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Why FileCloud is a Leading Alternative to Dropbox?

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Dropbox Alternative with Better Features and Amazing Support!

Security Concerns Over Dropbox

Dropbox secure sharing 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. Hence, you need an encrypted dropbox alternative.

FileCloud 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 with end-to-end encryption.

Why Use FileCloud Over Dropbox

FileCloud feature advantages over Dropbox include selective sync, virtual drive, unlimited data storage, unlimited file sizes for uploads, enhanced security features, and endpoint backup.

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

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FileCloud vs Dropbox

FileCloud offers the same stability, ease of use, and security, but with a much greater set of features such as Digital Rights Management, Smart DLP and much more which makes FileCloud one of the best alternatives to Dropbox.

FileCloud Dropbox
Hosting Options & Features
On Premise/Self-Hosted yes yes
Cloud Hosted yes yes
IAAS (AWS) yes yes
IAAS (AWS GovCloud) yes yes
IAAS (Azure) yes yes
Multi-Tenancy yes no
Run On Docker yes no
Run On Linux Server yes yes
Run On Windows Server yes no
Storage, Sync & Backup Features
Storage Sync yes yes
Large File Support, max file size yes yes (20 GB Limit)
Supported Local Storage yes yes
Storage Limitation Unlimited 3 TB (Unlimited in upgraded plans)
Endpoint Backup (Multiple folders) yes no
Branch Office Synchronization yes no
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
Governance/ Retention Policies yes yes
Secure Access yes yes
Cross Platform yes yes
Desktop Sync – Cross Platform(Windows, Mac, Linux) yes yes
Document Quick Edit yes yes
Document Web Edit yes yes
DICOM Medical Images Preview (e.g. X-rays, Scans) yes yes
Embedded File Upload Form yes yes
File Comments/Activity Stream yes yes
Workflow Automation yes yes
Chrome Extension yes yes
Gmail Extension yes yes
Customization, Branding yes no
Security, Access Control & Existing File Systems Integration
Integrate – Existing Home Directories yes yes
NTFS Support yes yes
Network Share Support yes yes
Network Share Versioning yes yes
Active Directory Support yes yes
Multiple Active Directory yes yes
Single Sign-On (NTLM/SSO) yes Buy Additional Software
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 Buy Additional Software
Google Drive Integration Under Development no
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 yes
File Analytics & Reporting (Summary of Client Applications per OS & Type, User Shares, Active Files Managed, File Type Distribution) yes yes
Role Based Administration yes yes
Pattern Search yes no
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FileCloud vs Dropbox – Comparison of important features

Admin Controls

Dropbox admin dashboard has limited capability.

  • View a team member’s folder structure
  • Share files and folders with others
  • View, open, and download files
  • Delete files, or restore deleted files

FileCloud’s centralized administrator control dashboard provides a single-page view of the complete system, including:

  • User counts broken down by user types
  • Storage quota
  • Disk usage
  • License information and system version.

The dashboard also monitors pending updates, latest files and users added to FileCloud.

FileCloud offers an array of advanced user management features to manage user devices, files, file shares and endpoint security policies. With FileCloud, admins can copy or move files from one user to another user. This feature is especially useful when admins must move a set of files from one employee to another (change of job, promotion, sabbatical, vacation).

Dropbox doesn’t offer a lot of granular user management options and easy user files management in case an employee leaves the organization.


Dropbox relies heavily on external 3rd party integrations for workflow automation. For your team members to efficiently work and automate complex tasks, you need to integrate your Dropbox account with many paid extensions.

FileCloud, on the other hand, integrates with many external apps, but also creates efficiency across the organization by automating time-consuming tasks using workflow automation. FileCloud’s workflow automation helps design and manage processes with simple logical statements. Users can use conditional combinations to automate many file related tasks from developing business processes to enforcing policies.


Dropbox allows following audit details

  • Active members: Team members who have taken an action in the last 28 days, such as access, adding files, editing files, viewing files, and sharing
  • Storage: Total amount of storage space used by your team
  • Links created: The number of shared links created
  • Active shared folders: Number of shared folders with at least 2 members that have had activity in the last 28 days
  • Active devices: The number of devices where your team members are signed in to Dropbox that have had activity in the last 28 days

FileCloud offers a much more detailed audit log

  • Were any new accounts created recently
  • How many clients are logged in
  • What are users commonly searching for on the site
  • How many files are being uploaded and downloaded

Since every operation is logged, the audit database entries can grow very large very quickly.

To manage log file growth, you can:

  • Remove log entries using the Admin dashboard
  • Limit what operations are logged
  • Export log files to CSV as an archive

Governance and Retention

Dropbox Business users have only 120 days to recover any files, unless that file has already been marked for permanent deletion. Dropbox doesn’t offer flexible approach to retention policies. Dropbox simply retains files for a set amount of time.

FileCloud allows administrators to automate some of the processing related to protecting sensitive files. For example, administrators can create a Retention Policy that disables a user’s ability to delete or edit any of the files and folders named in the policy. To resolve the issue of conflicting policies. FileCloud gives admin certain privileges to control how the files are retained and deleted. Policies like legal hold, archival and retention for an unlimited amount of time makes FileCloud a much secure dropbox alternative.

White-label/ Custom Branding

Dropbox offers very limited options for custom branding like uploading your business logo and a few small options.

FileCloud offers a much more comprehensive set of options. FileCloud allows you to create your Own Branded Business File Sharing, Sync, Backup and Mobile Access platform for your customers. We believe your file sharing system should promote your brand, not ours. You can customize FileCloud with your company logo, login page image, email templates, TOS and user interface elements. Moreover you can run FileCloud under your own business domain. All of these factors make FileCloud the best Dropbox business alternative.

Also Check out the comparison between ownCloud vs Nextcloud


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.

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 Administration

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

GDPR Compliance

FileCloud is an enterprise file sharing and sync platform to support GDPR across private, hybrid and public cloud storage options, similar to Dropbox GDPR server location. FileCloud enables administrators to discover and manage sensitive data including pattern search.

FileCloud Compliance – Learn More

Data Governance

With increasing regulations and the complexity of business processes, any mishandling of files increases the risk of regulatory penalties, which can affect business reputation and result in significant financial penalties. FileCloud simplifies data governance by setting policies for automatic document life cycle management, including file retention and archival.

FileCloud Data Governance – Learn More

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FileCloud - The Best Among Dropbox Alternatives

Dropbox is one of the biggest enterprise file sync and share solutions out there. Using Dropbox is easy and convenient cloud storage service but there are certain flaws or dropbox security risks which might compel you to look for a secure Dropbox alternative. One such lacking feature is the absence of end-to-end encryption. There have been more concerns over the security with Dropbox recently.

With FileCloud, one can rest assured that corporate data is well-protected on company servers and employee devices. FileCloud provides AES 256-bit encryption to store files at rest and SSL/TLS to secure tunnels for file transmission. FileCloud also provides 2-factor authentication, anti-virus scanning, and ransomware protection and multiple levels of security at each layer.

Learn more about FileCloud features

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

More Feature Advantages over Dropbox

Let’s list down FileCloud advantages over Dropbox

  • Data loss prevention
  • HIPAA or FINRA compliant enterprise file share
  • Strong metadata management capabilities to classify files using tags and custom metadata sets
  • Integration with Active Directory and users can keep using same Active Directory credentials
  • Customizable workflows and Office 365 integration
  • Mobile App Support
  • Roll back to previous versions
  • Text Search for easy file searches
  • Device Sync
  • All major file types are supported
  • Access cloud based documents using web interface without an installed client on a local machine
  • Real-time file sync
  • Change tracking and audit logs
  • User and role management
  • Ability to control actions via user/group file/folder access
  • External sharing permissions, editing policies, password protection, device location restrictions, sharing by device

“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 Dropbox alternative business solution.

FileCloud Customer Stories


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


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