Nextcloud Alternative

FileCloud Is Better Than Nextcloud For Enterprise File Share & Sync

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Why FileCloud is the Best Nextcloud alternative?

Better Features Than Nextcloud

FileCloud is also an on-premise solution like Nextcloud but gives you more control over your data and more security and compliance features. FileCloud also provides seamless collaboration, secure file exchange, and mobility compared to Nextcloud. With top of the line features like full text search, ransomware protection, powerful admin controls and better customer support, FileCloud is undoubtedly the best alternative to Nextcloud.

Fits Every Organization

FileCloud offers customization to use your own logo and custom login screen, as well as unlimited external user (partner/client) accounts. Branding features are only available as a separate add-on with Nextcloud.
FileCloud can also be scaled according to your organization’s needs, so your platform fits with your operations. Deploy FileCloud as an on-prem, cloud, or hybrid solution, and take advantage of our best-in-class support and Professional Services offerings to streamline the integration process.

Best Nextcloud Alternative

FileCloud offers a powerful admin interface allowing user management, analytics and reports, role-based access, connected device management, full audit logs, and much more. FileCloud also offers data loss prevention in form of remote wipe, recycle bin, endpoint backup, view-only file shares, and options to roll back to previous versions. These features and others make FileCloud an unparalleled alternative to Nextcloud.

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.


Why FileCloud is the Best Nextcloud alternative?

Check detailed feature comparison below between Nextcloud and FileCloud

Nextcloud vs FileCloud

FileCloud Nextcloud
Hosting Options & Features
On Premise/Self-Hosted yes yes
Cloud Hosted no yes
IAAS (AWS & Azure) no no
IAAS (AWS GovCloud) no yes
Multi-Tenancy yes no
Runs 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
ServerLink (Cross-Site Replication) yes no
Mobile Features
Mobile OS Compatibility iOS, Android, Windows Phone iOS, Android
iOS, Android Media backup yes no
Activity Streams, Comments yes no
Offline Sync yes no
Desktop Clients
Desktop Sync – Cross Platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) yes yes
Desktop Drive – Cross Platform (Windows, Mac) yes yes
Microsoft Office Add-on yes yes (Purchase separately)
Cloud Features
File Sharing yes yes
Governance/ Retention policies yes yes
Secure Access yes yes
Granular Sub Folder Permissions yes yes
Team Folders yes yes
Free Limited Users yes yes
Document Web Edit (Collabora) yes yes
Document Web Edit (Office Online Server) yes yes
DICOM Medical Images Preview (e.g. X-rays, Scans) yes yes
Customization, Branding Custom branding, White label, Emails, ToS Policies etc Custom branding, White label, Emails, ToS Policies etc (Purchase separately)
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 yes yes
Built-in Ransomware Protection 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 no
API Support yes yes
Zapier Integration yes yes
Chrome Browser Extensions yes yes
Sharepoint plugin no yes
E-signature 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 no
Audit Reports yes yes
Geo IP Access Reports yes no
File Analytics & Reporting (Summary of Client Applications per OS & Type, User Shares, Active Files Managed, File Type Distribution) yes no
Role Based Administration yes yes
Pattern Search yes no
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Why Choose FileCloud?

Nextcloud enterprise file sync and share solution keeps data under control. They do provide easy access to files, on-premise solution and security features. But is it enough to choose Nextcloud as your enterprise file share solution?

Well, with FileCloud as the Nextcloud file sharing alternative, you have all the features that come with Nextcloud and much more. Check out the detailed comparison between ownCloud vs Nextcloud vs FileCloud.

FileCloud Workflow Features

Do you require more workflow capabilities to power your enterprise needs? With FileCloud, you gain features like role-based access controls (RBAC), powerful admin reports, metadata management options, and granular control over file/folder access. Create user groups and assign appropriate permissions or restrictions whenever needed. Active Directory support enables remote access to existing Windows File servers, preserving user NTFS permissions. FileCloud also supports full-text search for easy use right out of the box, along with file actions like “approve,”deny” or commenting. Admins have access to IFTTT workflows and users can leverage a no-code, drag-and-drop builder to create their own workflows within FileCloud.

FileCloud also comes with hyper-secure features that help you maintain control over your data. Secure files with two-factor authentication, encryption protocols for data at rest and in transit, and automatic anti-virus scanning. With smart notifications, file locking and designing custom workflows, you have everything in your power to manage and control your enterprise data smartly and efficiently. You can easily integrate FileCloud with office, outlook add-ons to edit documents in the browser, share large files on the go and use documents through office mobile apps from your smartphone, without leaving your secure FileCloud environment. Nextcloud customization and WorkFlow features are not as advanced.

on-premise/ IaaS

FileCloud can be hosted on-premise or on any IaaS (e.g. AWS, Azure). NextCloud enterprise is provided as a SaaS offering

on-Premise sync – Learn more

End Point Backup

In addition to file sharing and sync, FileCloud offers endpoint backup.

Endpoint Backup – Learn more

External File Sharing

FileCloud offers intuitive external file sharing capabilities to share files with partners, vendors and customers. Nextcloud for Business offers complex, hard to manage external file sharing features.

External File Sharing – Learn more

Branding & Customization

FileCloud offers Unparalleled branding/customization (Change logo, change login screen, branded file sharing emails, Run on custom domain).

Customization Features

Remote Wipe feature

FileCloud supports remote wipe of files in client devices (PCs, Mobile apps).

Remote Wipe & more security features

Metadata Management

FileCloud offers powerful metadata management capabilities to classify files using tags and custom meta data sets. Features like NextCloud document scanner or NextCloud file access control aren’t a suitable replacement.

Metadata Management – Learn More

Powerful Admin

FileCloud offers powerful administration features for system admins (Device dashboard, detailed audit log, reports and many more …)

Powerful Admin – Learn more

Federated Search & GDPR

FileCloud offers federated search to support e-discovery and GDPR compliance.

Federated Search – Learn More

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More reasons which make FileCloud the best NextCloud alternative for Business!

FileCloud delivers enterprise value unlike any other Nextcloud alternative.

FileCloud offers advanced sharing options

  • View, Upload, Download, Share, Sync and Delete
  • Nextcloud offers only limited file sharing options
  • FileCloud offers security and permissions at folder/sub folder levels
  • FileCloud offers virtual drive & selective sync capabilities

Learn more about advanced file sharing features

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

Check a small snapshot of FileCloud features

  • Option to host FileCloud on on-premise or any IaaS (e.g. AWS, Azure)
  • Powerful administration features (Device Dashboard, detailed audit logs)
  • Customization (Change Logo, Change Login screen, Run on custom domain)
  • Unlimited free external (partner/ client) accounts
  • Federated and full-text search
  • Designed for mobile (work on the go)
  • Advanced sharing options
  • Security and permissions at various levels
  • Virtual drive & selective sync, as compared to NextCloud desktop sync client.
  • Integration with Active Directory: users can keep using same Active Directory credentials
  • Strong metadata management capabilities to classify files using tags and custom meta data sets
  • Flexible storage options
  • Customizable work flows and Office 365 integration
  • All major file types supported
  • Access documents using web interface without an installed client on local machine
  • Real time file sync, as compared to NextCloud smart sync.

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


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