Egnyte does the job and a bit more
April 10, 2019

Egnyte does the job and a bit more

Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Egnyte

Egnyte is being used globally across the whole organization. We also use it with freelancers and clients. We needed a file share system that is reliable and can be set up in the cloud and on premises. We're able to share documents and more across the organization and with clients. We can also restore deleted files, track changes, etc. We have gotten the power as admins to control what ever happens to our material. There are different options with sharing files using Egnyte in the browser. You can use it as an application, network drive, etc., so all end users have an option to work with their preference.
  • 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.
  • Collaboration with clients have been very beneficial
  • Easy access to files everywhere has made work flexible.
  • Collaboration in docs has made the organization more agile.
Egnyte has a much easier management console and it's easier to share files and create a directory of files etc. The overview is more simplified. OneDrive, however, has the option to collaborate in documents in the application itself. But Egnyte should have this feature in the pipeline and it should be something we can see in the future.
Egnyte works very well across all platforms and as an add-on to other programs. Load time is close to nothing. Reports can be made in no time as well. All in all no performance issues. We can see that it depends on the local network connection. If you're running with fiber there won't be any issues.
We can really do anything we would like within Egnyte. If we find we're missing something, we can always go through their community and suggest changes. The major thing we're missing is the collaboration option within the desktop apps. It's working online though and for now, that's enough. Once it's implemented it will be 10/10.
Egnyte is very useful if you want to set up different permissions and folder structures in your organization. There are plenty of options and it's easy to inherit permissions, etc. Also, the different backup solutions are pretty easy to get a hold of and the tracking of changes to documents can be very useful. Egnyte is not yet fully adapted to be working for collaboration within the desktop versions of the different Office products, so you will need to expect to do it within the browser version.

Egnyte Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Device management
Storage Reports