Cloud storage and file-sharing service features, pricing comparison

With all the cloud storage and file-sharing platforms available, it can be hard to choose. Use our chart to compare features, pricing and more.

Everyone knows about the big cloud storage and file-sharing companies, such as Box and Dropbox, but there are a number of other options that cater to enterprises.

So many that it can be hard to choose which one is best for your organization. IT professionals want to know: Which service provides the most bang for my buck? Who has the right amount of storage for my needs?

What kinds of security features are available so I know my data is in the right hands? How do I keep my employees from going around IT and using less-secure options?

We took a look at the many cloud-based file-sharing and storage options and created this handy chart that provides answers to many of the questions you have about these vendors -- including pricing.
 

Vendor Features Security Storage space Enterprise pricing
AirWatch Secure Content Locker Fully edit MS Office files, annotate PDFs, two-way synchronization from desktop to device AES 256-bit, FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption; real-time content dashboards, data overage protection 25 GB per company cloud storage, $3 per device per month for 5 GB more, $6 per device per month for 15 GB more View version: $1.50 per device per month, $20 one-time perpetual fee; Collaborate version: $4 per device per month, $50 one-time perpetual fee
AppSense DataNow Virtualized appliance connects to file storage; provides users with Dropbox-like experience Granular policy control on how files are stored, shared; 256-bit AES encryption in transit and rest Connects to existing file storage $60 per user annually
Box Business, Enterprise versions; secure mobile sync, desktop synchronization; OneCloud integration platform Business: File locking, auto-expiration, granular permissions; Enterprise: Customized admin roles, security reporting 1 TB, three-user minimum Business: $15 per user per month, minimum three users, free trial available; Enterprise: price available upon request
Citrix ShareFile Unlimited client users, telephone/email support, Outlook plug-in, Desktop Sync, Enterprise Sync Encrypted transfer and storage, up to 256-bit SSL/TLS encryption; granular folder permissions 20 GB for 20-plus employee accounts Corporate: $99.95 per month, free trial available; Enterprise: price available upon request
drive2Go Unlimited users, mobile app, restore deleted files, activity audit Encrypted cloud storage and file-sharing links Unlimited per month, 5 GB file upload size limit $15 per user per month
Dropbox for Business Syncing and sharing, unlimited file recovery and version history; IT can track logins, devices and locations 256-bit AES and SSL encryption; two-step verification, mobile passcodes, prevents file sharing outside of teams Unlimited $795 annually for five users, $125 annually for each additional user
FilesAnywhere No upload limit, mobile access and apps, group sharing and collaboration, custom branding Password-protected sharing, role-based access control, a dedicated domain Unlimited Minimum 50 users, $12 per user per month; for 100 users or more, $8 per user per month
Google Drive Document sharing, collaboration, application extention; automatic file syncing SSL/TLS-encrypted sessions; cloud servers SSAE 16, ISAE 3402-audited 15 GB free Free for first 15 GB, varied pricing plans for additions from 100 GB to 16 TB.
Microsoft SkyDrive Pro Works with Office 365, SharePoint users; workers can share and collaborate on docs IT retains administrative control, can manage and control SkyDrive Pro libraries 25 GB per user Available through SharePoint Online in Office 365 subscription or on-premises installation of SharePoint Server 2013
Soonr No file size, desktop syncing, or public links limits; activity team dashboard, integrated mobile editing and annotation IT sets passwords, session and mobile device policies; Active Directory integration; full permission for control 5 TB to 20 TB per user $19.95 per user per month, 10% discount for annual plan
WatchDox Collaboration on Office documents; file sync to Web, mobile, desktop and mail apps File-based malware protection; file security, encryption, optional integrated rights managment Cloud: 6 GB per user; On-premises: unlimited Enterprise: minimum 50 users, $15 per user per month; Enterprise Security: contact WatchDox for custom price

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