What do you actually get with different solutions?

ProVide targets ease-of-use, reliability and security that may either complement or replace other solutions based on the intended application(s). This feature comparison matrix leverages insights into subtle and major differences between ProVide, DropBox, and SharePoint.

Feature comparison matrix

WeTransferSprendDropBoxSharePointProVide
FILE MANAGEMENT – SHARE FILES
Users are easily able to send files to other users ad-hoc via mail-link.
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FILE MANAGEMENT – RECEIVE FILES
Users are easily able to receive files from other users ad-hoc via mail-link.
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FILE MANAGEMENT – COLLABORATE
Download and upload files to shared folder. User designates folder and distribute link.
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FILE MANAGEMENT – SHARE ANY USER ACCESIBLE FILE VIA HTTPS-LINK
Keep all manuals, user guides, and documentation updated on-line, by sharing the source files directly on the web using user controlled permalinks.
FILE MANAGEMENT – CONNECT TO SHARED RESOURCES VIA SFTP
Using third-party software such as SFTP-clients or ExpandDrive, users may connect directly to shared folders. Even as local drives!
EDIT FILES – OPEN AND EDIT OFFICE DOCUMENTS DIRECTLY
Open, edit and save MS Office documents directly from the web page without first downloading, editing and then finding the file to upload it again.
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EDIT FILES – OPEN, EDIT AND SAVE ANY FILE DIRECTLY
Open, edit and save any file type (opens in default application locally).
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EDIT FILES – STABILITY
Continue working even if Internet disconnects and sync when network is available.
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EDIT FILES – LOCAL SYNC
Sync entire folders to local computer with persistent storage.
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EDIT FILES – INSTANT ACCESS TO FILES AND FOLDERS USING FAVORITES
Set work files and folders as favorites to have instant access internally and externally.
USER MANAGEMENT – ACTIVE DIRECTORY INTEGRATION
Support for Active Directory including users and security groups coupled with impersonation.
USER MANAGEMENT – VIRTUAL USER INTEGRATION
Integrate user access control with business systems, databases, or other general purpose user management systems.
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INTEGRATION & CUSTOMIZATION – INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SCRIPTING
Execute scripts, automate processes, integrate with any other system and react to any event including file system changes.
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INTEGRATION & CUSTOMIZATION – IoT, DATABASE AND ERP COMPLIANT
Integrate your managed file transfer (MFT) and information access solutions with company systems and IoT.
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INTEGRATION & CUSTOMIZATION – CUSTOMIZE ALL GRAPHIC ELEMENTS
Customize the solution and UX-experience.
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INTEGRATION & CUSTOMIZATION – STEALTH MODE
Reduce access vectors by running your server in stealth mode so as to give no indication of what server software is used. Often refered to as security by obscurity.
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SUPPORT OPTIONS – FAQ AND KNOWLEDGE BASE
Free access to Wiki, documentation, user guides, scripting and integration examples on-line.
SUPPORT OPTIONS – PHONE SUPPORT VIA SLA
Technical phone support with set response times.
SUPPORT OPTIONS – E-MAIL SUPPORT AND DEVELOPER ACCESS VIA SLA
E-mail support and, if needed, direct access to the developers of ProVide means swift and efficient support should problems arise as well as development resources for configuration, integration and future functionality requests.
SECURE HYBRID OR PRIVATE CLOUD
On-premise or private cloud data storage with strong data encryption.
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GDPR TECHNICAL COMPLIANCE
Recent European Union regulations in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation, (GDPR), demands technical solutions with adequate security and access control to protect personal data regarding EU Citizens. The more sensitive the data the more technically advanced protection measures should be implemented.
FREE FROM CLOUD ACT DEPENDENCY
US Authorities may request data from US owned or subsidiary companies world-wide irrespective of storage location. This only poses concerns for high security applications, patents and extremely sensitive business data.
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QUALYS SSL Labs security rating
Deep analysis of SSL server security configuration available at Qualys SSL Labs
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1 Account or account setup required. This either requires an Office 365 account, a Microsoft account, or a Dropbox account that may or may not have to be setup by your local administrators.

2 Via ProVideLink that syncs your file locally and removes all local data when file is updated and target application is closed. Unlike VPN-solution if internet disconnects you do not loose your work. ProVideLink works with any self contained file type that has been allowed by administrators. ProVideLink opens files using the default application specified in Windows.

3 Together with third-party software like for instance ExpanDrive (available with discount from us if you already own a ProVide license).

4 You need to develop a SharePoint Module.

5 From a security perspective we would strongly advise against simple and unsafe file transfer services on-line. Furthermore we recommend caution against uploading patents and sensitive information to all but encrypted hybrid and private cloud solutions like SharePoint and ProVide.

6 Applies to cloud storage or VPS in data-centers not owned, located and controlled by European companies.

7 With perfect score of 100/100 in all tested categories.

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– Jim Tooker, The Hartz Mountain Corporation