Box vs. Citrix ShareFile

Box is ranked 1st in Content Collaboration Platforms with 9 reviews vs Citrix ShareFile which is ranked 3rd in Content Collaboration Platforms with 4 reviews. The top reviewer of Box writes "We use Box for cloud storage, allowing us to focus on the service instead of maintaining infrastructure". The top reviewer of Citrix ShareFile writes "Easy to use alternative to FTP with improved security, reporting and Outlook integration". Box is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive and Citrix ShareFile. Citrix ShareFile is most compared with SmartVault, Dropbox and SharePoint. See our Box vs. Citrix ShareFile report.
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Pros
Using Box for cloud storage allows us to focus on the service and maintaining infrastructure.Office Integration. The full integration into the Microsoft Office products is just perfect.Simple file sharing and sync for internal and external customers.The ability to collaborate around data anywhere, anytime is the most powerful features of Box.File sharing, authorization on the back, its ease of use and reliable uptime performance are valuable features of this solution.File sharing with collaborators not on the same domain with offline access from multiple devices: I work on many projects that are multi-organizational, such as with customers, suppliers, or acquisitions.

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ShareFile gives you all of the features of cloud providers, but in an on-premises solution.The Enterprise Dropbox solution is highly integrated with Microsoft's Office 365 and Azure products.

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Cons
Improvements in speed - Box's high level of security impacts performance, especially when compared with other similar services.Data privacy, regarding where to store your data: Offering several transparent(!) options (where to store my data and whether to sync back or not and where to sync) regarding the local law situations (USA, EU, Switzerland!) would increase the credibility of a US based company (after NSA ‘snooping’).Maturity of the enterprise security around user management.Like all cloud platforms, there are always areas of improvement around sync to local devices.The upload speed needs improvement.Tasks and comments could be easier to see, report, search, and manage.

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The configuration on the mobile devices is a little clunky, in terms of setting up the application.There are sometimes scalability issues after updates.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Our pricing and licensing is excellent. I'd tell all Higher Ed customers to talk with Internet2 for excellent pricing and support.A business account has a minimum of three users. If you are more than three people in-house, go for the Enterprise version. All the external users are free of charge.I'm in Higher Ed, so we purchase through Internet2-Net+. I absolutely recommend going that route for Higher Ed customers.Better sign a full year's contract to get a discount.It is expensive per head, as you need the enterprise license to get full security and tools. So negotiate a discount!

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If you are already a Citrix customer, I recommend having the Platinum licensing level, as it provides licensing for a number of various features that all integrate together.You have to work hard in order to get the suitable licenses.

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13,171
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6,352
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9
Followers
346
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8.8
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8,344
Comparisons
4,697
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4
Followers
271
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8.3
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Overview
Box is a Modern Content Management Platform for companies of all sizes and industries. The difference that Box brings is that it offers the security and controls admins need with the sharing and collaboration capabilities end users want. Since 2005, Box has made it easier for people to securely share ideas, collaborate and get work done faster. Today, more than 43 million users and 62,000 businesses--including 59% of the Fortune 500--trust Box to manage content in the cloud. The Box platform provides HIPAA, FINRA, FedRAMP, and many other compliances to go with granular access permissions and advanced security capabilities. By using Box you can sync, share, and collaborate on all types of files, anywhere, on any device - but that's just the beginning. You can choose where to store your data, to manage your own encryption keys, and set workflows to automate content-based processes. You can also assign custom metadata tags to content, watermark sensitive content, and set file retention or legal hold policies. Box has deep, native integrations with Microsoft Office and Outlook, Google Apps for Work, Salesforce, Netsuite, Docusign, Adobe, and many other best-of-breed solutions you may already be using.ShareFile is a secure file sync and sharing service that meets the mobility and collaboration needs of users and the security requirements of businesses.
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Sample Customers
GE, Toyota, P&G, Caterpillar, Flex, Schneider Electric, Sally Beauty, Eurostar, AstraZeneca, AirBnB, Whirlpool, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Nationwide, Aeropostale etcExelon, Aer Lingus, Aloysius Stichting, Amnet Technology Solutions, Arup Group Ltd., Brasfield and Gorrie, Cancer Research UK, Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLC, ChanceLightŽ Behavioral Health & Education
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University19%
Non Tech Company13%
Real Estate/Law Firm13%
Comms Service Provider6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm33%
Media Company5%
Non Tech Company5%
Healthcare Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm32%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Construction Company7%
Non Profit6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise52%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise42%
Large Enterprise27%
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