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
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|