensive breakdown of the settings and features available for your account to help you get started. 

Personalized branding

Your ShareFile account can be branded with your company's logo and colors to offer a more personalized, professional portal for both employee and client users. 

Unlimited client users

With ShareFile, there is no limit to how many client users you can add to your account. For added security, client users will not have access to all of your account information and will only be able to access the information that your make available to them. 

Mobile applications

The Sharefile mobile app enables you to access your files from any device at anytime. Use ShareFile on your Windows, Blackberry, iOS or Android device and have all of your important data at your fingertips. Watch this quick video to see it in action!

Multi-factor authentication

ShareFile uses OAuth tokens to help ensure your confidential data does not end up in the wrong hands. According to a white paper about ShareFile security

Using OAuth 2.0, ShareFile provides users access to their data while protecting their account credentials. Access and refresh tokens are stored in the client software allowing users to easily log in and connect to their files and folders while the administrator has complete control in revoking those tokens on demand, forcing re-authentication into the application.

Below is an example of what an OAuth token might look like:

 ShareFile security, file sharing sites

(Via ShareFile)

Redundant data backups 

Your files are backed up according to configurable file-retention settings and are stored with leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers that ensure high file availability and durability.  

Start sharing files now!

With ShareFile, you can begin storing and sharing files in just a few minutes—for free! Our free no obligation 30-day trial allows you to try out ShareFile before you make any big purchasing decisions like which plan to choose, how much storage you'll need, how many employee users will ned to be added. With the free trial, you simply sign up, upload some files and begin sharing!  

 Tens of millions of professionals in industries of all types and sizes are using this file-sharing site to store and transfer their data. Get to know ShareFile yourself, and experience the future of file-sharing sites.

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