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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Carbonite Server

More than enough for small companies with several on-prem servers. In 2021, it wouldn't be wise to pit all important data to a single backup service. Carbonite Server is solid, but it's not 100% reliable so I'd definitely recommend having multiple backup services either on the cloud in conjunction with other backup services so the user has multiple safety nets in case of disaster and failed granular restorations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

If you need a file sharing, collaborative product with version control, permissions, etc. But don't want something you need a dedicated, highly technical person to administer, this is the option. Easy to use, has the features that most people use and not so worried about the features that only 1% of the companies out there use. ShareFile is perfect for small to mid-sized companies.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Carbonite Server
8.5
Citrix ShareFile
Universal recovery
Carbonite Server
8.3
Citrix ShareFile
Live recovery
Carbonite Server
8.2
Citrix ShareFile
Recovery verification
Carbonite Server
7.9
Citrix ShareFile
Business application protection
Carbonite Server
9.6
Citrix ShareFile
Multiple backup destinations
Carbonite Server
9.6
Citrix ShareFile
Incremental backup identification
Carbonite Server
9.7
Citrix ShareFile
Backup to the cloud
Carbonite Server
9.9
Citrix ShareFile
Deduplication and file compression
Carbonite Server
7.6
Citrix ShareFile
Snapshots
Carbonite Server
8.9
Citrix ShareFile
Flexible deployment
Carbonite Server
7.9
Citrix ShareFile
Management dashboard
Carbonite Server
7.5
Citrix ShareFile
Platform support
Carbonite Server
7.5
Citrix ShareFile
Retention options
Carbonite Server
7.7
Citrix ShareFile
Encryption
Carbonite Server
8.5
Citrix ShareFile

File Sharing & Management

Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
8.0
Versioning
Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
8.7
Video files
Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
6.5
Audio files
Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
5.9
Document collaboration
Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
8.1
Access control
Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
9.3
File search
Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
8.9
Device sync
Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
8.7

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
9.0
User and role management
Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
8.9
File organization
Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
9.1
Device management
Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
8.8
Performance
Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
8.7
Reliability
Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
9.0
Storage Reports
Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
8.7

Pros

Carbonite Server

  • The end-user experience is as simple and robust as I have ever seen from a backup solution. The end-user dashboard, should you choose to allow them access, is intuitive and granular.
  • eVault has the best bandwidth management I have experienced. The endpoint target is available for all operating systems and is intelligent and efficient using very low overhead. It includes data de-dupe and encryption while using very little system resources. Combine these features with bandwidth throttling and you can backup a large amount of data over any size wire.
  • eVault's deployment options will fit any budget and size environment. You can deploy using your own hardware, even. They really focus on providing the right solution for each customer instead of making each customer fit into their pre-determined box.
Shea Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

  • Authenticated electronic document signatures--self-signing, and sending out for signatures. This is a robust feature that also allows for additional information to be added to documents being sent for signatures, such as dates, notes, and items omitted but needed.
  • Encrypted emails through ShareFile, Citrix apps for Outlook, Gmail, and Mac email systems. Encrypted email messages cannot be cut/pasted, nor forwarded without encryption. If only the attachments need to be encrypted, the email message can be unencrypted. Also, two options for securely opening an encrypted email (one with less credentials, one with more).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Carbonite Server

  • The backup report really needs improvement. It is really pathetic, as it gives wrong information. It is not suitable for auditing.
  • The Exchange DAG backup should support instead of configuring each exchange server.
  • Cloud infrastructure supports a lot of AWS and Azure instances that are coming up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

  • Users grow quickly (each client gets a separate account). Automated pruning would be nice.
  • I'm not aware of integration with Office365 online (only the outlook app). This could make it harder for some users.
  • It would be nice to have something that auto-scans emails and attachments for PII and would require Sharefile for those emails.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server 4.8
Based on 6 answers
We packaged carbonite server with the end user product that they provide but we have had issues where the end user site has been down for days at time and backups for both server and user are backing up but we do not the get notification that it was completed for several days. There appears to be latency issues with the mail delivery for completed backups. Additionally, I have used other backup products and find the Carbonite website interface very clunkly and difficult to navigate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 10.0
Based on 4 answers
The cost is fair and the program does what it has promised to do. Customer service is attentive. I'm not aware of any better-sounding file sharing systems out there that would tempt us to discontinue ShareFile.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server 5.5
Based on 1 answer
Product needs a lot of improvements in some features like Cloud and Reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 8.4
Based on 15 answers
ShareFile is so easy to use I was able to download all of my projects files and have them set up to sync before my supervisor could even come over to explain the process to me. It is a neatly organized and intuitive software that allows even the less tech-savvy to become power users.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Carbonite Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 9.0
Based on 26 answers
Easy to use, easy to integrate with Outlook. I only gave it a 9 because I have found that sometimes it does not play nicely with Outlook and can slow it down. But, when that happens (not frequent), I restart Outlook and all is well again
Andrew Simpson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Some of the requests we could not get resolved on time. They took a long time to provide the reason for the issue we had raised.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 8.8
Based on 16 answers
Typically the support is very knowledgeable and interested in following an issue until it is fully resolved. I have not had any issues working with their staff as they are all polite and easy to communicate with. If the first or second level tech does not fix the concern then it is escalated until we get to someone who can close the case.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server 6.4
Based on 2 answers
We had appliance and we just needed to setup the Director Console which was straight forward and easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Carbonite Server

Netbak is a great product but we also had a secondary issue of having to backup several PC's on site and at remote locations. Carbonite helped with both and gave us one central admin console to be able to check the progress of all our backups, where netbak would have required us to setup a tunnel or use the internet to move data back to our main office.
Robb Glietz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

Dropbox was sufficient, but it required downloading Adobe Acrobat. And I'll tell you this - many people in our organization aren't the best with installing the 'right' software (i.e., they do a Google search, click a link, click the wrong download button and install some other nonsense like a toolbar or what have you) and then it has caused more issues than are needed. ShareFile is plug & play.
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Carbonite Server

  • While EVault can become expensive if you have a lot of data to store, but you have to keep in mind that it does not cost you anything more to restore your data in the event of an emergency. Some systems give you a great upfront cost, until you actually need to retrieve your data.
Timika Hite | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

  • POSITIVE IMPACT: Considering the process we were using prior to ShareFile (FTP and WinZip), our ROI was almost immediate. ShareFile took the complexity out of the process and gave us control and audits over our file collaboration functions.
  • POSITIVE IMPACT: We all know that a happy user is soo much better than an unhappy one. I have approximately 20 users at this time and they have provided nothing but POSITIVE remarks about how simple and fast it is to use.
  • POSITIVE IMPACT: Centralized management as an IT Manager is paramount. ShareFile is easy to manage and deploy to end users. I would say it's as close to effortless as it can possibly be.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Carbonite Server

General

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

Carbonite Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Power800.041
Ultimate1,300.081
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details
Trial and paying customers have access to our valet install free of charge. Call and speak to a specialist who can remotely connect to your machine to ensure it's installed and configured correctly to protect your critical data.

Citrix ShareFile

General

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

Citrix ShareFile Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$55 ($50)1
Advanced$85 ($77)1
Premium$135 ($122)1
Virtual Data Room$375 ($338)1
  1. per month (billed annually)
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Carbonite Server
9.1
Citrix ShareFile
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Carbonite Server
4.8
Citrix ShareFile
10.0

Usability

Carbonite Server
5.5
Citrix ShareFile
8.4

Performance

Carbonite Server
Citrix ShareFile
9.0

Support Rating

Carbonite Server
5.5
Citrix ShareFile
8.8

Implementation Rating

Carbonite Server
6.4
Citrix ShareFile

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