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How to Share FIles Online Securely and Efficiently

Sharing files online in a secure and reliable way is a must for many businesses. Cloud-based sharing is one of the most popular and powerful options for doing so. Here, we'll discuss how to select the best cloud-based solutions for your document sharing needs.

Online file sharing: easy as 1, 2, 3

Fax machines use outdated technology. Email can’t share files over a certain size. So what option do you have to collaborate with your coworkers? The answer is simple: cloud-based file sharing. This software solution uses innovative technology to host a wide range of files, from video and audio to spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.

With just a few simple steps, you can implement a file-sharing platform that best suits your needs.

Step 1: Assess your file-sharing needs

What files will you share? How much storage do you need? How quickly do you want to implement the software? Answering these questions can help define the features that you desire in a file-sharing program.

Step 2: Choose software to share files

Conduct research to find companies that offer software that satisfies your needs for sharing files. If you get stuck, it helps to narrow down your options to file-sharing software that is:

Cloud-based — The cloud is a network of servers that hosts information accessible through the Internet. When you save files to the cloud, you and other authorized users will have access to those documents anytime from any device that can connect to the Internet, making it easy to share files anywhere.

Secure — Email can be a risky tool for sharing sensitive data between users. That’s why many companies have turned to online file-sharing companies like Citrix ShareFile. ShareFile uses 256-bit encryption, the same coding used by the U.S. government to protect classified information.

Reliable — ShareFile is a reliable tool because it maintains 99.9 percent uptime to effectively manage a catastrophic event. It also mirrors data to alternate servers and a dedicated backup center. This allows your data to be brought back online quickly after service interference.

Step 3: Implement your file-sharing software

Most businesses want to implement their new file-sharing software as quickly as possible without disrupting their daily operations. We at ShareFile understand this, which is why we offer white glove onboarding for customers, complete with personalized training sessions and help from a dedicated onboarding specialist. And we offer 24/7, U.S.-based customer support by phone and email free for customers for life.

To learn more about ShareFile, call 1 800 441 3453 or try it free for 30 days!