Compare and reviews of Google Drive, ShareFile, Box.com and more | ComConnect File Sync

Compare and reviews of Google Drive, ShareFile, Box.com and more


chihulytooclosesquareNotice:

This information is offered purely as a summary of our research, not as legal advice.  This page is updated as we find new information about these softwares as a service (SaaS). We have striven to be accurate and hope this content is useful. If you have any concerns or corrections, please let us know.


ShareFile

  • Only ShareFile and Dropbox for Business offer remote wiping technology.  Only wipe mobile devices and then, you have to have a high grade plan
  • Branding is web only.  Even though your clients might be looking at your branding, you’re still looking at Citrix’s.
  • Need a higher grade plan to get archiving and other compliance required features
  • Minimum of 5 accounts for the plan you’ll probably need
  • No share link expiration or download limit policies
  • Can’t do mass rollback


Google Drive

  • You can lose your company data if an employee unshares a directory
  • They didn’t want to give us our pictures from Android phones till recently and the records are spotty. I’ve lost years of photos I thought would be archived.
  • Does allow for bandwidth throttling on a device but not org wide
  • Questionable archiving capabilities (don’t advertise their stupid vault thing, but that’s still a maybe on being compliant)
  • Google Docs have revisions but the rest of your drive doesn’t
  • You can never get remove access an employee has to sensitive company information if they own the Google Doc
  • 30 days till permanant deletion
  • Minimum of 5 accounts for the plan you’ll probably need.
  • Need a higher grade plan to get archiving and other compliance required features
  • Branding is web only, not on the devices.  You and your employees are still looking at their branding.
  • Only SF and Drobox for Business will do a remote wipe.  Only wipe mobile devices and you have to have a high cost plan.


Box.com

  • Can’t do disclaimers
  • Need their enterprise plan to get firm branding
  • Don’t have file collision resolution
  • Can’t be part of a File Server Enabled network
  • Minimum of 5 accounts for the plan you’ll probably need


OneDrive

  • Can’t wipe remotely
  • Isn’t compliant for most industries
  • Can’t be removed from your PC easily
  • Login issues for guests
  • Can have your data unshared from you


Dropbox

  • You can lose your company data if an employee unshares a directory
  • 4 Business can do remote wiping
  • Minimum of 5 accounts for Dropbox for Business
  • The biggest difference between Dropbox basic and Business is space.
  • Need Dropbox for Business for secure sharing
  • Doesn’t track who touched what file. Also doesn’t track which device the file was modified on.
  • Someone else can delete your data
  • Minimum of 5 accounts for the plan you’ll probably need


ComConnect File Sync 

  • Only system that can offer disclaimers before a 3rd party is allowed to access a share
  • By device or organization wide bandwidth throttling (limit it during the work day and then allow it to take up
  • more bandwidth at night)
  • Backup any individual file or folder on your computer
  • 100% branding. From the web portal to the emails used to send the shares to on your devices. Its pretty cool to be able to look at your own logo, knowing it’s your cloud that you can leverage as a tool with your clients and associates.
  • Mass rollback, folder rollback and file versioning
    Can use File Server Enablement to cloud activate an on-premises server
  • 2 factor authentication
  • Access backups from the mobile app
Share on Social Media