Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile - Features, Pricing, Alternatives, and More

Stephanie Gonzaga
Written by Stephanie GonzagaLast updated April 13, 2016

Managing paperwork can be inefficient and expensive—even if your "paperwork" is all digital files. You need a simple way to share files, but when those files include sensitive financial data and corporate secrets, you can't afford to simply drop them in the same file-sharing tool you'd use to sync family photos.

ShareFile, a file sync and collaboration platform from Citrix Systems, is a business-grade solution to your file storage and sharing needs. It's standard file sync and sharing, complete with desktop sync tools and mobile apps, along with advanced features to audit who views files, limit access, automatically create folders based on rules, and more. Whether it’s for management or backup purposes, you can use ShareFile to handle every file—from ones that need shared to those that need kept private.

It starts out with your files and folders, just like any other file sync tool. Upload them through the web app, or sync them with a desktop tool, and you'll have your files secured online. Basic plans include just one user and 100GB of storage—enough to get started on your own to protect your files without having to worry too much about sharing settings.

But even then, ShareFile makes sure your files are secure, with 256-bit AES encryption, HiPPA compliance, secure data centers, and more. There's then extra tools to help you keep your files secure internally, as you grow your team and store unlimited files with ShareFile's top plans. Those include a file retention policy which sets the amount of time a file is accessible in a folder, remote wipe to remove company files off employee's devices when they leave your company, access logs to see which files have been viewed, downloaded, and changed, and two-step verification to prevent unauthorized access to your ShareFile account even if passwords get leaked.

ShareFile’s workflow features are another area where professional file sharing tools are more powerful than consumer file sync tools. File versioning, for example, keeps several versions of a file within reach, while full text search enables you to locate the right files based on the body of a document’s content. Dynamic folder templates is another powerful tool, which automatically creates a set of subfolders for newly created or existing folders, saving you tons of time from creating the same folders for every client or case. Finally, you have the Request a File feature, which gives anyone temporary access to a folder where they can upload the files you need.

It's even integrated with Microsoft Outlook and its own built-in email tools, so you can securely share large files via email without running into email attachment limits. You can then request signatures with its RightSignature integration, and get notified when the signed file is added back to your ShareFile account.

ShareFile includes everything you need for a full-featured, comprehensive professional file sharing experience. It may be pricier than consumer file sync tools, but it also brings along those security and privacy features your most sensitive files require.

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Citrix ShareFile Features

  • Upload, send, and request documents and folders to and from recipients seamlessly

    • Powerful 256-bit AES encryption and SSL/TLS protocols for file upload and sharing
    • Access files via web app, FTP, or native apps
    • Activity logs and auditing to see detailed data on file access
    • Dynamic file templates automates sub-folder creation for new or existing folders
    • Set file permissions and duration of access on an as-needed basis
    • iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and Web apps available

Citrix ShareFile Pricing

  • $16/month Personal plan for 1 employee, 100GB file storage, and core features

    • $60/month Team plan for 5 employees, 1TB file storage, e-signature integration and email plugin; $8/month per each additional employee
    • $100/month Business plan for 5 employees, unlimited storage, encrypted email, user management, full text search, file check-in/out, templates and more; $10/month per each additional employee

Pricing is based on an annual contract; per-month plans are $20, $75, and $125/month, respectively.

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