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Verdasys Announces Advanced Data Protection Support for Citrix ShareFile



  Verdasys Announces Advanced Data Protection Support for Citrix ShareFile

Business Wire

WALTHAM, Mass. -- January 15, 2013

Verdasys, provider of Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) solutions
including data protection managed services for global 2000 and mid-sized
companies, has announced support for Citrix ShareFile in its Digital Guardian
Enterprise Information Protection Platform. Digital Guardian® extends the
ShareFile security model with unique data classification, data event
monitoring and flexible data controls, including file encryption, protecting
data across the enterprise. Digital Guardian with ShareFile delivers advanced
data loss prevention (DLP), data usage control, mobility and collaboration to
organizations in highly regulated businesses, government and intellectual
property-centric industries.

Citrix ShareFile is an enterprise follow-me data solution that allows users to
sync and share data from any device. Digital Guardian is a scalable and
extensible data security platform that monitors, classifies, controls and
encrypts sensitive information on desktops, laptops, servers, virtual
environments and mobile devices. Digital Guardian is capable of classifying
data based on content, context and/or user input, tagging files accordingly --
a data-centric approach which allows for differentiated policies that provide
effective controls, without breaking business processes. With Digital Guardian
support for ShareFile, enterprises can, for example, see users moving data to
unapproved media such as personal cloud storage (e.g. Dropbox), USB sticks,
and CD/DVDs and can block and redirect these data movements to ShareFile as
appropriate.

According to Verdasys CEO Jim Ricotta "Digital Guardian and ShareFile are
ideal for any enterprise with sensitive information such as customer data or
intellectual property requiring a more secure alternative to consumer-style
file-sharing services -- one that protects information based on its
sensitivity and the context of its use even after it leaves the control of
ShareFile. This allows mobile users to work with the information they need
from any device, anywhere and anytime."

Jesse Lipson, VP and GM, Data Sharing, Citrix added, “Many organizations are
seeking end-to-end protection of sensitive data. With Digital Guardian and
ShareFile, they can secure such information across environments without
disrupting employee and partner collaboration.”

Digital Guardian utilizes end point agents to enforce data access control
policies using multiple mechanisms including user warnings and blocking, as
well as encryption. Digital Guardian’s enterprise key management capabilities
enable information to be transparently encrypted and decrypted as it is used
in normal business processes. Encryption ensures that sensitive data is secure
once out of ShareFile, on an end user device and beyond.

Sensitive files copied to ShareFile can be transparently encrypted by Digital
Guardian based on classification-driven policies. Users can access encrypted
files transparently on environments with a Digital Guardian agent, including:

  * Windows desktop, laptops, servers
  * Citrix XenApp delivered applications
  * Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktops
  * Mobile devices (e.g. iOS)

If a user moves information to an unauthorized environment, Digital Guardian
ensures it is encrypted and cannot be accessed.

Digital Guardian support for Citrix ShareFile is available immediately.

About Verdasys

Verdasys (www.verdasys.com) provides Enterprise Information Protection
solutions and managed services to secure sensitive data and assure the
integrity of business processes, enabling midsize and global businesses to
successfully compete in collaborative and mobile environments. Digital
Guardian, a Leader in Gartner’s 2012 Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data
Loss Prevention, is a proven technology platform that provides complete,
policy-based data lifecycle monitoring, classification, forensics and control
on endpoints and servers, virtual machines and enterprise applications,
networks, mobile devices and cloud environments. Digital Guardian protects IP
and regulated data from compromise by insiders, contractors, partners and
targeted cyber attacks. Since 2003, millions of Digital Guardian agents have
been deployed to protect critical data for global leaders in financial
services, insurance, technology, manufacturing and healthcare industries.

Citrix®, Citrix ShareFile™, XenApp® and XenDesktop® are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its
subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
and in other countries.

Contact:

Verdasys
Betsy Kosheff, 413-232-7057
bkosheff@verdasys.com
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