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|