Provide users with a single point of access without transferring data
Traditional networks aren’t equipped to mobilize data. In order to effectively maintain security, files remain unavailable beyond the corporate network—and users cannot share files remotely. In order to be a truly mobile workforce, businesses need a file sync and sharing solution that provides users with access to their network file drives, SharePoint, or OneDrive for Business, from anywhere, without the need to transfer data.
To help connect mobile users to existing storage, Citrix developed StorageZone Connectors as part of ShareFile. StorageZone Connectors allow mobile users to access their network file drives, SharePoint, or OneDrive for Business without the need to transfer data to ShareFile. Once StorageZone Connectors are adopted, users get a single point of access for data.
When StorageZone Connectors are set up in the existing enterprise network, the network recognizes StorageZones as a place to store files. Using this new StorageZone folder as a point of entry, users can access network files or even use the ShareFile server as a proxy to connect to data in SharePoint or other drives.
When mobilizing network data, a customized solution is required. ShareFile StorageZone Connectors allow you to avoid data migration, so IT no longer has to migrate large volumes of enterprise data to the cloud. Connectors provide a direct and secure connection to network files, or other third-party storage services. IT is also able to retain existing security policies and extend user access to existing files.
Users can access corporate data from anywhere—even from SharePoint libraries for offline use. Users can also connect to their data on any device through Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and other products in the Citrix family of business solutions.
ShareFile Personal Cloud Connectors enable users to access their Dropbox, Box, GoogleDrive, or OneDrive personal accounts from ShareFile. Personal Cloud Connectors provide enterprises with the flexibility to determine how and where users store files. For businesses looking to manage their corporate data in one place, IT can choose to enable Personal Cloud Connectors for a defined period of time and require users to migrate all corporate data from personal file sharing services to ShareFile. If IT chooses to keep personal file sharing services available, users can continue to take advantage of the productivity benefits that ShareFile offers, including editing and annotating, for personal files such as tax forms or contracts.