What ex-Box customers are saying:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.