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If you are looking for a DropBox alternative that hasn't suffered from a range of privacy and security issues, you've come to the right place. Granted, DropBox is a huge name in the industry, and it has been around for a long time, so it is an established brand.
They, just like us, offer a number of pricing plans, free trials, and a premium plan. However, since its inception it has gradually branched into collaborative capabilities, whereas we haven't.
This lack of focus on secure file sharing does mean that worryingly, DropBox has faced a number of issues over the years.
DropBox has had severe issues with security and breaches. These breaches include allowing anyone with a DropBox account to access any account with just an email address. Emails and passwords of 68 million users was also revealed in another breach. Filemail has had no security breaches, and our Enterprise clients can have access to our penetration test results.
DropBox staff have access to encryption keys so they can decrypt data that is transferred via DropBox. Under certain conditions, DropBox reserves the right to access and share your information with third parties, beyond the legal accepted legal process. At Filemail, we reserve no such rights. We don't access your files.
With countless reports of malware infesting devices world-wide, and the many other tactics used by the scrupulous kind, having no anti-virus protection for any account type is a risk not worth taking. At Filemail, anti-virus protection is one of our ever-present security features.
DropBox provides a number of features that have nothing to do with transferring files. The aforementioned collaborative capabilities have made sending a file, an unnecessarily complicated process. We are purely focused on providing a stellar cloud based file transferring experience.
If you want to send a file using DropBox you have to register. As a free alternative to DropBox, our free plan means you can send a file right now, with no need to register. The table below shows how the two options compare.
DropBox only lets you transfer a file of up to 2 GB. With Filemail you get more than double, so you can upload files and share up to 5 GB.
If you want to share a file using DropBox you will have to register with them, and prepare for the endless up-sell. You can send a file with us without registering.
Infested files make their way into systems all the time. Unlike DropBox files that go through our system are scanned for viruses.
You want to send a file quickly, and that's it. You don't want the file lingering for an unknown period of time. With us, you know it will be deleted after 7 days.
A 1-user account is for professional and a one-person small business in a multitude of fields including audio/video specialists, engineers, photographers and marketers to name but a few.
DropBox and Filemail individual account features are shown and compared in the table below.
DropBox’s offering pales in comparison to the feature-rich solution we provide, such as customization and branding, and the ability to receive files.
We use a custom UDP, which can accelerate transfer speeds of up to 200 times more, when compared to TCP based protocols.
With encrypted transfers, anti-virus protection, and password protection, you can rest assured the files you sent are the ones your clients will receive.
Our delivery tracking ensures you are in the loop as to the status of the files you've shared. You'll know when your clients have downloaded them.
Choose a business account when you need multiple users. Because of the prevalence of transferring data, a variety of business use more feature-rich solutions rather than relying on email and other such tools.
The following table shows how Filemail Business account compares to DropBox Business. Just like in the previous comparison you will note that DropBox has two tiers in this account type.
With DropBox you can only receive a file after you send a request first. Filemail lets you receive a file from anyone without the hassle.
Visitors to your website can upload directly into your account via our simple on-line HTML integration.
You can't customize DropBox. With Filemail, you can customize to seamlessly blend in file transferring capabilities with your brand.
Team members have to share DropBox storage which can cause issues with privacy. At Filemail each user gets their own storage space.
An enterprise account is for large businesses that require rigorous auditing tools, as well as storage and transfer protocols that comply with various legal and industry regulations.
Managed File Transfer (MFT) applications provide a greater number of security features with granular controls, such as reporting, end-to-end encryption, and a multitude of other features that enterprise businesses can't do with out.
Both DropBox and Filemail offer a premium plan promoting MFT software. A side-by-side comparison is shown below.
DropBox reserves the right to access your data. We reserve no such right. Your data is only accessible and viewable by you, and whom you designate at your end.
When it comes to regulatory and legal compliance, DropBox isn't compliant with all the mandates listed. Globally and regionally, we got you covered.
Continuing with compliance is the facilitation of full auditable trails. Unlike DropBox, our extensive delivery tracking means you have complete visibility.
Our robust tool-set enables you to completely control all traffic - inbound and outbound, as well as users and data.
Filemail is awesome! super convenient and very reliable. I have been sending tons of files and they always get there on time and with no pressure! I recommend them 100 !!
I love FileMail and use it for my digital forensic investigation business all the time. I can have customers send me files, and then I can return completed reports to them. I love the fact that it notifies when they download my report. It allows me to record case activity. It is awesome!
Working in media and the need for transferring files in the quickest, safest and easiest way possible - there is only one option for me; Filemail. Reliable in the daily workflow.
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