Most Secure Cloud Storage Companies in 2022

Taking extra steps to protect your data may seem like an unnecessary chore, since most people haven’t hade a catastrophic data breach (that they know of). But loosing, or even worse, someone getting ahold of you confidential information will show you just how valuable your data is.

We are accumulating data faster than we ever have before, and as a result, data breaches are becoming more common. Securing data is becoming increasingly difficult, but thankfully, some cloud storage companies are taking cloud security to new levels.

What Makes Cloud Storage More Secure?

  • End-to-End Encryption – Don’t just encrypt your data at rest, but just as important, data should be encrypted in transit.
  • Zero-Knowledge Encryption – Only you have the key to decrypt your data. The storage provider is not capable of viewing your data, not even if a court orders them to do so.
  • Multi-Factor Authentication – Having only one type of password leaves you vulnerable to password theft and brute force attacks.
  • Redundancy – Data is copied to multiple servers in different geographical locations.
  • Physical Security – Securing the data center from intruders, and more importantly, insider threats.

By evaluating cloud storage providers using theses metrics, as well as there past performance, we are able to figure out who has the most secure cloud storage.

Cloud Storage Comparison

Security
Rating
PriceEnd-to-
end
encryption
Zero-
Knowledge
encryption
Open
Source
Data Center
Locations
Free
Storage
with end-
to-end
encryption
Free
Option
NextCloud4.8Free and Open-SourceYesYesYesYou Host:
Anywhere
YesYes
pCloud4.6500 GB starting
at $49.99 /year
Yes
+$49.99/year
Yes
+$49.99/year
NoCan Choose:
US, Luxembourg
No10 GB
Sync4.52 TB starting
at $8 /month
YesYesNoCanadaYes5 GB
Icedrive4.4150 GB starting
at $1.67 /month
YesYesNoCan’t choose:
Servers located in
UK, Germany, US
No10 GB
Tresorit4.11 TB starting
at $14.50 /month
YesYesNoBusiness Class
can choose:
Ireland, Netherlands
Yes3 GB
DropBox32 TB starting
at $9.99 /month
NoNoNoBusiness Class
can choose:
Australia, EU, Japan, UK
NoNo

#1 – NextCloud

NextCloud is the most secure cloud storage, but its not the simplest solution. NextCloud is your own personal cloud. It is just the software, you provide the hardware. So you can put it on your own server, or paid server hosting. This may sound complicated, and it can be, but there are plenty of hosting companies (eg. Linode, A2Hosting) that have options with NextCloud preloaded, which makes getting started very easy. NextCloud is free and opens source software which gives it the added assurance that the software is sound, since available for anyone to see, unlike proprietary software, where you just have to hope that it was built right. NextCloud is feature rich and easy to use, so if your willing to spend a little extra time setting it up, you will have the ultimate in security and flexibility.

Pros :

  • Highest level of privacy and security.
  • Total control. Choose where to install it, from your own server, or any hosted server anywhere in the world.
  • The only cloud solution on this list that uses Open-Source Code.
  • Very flexible and feature rich.
  • Fast and lightweight.

Cons :

  • Software configurations and updates are your responsibility.
  • No support for the software. If there is a problem, you are on your own to fix it.

#2- pCloud

pCloud had a standing offer for six months that if anyone could hack their client-side encryption, pCloud would reward them with $100,000. Nearly 3000 people participated in the challenge but no one could break their encryption. pClouds lifetime memberships are a great value and puts an end to monthly or yearly bills. Best for security, price, and large amounts of data.

Pros :

  • Easy to use, intuitive user interface.
  • Affordable. Option to pay one time for a lifetime membership.
  • Unlimited file size.
  • Choose what geographical location your data is stored.
  • Easy to share files with custom client password protected links.

Cons :

  • No end-to-end encryption for free accounts.
  • Customer support can only be reached by phone or email, phone only during Swiss business hours.

#3 – Sync

Sync is HIPPA Certified (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). While you may not need your data to be HIPPA compliant, the fact the Sync is able to meet these stringent requirements says a lot about their security.

Pros :

  • End-to-end encryption for free accounts.
  • Affordable.
  • All servers are located in Canada (much better privacy laws than US).

Cons :

  • Can’t choose what region your servers are in.

#4 – Icedrive

Icedrive has great features and is easy to use. Some of the features unlimited time window for access deleted files or old version of existing files. Another good feature of theirs is that they have figured out a way to enable you to preview your encrypted data stored on their servers. Most other provider don’t offer this service although, take note that it does not work with all file types.

Pros :

  • Twofish encryption is a more obscure encryption, thus less targeted.
  • Intuitive and easy to use.
  • Excellent speed.

Cons :

  • Does not work with many of the most popular applications.
  • Mediocor support.

#5 – Tresorit

Tresorit has a lot of great features, is highly secure, and easy to use. Treasure it is a little bit more expensive for the personal accounts than other cloud providers, but it’s business plans are more reasonably priced if you are looking for a business solution. Free accounts give you five gigabytes of storage, though they have very limited features.

Applications for Windows and Mac. Mobile apps for Android and iOS., and it is one of the few clouds solutions that works with the Linux!!

Tresorit allows you to add your cloud storage as a network drive so they appear as drives attached to your computer without taking any space on your computer.

Tresorit has End-to-End 256-bit AES encryption, Zero-Knowledge encryption, and two factor authentication.

Pros :

  • Unlimited access to file version history for paid accounts, meaning that you can recover any older version of a file.
  • Has a feature that lets you open and edit files while they are still encrypted on the cloud. Works with files up to 48 MB in size without needing to download them.
  • The web app and desktop app are both intuitive and very easy to use.

Cons :

  • Does not work that well with most third party apps.
  • Slightly more expensive than the others on this list.

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