BigMIND Business vs. Dropbox Business

Explore the table below and understand how our platform differs to Dropbox Business in six key areas.

Dropbox Business
Business Implications
By default, when using the desktop client, the backup frequency is 2 hours, but this can be configurable down to 5 minutes.

Also, have the freedom to start and end backups at specific days and times. (Source)
Dropbox desktop application constantly checks files for changes.While Dropbox constantly checks and upload new and modified files, It does not offer a great control over the upload schedule.

BigMIND provides enhanced options to end-users to ensure they have greater control over the upload and backup process. This is important for the users who do not want to consume network bandwidth during working hours. (Source)
BigMIND desktop client backs up the files while they are in their original locations.
Dropbox desktop application only syncs the files that are in your Dropbox folder. (Source)No need to move the files to a special folder for them to get uploaded.
BigMIND allows backing up external and NAS drives by directly selecting them from a Explorer like menu.Not AvailableProtect your valuable data regardless where it is saved. (Internal, external or network drives)
The BigMIND desktop client can be forced to undergo a full scan every 24 hours. However, this can be configured down to every 2 hours. (Source)There is no option to force the Dropbox application to perform a full scan. After the first backup, all subsequent backups are incremental.Backup verification.
One of our key separators is the fact that BigMIND can instantly analyze and handle billions of files. The system is designed to process Terabytes and Petabytes of photos, videos and documents.

Dropbox is limited in its ability to instantly process and handle large amounts of data. This means you can do more in less time. Having a platform that can process everything at once enables you to increase the productivity of staff and colleagues as they don’t need to wait for files to be ready.

Dropbox Business
Business Implications
1. Files are encrypted before leaving the machine using 256-AES.

2. Files are transferred over an SSL encrypted layer.

3. Website and desktop client have been hardened against attacks from hackers. (Source)
Dropbox uses 256-bit AES for files at rest and SSL/TLS for data in transit. (Source)BigMIND has adopted top of the line security measures like multi-factor authentication. The solution is also compliant with the latest security and data regulations.
BigMIND uses Amazon S3 storage servers, which are also encrypted using Server Side Encryption (SSE). Amazon security overviewDropbox saves data in secure storage server. Storage servers are located in data centers across the United States. (Source)BigMIND resides on Amazon AWS. The IaaS provider is trusted by Fortune 100 companies and has been named a leader in the field for the past 5 years.
Whether you are sharing via a Shared Link or by User/Email. (Source)Only when sharing via a Shared Link. (Source)Extra security when sharing data.
Multiple data centers (US, Europe, Australasia, Asia). (Source)US only. (Source)As BigMIND leverages AWS Data Centers, users have a wider choice to decide where they would like to house their data.
Shared files are decrypted on the machine of the recipient.Not Avaliable
Policies to have full control over the backup.

The policy option contains multiple tabs covering different aspects, including:
1. Hot Storage Data (Full control on data selections).
2. Cold Storage Data (Full control on data selections).
3. OCR Data.
4. Extensions (VSS, Block Level, Smart Selection Extensions, Global Exclude).
5. Hybrid.
6. Settings (General settings, Security Settings, Backup Schedule, Bandwidth throttling).
7. Privileges (Web-Privileges, Client-Privileges). (Source)
Not AvailableBigMIND adminstrators have full control over all the aspects of the sub-users backup.

Dropbox Business
Business Implications
Save Unlimited versions of your files.

Deleted files can be saved Forever.

Retention settings can be adjusted by the account administrator to save storage. (Source)
Dropbox saves a history of all deleted and earlier versions of files for 30 days.

If you purchase the extended version history add-on feature, you can revert to a previous file version or recover a deleted file at any time within a year of an edit or deletion made after your purchase. (Source)
BigMIND users have the choice to retain unlimited versions of files. No extra purchases to activate the customized Retention.
Multi-threaded upload option for a faster backup. This can be turned ON/OFF. (Source)Not Available. Reduces the backup time to achieve a faster backup process.
- Bandwidth throttling option with the ability to schedule the throttling times.

- Smart Mode and Turbo Mode option.
Bandwidth throttling option. Cannot be scheduled. (Source)Users are able to manage their internet connection usage wisely. Advanced options includes throttling schedule.
Block-Level technology. (Source)Not Available. Save time and resources while handling large files, by only uploading the modified blocks of the file rather than uploading it whole again.
This also saves your storage.
Open files backup. (Source)Not Available. (Source)Backing up the files while working on them to ensure minimal amount of data loss.
Customize the backup connection by selecting which connection to use for the upload. (Source)Not Available.Managing the available internet connections (LAN, WiFi, 3G), prevents the upload to start while connecting to a limited network/connection.
Connect your other storage services, like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and One Drive to your BigMIND account.

Also, you can connect your Facebook and Instagram accounts with your BigMIND one, to directly save all your personal photos and videos there. (Source)
Not AvailableImport your data from your other storage services and social media accounts, so you can now have all your important and valuable data in one place, access it easily, search through it and share it with others.

Dropbox Business
Business Implications
Document Discovery is available. BigMIND can search the content of 18 file types.
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Full-text search is available for documents. Dropbox can search the contents of 12 file types. (Source)The Document Discovery tool from BigMIND lets you find files by content, not just filenames for 18 different file types. It enhances accessibility and promotes instant access. And, if you wanted greater file organization, you can tag one or many files for easier reference.
Videos Discovery is available. (Source)You need to browse or use the search option to find the needed file. Things and Faces Photo Detection tools give users a unique way of discovering their images - by the objects, items and persons that appear within them.
Perfect for those who want relevant results at lightning speed.
Photos Discovery is available via Things and Faces.
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You need to browse or use the search option to find the needed file. Things and Faces Photo Detection tools give users a unique way of discovering their images - by the objects, items and persons that appear within them.
Perfect for those who want relevant results at lightning speed.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Discovery is available. (Source)Not AvailableSearching for scanned documents can be tiresome and time-consuming. BigMIND solves this problem with it’s Optical Character Recognition software, which not only converts any scanned document into searchable data, but will also extract any text from a JPEG or TIFF image.
Intelligent Filters. (Source)Not AvailableTrying to locate a file across all your cloud services can be time-consuming.
The Intelligent Filters are essentials when searching for photos, documents, PDFs and videos. Filters include: owner, size, color and much more.

Dropbox Business
Business Implications
Multiple Data Centers (US, Europe, Australasia, Asia).
US only. (Source)As BigMIND leverages AWS Data Centers, users have a wider choice to decide where they would like to house their data.

Dropbox Business
Business Implications
4.5 million users and tens of thousands of business customers. (Source)500 million people around the world use Dropbox, with 200,000 businesses on Dropbox Business. (Source)BigMIND is a trusted partner to some of the largest enterprises in the world. Our proven track record gives companies confidence that we can and will scale to support the demands of their business, allowing them to improve their productivity and efficiency.
AOS Technology, Acer, Canon, Dell, NEC and many more. (Source)Dell, HP and more. (Source)

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