Egnyte vs Syncplicity

Last updated: October 21, 2020

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Egnyte
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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Syncplicity
Syncplicity delivers powerful, easy to use file management in the cloud. Syncplicity automatically syncs your files across all your computers, backs up your data, and makes sharing files and collaborating easier than ever before.
Egnyte vs Syncplicity in our news:

2020. Egnyte introduces new features to help deal with security/governance during pandemic



Egnyte is looking to meet with new features aimed at helping companies cope with file management during the pandemic. The company is introducing a new feature called Smart Cache to make sure that content (wherever it lives) that an individual user accesses most will be ready whenever they need it. Also Egnyte is introducing an email governance tool that keeps an eye on this content, scanning it for known malware and ransomware and blocking files from being put into distribution when it identifies something that could be harmful.


2018. Egnyte releases one-step GDPR compliance solution



Egnyte announced a new feature to help customers comply with GDPR privacy regulations that went into effect in Europe last week. Users can just turn on “Identify sensitive content” feature and select which sets of rules you want to check for compliance including GDPR. Once they do this, the system goes and scans all of your repositories to find content deemed sensitive under GDPR rules. The service will return a list of files and marks them with a risk factor from 1-9 with one being the lowest level of risk and 9 being the highest. You can configure the program to expose whichever files you wish based on your own level of compliance tolerance.


2017. Egnyte Connect syncs files between the cloud and office



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. Egnyte launched document protection service



Cloud file storage provider Egnyte found new ways to commercialize the data it collects as documents move through its system. The new service Egnyte Protect is a document protection tool that follows a folder or document across services.  Egnyte is not the first company to create compliance tools, but what makes it stand out a bit in a crowded market, is that it works across on-prem and cloud services giving companies this protection across a hybrid environment. What’s more, IT gets near real-time alerts should an unauthorized person try to access a restricted document.


2016. Egnyte puts customers in control of encryption keys



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.


2015. Egnyte adds content analytics dashboard



Egnyte, the hybrid-cloud data management services, released a new method for companies to track and manage content in their control. The new tool, called "Smart Reporting & Auditing File Service" is a dashboard environment that allows managers to dig into content creation, access and the like across their networks. It provides information about a company’s data, regardless whether it is stored on-prem or in the cloud. The tool can also track link usage, activity by device varietal, model, and what storage products are in use. It’s something like a window into what workers are doing with content at any given point. The new tool is free for all current Egnyte customers.


2015. Enterprise file sharing app Egnyte comes to Apple Watch



Enterprise file storage and sharing service Egnyte, that provides an intelligent layer between cloud solutions and on-premises storage, updated its mobile apps, adding the Apple Watch to its stack. The company also refreshed mobile refresh includes its Android, iOS and Windows apps. All new apps include what the firm calls “dynamic notifications,” and the ability for administrators to onboard users while mobile. The Egnyte Watch app includes offline folder management and, of course, notifications.


2015. Hybrid cloud storage Egnyte supercharges Google for Work



Enterprise file sync and share service Egnyte announced the general availability of its Egnyte for Google Apps solution in the Google Apps Marketplace. Egnyte provides Google Apps for Work customers with an open architecture to seamlessly move files between the Google Drive cloud and on-premises infrastructure, with the same folder structure and controls, bringing together the best of Google Drive and Egnyte. This new solution provides enhanced flexibility and control for teams to access and collaborate on highly confidential files stored in the company’s corporate data center and from users’ private Google Drive folders, with Google and non-Google users inside and outside of the company.


2015. Cloud storage solution Egnyte adds file auditing, intelligent distribution



Egnyte announced a couple of upgrades to their hybrid storage solution, including intelligent file distribution, which can determine the best place to put a file based on usage and IT policies. They also announced a new file auditing feature that lets IT track a file wherever it goes, a feature that puts it on par with many of its competitors. Egnyte is part of the popular enterprise file sync and share market, which includes Box, Syncplicity, Dropbox and a host of others. Egnyte has always tried to differentiate itself from the pack by forgoing an all-cloud solution, and offering a hybrid approach, which lets customers store files on-premises or in the cloud.


2014. EMC Syncplicity cuts prices



Forrester and Gartner call EMC's Syncplicity the best-in-class offering on the Enterprise Sync and Share market. But the company doesn’t want other factors to keep companies from embracing all that it has to offer. So EMC has bumped up storage limits for all of its offerings: Individuals with free personal accounts can now store up to 10 GB without incurring charges, subscribers to the business edition are allowed 300GB + 5GB/USER (with more available for a reasonable price), users of the departmental edition are allotted up to 1 TB without incurring extra charges, and storage on the Enterprise edition is unlimited, as it always has been.