Citrix Acquires ShareFile, The “Dropbox For Enterprises”

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Citrix Systems has acquired ShareFile, a cloud storage, file sharing and collaboration solutions provider, the companies announced this morning.

ShareFile enables businesses to securely store, sync and share business documents and files, both inside and outside the company, across multiple devices.

The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

ShareFile CEO, Jesse Lipson, will become VP and General Manager of the newly-formed Data Sharing product group at Citrix, which will be responsible for the ShareFile product line.

The move is in keeping with Citrix’s vision of a so-called “personal cloud” – a collection of files, apps and personal data unique to every person and accessible from any location and device.

ShareFile competed with the likes of Dropbox and Box.net, but was more focused on selling its offerings to IT departments within organizations of all sizes, rather than consumers and small businesses. Other alternatives include Egnyte, Nomadesk, Mozy and Syncplicity.