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Similar to Dropbox but hosted behind your corporate firewall or on AWS and Azure - Self Hosted Dropbox

Self Hosted Dropbox Alternative

Your own Dropbox like server as file share solution. Provide advanced file access, share and sync to your employees and partners with top-notch security.

  • Security and encryption protocols
  • Powerful Administration
  • Speed and ease of use
  • visibility, control, and compliance

Best Dropbox Business Alternative

On-Premises Cloud

Self-Host FileCloud using your servers behind your own firewall. Complete security and 100% control. on-premise hosting, as locally hosted Dropbox doesn’t exists.

  • Modern encryption (AES 256-bit)
  • Two factor authentication
  • Anti-virus scanning
  • Data Loss Prevention

FileCloud Security

High ROI

We offer FileCloud as a file sharing Dropbox alternative

  • Free Unlimited External accounts
  • Better than Dropbox & Box
  • Workflow Automation
  • On-Premises Storage Option

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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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FileCloud Top Features

Key FeaturesIncluded in Price
File Sync, Share and Backup Features
Desktop Sync – Cross Platform(Windows, Mac, Linux) yes
Mount/Mapped Drive yes
Public, Private and Time Limited Shares yes
Granular Controls for Folders yes
Free, Unlimited Client accounts yes
Document Quick Edit yes
Document Preview yes
DICOM Medical Images Preview (e.g. X-rays, Scans) yes
Drag/Drop Upload yes
Multi-file Download as Zip yes
Embedded File Upload Form yes
File/Folder Search yes
File Comments/Activity Stream yes
Large File Support, Max file size yes
Endpoint Backup (Multiple folders) yes
Content Search yes
File Versioning Unlimited
Network Folder Versioning yes
Real time Network Share Sync yes
Storage Limits Unlimited
Mobile Features
Mobile Apps iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Secure Mobile Access and Sharing yes
Direct Mobile document editing via 3rd party apps yes
Microsoft Office Mobile apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) integration yes
iOS, Android Media backup yes
Web Page Logo yes
Logo on Mobile Apps yes
Custom Login Page Background Image yes
White Label Contact Sales
Communication Email Templates, Custom Feed
Policy Privacy Policy, ToS
Custom Branded Desktop Clients Contact Sales
Custom Branded Mobile Apps Contact Sales
Integrate – Existing Home Directories yes
NTFS Support yes
Network Share Support (CIFS, SAMBA and NFS) yes
Active Directory Support yes
Multiple Active Directory yes
Network Share File Versioning yes
Edit Office Documents Within Browser – Integration with Microsoft Office Online yes
Outlook Integration yes
Add-ons for Microsoft Office yes
Edit Documents Within Browser Using LibreOffice yes
Chrome Extensions yes
Custom Workflow (‘If this, then that’ Steps) yes
Security and Access Control
File Locking yes
Single Sign-On, NTLM SSO yes
SAML 2.0 and ADFS Support yes
Two factor Authentication yes
Anti-Ransomware yes
Anti-Virus Scanning yes
Passcode Enforcement for Mobile Apps yes
Data At Rest Encryption (256-bit AES) yes
FIPS 140-2 (U.S. government security standard) yes
Customer Managed Encryption Keys yes
Admin and Audit Tools
Admin Dashboard yes
User/Group/File Shares Management yes
Mobile Device Inventory yes
Block Devices yes
Remote Data Wipe (Mobile, Clients) yes
Notification to Devices yes
Custom Branding (Web, Email Templates and Login Page Image) yes
File Analytics and Reports yes
Custom domain and mail server yes
File Locks Management yes
Deleted Files Retention Policy yes
Mobile Application Policy (Open, Edit, Print and Download) yes
Comprehensive Usage, Access and Share Stats yes
Audit Reports yes
HIPAA, EU Data Residency Compliance yes
Role Based Administration yes
Pattern Search yes
Third Party Apps Integration yes
API Support yes
Amazon S3/OpenStack Support yes
Self-hosted On-Premise (or) On AWS and Azure yes
Multi-Tenant Support Yes (Requires 20 licenses minimum per site)
High-availability Architecture yes
Enterprise Deployment Support Yes (Premium support available )
Multiple Storage Local(SAN, NAS, HDDs), Amazon S3, Openstack Swift

Why FileCloud?

The flexibility in everyday work is increasing. Employees only need Internet access – and can access data, applications, and services from anywhere. The parallel processing of data is possible. IT resources are spared because highly complex applications are served via the web interface. While easy access and automation is necessary, security is much more important.

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 professional alterrnative FileCloud provides your files with end to end encryption, end-point backup, automatic anti-virus scanning and data loss prevention. FileCloud is truly the best choice among programs similar to dropbox.

Storage capacity and large file sharing

Storage capacity and IT infrastructure are no longer a problem. Bottlenecks in storage space are a thing of the past. The cloud can be adapted to the needs at any time. The construction of IT infrastructure is eliminated. Cloud computing, cloud data or cloud storage – all these terms have already found a solid use in our day to day life. With Dropbox, you may have to pay more for more storage and for lifting file size limitations. FileCloud, on the other hand, offers unlimited file size sharing, unlimited storage with business plans. Host your own dropbox alternative in your own local infrastructure.

Cloud Backup

Backup was the first major application for cloud storage. It began as an ideal way to secure domestic desktops and found its way into the company, where it now secures the terminals of employees. FileCloud offers automatic backup of your files which prevents data loss at any cost. Dropbox also doesn’t offers end-to-end encryption.

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.

Other features offered by FileCloud similar to dropbox

FileCloud provides data access from anywhere

Similar to Dropbox, if your data is stored on the server of FileCloud, you get access to it anytime, anywhere. This is because, when you store data in a cloud, they are not on a specific device, but on the highly secured servers of the cloud provider. This allows access to the data via the Internet. All you need is a user account. Regardless of the device or location, you have access to your data.

Cloud enables collaboration with others.

Alternative to Dropbox for file sharing, FileCloud offers the ability to share data stored in the cloud with other users or to work on it together. These functions can be very useful, for example, to exchange large files with clients or to work on a document together and keep it up to date.

Cloud providers take care of the data.

If data is given to a cloud provider, it will also take care that the data is secure, so that it does not get deleted accidentally. Data backups, will, of course, make these professional providers quite different from most private users, which is a great advantage, in terms of data security.

Clouds theoretically offer unlimited storage space.

While some cloud file sharing solutions offer unlimited storage space, Dropbox is not one of them. FileCloud on the other hand gives you the option to have unlimited storage without spending a fortune.

Data Loss Prevention

Dropbox customers have faced data leaks and permanent loss in the past. Data loss may happen due to natural disasters or loss of backup servers. These events are impossible to predict and implementation of a multi-layered backup system is recommended.

FileCloud Data Loss Prevention

Secure from Hijacking

Hijackers these days are smart and can get into your personal data and interfere with your business processes. More than secure document sharing, you need processes, security compliant measures and features to regain control in case of any hijack event.

FileCloud Security measures

Security Compliance

FileCloud offers multiple data protection and compliance solutions for HIPAA, FINRA, and GDPR, among others. FileCloud enables enterprises to run their own HIPAA- or FINRA- compliant enterprise file share, sync, and endpoint backup solution.

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Data Backup Reliability

FileCloud offers an efficient and reliable data backup solution that has the appropriate tools to protect data across all devices. Get automatic desktop and mobile backup, unlimited file versioning, and deleted files recovery.

End point backup

Network Share Support

Improve collaboration and productivity among employees by providing all network shares for remote access via web and mobile apps.

Network Share Sync

Active Directory Integration

Integrate with existing Active Directory/LDAP Infrastructure for a single point of management. Preserve NTFS access permissions without needing to recreate file access permissions on the cloud.

Administrative Controls, Audit

Powerful admin controls manage users, accounts, and storage quotas. Detailed audit trails meet compliance requirements.

Admin features

Custom Branding

Customize FileCloud with your organization’s logos, terms of service, and email templates.

Custom Branding

Free Client Accounts

Unlimited, free client accounts for external users.

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Endpoint Security

Real-time visibility of connected devices and remote wipe/block capabilities meet data security and compliance policies.

Endpoint Security

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File Sharing features

File Sharing

Allows users to access, share, sync files and documents from anywhere and any device.

Designed for Mobile

Ready for Tablets and Smartphones. Offers anywhere access from iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows 7,8 and 10.


Synchronize content across computers, smart phones and tablets. Roll out your own Dropbox or Box.net like solution.

FileCloud Tour

"We tested about five other solutions like Team Drive, OwnCloud and LeitzCloud. In the End, FileCloud won that battle clearly"

Similar to Dropbox but much better

Reduced IT effort: Anyone who chooses a cloud solution such as FileCloud saves not only thousands of dollars on storage capacity but also gets an amazing customer support which is our number 1 priority. The FileCloud service team takes care of updates, data storage in accordance with data protection, performance, and administration.

Constantly updated resources: Unlike bigger file sharing solutions, FileCloud updates the mobile apps, add new features and address security concerns very frequently. As per user demands, we added DocIQ, a real time collaboration layer to Microsoft office documents without much turnaround time.

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

    More Features

    File Versioning: Automatically versions files as they change, making it easy to get back to a previous version.

    Cross Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux

    Storage Types: Supports Local storage (HDD, NAS/SAN), Amazon S3, Openstack or any object based storage.

    Large file support

    With FileCloud, there is no specific file size limitation. Share large GB sized files with users inside and outside your organization.

    FileCloud lets you access important documents even when you and your team aren’t physically present in the office, through mobile apps or websites.

    “We love FileCloud’s simplicity, mobile apps, and above all, responsiveness of FileCloud team”

    High ROI with FileCloud - Best Self Hosted Dropbox Alternative

    Dropbox is a large File share solution However, if you’re on the lookout for a self hosted, solid, reliable file sharing service that has all the right levers, a good place to start would be FileCloud.

    One of the strongest aspects of this solution is the flexibility it offers to the users. This is a self-hosted EFSS that can be deployed on public cloud or on-premise, giving it an edge over Dropbox and other solutions. You also enjoy complete control and visibility as the files are uploaded to your servers.

    “FileCloud is an ideal solution for us. We are able to use existing shares and easily access everything on go.”


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