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What is Egnyte?

Egnyte is one unified SaaS platform to manage, secure, and gain insight into business content in all repositories, devices, and apps. More than 16,000 businesses trust Egnyte to protect business-critical data, make distributed teams more productive, and reduce file-sharing cost and complexity. AI-supported security, data governance and administration capabilities monitor files not just in Egnyte, but wherever they may live—whether that’s SharePoint, OneDrive, Azure, Google Cloud, Amazon S3, or any other repository. Egnyte provides 500+ pre-built classification patterns for SOX, HIPAA, GDPR, industry and global privacy regulations to help businesses achieve global compliance. The Egnyte platform provides the flexibility businesses need in a work-from-everywhere world to access and collaborate on all corporate files from mobile, desktop, and web without cumbersome approaches like VPN.

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Product Description

Egnyte delivers the only modern content platform that is purpose-built for businesses. Egnyte gives IT centralized control and protection over their files, and users fast access to their content, no matter how or where work happens.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

Egnyte gives organizations the ability to access, govern, and gain insight into all their content across multiple repositories including cloud office suites and on-premises infrastructure, personal and work devices, and leading public clouds and business apps.

Integrations with 150+ popular business apps like Microsoft 365, Salesforce, Google Suite, Slack, DocuSign, and Zoom, and an open API, enable Egnyte to fit into your company’s existing workflows.

Egnyte provides the only hybrid-capable platform that allows teams working on large files to use local storage as their primary point of access. Egnyte automatically syncs back with a centralized cloud repository so users can access the latest version of their files anywhere.


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Egnyte
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650-968-4018
Year Founded
2007
HQ Location
Mountain View, CA
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@Egnyte
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528 employees on LinkedIn®
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What do you like best?

The Egnyte platform provides an easy way to set up a cloud based file server for an organization where their employees are dispersed across a geography. It enables organizations to securely store their data in a central location, in the cloud, or physical location in a data center, or both. It also provides organizations with the ability to manage the data to ensure that it conforms to the standards and governance policies and procedures that they must adhere to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I dislike about the product. Before Egnyte Protect was introduced you had to ensure that you had a means of backing up the data stored in Egnyte. Now that you can set retention policies, the solution ensures that the data is available and backed up if your turn on Egnyte Protect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problem that Egnyte solves is providing an organization with a central file server in the cloud at a reasonable cost. This is great for organizations that do not want to install, maintain, and manage a file server in their data center. Eliminates the hardware, software, and management costs associated with a physical onsite server, and provides the organization with the benefits of a secure file server where file access and sharing can be managed easlity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Sync and Collaboration with colleagues.

Great way to share documents with external group as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The preview is sometimes too blur and may mislead when you review.

For example, there was a question on the ASME Code and the preview of the screen showed the table as a minus sign while when you download and read the exact pdf file it would show as a plus sign.

Probably the resolution of the screen was not as good enough for someone to read. It may be better if the resolution of the preview screen is a better quality. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are collaborating with a team of 150 people and it works fine with us. We are syncing folders and files with each other and it syncs well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

The Microsoft word and excel online through egnyte make it possible to work remotely from anywhere, without needed microsoft office. As someone without the desktop version, this has made it possible for me to work from home in this pandemic. It's easy to send documents to my colleagues as well. I appreciate the ease of use and the fact that onboarding our company took 1 day. It was an easy process to switch our files into Egnyte and has completely transformed the way we can work together. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be great if multiple people could edit a document at once in Egnyte, like you can in Google docs. This feature addition would be really helpful. Additionally, if a colleague saves a document with the same name, it automatically updates and doesn't save the previous version--this is not helpful when making edits on grants in my specific job. I also don't love the interface of Word online--at times, documents I create in desktop word are shifted and formatted incorrectly in the Word online version. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Egnyte is an awesome product. Especially for nonprofits looking for a solution for cloud sharing documents, this is perfect. It was very easy to launch, with simple directions that could be shared with the whole team and a seamless process for launching. It has completely transformed the way we can work together, and has made remote work possible for us. I would absolutely choose Egnyte again if given the chance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Egnyte has allowed my nonprofit the capability to work from home. Before Egnyte, all of our files were saved on our desktop computers. Now we can work together from anywhere. Since we're all remote on laptop computers, we are able to keep our files securely in one place, with no need to send around paper copies of documents like we had in the past. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

The most helpful thing from Egnyte is being to use it as our server, we are able to quickly share file with our team and our customers and its amazing at organizing projects. I also like the user interface which is not cluttered, the folder organization is the same as the one on my local pc. Another thing i really like is the simplicity of adding users to Egnyte and the creation of groups, and the ability to give different permission. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only downside i have is probably that whenever i share multiple files, it creates a link for each file rather than making one link for all. Another issue that i have ran into is that it allows separate people to open the same file without any type of warning which creates the possibility of overwriting another's users work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Egnyte is helping with allowing our team have access to our files in an online server. It has also helped with the speediness and accessibility of posted files, once we upload files, we are able to quickly get a link to share with others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

- It has a simple and intuitive interface.

- Egnyte provides a workspace according to your organization's domain.

- It has apps for mobile devices.

- It has affordable prices according to the number of employees.

- Tasks can be assigned.

- Folders can be shared to specific users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have never had a problem with Egnyte and I am completely happy with the features it has brought to my company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Egnyte is a reliable, safe and inexpensive service. It is cross-platform and easy to use. It has high security standards, so I guarantee that your data will be protected. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Egnyte has solved my company's file sharing problems, as email was not a reliable option for file sharing and we were unable to send large files either. Thanks to this software we can work in a faster and more efficient way to share files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

File access from anywhere is great. User functions are mostly intuitive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The sales process was pretty much classic "bait and switch". There were a lot of promises made about set up assistance that turned out to require paying LOTS of extra money. Even the simplest things like AD integration are NOT simple and Egnyte WILL NOT help with them unless you pay more money.

Several features are not nearly granular enough for true security. For example, I should be able to have a "view only" access privilege, but the lowest setting is "View and Download", which means anyone who can see a file can also "take" it.

I like the basic functionality and Egnyte generally has a much more admin/user friendly GUI than competing products (here's looking at you, Sharepoint/OneDrive!) but the implementation and basic "Pay up or shut up" implementation process left a bad taste in my mouth, such that I will not recommend Egnyte and will move toward switching as soon as there is a comparable competitor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get it in writing! Don't take their promises of support at face value. Once you sign the papers, you are ON YOUR OWN unless you pay them for extra help... and "extra" means ANY. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

File security and the need for significantly larger on-prem infrastructure Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Michael Beahm of Egnyte

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. I’m sorry to hear this was your experience. Please let us know the best way to follow up with you and a member of our team will reach out to see if there is anything we can do to rectify this situation.

Regarding your concerns about file downloading, here is a helpdesk guide with additional information on using preview-only links to prevent recipients from downloading a file: https://helpdesk.egnyte.com/hc/en-us/articles/204936034-Preview-Only-Links

Senior Vice President
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Egnyte offers a storage solution that fully integrates into a Windows environment. The Egnyte server works like any other drive and it uses our authentication system for seamless security. The mobile app gives you convenient access to your files while on the go. The ability to request files from outside users via a drag and drop web interface is invaluable for helping projects get off the ground quicker, and less confusing than dealing with dozens of email attachments. It is very easy to recover damaged Excel files with Egnyte’s file version tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice to create file request request links from within the native Windows environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure your authentication server is set up properly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Egnyte eliminated the need to have a VPN set up to access files on the local server. Then it eliminated the need for a local server. I’m far more comfortable with offsite storage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I love the folder system in egnyte. It is also so easily searchable and making finding old documents and images stored easily. I can easily move images around into different folders and stay organized in a way my team can communicate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that is annoying about egnyte is sometimes the image previews take long to load and it can be a bit laggy. Other than that it is great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need a good content management system that everyone can easily access and you can share files with those in other countries then Egnyte is a great option. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the ability to share images between team members fast and easily as well as sending image folders outside of our company to buyers and factories abroad. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Super easy to create folders and file pathways to store and share files. File sharing is particularly easy, especially for materials too large to send over email. I love it's universal nature in that I can send to a user not on Egnyte and it's easy for them to still download. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Moving files around is harder that it needs to be. I wish there was the ability to drag and drop instead of having to go into move, wait for all the folders to uncollapse, etc. A drag and drop feature would be a game changer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to store files that anyone on the team/company can access with the right file path. Also sharing files with members outside the organization is seamless and efficient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Egnyte is accessible from all of our devices. It is consistently reliable and has enabled our company to collaborate much more efficiently. The Desktop Connect integration is so valuable and easy to use. It is the exact cloud-based service we need to keep our business running from anywhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are very few flaws with Egnyte. It is occasionally frustrating to have so many steps to authenticate your identity - but it is necessary for the level of security provided. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to get rid of our VPN connections between offices that were incredibly slow. Being able to access our files from any location (and offline) has been tremendously more helpful than we expected. We have also been able to gain more clientele by describing all of our capabilities Egnyte has enabled us with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

My company uses Egnyte as a substitute for an eTMF system, and even though it's only a file sharing system, it actually does a pretty decent job for our needs. Also, I have had positive experiences with customer support. A year or two ago, they were especially helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Since we use Egnyte beyond what it is designed for, most of my "issues" with Egnyte are due to the fact it's not an actual eTMF system. I have experienced the typical issues you'd expect with any type of e-system, but nothing major that would make me not want to recommend Egnyte. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problem my company solves by using Egnyte as an eTMF is that it is way less expensive than purchasing an actual eTMF system.

I conduct periodic TMF reviews of our CROs and have experience using a couple eTMF systems, and I actually prefer Egnyte to those couple systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Associate
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I think the best part about Egnyte is the ease of usability. It is user friendly and allows us to save our data as per our standards. The data security is quite high and the you can almost access your data from anywhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much to dislike but the prices are bit high, if an organisation needs cloud storage and are not big they will have to think for other options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need to access the daily progress and what part of the project has made progress and track the daily reports. The teams are scattered globally so we use the Egnyte to share the data with the required people. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Egnyte is good for file sharing for a couple of reasons. It can be limited on what users can access, and it is easy to use. The look is simple and clean. It is not super modern but also does not look outdated either. It is easy to use, you can drag and drop items. I like that you can open a document, edit it, and the saved version is saved in Egnyte. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Egnyte has a different pricing model, which is interesting. One thing that is a little annoying, but does have a workaround, is that only one person can open and edit a document from Egnyte at a time. This can be bypassed if the document is opened and edited using Microsoft Online, but it is still a little annoying. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Egnyte is good if you only have a small or limited number of users. Things can get a little complicated if more than about 20 users need to have access. Egnyte lets you limited what users have access to and backs up the information so it will not get lost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Right now our whole office is working remotely. We are having to use file-sharing a lot more right now. Egnyte allows us to work on the same document while keeping only one location for the most updated version for everyone to access. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

It makes the user job easy to access and store large file. The search option is faster than the search option in computer which makes it easy and fast to look for the files. As i am the user for Egnyte i haven't face any of the issues till now. So it is good tool and makes the job easier.It protect your data as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As i am the user for Egnyte i haven't face any of the issues till now. So it is good tool and makes the job easier Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is the best application to where you can save your file and without any fear of losing the data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It saves time if you are finding the specific file and yo do not know where you saved it. Other then the system if you have saved the file in the computer with numerous large files stored in it, it will take lot of time to find the file. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

This platform is suitable for companies that are in charge of frequently reviewing files, documents, photos, among others. Provides cloud storage and syncs very well with desktop. In addition, its operation is ideal since we can easily share with users who do not use Egnyte . We can access any file remotely thanks to its mobile application, we always maintain performance thanks to its good interface and connectivity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We have no complaints, our experience has been quite pleasant with the platform, it works well and our performance has improved. However, we consider the additional payments a bit high compared to other platforms that we use previously. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

it is really excellent for both personal and commercial use, you can make backup copies to store and view large files, it has a perfect search system to save time and maintain the work flow, in addition to quickly finding and categorizing the files you want . It has good synchronization with the desktop and the mobile application. In addition, the mobile application allows you to access remotely and maintain productivity from anywhere you are. It is easy to use and its interface is clean, organized and easy to navigate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At the company we use it daily for all our clients' projects since it is ideal for storing large files in the cloud and accessing them from anywhere. We feel comfortable with dropbox because it is very easy to use, it does not have a very steep learning curve, just as the days go by you already know what functions and tools are to start working with it quickly. We improve our management and administration of files, we maintain a fluid and quality work. It has good integrations and its interface is really organized, clean, it has search options that undoubtedly saves a lot of time and allows us to efficiently obtain the files we want. We use the web version and the mobile application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that you can simply send a link to all clients for document uploading. Our accounting firm client added the link to their employees’ email signatures to encourage all clients to utilize Egnyte for document uploading. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The individual URL is very long and not user friendly to manually type in, so when sending the link out in a hard copy letter, we had to point the user to a landing page with a simpler URL to access Egnyte link from there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Egnyte is keeping clients and employees safe during COVID-19 by limiting in person interaction through uploading all items electronically. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

The Egnyte desktop interface is familiar for many since it has so many similarities visually to Windows file explorer. Due to that, the change over to Egnyte was pretty easy. Additionally, I like the version control feature on each document. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some file types are not supported on Egnyte at the moment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Previously, we had files stored internally and working remotely was more difficult because you'd have to go through a VPN and it was often time consuming and unreliable. Since switching over to Egnyte, working from home, especially during the pandemic is a lot easier. The app makes it useful also because you essentially have all your files on the go. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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