DropBox vs Egnyte
Last updated: June 05, 2018
Dropbox is a Web-based file hosting service that uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization. There are both free and paid services, each with varying options. In comparison to similar services, Dropbox offers a relatively large number of user clients across a variety of desktop and mobile operating systems. DropBox alternatives for enterprise are: Box, Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365.
Egnyte Cloud File Server addresses the critical infrastructure needs of businesses - file storage, backup, sharing and collaboration - in one secure, centrally-managed and easy-to-use solution. In combination with its Local Cloud technology, Egnyte enables fast local edit capabilities and offline access to your files.
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2017 - Egnyte Connect syncs files between the cloud and office to fight DropBox
Egnyte has always tried to separate itself from Box and Dropbox by being the hybrid storage alternative to the competition’s fully cloud approach. If you have files on-prem that’s fine with Egnyte. They will help manage them too — and Egnyte Connect plays directly into that strategy. Egnyte already has a Connect mobile app for viewing files, but with today’s desktop app announcement, it’s trying to enable corporate business users, who typically carry laptops to view and edit files inside or outside the office without having to worry about where the file is stored or syncing when they’re done.
2016 - Dropbox adds a new dashboard for IT admins. Egnyte keeps calm
Cloud storage service Dropbox unveiled AdminX, a new dashboard aimed at IT admins to better tailor and control their companies’ files and users on Dropbox Business accounts. Dropbox says that AdminX has been an internal initiative for a year already: and the premise is simple. While there have been admin tools on Dropbox Business ever since the product was launched, these have not seen much use. So taking a page from its own consumerization book, Dropbox has reimagined them with more intuition and simpler interfaces. At the same time, the company is preparing to launch yet more services that take it beyond basic storage: soon it plans to launch mobile device management as part of the AdminX console so that admins can use Dropbox to control not just Dropbox-based files but actual devices.
2016 - Egnyte puts customers in control of encryption keys. DropBox keeps calm
Egnyte announced a new feature that lets customers control their encryption keys with either a customer-managed offering or a cloud service that requires less heavy lifting and management. Letting customers manage the encryption keys can give them finer control over security and access to the information stored via the Egynyte services — whether that involves blocking a malicious intruder or responding to a government subpoena. The customer-managed service is built into the Egnyte admin control panel and it supports a number of third-party key management services including Microsoft Azure Key Vault, Amazon Cloud HSM or a KMIP-compatible on-premises HSM such as SafeNet.