Citrix has announced a major update to its ShareFile app for iPad, adding new security and management features for corporate users of the cloud-based storage and collaboration platform.
ShareFile for iPad version 2.0.1, available to download now from Apple's iTunes App Store, adds a redefined user interface. But the chief enhancements are to do with security and administrator oversight of how users can access data.
These include the ability to integrate with corporate Active Directory domains for authentication, and new support for administrators to set device security policies governing data expiration and whether files from ShareFile can be opened in third-party applications or saved offline.
Improved auditing and reporting also helps the IT department to track and log user activity, Citrix said.
"Our customers - from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies - live mobile work styles and expect it to be easy to store and share their files and content from anywhere. ShareFile for iPad provides a powerful user experience while meeting IT's mandate for security," said Citrix vice president for data sharing, Jesse Lipson.
Meanwhile, offline access itself is new, allowing users to save files locally for editing. ShareFile also integrates with the popular Quickoffice suite for editing of Microsoft Office documents, allowing users to save them directly back to ShareFile.
Citrix acquired ShareFile the company last year as part of its strategy to address the increasingly mobile workforce with a cloud-based storage platform that enables users to access and share their data from anywhere at any time.
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