Citrix Receives Highest Possible Rating in Gartner MarketScope for
Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- March 14, 2013
Citrix today announced that the company received the highest possible rating
of “Strong Positive” in Gartner Inc.’s “MarketScope for Enterprise File
Synchronization & Sharing (EFSS).”¹ The report assesses Citrix ShareFile™, the
foundation of the company’s follow-me data strategy. Citrix was evaluated for
its corporate viability, product, business and product strategy, innovation
and customer experience.
According to report authors, Monica Basso, vice president at Gartner and
Jeffrey Mann, vice president at Gartner, “File synchronization and sharing is
a critical capability for mobile workforces whose organizations have ongoing
mobility initiatives with media tablets and BYOD programs. We expect IT
organizations will face increasing demand for these capabilities, with deeper
focus on security and compliance by regulated or security-conscious
“We’re seeing strong customer adoption of Citrix ShareFile, with 300 percent
growth in enterprise licenses over the past six months,” said Jesse Lipson, VP
& GM, Data Sharing, Citrix. “Growth was fueled by focusing on customer needs
and experience, seamless integrations with other Citrix products to provide a
comprehensive enterprise mobility solution and partnerships with top industry
players. We believe Gartner’s Strong Positive rating affirms our leadership in
the market and reflects our commitment to innovate and deliver a delightful
user experience while meeting the security requirements of enterprises.”
Citrix ShareFile is an enterprise follow-me data solution that enables IT to
deliver a secure, managed and robust service that meets the mobility and
collaboration needs of all users. ShareFile empowers users to securely share
files with anyone, and sync files across all of their devices. With ShareFile,
IT also gains the flexibility to store enterprise data in the most optimal
locations to meet compliance and performance requirements.
Citrix continues to innovate to meet and exceed user and IT expectations. With
the recently released StorageZone Connectors for network shares, Citrix allows
IT to extend their organizations’ follow-me data strategy beyond the data
stored in ShareFile. Building on its leadership in the desktop and app
virtualization space, Citrix also introduced the industry’s first sync
capability optimized for virtual environments. With a strong focus on enabling
enterprise mobility, Citrix released new features for iOS (iPad and iPhone),
Android and Windows 8 since the start of the year.
The Gartner “MarketScope for Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing” is
available on the Gartner website and the Citrix website here. Click to tweet.
*Video: Introduction to ShareFile Enterprise
*Whitepaper: Secure Data Sharing in the Enterprise
*Product Overview: Citrix ShareFile, Enterprise Edition
*Data Sheet: Citrix ShareFile, Enterprise Edition
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*Twitter: @Citrix, @ShareFile
¹ Gartner "MarketScope for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing" by
Monica Basso, Jeffrey Mann, February 12, 2013.
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