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Why FileCloud is the Best Pydio alternative?

Better Pydio alternative

FileCoud is a better Pydio cloud alternative despite Pydio being a comprehensive sync and share platform. Pydio and FileCloud both can be deployed either in a private cloud or on-premises. Unfortunately, the solution lacks the stability and maturity to keep up with the ever-evolving industry demands. Numerous bugs have been reported in the project by consumers, thereby necessitating a substitute that overcomes such shortcomings.

FileCloud Advantages

A self-hosted EFSS (Enterprise File Sync and Share) solution, FileCloud is deployable in the cloud or on-premises according to the customer’s storage preference. Like Pydio file sharing, FileCloud too provides superb security and data access. But that’s where the similarities end. FileCloud boasts many other innovative features to surpass the competition as the best Pydio alternative.

Greater ROI

Enable remote access, sync to network shares (NTFS) and ensure that you have 100% control over your data, keeping data on-premises. FileCloud provides advanced search, Metadata, workflow automation, granular permissions, tools to customize the user experience, data governance, custom workflows, monitor, and audit.

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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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`Pydio alternative
FileCloud Pydio
Hosting Options & Features
On Premise/Self-Hosted yes yes
Cloud Hosted yes no
IAAS (AWS) yes no
IAAS (AWS GovCloud) yes no
IAAS (Azure) yes no
Multi-Tenancy yes yes
Run On Docker yes no
Run On Linux Server yes no
Run On Windows Server yes no
(Apache on Windows not supported)
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 yes
Branch Office Synchronization yes no
Mobile Features
Native Mobile Apps iOS, Android, Windows Phone iOS, Android
iOS, Android Media backup yes no
Cloud Features
File Sharing 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 no
Embedded File Upload Form yes no
File Comments/Activity Stream yes yes
Workflow Automation yes no
Chrome Extension yes no
Gmail Extension yes no
DICOM Medical Images Preview (e.g. X-rays, Scans) yes no
Customization, Branding yes yes
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 no
Active Directory Support yes yes
Multiple Active Directory yes yes
Single Sign-On 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
Outlook Integration yes no
API Support yes yes
Sharepoint plugin Under Development no
E-signature Under Development no
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 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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Powerful Administration

FileCloud has a powerful admin system with enhanced security features for Enterprise of any size. You can access, share, synchronize and work on your organization’s files using any device. For enterprises who are looking for a Pydio alternative, FileCloud is simply the best solution. You get unlimited storage, unlimited file size support with 100% control over your data.

Need more workflow features?

Get role-based access, meta data management and control file/folder access, granular permissions controls, multiple Active Directory and virtual drive. FileCloud allows remote access to existing Windows File servers preserving user NTFS permissions and full text search for easy use.

Security Protocols and integrations

Secure your files with encryption protocols, Two-Factor authentication, automatic anti-virus scanning and ransomware protection. With smart email notifications, file locking, you have everything in your power to control and manage. You can easily integrate FileCloud with Microsoft office, you have 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.

More Enterprise Features

FileCloud offers several advantages over pydio hosting such as centralized device management, policy management, federated search, role-based access, workflows, powerful admin reports, metadata management system, selective sync, virtual drive, unlimited storage, enhanced security features, endpoint backup and built-in ransom-ware protection which gives us Leverage over Pydio alternatives.

On-premises/ IaaS

FileCloud can be hosted on-premises or on any IaaS (e.g. AWS, Azure).

on-Premises 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.

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). Pydio reviews shows no such feature support.

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.

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

Multiple Active Directory

Integration with Active Directory – users can keep using the same Active Directory credentials. Not only this, unlike ShareFile, a single installation of FileCloud to authenticate against many different AD servers.

Multiple Active Directory

Run FileCloud on Azure

FileCloud allows Businesses and Managed Service Providers to host their own end-to-end file sync, share and mobile access solution on Azure Cloud infrastructure.

FileCloud on Azure

Document Quick Edit

Now edit MS Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and Publisher files directly from your desktop or mobile.

Document Preview

Unlike Pydio, FileCloud offers a look at the inside contents of a document before opening. This speeds up your tasks.

Embedded File Upload Form

A file upload form can be integrated with your website to upload/share files without user name or password. This is a simple “File Drop box” allowing your customers/ clients/ vendors to send files to you quickly and easily.

Multi-Tenancy Support

Managed service providers (MSPs) can use a single FileCloud tool to serve numerous customers. Moreover, each tenant enjoys the flexibility of customized branding as data separation remains intact.

OpenStack/Amazon S3 Support

Enterprises can use FileCloud to set up OpenStack or Amazon S3 storage without a hassle. Now, enterprises can switch storage with astounding flexibility.

Microsoft Outlook Integration

Pydio requires 3rd party integration for Outlook integration. FileCloud is fully integrated with Office Online by default. Working with remote Office files has never been simpler!

Data Loss Prevention

FileCloud monitors, prevent, and fix data leakage assuring important corporate data is protected across all your devices (Laptops, Desktops, Smartphones and Tablets).

Unified Device Management Console

FileCloud’s unified device management console helps safekeeping sensitive enterprise data irrespective of device ownership and type. The intuitive nature of the console means no dedicated staff or training is necessary.

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FileCloud - Best Pydio Alternative

At a Glance – FileCloud edge Over Pydio

  • Option to host FileCloud on on-premises 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 (1000s of $ savings)
  • Federated search
  • Full Text Search
  • Designed for mobile (Allows you to work on the Go)
  • Security and permissions at various levels
  • Virtual drive & selective sync
  • Integration with Active Directory and users can keep using same Active Directory credentials
  • Strong metadata management capabilities to classify files using tags and custom meta data sets
  • Customizable work flows and Office 365 integration
  • Access documents using web interface without an installed client on local machine
  • Real time file sync
  • Ability to control by user/group file/folder access
  • External sharing permissions, editing policies, device location restrictions, sharing by device

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

Small snapshot of more FileCloud features

  • Mobile Access – Top rated mobile apps on iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Blackberry
  • Auditing and Data Governance Features
  • Mobile device Management- Remote monitoring, wiping, blocking devices
  • Options to Customize
  • Powerful administration features (Device Dashboard, detailed audit logs)
  • Unlimited free external (partner/ client) accounts (1000s of $ savings)
  • Full Text Search
  • Virtual drive & selective sync
  • Flexible storage options
  • All major file types supported
  • Access documents using web interface without an installed client on local machine
  • Real time file sync

FileCloud for File Sharing

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


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