At first glance, Citrix ShareFile and Dropbox may seem like similar products promising the same benefits. However, although both use the cloud to store and share data, ShareFile provides features and benefits that Dropbox does not.
Below, we examine the key differences between ShareFile and Dropbox to help you choose the best file-sharing software for your needs.
ShareFile vs. Dropbox: OverviewMost businesses understand the benefits of having a mobile workforce, including increased productivity and improved collaboration. But mobile file sharing can also make a company more vulnerable to certain risks if not properly managed. Some of these risks include:
Without securing, tracking and managing shared data with an enterprise-grade file sync and sharing solution, your business assets run a higher risk of falling into the wrong hands. The goal of ShareFile is to help your team easily share, sync and store large files from any device without compromising important data. And unlike Dropbox, ShareFile provides the security, visibility and access your business needs from a single cloud-based dashboard.
ShareFile vs Dropbox: SecurityWhen shopping for file-sharing software, top-notch security is one of the first things most businesses look for. With ShareFile, all data is fully encrypted in transit, while editing and at rest — even large videos, medical images, construction plans, sales contracts and legal paperwork.
ShareFile makes security a top priority. When you partner with ShareFile, all of your data is protected by:
This ShareFile security and compliance PDF provides even more information about the security features included with your ShareFile account.
ShareFile vs. Dropbox: Control and AccessFinding a solution that will help you manage and track the data that lives on employee devices and the cloud will help you gain more control over company data and the ways in which it is stored and shared. Whether data lives on a BYO device, an enterprise-owned and managed device or within an independent cloud service, ShareFile can help you gain a clear view into your entire network.
There are several ways for people to share files within an enterprise. By utilizing ShareFile, you have a powerful solution that is managed for you and integrates with your specific IT policies.
ShareFile vs. Dropbox: CustomizationFor many companies, external file sharing is as important to the business as internal file sharing, and sharing files with clients requires a file-sharing platform that is as professional as your business.
ShareFile provides free custom branding that enables you to match the look and feel of your ShareFile account to the look and feel of your company's logo and colors. ShareFile also caters to the needs of several industries, including:
ShareFile vs. Dropbox: PricingWhen evaluating costs, it's important to take into account the hidden costs of a potential breach stemming from inferior security and reliability.
ShareFile is secure, reliable and has several plans to choose from, including:
Business Plan (our most popular plan)
Virtual Data Room
All four ShareFile plans include:
Although ShareFile is a comprehensive file share solution, you can do more with ShareFile than just store and share files.
ShareFile Free TrialReady to try out ShareFile for yourself? We offer a free, no obligation 30-day trial.
When you compare the features and benefits of ShareFile to those of Dropbox, only one is reliable enough to house your company's sensitive data.