Box vs OneDrive

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Box vs OneDrive vs FileCloud
Factors to consider before finalizing any Cloud Storage Solution

High Value

FileCloud is one of the best enterprise file sharing solution offering top notch security and a powerful admin system. With FileCloud, you get all the Box and OneDrive features, customization and superior customer support but at a lower price and suitably, a higher ROI. FileCloud is a top alternative when comparing Box vs OneDrive for business file transfer.

Privacy & Security

Security is the number one priority for any large enterprise. In the war between Box vs OneDrive vs FileCloud, it is easier to pick FileCloud as you can host on-premise for 100% control over data, you get end to end encryption and much more. FileCloud allows auto virus scans through ICAP supported anti-virus

Small but important features

OneDrive or Box do not offer virtual drive, unlimited storage, unlimited file sizes for uploads, enhanced security features, and endpoint backup. Along with these, FileCloud also  enables remote access, sync to network shares (NTFS) and ensures that you have 100% control over your data. Unlike onedrive collaboration features, FileCloud offers more streamline access.

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92% of our customers would recommend us to a friend.

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FileCloud offers stability, ease of use, and hyper-security, which provides a high ROI compared to OneDrive, Box or any other alternatives to both. Let’s see the key features for all 3 solutions.

FileCloud OneDrive Box
Hosting Options & Features
On Premise/Self-Hosted yes yes yes
Cloud Hosted yes yes yes
IAAS (AWS) yes no no
IAAS (AWS GovCloud) yes no no
IAAS (Azure) yes no no
Multi-Tenancy yes no no
Run On Docker yes no no
Run On Linux Server yes no no
Run On Windows Server yes no no
Storage, Sync & Backup Features
Storage Sync yes yes Limited per plan
Large File Support, max file size Unlimited 10 GB Limitation 5 GB Limitation
Supported Local Storage yes no no
Storage Limitation Unlimited Varies per plan Varies per plan
Endpoint Backup (Multiple folders) yes no no
Branch Office Synchronization yes no no
Mobile Features
Mobile OS Compatibility iOS, Android, Windows Phone iOS, Android, Windows Phone iOS, Android, Windows Phone
iOS, Android Media backup yes yes Android and 2 latest iOS only
Cloud Features
File Sharing yes yes yes
Secure Access yes yes yes
Cross Platform yes yes yes
Desktop Sync – Cross Platform(Windows, Mac, Linux) yes Windows & Mac Windows & Mac
Document Quick Edit yes yes yes
Document Web Edit yes yes yes
Embedded File Upload Form yes no no
File Comments/Activity Stream yes yes yes
Workflow Automation yes yes yes
Chrome Extension yes yes yes
Gmail Extension yes yes yes
DICOM Medical Images Preview (e.g. X-rays, Scans) yes yes yes
Customization, Branding yes no Enterprise version only
Security, Access Control & Existing File Systems Integration
Integrate – Existing Home Directories yes Upgrade no
NTFS Support yes no no
Network Share Support yes no no
Network Share Versioning yes no no
Active Directory Support yes yes Enterprise version only
Multiple Active Directory yes no Enterprise version only
Single Sign-On (NTLM/SSO) yes Buy Additional Software Enterprise version only
SAML Authentication yes Buy Additional Software yes
Data At Rest Encryption yes yes yes
Two Factor Authentication(2FA) yes yes yes
File Locking yes yes yes
FIPS 140-2 (U.S. government security standard) yes yes yes
Outlook Integration yes yes yes
API Support yes yes Additional cost & metered
Sharepoint plugin Under Development no no
E-signature Under Development Buy Additional Software no
Google Drive Integration Under Development no yes
Amazon S3/OpenStack Support yes yes no
Audit & Admin Tools
Access and Monitoring Control yes yes yes
Mobile Device Management (Block devices, remote wipe, notification to devices) yes yes no
Audit Reports (What, When, Who and How) yes yes Enterprise version only
Geo IP Access Reports yes no no
File Analytics & Reporting (Summary of Client Applications per OS & Type, User Shares, Active Files Managed, File Type Distribution) yes no no
Role Based Administration yes yes yes
GDPR Pattern Search yes yes yes
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FileCloud integrates with Active Directory, NTFS, Office Online, Microsoft outook & Office 365

Outlook & Office integration

End Point Backup

In addition to file sharing and sync, FileCloud offers endpoint backup. Onedrive doesn’t offer endpoint backup. Box to onedrive file sync may not be as smooth in comparison.

Endpoint Backup – Learn more

Mobile Apps, browser extentions

FileCloud Mobile apps are order of magnitude better than Dropbox Mobile apps. Filecloud also provides Drive & other tools.

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Branding & Customization

FileCloud offers customization options like custom logo, login screen, branded file sharing emails, Run on custom domain.

Customization Features

Multi Tenancy Support

Do you managed multiple branch offices? FileCloud supports multi-tenancy and reduces the overhead of maintaining multiple instances for data and access abstraction.

Multi Tenancy

Metadata Management

FileCloud offers powerful metadata management features to classify and manage files using tags and custom meta data sets.

Metadata Management – Learn More

Powerful Admininstration

FileCloud offers top line administration features for system admins (Device dashboard ability, detailed audit logs and reports.

Powerful Admin – Learn more

Federated Search/ Compliance

FileCloud provides federated search to support E-discovery and GDPR compliant features. Check more compliant standards below.

Federated Search – Learn More

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Box vs OneDrive? Choose FileCloud instead

FileCloud also provides mobility similar to Box or OneDrive, with mobile apps and usage on any device while keeping everything secure.

With FileCloud, you also get unlimited free client accounts, which is why FileCloud is the best box alternative as well as OneDrive alternative. While you spend much more with Box and OneDrive, you save thousands of dollars with FileCloud.

Regarding security measures, FileCloud provides modern encryption (AES 256-bit) methods and industry standards to transfer (SSL/TLS secure tunnel) and store data securely.

FileCloud supports two-factor authentication, ransomware detection, anti-virus scanning, data leak prevention and easy-to-configure security policies. FileCloud also gives you Endpoint backup unlike Box.

Learn more about FileCloud features

“We liked FileCloud’s pricing, comprehensive feature set (branding, encryption) and the responsive support”

FileCloud offers better ROI

FileCloud a high value to scale up your business ROI

  • Free unlimited client/ partner accounts
  • Amazing customer support

Compare FileCloud vs. Gartner magic quadrant EFSS competitors

“FileCloud is by far the best on-premise file sharing solution.”

More Feature Advantages over Box

Let’s list down FileCloud advantages over major EFSS solutions

  • FileCloud allows Self-Hosting on Premises.
  • FileCloud can be used on a Windows Server.
  • FileCloud allows the use of Windows Network Folders with NTFS permissions.
  • FileCloud integrates with Active Directory and users can keep using the same Active Directory credentials.
  • FileCloud offers external file-sharing capabilities to share files with vendors, partners, and customers.
  • FileCloud allows one to remotely wipe files on client devices (PCs, mobile apps etc).
  • FileCloud offers strong metadata management capabilities to classify files using tags and custom metadata sets.
  • FileCloud allows manual retention, share deletion policies, and manual classifications.
  • FileCloud provides powerful administration features for system admins (Device dashboard, detailed audit log, reports and much more …)
  • FileCloud offers unparalleled branding/customization. You can change the logo and login screen, brand your file-sharing emails, and you can run it on a custom domain.
  • FileCloud offers a pattern search so as to support e-discovery and GDPR compliance.
  • FileCloud offers security and permissions at folder/subfolder levels.
  • FileCloud offers virtual drive & selective sync capabilities.
  • Data loss prevention
  • HIPAA or FINRA compliant enterprise file share
  • Strong metadata management capabilities to classify files using tags and custom metadata sets

“Easy integration of FileCloud with our existing network drive structure was superb”

Why thousands of Enterprises love FileCloud?

Thousands of organizations use FileCloud for their file-sharing and collaboration needs. FileCloud can be hosted on Windows, as well as Linux too.

FileCloud has more feature advantages as a secure OneDrive alternative business solution. Another advantage over Box vs OneDrive, we are the most rapidly growing file sharing platform in 2018. We were one of the winners of Gartner’s customer choice 2018 for content collaboration platforms. Cost of onedrive cloud storage does not provide as many features as FileCloud.

FileCloud Customer Stories

“We picked FileCloud based on features, cost, the excellent support we received.”


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