ownCloud offers enterprise fileshare capabilities while it is hosted on your servers, using your storage, under the control of your IT. With ownCloud, you provide users file access to data wherever it lives, supported by your enterprise security systems, management tools and governance policies.

ownCloud offers an enterprise fileshare solution that allows users to access company files on any device, anytime, from anywhere. IT can also manage, control and audit file sharing activity to ensure security and compliance measures are met by using a single front-end to all of your disparate systems.

Frictionless Access to Existing Storage

Only ownCloud can provide access to storage within the enterprise, all through the frictionless mobile, desktop and web apps that users find simple to use. By connecting ownCloud to existing storage in the enterprise, such as S3, Windows network drives and SharePoint servers, ownCloud can operate as a single point of access to files across the enterprise. 

Admins configure each storage connection manually or with a script, to make it easy to support a few up to thousands of storage servers, document libraries, FTP servers and more – whether onsite or in the cloud. This ensures admins get the full logging of the existing storage solution, while the user simply sees a file tree with access to all of their files, regardless of where they are stored on the backend, and with the existing ACLs preserved.


As a busy knowledge worker, you may be in the airport when you have an urgent request from one of your executives to send a critical file ASAP. Your flight is about to board and you don’t have time to fire up your laptop, access the internet, access the VPN, start email, attach the file, sync the client – all just to send the file. But, your mobile phone with the ownCloud app lets you go to the file and share it. Done.

Whether in SharePoint, on a Windows network drive or in cloud storage, users have a single interface from which they can access, sync and share files on any device, anytime, from anywhere. Users can quickly find and share the files they need whether shared by others or created themselves. With features like password protection, link expiration, anonymous and full access sharing, files are managed accordingly. And, administrators can easily track and audit file sharing activities.

Secure & Control Your Data Manage Users & Accounts Leave Data Where It Is

On your Servers – Install ownCloud on your servers, in your data center – or wherever you choose to host the software.

Leverage existing user directories, Active Directory, LDAP, openLDAP – Integrate AD and LDAP directories using a wizard-style interface to define customizable attributes; configurations include new display names, home directory paths, quota and more.

Application Integration – Use the ownCloud APIs to integrate file sharing with your favorite applications, or leverage ownCloud’s out-of-the-box integration with SharePoint or Windows network drives.

Using your Storage – Leverage the storage you already have whether on-premises, cloud or hybrid. Or add the storage you choose to serve end user files.

SAML 2.0 Authentication – Drop ownCloud into your IT infrastructure and authenticate with your chosen identity provider. SAML-based Shibboleth federated authentication allows single sign on (SSO) across the globe

Federated Cloud Sharing – Collaborate between users on one ownCloud installation with users on a separate ownCloud installation while each server maintains its respective security and governance protocols. 

Meet Policies with your own Administrators – Running in your data center, on your storage, complying with your policies and procedures.

Integrate with your existing Backup Solutions – Easily move ownCloud user accounts and files between ownCloud instances and have a backup ready when you need it.

Integrate with existing Home Directories – Easily integrate ownCloud with existing user home directories, making sync and share a seamless extension of existing user storage.

Encryption 2.0 – In addition to providing native encryption at rest on whatever backend storage you choose, ownCloud also offers Encryption 2.0 – which provides modularity and flexibility and enables you to customize your encryption architecture to meet your unique environment, regulatory requirements and business processes.

Provisioning API – Integrate the automated provisioning API with existing data center tools, allowing external systems to trigger authenticated user provisioning and reporting activities.

External Storage – Mount Dropbox, FTPs, Google Docs, S3, Ceph and external WebDAV servers as secondary storage out-of-the-box.

File Firewall – Define advanced rules that control access to data based on user connections, time of day, device, IP, geography and other relevant criteria.

Custom Branding – Make ownCloud look and feel like the rest of your site. Replace standard fonts, colors and icons with your brand on mobile, desktop and web interfaces.

Flexible API – Publicly defined APIs make creating applications for ownCloud simple, enabling add-on functions a stable integration point.

Antivirus Scanning – Uploaded files are scanned with ClamAV, preventing the potential for automated distribution of infected files or integrated with external virus scanners.

WebDAV – Access your files through ownCloud using an open, industry standard protocol used by many applications from the desktop to mobile devices.

Logging – Transparently log access, administrative actions, sharing activities and file transfers. ownCloud writes to log files that can easily be set up to work with SIEM solutions like Splunk or other log viewers.

Mobile Libraries – Access ownCloud’s internal functions, resources and events directly from your custom mobile applications.

Sharing and Activity Stream APIs – Extend ownCloud with custom functionality through APIs that expose ownCloud’s file sharing and activity events.

Flexible Integration

No IT project ever starts with a blank slate. Existing technology stacks, storage systems, servers, private cloud management tools, log managers, backup tools, and more may be deployed in the data center. To preserve existing business processes, security and any solutions must deploy into this complex heterogeneous environment or face a rip-and-replace scenario.

ownCloud breaks from the pack by giving IT a choice. Whether private clouds, virtualization or storage, ownCloud lets you leverage your existing infrastructure investments. ownCloud administrators have the flexibility to choose the best solution for their environment and how they deploy based on their needs.

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