CTERA vs FileCloud

Detailed Comparison of Features and Security

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The Best Dropbox Alternative with Better Features and Amazing Support!

Security concerns over Dropbox

Dropbox does not use encryption for your files when uploading files, hence, it is a major security risk to your enterprise data. In the past few years, Dropbox accounts have also been hacked, which is a big concern.

Dropbox Accounts Compromised

FileCloud protects privacy & security

FileCloud, the best Dropbox alternative for Business, provides end-to-end data protection and can be self-hosted by you on-premise as your private Dropbox-like file sharing and sync solution.

FileCloud Features

Why use FileCloud over Dropbox

Features which give us an edge over Dropbox are selective sync, virtual drive, unlimited storage, unlimited file sizes for uploads, enhanced security features, and endpoint backup.

Self-Hosted Dropbox for Business

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FileCloud has received the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Distinction for the fifth consecutive time!

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

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CTERA website doesn’t mention costs upfront, but FileCloud’s transparent pricing structure shows exact features you will get with the plan suitable for your enterprise.

FileCloud CTERA
Hosting Options & Features
On Premise/Self-Hosted yes yes
Cloud Hosted yes yes
IAAS (AWS) yes yes
IAAS (AWS GovCloud) yes no
IAAS (Azure) yes yes
Multi-Tenancy yes yes
Run On Docker yes yes
Run On Linux Server yes yes
Run On Windows Server yes yes
Storage, Sync & Backup Features
Storage Sync yes yes
Large File Support, max file size yes yes
Supported Local Storage yes yes
Storage Limitation Unlimited Unlimited
Endpoint Backup (Multiple folders) yes no
Branch Office Synchronization yes yes
Mobile Features
Mobile OS Compatibility iOS, Android, Windows Phone iOS, Android, Windows Phone
iOS, Android Media backup yes no
Cloud Features
File Sharing yes yes
Unlimited Client/ Partner Accounts yes yes
Secure Access yes yes
Desktop Sync – Cross Platform(Windows, Mac, Linux) yes no
Document Quick Edit yes no
Document Web Edit yes no
DICOM Medical Images Preview (e.g. X-rays, Scans) yes yes
Embedded File Upload Form yes no
File Comments/Activity Stream yes no
Workflow Automation yes no
Customization, Branding yes yes
Security, Access Control & Existing File Systems Integration
Digital Rights Management yes no
Data Governance yes no
End-point Protection yes no
Data Leak Prevention yes no
Smart Content Classification yes no
Anti-virus/ Ransomware Protection yes no
Integrate – Existing Home Directories yes no
NTFS Support yes yes
Network Share Support yes yes
Network Share Versioning yes yes
Active Directory Support yes yes
Multiple Active Directory yes no
Single Sign-On (NTLM/SSO) yes yes
SAML Authentication yes yes
Data At Rest Encryption yes yes
Two Factor Authentication(2FA) yes yes
File Locking yes yes
FIPS 140-2 (U.S. government security standard) yes yes
Outlook Integration yes yes
API Support yes yes
Sharepoint plugin Under Development no
E-signature Under Development no
Google Drive Integration Under Development yes
Amazon S3/OpenStack Support yes yes
Audit & Admin Tools
Access and Monitoring Control yes yes
Mobile Device Management (Block devices, remote wipe, notification to devices) yes yes
Audit Reports (What, When, Who and How) yes yes
Geo IP Access Reports yes no
File Analytics & Reporting yes no
Role Based Administration yes yes
Pattern Search yes no
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More FileCloud Enterprise Features

FileCloud provides centralized device management, policy management, federated search, role-based access, advanced workflows, powerful admin reports, device management, remote wipe, metadata management system, selective sync, virtual drive, enhanced security features, automatic antivirus scanning and built-in ransom-ware protection.

FileCloud ServerSync

FileCloud’s ServerSync cloud enables Windows file servers into a powerful enterprise file sharing, sync platform. ServerSync keeps a copy of files and permissions between the cloud and on-premises storage and enables a hybrid cloud architecture that allows low-latency traditional LAN access when on-premise, and cloud access when off-site or remote.

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FileCloud integrates with Active Directory, NTFS, Office Online, Microsoft outook & Office 365

Outlook & Office integration

Branding & Customization

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

Customization Features

Mobile Apps

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

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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

Powerful Admininstration

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

Powerful Admin

Compliance Features

FileCloud provides ITAR, HIPAA, GDPR compliance and more industry standards. Check more compliant standards below.

FileCloud Compliance

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FileCloud Security

  • Private Cloud
  • End to End encryption
  • SAML Authentication
  • AES 256 Encryption
  • 2FA Authentication
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Private and Temporary Shares
  • Restrict Downloads, Copy, Screenshots
  • Free, Unlimited client accounts
  • Granular permissions

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


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