OwnCloud Alternative for Windows

Secure Windows Alternative to Sync & Share Solution OwnCloud

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Benefits of MyWorkDrive

MyWorkDrive integrates exclusively and natively into an existing Windows File Share infrastructure providing a secure, easy to use IIS OwnCloud alternative. MyWorkDrive is built from the ground up to integrate exclusively with Windows Active Directory and NTFS File Shares with no changes to work processes or traditional mapped drives clients. With MyWorkDrive, enterprises can simply and easily provide secure remote file access to their users in minutes without migrating data to Linux or compromising security.

No Databases

Unlike OwnCloud, MyWorkDrive exclusively uses existing active directory users, group and NTFS permissions to provision users. No files, usernames or password hashes are stored in any databases, nor are any additional administration of users, database backup software licenses, or management needed when integrating MyWorkDrive.

Network Share File Locking

With our native file locking integration, users can continue to use traditional mapped drive clients, and files are properly locked alongside our Web, Mobile, or Desktop clients. With OwnCloud, clients must be migrated to an OwnCloud sync client and they do not properly lock and interact with network shares alongside other users.

IIS vs LAMP Stack

MyWorkDrive uses native IIS and .Net for all server communications. With OwnCloud, the application runs within the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). In addition to being difficult to manage and unfamiliar to Windows System Administrators, the LAMP stack is complicated to patch and secure with standard Windows tools, and for OwnCloud is only supported on Linux.

Mobile Office Document Editing

Only MyWorkDrive has the ability to edit documents in native Office Apps for iOS mobile stored on Local File Shares. OwnCloud does not.

Reduced Administration

OwnCloud imports Active Directory users and groups into a database and requires manual management of users. With MyWorkDrive, Active Directory is native and licenses are automatically provisioned and deprovisioned as users drop off after 30 days.

Better Web Browser Client

With MyWorkDrive, users view and edit files in our beautiful web file manager file explorer style interface, greatly reducing training and support costs.


MyWorkDrive exclusively uses built-in Windows NTFS and Access Based enumeration security for Windows shares that run under the user’s login context. As such, no login information or access to files are ever stored in a database or used by MyWorkDrive. OwnCloud can also connect to Windows File shares, however it does not support simultaneous file locking and also hosts files in a database, increasing maintenance and backup requirements. MyWorkDrive seamlessly integrates with any SAML provider including Azure AD (Office 365) and allows two factor authentication using DUO.