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Egnyte is Better for Businesses than Box

Why do Businesses trust Egnyte over Box?

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What ex-Box customers are saying:

Egnyte vs. Box
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Choice: Leverage multiple deployment models (Cloud, On-prem, or Hybrid)

Egnyte is the only file sharing solution that offers multiple deployment models for every file type. Box only offers cloud file sharing for small collaborative files.

Storage Connect

On-prem: Storage Connect

(secure remote access)

Direct access to local storage files without replicating or passing through cloud. All data sits behind the corporate firewall, so even your most sensitive files can be securely accessed by mobile devices from anywhere in the world, without the need for VPN.

Storage Sync

Hybrid: Storage Sync

(cross-office sync)

Sync and replicate files across multiple, diverse storage systems for cross-office file sharing and data redundancy. Storage Sync is a necessity for distributed teams that need to collaborate on large files, especially in areas of low bandwidth.

Cloud File Server

Cloud: Cloud File Server

(online file sharing)

Get easy online access and storage without sacrificing security and control. The Cloud File Server not only acts as a central collaboration hub, but also serves as the control plane for Storage Connect as well as replication and backup for Storage Sync.

More Secure: Enforce granular access controls

Box's permissions management is limited. For example, the Finance parent folder has 3 sub-folders: reports, budgets, and payables. The entire finance team needs access to the Finance folder, with the exception of the budgets sub-folder. The Budgets sub-folder should only be accessed by the Corporate Controller. This is easily accomplished with Egnyte's subfolder permissions structure, but not possible with Box. Conversely, with Box, any user who has access to the Finance parent folder would automatically have access to all its sub-folders. This imposes a significant limitation for businesses as they map their file system to align with their organizational structure, access rules and data security requirements. Since businesses cannot replicate their permissions 1:1 with Box, they are forced to reorganize their data structure and permissions. [Source]

Egnyte's folder structure is organized the way businesses are organized, with shared folders and private folders. Each shared folder can have any number of sub-folders. Account administrators centrally manage permissions and can include or exclude users and groups at any level of the hierarchy.

Egnyte also offers a permissions migration tool to help companies migrate existing user permissions into their Egnyte account. Many large businesses have migrated in-house file servers to Egnyte without compromising control, security, or privacy.

Scalable: Managing Large Files and Large Data Sets

Box imposes a file size limit of 5GB, preventing users from uploading large files such as Photoshop, Multimedia, or CAD files. Egnyte allows much bigger file size limits for enterprise use cases. Egnyte provides a rich set of upload capabilities - map drive, web-based uploads, desktop sync, Storage Sync and FTP.

Licensing and Price

The Egnyte solution is consistently less expensive than Box due to a more affordable base plan and the ability to add additional users and features based on business needs. Egnyte's ability to offer more features at a lower price is due to its business focus. Unlike Box's freemium model, Egnyte does not have to amortize the cost of free consumer accounts across all paid business accounts.

Egnyte vs. Box Comparison Chart:



File Access

Web Browser

Mapped Drive

Mobile Support

Remote Wipe


Desktop Sync


Storage Sync

Desktop Sync File Limits*



File Size Limits

File Size Limits

10 GB

5 GB

Folder Controls

Sub-folder Permissions

Sub-folder Sync

User Management

Internal Users (employees)

External Users (business partners)

Native Active Directory integration

*Egnyte Storage Sync scales to millions of files