Egnyte vs ownCloud

The most important differences between Egnyte and ownCloud

Compare Egnyte vs ownCloud


Read a full Egnyte comparison below, and learn how ownCloud enables users to share files and folders within your organization securely. Egnyte is a US-based file synchronization and sharing provider that combines on-premises and cloud storage. Unlike ownCloud, Egnyte is closed source. ownCloud, on the other hand, is open source and thereby transparent. Organizations can audit the full source code. It also supports hybrid setups such as those Egnyte specializes in.

ownCloud secure cloud solution for enterprise file sharing



AGPLv3, commercial license

Commercial license


On-premises, Hybrid, Cloud

On-premises, Hybrid, Cloud

Support reaction time 


Depends on plan

Deployment packages


Unlimited for on-premises

1TB per user

Maximum file size



Custom theming


Desktop App 

Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Windows, Mac OS

Web App


Mobile Apps

iOS, Android 

iOS, Android 

Virtual File System 


Document editing 

Collabora online, ONLYOFFICE,
Microsoft Office Online Server

Microsoft Office Online

Email integration 

Outlook plugin


Guest accounts


Sharing policies for groups


Activities & comments


2-factor authentication


Storage encryption


External storage integration


LDAP integration


Command-line interface


FTP-Server integration


Ransomeware protection

Only enterprise


We compiled this comparison list to the best of our knowledge in September 2020. Should we have overlooked or forgotten anything, do not hesitate to contact us.

The best choice for enterprise file sync and share: ownCloud

Large global community, large ecosystem

200 million people around the world use ownCloud. The file platform has been installed over 200,000 times already. On GitHub, over 7,200 people starred the project, the ownCloud core repository has nearly 500 active contributors. Being open source makes ownCloud transparent and secure. With ownCloud, you can rely on a sizeable global ecosystem for adaptability and support on linux based stacks.

It integrates with tools you already use

ownCloud takes a best-of-breed approach to improving staff productivity and collaboration, creating individual solutions through clever integration with other software to fit an organizations requirements. From document editing with ONLYOFFICE, Collabora Online or Microsoft Office Online Server, to various groupware options, to CRMs an course management systems – ownCloud is seamlessly connected wherever files are edited and shared.

+10 years experience in enterprise file sync & share

The open-source project ownCloud was launched in 2010 and the company ownCloud was founded in 2011. Now, it is backed by a huge community. At ownCloud GmbH, 75 team members are committed to support and deploy – and to develop features for our customers. With ownCloud you get continuity, reliability, assured quality and +10 years experience in enterprise file sync and share.

Easy content collaboration at scale

ownCloud is made for teams of any size: From the residential consumer NAS to the vast Enterprise ownClouds with 200,000 users. ownCloud is designed for business-use while rooted in open source. Being reliable, convenient and secure, ownCloud also offers unlimited scalability when sharing files. It doesn’t even have a file size limit. Egnyte, by comparison, lacks a file link plugin for Outlook as well as a secure data room extension.

Users love ownCloud

ownCloud has an average rating of 4.2 on Capterra


ownCloud has an average rating of 4.1 on G2


ownCloud has an average rating of 4.5 on Gartner Peer Insights


Trusted by 200 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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OwnCloud is very easy to use, very simple file system with simple interface and its design of file manager is also very good. It has good filtering options and comes with good admin controls. It follows strict security mechanisms/practices, as the web attacks are increasing gradually.

Software Developer, Manufacturing Industry

Gartner Peer Insights, February 2020