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Cloud-Storage Solutions Comparison Chart:


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Expanded Comparison Chart:

Box OneDrive Google Drive
Operational Matrix   
Storage Unlimited 5TB Unlimited
File Size Limits 15GB 15GB 5TB
OS Support Windows, macOS Windows, macOS Windows, macOS
Browser Support Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge, Safari Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge, Safari
FileType Support Most common file types Most common file types Most common file types
3rd Party App Integration No No No
Accessibility Matrix   
Web App Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Apps IOS & Android IOS & Android & Windows IOS & Android
File Stream Box Drive Windows 10 File Stream
File Sync Box Sync OneDrive Sync Backup & Sync
Search Content Search & Filtering Content Search & Filtering Content Search & Filtering
Shared Link Custom URL, Expiration, Password, Restrict Download View Only Restrict Downloads
Custom URL Yes No No
Password-Protected link Yes No No
File Locking Yes Yes Yes
Time-bound links Yes Yes No
Collaboration Matrix   
Team Accounts Upon Request Self Created SPO/Teams
Co-Authoring MS Office Online MS Office Online & Client Google Docs
Permissions 7 Levels 3 Levels 2 Levels
Tasks and Notifications Yes MS Office/O365 Comments and Tasks
External Collaboration Yes Yes Yes
Security Matrix   
Encryption at Rest 256 AES 256 AES 128 AES
Encryption in Transit TLS TLS TLS
BAA Yes Yes Yes
Versioning 100 500 30 days
Data Recovery  30 days 30 days Until Cleared
Visibility File Level Details & Activity Log File Level Details & Activity Log File Level Details & Activity Log