Jostle is adding a secure file sharing and viewing component to its existing cloud-based intranet solution to provide a higher level of "robustness, security and functionality," Jostle’s CEO Brad Palmer said. Through an integration with Citrix ShareFile, Palmer said Jostle will be better able to meet the needs of its clients.
The company introduced a file sharing and discovery service two years ago. But as customer use of the search feature has scaled and the platform attracted more enterprise clients, Palmer said the need for a more reliable and robust solution became clear. So Jostle went shopping for a partner and ultimately chose Citrix, due to its reputation in the industry, Palmer said.
Search and Find
ShareFile will provide several features including additional safeguards through file encryption, better protection against data loss, greater users control over folder and file access and activity notifications.
Jostle claims to be unique because it not only allows users to search for information,but also to match information with its source. “It makesit easy for peopleto discover information in the enterprise,particularly informationthey might not know exists,” he said.
The system proves useful not only in settings where a clear chain ofdocumentation is critical, such as Kelowna Flightcraft, which flies andrepairs aircraft, or in medical clinics, where documentation has a “lifeand death character,” said Palmer. But the technology could also benefit other types of businesses, such as retail chains and restaurants thatneed to coordinate and organize functions across a multitude ofsettings.
The new system capabilities should also giveusers added peace of mind that they are using an enterprise-grade, welldesigned, well certified platform, Palmer boasted.
“Combining thepowerful file sharing capability of ShareFile with the remarkableorganizational communications power of Jostle is a clear win for users,” said Bill O’Boyle, business development manager for Citrix, noted in a statement. “Puttingcontent in the context of people and organization is a powerfulconcept.”
Jostle customers can now opt for either CitrixShareFile or GoogleDrive integration as a standard part of theirJostle intranetsubscription.
The partnership with Citrix not only made this venturepossible, but opened up the opportunity for future collaboration, said Palmer.