Alternative for Vembu FileShare is FileCloud for Business

September 25, 2014

Alternative to Vembu FileShare – Why FileCloud is better for Business File Sharing? Tonido FileCloud competes with Vembu FileShare for business in the Enterprise File Sync and Share space. Both systems works across all the popular desktop OSes (Windows, Mac and Linux) and mobile OSes (iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone) and offer all the […]


Alternative to Vembu FileShare - Why FileCloud is better for Business File Sharing?

Tonido FileCloud competes with Vembu FileShare for business in the Enterprise File Sync and Share space. Both systems works across all the popular desktop OSes (Windows, Mac and Linux) and mobile OSes (iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone) and offer all the basics expected out of EFSS: Unlimited File Versioning, Remote Wipe, Audit Logs, Desktop Sync Client, Desktop Map Drive and User Management.

The feature comparisons are as follows:

Features sharefile
On Premise
File Sharing
Access and Monitoring Controls
Secure Access
Document Preview
Outlook Integration
Role Based Administration
Data Loss Prevention
Endpoint Backup Buy Additional Product
Amazon S3/OpenStack Support
Public File Sharing
Customization, Branding
SAML Integration Under Development
NTFS Support
Active Directory/LDAP Support
API Support
Application Integration via API
Network Share Support
Mobile Device Management
Desktop Sync Windows, Mac, Linux Windows, Mac
Mobile OS Compatibility iOS, Android, Windows Phone Android
Pricing for 25 users/ year $1200 $1500 for 0.10 GB/User/Month

From outside looking-in, the offerings all look similar. However, the approach to the solution is completely different in satisfying enterprises primary need of easy access to their files without compromising privacy, security and control. The fundamental areas of difference are as follows:

Privacy, Security & Complete Control

Vembu FileShare:

Vembu FileShare is a public cloud that provides an EFSS solution.This is a very different from an on-premise solution that FileCloud is.

Tonido FileCloud:

Tonido FileCloud is an EFSS solution that can be installed on-premise and all the enterprise files doesn't leave the premise. Needless to say, on-premise hosted EFSS solution provides the true private, secure and complete control for enterprises over their assets. Moreover, there are not any storage limits and cost doesn't go up for additional storage.

Feature benefits of Tonido FileCloud over Vembu FileShare

Mobile Device Management: FileCloud offers MDM as part of the private cloud file sharing solution. The tighter integration of MDM to FileCloud makes it easy for enterprises to have a one complete solution. Some of the key FileCloud's MDM features are as follows:

Unified Device Management Console - FileCloud's unified device management console provides simplified access to managing mobile devices enabled to access enterprise data, irrespective of whether the device is enterprise owned, employee owned, mobile platform or device type. Manage and control of thousands of iOS and Android, devices in FileCloud's secure, browser-based dashboard. FileCloud's administrator console is intuitive and requires no training or dedicated staff. FileCloud's MDM works on any vendor’s network — even if the managed devices are on the road, at a café, or used at home.

Remote Block/Wipe - Administrator can selectively block a specific client device from logging into the FileCloud server. In addition to blocking a client device from logging in, administrator can also wipe FileCloud folders in the remote device.

Device Commands and Messaging - Ability to send on-demand messages to any device connecting to FileCloud, provides administrators a powerful tool to interact with the enterprise workforce. Any information on security threats or access violations can be easily conveyed to the mobile users. And, above all messages are without any SMS cost.

Customization & Branding - Tonido FileCloud can be customized extensively to reflect their brand. Some of the customizations include Logos, Labels, Email Templates, UI Messages and Terms Of service. However, Accellion's kiteworks customization is very limited to header images displayed on the login and registration pages.

NTFS Shares Support - Many organizations use the NTFS permissions to manage and control the access permissions for internal file shares. It is very hard to duplicate the access permissions to other systems and keep it sync. FileCloud enables access to internal file shares via web and mobile while honoring the existing NTFS file permissions. This functionality is a great time saver for system administrators and provides a single point of management.

Network Shares Support - FileCloud’s network share feature satisfies enterprise requirement of user/group specific access to folders. And, as files are already shared via network shares, no need for additional setup or products to buy. Moreover, FileCloud provides Active Directory & LDAP support along with NTFS permission support restricting access to network folders to just authorized users.

Multi-Tenancy Support - The multi-tenancy feature allows Managed Service Providers(MSP) serve multiple customers using single instance of FileCloud. The key value proposition of FileCloud multi-tenant architecture is that while providing multi-tenancy the data separation among different tenants is also maintained . Moreover, every tenant has the flexibility for customized branding. MSPs who are interested in becoming FileCloud partners click here

On Premise: Tonido FileCloud is a pure private EFSS solution that will run inside enterprise's own infrastructure. And, enterprises can have complete control over their data.

Document Preview - No need for download to preview office documents. FileCloud instantly provides preview of office document formats such as Microsoft DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, DOC, XLS, PPT etc.

Administrator Dashboard: FileCloud's administrator dashboard provides a single page view of server health, user statistics, license information, disk usage and new user/file additions.

Amazon S3/OpenStack Support: Enterprise wanting to use Amazon S3 or OpenStack storage can easily set it up with Tonido FileCloud. This feature not only provides enterprise with flexibility to switch storage but also make switch very easily.


Vembu FileShare is another public cloud based EFSS solution. If enterprises need complete control and host all enterprise data on-premise, they should go with Tonido FileCloud. Moreover with Tonido FileCloud, enterprises not only get a true on-premise private cloud EFSS solution, but also provides a rich feature set at a very inexpensive price.

Here's a comprehensive comparison that shows why FileCloud stands out as the best EFSS solution.

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