Taking extra steps to protect your data may seem like an unnecessary chore, since most people haven’t had a catastrophic data breach (that they know of). But loosing, or even worse, someone getting a hold 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?
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
|Data Center |
|NextCloud||4.8||Free and Open-Source||Yes||Yes||Yes||You Host:|
|pCloud||4.6||500 GB starting |
at $49.99 /year
|Sync||4.5||2 TB starting |
at $8 /month
|Icedrive||4.4||150 GB starting |
at $1.67 /month
|Yes||Yes||No||Can’t choose: |
Servers located in
UK, Germany, US
|Tresorit||4.1||1 TB starting|
at $14.50 /month
|DropBox||3||2 TB starting |
at $9.99 /month
Australia, EU, Japan, UK
#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.
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.