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Egnyte

Overview

What is Egnyte?

Egnyte provides a unified content security and governance solution for collaboration, data security, compliance, and threat detection for multicloud businesses. More than 16,000 organizations trust Egnyte to reduce risks and IT complexity, prevent ransomware and IP theft, and boost employee…

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Egnyte has proven to be a versatile and reliable solution for various use cases across organizations. Users have praised its cloud-based …
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Popular Features

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  • File organization (35)
    10.0
    100%
  • Access control (35)
    10.0
    100%
  • File search (34)
    10.0
    100%
  • Performance (34)
    8.0
    80%

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Pricing

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Team (1-10 employees)

$10

Cloud
per employee/per month

Business (10-100 employees)

$20

Cloud
per employee/per month

Enterprise (50+ employees)

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Cloud

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $25 per month
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Product Demos

Migrate Files From SharePoint Online to Egnyte for Personal

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How Human Resources Practitioners Use Egnyte

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How Sales Professionals Use Egnyte

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Egnyte + IT Admins: Content Collaboration & Security from Anywhere

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How Compliance Professionals Uses Egnyte

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ITBOG Livestream Demo - Egnyte

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Features

File Sharing & Management

Features that allow collaborators to view, work on, and organize files.

9.8
Avg 8.4

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Features related to security and administration for cloud storage platforms

10
Avg 8.7

Cloud Storage Platform

Features around the functionality of the cloud storage platform.

8.7
Avg 8.6
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Product Details

What is Egnyte?

Egnyte provides a unified content security and governance solution for collaboration, data security, compliance, and threat detection for multicloud businesses. More than 16,000 organizations trust Egnyte to reduce risks and IT complexity, prevent ransomware and IP theft, and boost employee productivity on any app, any cloud, anywhere.

Egnyte Video

Amazing things happen when the right content gets into the right hands. That's why Egnyte believes every company deserves access to tools and know-how needed to maximize their content's business value, while minimizing their data risks. Content is our passion. And content's ...
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Egnyte Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Egnyte starts at $25.

Box, Dropbox, and Microsoft SharePoint are common alternatives for Egnyte.

Reviewers rate Versioning and Video files and Audio files highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Egnyte are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Egnyte has proven to be a versatile and reliable solution for various use cases across organizations. Users have praised its cloud-based nature, which allows teams to be connected to the file system everywhere they go, simplifying work travel and remote work. This has been particularly beneficial for virtual organizations, freelancers, and clients who need to share files and track changes. The secure sharing option provided by Egnyte has also been highly appreciated, as it allows files to be password protected and shared with authorized individuals, making it ideal for exchanging sensitive documents with clients or external parties.

Additionally, users have found Egnyte's integration into MS Office for web-based document editing to be catered to their needs. This functionality enables seamless collaboration and ensures that everyone can access the latest versions of documents in real-time. The platform's simplicity, clear dashboard features, and great technical support have received praise from users, enhancing user experience and ensuring smooth operations. Furthermore, Egnyte's cost-effectiveness as a cloud-based solution eliminates the need for expensive infrastructure while providing secure data storage and easy accessibility from any device.

Egnyte's use cases extend across various departments within companies. It serves as a primary file system, replacing traditional servers and large data management systems for storing important business and financial files off-site. The platform also aids project management by organizing files and relevant content, which improves collaboration among team members. Furthermore, Egnyte plays a crucial role in streamlining client interactions with documents by offering secure and efficient document management.

The platform meets the needs of different sectors such as law firms and abstracting teams by providing visually appealing interfaces, mobility, usability, and easy access from both the office and home locations. The IT department has utilized Egnyte to share files with technicians in the field, reducing administrative overhead. Employees across various departments can easily access a wide range of information stored on Egnyte, further enhancing productivity and collaboration within the organization. Finally, Egnyte's personalized folders for backup and file upload allow users to sort and manage documents according to their preferences, making it a highly customizable solution for storing and collaborating on files.

Users commonly recommend the following when it comes to Egnyte:

  1. Utilize Egnyte for internal communications and securely storing files online. Users highly recommend using Egnyte for easy-to-use, reliable, and fast file sharing within a company. It is considered a strong and vital tool for ensuring smooth cooperation in the office and remotely.

  2. Engage with Egnyte's Customer Success team and follow best practices for implementation. Users suggest contacting Egnyte for specific problem solutions and recommend organizing files and projects well. They also recommend creating a structure for users to follow to facilitate organization.

  3. Make use of Egnyte's privacy features and control permissions to prevent accidental deletion of objects. While some users suggest exploring other options before deciding on Egnyte, they find it to be a robust and user-friendly program tool for file sharing. Furthermore, users have not encountered any issues with accessing files, indicating its reliability as a platform.

Overall, users find Egnyte useful for sharing files, providing security features, and organizing documents effectively.

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Speedy implementation and rollout
  • Quick and easy security layers
  • Ease of use for the end user familiar with file explorer based usage
  • Storage limits across companies can be cumbersome
  • Extremely large file systems benefit from onsite sync
  • Support is helpful but not always speedy
Akash Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The interface of Egnyte is very easy and user-friendly anyone can use Egnyte without any problem.
  • Security of Egnyte is very high it creates a security code or password to open the particular file
  • File exchanging platform is too good.
  • Always gives a good updates and user friendly updates.
  • Connectivity with internet is slow as per my experience
  • Shows some undefined error sometime but it's very rare
  • It's takes little bit more time to upload files.
Mykii Liu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Sharing files externally with passwords, link expiration and granular control of permissions
  • File syncing across end-user devices using a client installed onto the computer for seamless integration for end-users as if they had mapped a drive directly to their machine
  • Implements 2FA for secure access
  • Applying mass permissions to multiple folders is non-existent. If you have 15 folders to manage, you have to individually assign the 15 folders permissions to have specific rights (to not be able to delete the folder and to be able to create subfolders)
  • File and folder restoration is only done in increments of 80 items-- per page. That can be 78 files and 2 folders, but those folders don't contain the original items that originally existed within it. Restoring a folder with more than 1000 items is absolutely drudging.
  • There isn't an ability to keep files stored on end-user devices as of yet. OS level applications often times have issues when needing to address [the] entire contents of folders. [A] prime example is for file compression.
  • There isn't an easy way to back up the information from an end user's machine or transfer contents to a local hard drive. Cloud base solutions are available though.
Jason Sauquet | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It has an amazing feature of collaborating data security, compliance, and threat detection for businesses.
  • It has all the amazing features which makes out great platform across the niche.
  • It offers great security while sharing information and sharing links, it gives link expiration while sharing the information.
  • That link expires after some time and needs a password to access it again which makes me share my files anywhere without the fear of attacking or losing information.
  • The main drawback that I am facing while using the Egnyte that [in my experience] it becomes slow while dealing with large files.
  • Secondly, it does not have the feature of changing the parent of the folder which sometimes becomes a trouble to assess without the person.
  • The system gets slow a lot and it takes hours to upload large files onto the cloud [in my experience] which is the biggest drawback.
Brandon Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It is very much proficient in sharing files within and outside of the organization.
  • The integration is seamless with other available platforms. The desktop app is fast and reliable also the interface is very user-friendly to use.
  • Users can download heavy files easily from the system without any lag or system bogging down.
  • The main drawback of the system that it is lacking in managing the uploading of large or huge files, even though the large files can be easily downloadable but the upload takes a lot of time.
  • While uploading the system sometimes starts lagging and the file after sometimes needs to upload again.
  • Egnyte is lacking in syncing multiple platforms at the same time. It gives access to one platform at a time which somehow hinders the work while migrating a large amount of data.
Ian Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Drive map tool on Windows and flexibility on client configuration, can change drive letters fairly easily if needed.
  • New user setup is straightforward and permissions not too difficult to set up and assign.
  • Support has been fairly responsive and helpful with issues as they have come up.
  • The on-premise server that syncs with cloud data was a bit challenging to set up.
  • Mac installation was challenging and less configurable than Windows.
  • A new or redesigned user setup wizard might be more useful than the present setup method.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Secure sharing with options to require password and time limits
  • Logging of access to shared links
  • Ability to allow custom url for links
  • Because it is an additional service, it creates added steps for users (compared to sharing in google or Microsoft)
  • Without custom URL, some end users are not familiar with Egnyte brand, and can cause confusion
John Watson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Very easy to install.
  • Very simple to use.
  • Large storage capacity.
  • Uploading large files (over 1GB) remotely can be difficult and causes crashes.
  • Likewise moving large files within the folders can cause interruptions in service.
  • Not sure what is happening with the creation of back-ups. I have never seen this functionality although it may be happening in the background.
Jay Handleson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Fast file access and retrieval
  • Quick uploads and downloads
  • Individual file sharing with users outside of our organization
  • We had one problem with file syncing that lost several files. Tech support could not retrieve them. This happened early in our usage and only one time.
  • We had an issue with Sync at one point, but that was resolved.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to use: we had minimal problems implementing this across the company.
  • Great for collaborative work: stops issues with version control and has easy sharing.
  • Easy sharing outside our organization: avoids issues with large file transfers.
  • We often have issues with WebEdit, changes not saving/overwriting
  • No functionality to drag and drop files/folders within the UI, can only move things by going through Move > Select location
  • When previewing Word files in the browser, tracked changes are not shown so there can be misunderstandings when quickly reviewing documents
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Sharing options within the organization and outside.
  • Structure of permissions.
  • User management.
  • Options for using Egnyte (drive, browser, etc.).
  • Collaborating in docs.
  • Collaboration in documents within the Office applications would be nice. Now it's only in browser mode.
  • Default link names option when sharing files.
  • Desktop sync should be able to tell when there's not enough disk space.
  • Support could be more attentive.
Brandon Wells, MPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Ease of use- once things are clearly labeled Egnyte is simple to learn and use.
  • Pricing- In our case, Egnyte was very fairly priced.
  • Functionality- Egnyte is a no-frills, as advertised, option for all digital storage needs.
  • Egnyte may be overdue for a face-lift. The User Interface is a little dated. Not a deal breaker by any means, though.
  • Customer support- Fortunately, we haven't needed much help. I have heard from people at other businesses complain about their lack of support before.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Egnyte can be used in many different ways depending on what are you using it for. I use Egnyte for one purpose only: if the files are too big to deposit into Arena PLM System, I will have them linked instead.
  • I do know some of my colleagues are using Egnyte to upload files and share them with other Egnyte users; it seems like everyone here who uses Egnyte is happy with the software.
  • Not a problem with Egnyte, but when using it with Arena, Arena will only allow a certain capacity on files, and also when you have a big file upload in Arena, it will take a long time to download.
  • Another problem that is not Egnyte's, but when using with Arena, I wish Arena could be made to handle bigger files and faster downloads.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Asset sharing across organization departments.
  • Asset sharing externally (through secure links and expirations dates and access tracking).
  • Asset and content version management.
  • Managing sharing links and corresponding details is not intuitive.
  • No ability to collaborate and save documents.
  • No historical view of document viewing and download history.
Whitney Kelley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Web Edit function works really well to edit documents in real time and have them live.
  • System access, the ability to share folders with only certain members or groups for safety.
  • The ability to keep many different types of documents (Word, Excel, etc) in one location.
  • When you are doing web edits to a document it locks other users out of the document for an undisclosed amount of time. If it is a frequently accessed document this can cause problems.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Egnyte Cloud system offers a good means to transfer and share large files of any size. This eliminates the process of sending such files via email as attachments and the long time it takes to find them in emails. It is really brilliant as you can readily download files of any size and upload them directly from your own account.
  • Egnyte has folders for both shared use and private use. The shared folders have a Parent folder and other sub folders for easy compilation.
  • The Egnyte cloud enables users to use Egnyte desktop versions accessed directly on one's computer, enabling us work directly.
  • Sometimes files take forever to upload and could hang up the system.
  • For the Egnyte we use now in our organization, you can't use it offline which can be sometimes annoying if you don't have data. I understand that there has been some improvement to this.
  • If file is also too large, it can stop working and you need to refresh.
Chelsey Clayton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • One of Egnyte's features that we use quite frequently is file sharing to individuals outside of our company - whether we're sharing documents with prospects, potential buyers, or clients, it's as easy as sending a link to share a file, or creating a guest profile for them to sign in if they need to upload documents to us.
  • Desktop sync is a feature in Egnyte that we could not live without! The continuous sync means that our systems always have the latest version of every document that's worked on almost instantaneously.
  • Password protected file sharing is a must - we are a business brokerage firm and so client confidentiality is one of our highest priorities. Having the ability to put our files behind a password-protected link for viewing and downloading has helped us immensely.
  • Egnyte's web edit functionality could be built out a bit more. We never use this service in our office, and while I believe that it's because we simply use the desktop sync tool and have everything available locally with immediate follow-up syncing, the functionality does seem slightly less than intuitive, but still wholly usable.
  • Honestly... I have a difficult time thinking of any other shortcomings that the platform has.
December 06, 2017

Easy to use!

Emily Tennant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Allows different types of documents to be stored and accessed without issues
  • Saves drafts in stages
  • Allows access to both current and former employee files
  • Easy to use - administrator access controls who has access to what
  • Customer service is clunky and difficult to actually get help for existing users - sales team is great though
  • Occasional crashes and compatibility issues
  • Does not support Linux
December 06, 2017

Egnyte - easy to use!

Courtney Bradley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Syncs fast so others can open updated files
  • Holds a ton of storage
  • Easy to access from all types of devices
  • Two people cannot be in the same file - if I open a file that a colleague is in and begin work it will save (2) copies
  • Sometimes the syncing freezing makes me have to restart my computer
  • It can be hard to access on an iPhone, bigger screens work best
Jeffrey Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Salesforce integration is seamless and extremely beginner friendly.
  • Egnyte goes through all of the proper measures to be fully compliant in an extremely tight regulatory industry.
  • Affordability is a major factor when you are buying licenses for a ton of employees, Egnyte checks this box.
  • Egnyte occasionally desyncs with Salesforce without warning, when it does it requires a convoluted series of steps to troubleshoot. It's easy after the first time, but it can be a major issue when your pipeline is built around the integration.
  • Egnyte support is all offshore in my experience, they rarely match up with you time wise and typically skip straight to screen sharing to troubleshoot. Many users aren't comfortable screen sharing as a first resort.
  • The browser-based Egnyte solution is sluggish and has some UI quirks that turn most of the users off in the office.
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