ownCloud secure cloud solution for file sharing

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ownCloud is a software solution for storing, synchronizing and sharing data. Over 100 million people worldwide use the open source application ownCloud for secure data exchange. Teams increase their productivity with unlimited access to files from their desktop, laptop or mobile devices without sacrificing security and data protection. Find out how ownCloud compares to other file sharing solutions like Google Drive, Dropbox, Citrix, Box or OneDrive. In the following table you will find a detailed comparison of the content collaboration providers on a feature by feature basis.

ownCloud secure cloud solution for filesharing

OneDrive

Dropbox

Google Drive

Box

Citrix

General

License

Open Source + Commercial License

Proprietary

Proprietary

Proprietary

Proprietary

Proprietary

Deployment 

On-Prem / Hybrid / Cloud

On-Prem / Cloud

Cloud

Cloud

Cloud

Cloud / Hybrid

Software Transparency

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

Full Control over Data

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

Support

5×8 or 24×7
2h reaction time

5×8
1h reaction time

no SLAs

not specified

5×8
1h reaction time

24×7
0.5h reaction time

Customization

Branding

Limited

Limited

Q

Limited

Limited

White-Labeling / OEM

Q
Q
Q

not known

not known

Feature Extensions

Q
Q
Q
R
R

Own Domain

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

Custom Features

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

Clients

Selective Sync

Mobile Platforms

iOS/Android

iOS/Android

iOS/Android

iOS/Android

iOS/Android

iOS/Android

Delta Sync

Q
Q
Q
Q

Virtual Filesystem

Q
Q

MSI packages

Q

Content Management

Unlimited Versioning

Q
Q

File Tagging

Q
Q
Q

View PDF, images, videos

Full Text Search

Sharing

Quick Sharing via Link

Share via Mail Address

Guest accounts 

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

Granular Access Permissions

Sharing Controls (Password Protection, Expiration Date)

User-defined Sharing Groups/Teams

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

File Drop (Upload only)

Q
Q
Q
Q

Inter-Server Sharing (Federation)

not known

Q
Q
Q
Q

Collaboration

Activity Stream

Q

Comments for Files and Folders

Q
Q
Q
R

only on files

R

only on files

Collaborative Editing (general)

Collaborative Editing with Collabora Online

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

Collaborative Editing with ONLYOFFICE

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

Collaborative Editing with MS Office Online Server

Q
Q

Security

Full Audit Trail

Storage Encryption

Storage Encryption with HSM

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

End-to-End-Encryption

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

End-to-End-Encryption with Private Keys on Smartcards

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

Anti-Virus

Password Policies

Transfer checksums

not known

not known

not known

not known

not known

File Access Control

Q
Q
Q
Q

Secure Client Authorization (OAuth2)

Q
Q
Q
Q

Brute-Force Protection

not known

not known

not known

Single Sign-On (SSO)

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

Ransomware Prevention

Q
Q
Q
Q

Ransomware Protection

Storage

Unlimited Storage

Depends on plan
(additional costs may apply)

Depends on plan
(additional costs may apply)

Depends on plan
(additional costs may apply)

Depends on plan
(additional costs may apply)

Depends on plan
(additional costs may apply)

Large File Support

Q

max. 15 GB

Q

max. 20 GB

Q

5 TB

Q

5 GB

Q

100 GB

Unlimited Files

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

File Storage
(e.g. Local / NFS)

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

Object Storage (S3)

Q
Q
Q
Q

Windows Network Drive Integration

Q
Q
Q
Q

FTP/SFTP Integration

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

Dropbox Integration

Q
Q
Q
Q

Google Drive Integration

Q
Q
Q
Q

MS Sharepoint 2013 Integration

Q
Q
Q

MS SharePoint 2016 / OneDrive Integration

Q
Q
Q

WebDAV Integration (e.g. Box)

Q
Q
Q
Q

Administration

LDAP/AD Integration

CLI

Q
Q
Q
Q

Data Retention Policies

Q

APIs for Automation

Impersonation (Sign in as user)

not known

Transfer File Ownerships between Accounts

Administrative Roles

Automated Document Classification and Policies

Q
Q

Users prefer ownCloud to competing products

ownCloud has an average rating of 4.2 on Capterra

4.2

ownCloud has an average rating of 4.1 on G2

4.1

ownCloud has an average rating of 4.5 on Gartner Peer Insights

4.5

Trusted by 100 million users worldwide

ownCloud customer CERN
ownCloud customer ETH Zürich
ownCloud customer Daimler
ownCloud customer European Commission
ownCloud customer DB Mobility Networks Logistics
ownCloud customer Fujitsu

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