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Box

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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Box

Box is well suited for syncing any type of files stored on your computer. It is good for creating backups for your data which can be accessed anywhere. The software has apps for the pc and mobile phones which lets you access files on the go. The only issue is that there is a file size limitation and the software won't let you sync your files from the computer if they exceed a size set by the software.
Saransh Dikshit | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

It is best suited to products and companies which extensively use IBM cloud and other cloud hosted services by IBM. This is because since the existing interface is a little challenging to use, IBM's own products and platform is well integrated with IBM Aspera on Cloud and there's relatively little work for the integration team
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

Box
6.8
IBM Aspera on Cloud
File sync, storage & archiving
Box
6.4
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Document management
Box
8.2
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Records management
Box
8.2
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Content search & retrieval
Box
6.4
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Enterprise content collaboration
Box
4.5
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Security, risk management & information governance
Box
7.3
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Integration
Box
6.4
IBM Aspera on Cloud

File Sharing & Management

Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.8
Versioning
Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0
Video files
Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.9
Audio files
Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0
Document collaboration
Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
10.0
Access control
Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.7
File search
Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
5.0
Device sync
Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
9.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.7
User and role management
Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.9
File organization
Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
Device management
Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1
Performance
Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
Reliability
Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
Storage Reports
Box
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.8

Pros

Box

  • Helps to sync all the contents in cloud along with that of the Box installed. It integrates with file explorer on that of windows or macOS
  • Sharing of files is very seamless and easy task especially when there are multiple people involved in the organization or project to work.
  • This has a great feature of controlling the access of the files as well as folders and set appropriate privileges while sharing or collaborating with others.
  • Can be shared via link or email and can be managed when it comes to collaboration.
  • It has a great security feature enabled which has AES 256 bit encryption and also has the scope for full end to end encryption. This also has a 2 factor authentication enabled for additional security.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Ease of use: the Graphical User Interface doesn't require technical know-how to operate
  • Delivery Receipts: this allows us the confidence to know our files have reached our customers
  • Activity Monitor: lets you know how much data you have used, which is important for budgeting reasons.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Box

  • No ability to properly share (with write access) to external collaborators. This is a real show-stopper.
  • No good integration with users' own file system.
  • Difficult to deploy on a smaller scale, so one has to rely on organization-wide SSO, adding additional bureaucracy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Track upload/download usage OVERALL to know how much space is left
  • Track cloud storage overall to know how much space is left
  • More easily send single links to users for download, rather than full access (I know it is possible, but it is not intuitive)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Box

Box 8.0
Based on 12 answers
I like the security features and I like the website. It's easy to use and create and move things around as needed. The main reason for a lower rating is because the Box Sync app is just not a good program. It's a memory hog, it's slow, transfer speeds are slow, and it's not the most efficient route. If you have a large Box account and you need to get a computer up to speed on a large amount of data within Box, you are in for the long haul. Last time I had to do this, it took 3 days to sync all of the files and we are talking around 100 GB worth of data
Sam Montoya, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Box

Box 9.2
Based on 18 answers
Everything with Box is seamless. It can be integrated into virtually any other software or application. You can even get the app for your phone or tablet to work on the go. File syncing is so quick. The only reason I gave it a 9 is the issue I discussed earlier about the local file application rebooting and not continuing to sync files. Other than that, it's great!
Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

No score
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Reliability and Availability

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 10 answers
Yeah, it's always worked, I've never had any kind of connection issues, the only issues I've had it I've been on our end when the Internet hasn't worked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

No score
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Performance

Box

Box 9.1
Based on 24 answers
The general operation and management of Box is very efficient, both when accessing the account, and when adding files, downloading or modifying any document directly.The web platform, mobile and desktop versions work really well and quickly, making all the work and process flow smoothly and without setbacks. So far I have not been able to observe any inconvenience
burt smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

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Support Rating

Box

Box 8.1
Based on 61 answers
I found their support community lacking in clarity when I experienced a login issue. The error messaging was poor on my Box Sync application. I did not reach out to support staff for help, instead, I reasoned that I should try downloading the Box Sync application again and reinstall it. That fixed my issue, thankfully. I think a less computer-savvy user would've been much more frustrated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 7.9
Based on 5 answers
The support from IBM is fast and reliable. Very knowledgeable engineers provide you with the support on Aspera. We had a very good experience when opened tickets and we were able to get our issues resolved quickly. Most solutions are provided within a day so you can expect a quick turnaround time. Overall, the support has been very good.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The in person training was done in house and I helped with the training, people seem to respond well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

No score
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Online Training

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The documentation is good. Since Box is a popular service, there were also a number of YouTube videos and other sources that were helpful as we were considering the product and planning for deployment. Also, the ability to try the free version helped to prepare us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

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Implementation Rating

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 12 answers
Be careful with settings. It is easy to get overwhelmed with updates. For example, you don’t want to be updated when doing historical data uploads. I recommend taking off notifications initially and then turn on post you have done your historical data upload.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The service provided by the authorized vendor was excellent. It was a good collaboration between the vendor IT team and internal IT team. They provided us with a timeline and we verified and approved that timeline. Daily stand ups and weekly meetups were conducted to update the internal team on progress. They were able to deliver all deliverables on time also, they conducted both alpha testing and beta version testing in time. Overall, they were able to complete the implementation in the given timeline.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Box

Both of these services are fine but they both seem to either be missing features or are much slower to do what needs to be done. Price might be the biggest difference since Google Drive is free but paying for Box is still worth it.
Brett Schenker | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

Aspera comes with IBM cloud so there isn’t really a choice. Since it’s built-in, it integrates well and there was no need to buy another solution. Therefore, I did not consider other options. It worked fine, gave access files, push data securely, and did it faster than standard HTTPS.
Ben Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's great, as we put more files on there it's done very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

No score
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Return on Investment

Box

  • Collaboration online through Box has required fewer in-person meetings to discuss project progress.
  • The most up-to-date information on each project and file can be reliably found in one location. Collaborators can easily view the most current progress and pick up where others have left off.
  • Project supervisors can be as involved as they need to be. Overseeing the progress of a project is easier than ever.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Aspera has changed the way we do business. We are now able to share huge file sets electronically, saving on external drives, shipping costs, time, and effort.
  • Our industry is very slow to commit to electronic alternatives to physical media. In less than three years, the positive results of using this service have caused over 70% of our user base to fully commit to electronic delivery, with the number of physical fulfillments quickly being driven toward zero.
  • Transfers within our own company, which formerly relied solely on FTP/HTTP transfer drives that would take days now take minutes with Aspera. Our software team relies on the speed and accuracy of the transfers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Box

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Box Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$5.001
Business Plus$25.001
Business$15.001
Enterprise$35.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Box is available as an annual subscription. Many customers opt for either our Digital Workplace or Digital Business suite, which includes the baseline software plat (Box Enterprise) plus multiple additional features including Box Shield for data loss prevention and threat detection, Box Governance for retention management and legal holds, Box Relay for no-code workflow, and Premier Services. Customers are eligible for discounting beyond volume list prices, depending on a number of conditions.

IBM Aspera on Cloud

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Aspera on Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Pay as You Go$0.951
Standard Edition$716.402
Advanced Edition$10,440.003
Enterprise EditionContact sales4
  1. per transferred gigabyte
  2. per transfer volume starting at 1 terabyte per year
  3. per transfer volume starting at 6 terabytes per year
  4. per transfer volume starting at 60 terabytes per year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Box
8.1
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1

Likelihood to Renew

Box
8.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Usability

Box
9.2
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Reliability and Availability

Box
10.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Performance

Box
9.1
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Support Rating

Box
8.1
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.9

In-Person Training

Box
10.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Online Training

Box
10.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Implementation Rating

Box
10.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud
10.0

Scalability

Box
10.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud

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