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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS is well suited for larger files (greater the 128 Kb) and where you need to have everything in one common name space. Where it is less appropriate is for many small files (millions of files less than 128 Kb in size) - this causes the protection level to becoming mirroring, which will cost more space.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Citrix ShareFile
8.0
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Versioning
Citrix ShareFile
8.7
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Video files
Citrix ShareFile
6.5
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Audio files
Citrix ShareFile
5.9
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Document collaboration
Citrix ShareFile
8.1
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Access control
Citrix ShareFile
9.3
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
File search
Citrix ShareFile
8.9
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Device sync
Citrix ShareFile
8.7
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Citrix ShareFile
9.0
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
User and role management
Citrix ShareFile
8.9
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
File organization
Citrix ShareFile
9.1
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Device management
Citrix ShareFile
9.0
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Cloud Storage Platform

Citrix ShareFile
8.8
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Performance
Citrix ShareFile
8.7
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Reliability
Citrix ShareFile
9.0
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Storage Reports
Citrix ShareFile
8.7
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Pros

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

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

  • NAS Storage
  • Capacity and Performance details of the array
  • Alert and Operations details
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

  • Some upgrades require the entire cluster to be rebooted simultaneously. In this day and age, that should not be necessary. This is my biggest disappointment with Isilon to date.
  • When using multiple storage pools you have to be very careful with your capacity management. Filling up one pool can cause an overflow of data to a pool that is less performance driven. Do not underestimate your capacities or you will find yourself in a tight spot.
  • Block size is almost always an issue with Isilon. It does not handle all types of data well. In many cases PACS and VNA data is best to be stored on a different storage platform that will utilize the capacity more efficiently that Isilon is capable of.
  • Deduplication seems to be less efficient on Isilon than on other platforms for similar types of data.
Kevin Blackburn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

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Usability

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

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

No score
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Performance

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

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

No score
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Support Rating

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

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

No score
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Alternatives Considered

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

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Raw disk space vs. logical disk space ratio was significantly better on the Isilon. Fast cache using SSD drives for faster searching is available on the Isilon but not available on the Overland solution. Isilon solution included faster backend switching between nodes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

  • Isilon provides very high value for money
  • Matches the performance and storage requirements of the arrays
  • EMC provides very skillful and high response team in case of any issues in isilon
Vishal Ranjan Srivastav | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

General

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

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix ShareFile
8.9
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix ShareFile
10.0
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Usability

Citrix ShareFile
8.4
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Performance

Citrix ShareFile
9.0
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Support Rating

Citrix ShareFile
8.8
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

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