Nextcloud is an open source enterprise file sync and sharing service started in 2016 to “empower users to take back control over their data and communication. The company was a spin-off from Struktur AG who make web conferencing and financial planning software for customers like Deutsche Bank, Vodafone, BNP Paribas and others.
The Nextcloud approach seeks to give users fine control over data access for file sync and collaboration across devices and within and between organizations. Central to Nextclouds straegy is a focus on information security, with a committment to adhere to ISO27001, and offering some of the highest open source bug bounties in the industry.
Nextcloud recently announced end-to-end encryption functionality, which addresses some of the security issues around cloud deployments and online file sharing for organizations especially concerned with privacy and integrity of data. As regulatory requirements and the costs for non-compliance or security breaches continues to rise, smart companies are paying attention to the details when it comes to information security and data loss prevention.
The Nextcloud software solution offers workflow management, mobile access for IOS and Android devices, and secure audio and video calls, amongst a host of other features which can be viewed on the features page of their website.
The functionality of Nextcloud can be extended to suit organizational requirements with a healthy ecosystem of apps such as groupware and security enhancements like 2-factor authentication.