What are the differences between BorgBase and ShareFile?

Let us understand the concepts of BorgBase and ShareFile before learning the differences between them.


It is a secure tool which is used for offsite backups and acts as a specialized hosting service for Borgbackup. It was launched in the year 2010 by Borge Collective. It can back up any sensitive data which the users can use and are then kept encrypted at all times. Users have the option of choosing the data centers between the EU and North America as the backup location of their sensitive data.


The features of BorgBase are as follows −

  • Copy-paste commands
  • Templates for Borg and Borg-backed clients.
  • Supports a large community of developers.
  • Monitoring services to notify services.
  • Automated Storage.
  • Efficiently transfer data.
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Incremental Backup


The advantages of BorgBase are as follows −

  • Encryption
  • It supports freelancer, small, medium and large businesses.
  • Cloud Storage
  • Automated Storage
  • Compression Option
  • Web Access


The disadvantages of BorgBase are as follows −

  • It is not mobile compatible.
  • Backup scheduling is not possible
  • Remote access is not there


ShareFile was launched by Jesse Lipson in the year 2005 and was later owned by Citrix system in the year 2011. It can be integrated with any third party applications and current file storage systems to ensure flexible and synchronous file storage, modification, saving, sending and retrieval of files. It accommodates the secure sending of large files, with the ability to send and receive files of up to 100 GB in size.

It helps us to access the files from any device, mobile or desktop, allowing you to work anywhere. We can also add an e-signature feature to our documents, provide tracking tools and get notified when files are received.


The features of ShareFile are as follows −

  • ShareFile Sync
  • Desktop Widget
  • Version Control
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance
  • Tracking
  • Document Archiving
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Retention
  • e-Signature
  • File Recovery


The advantages of ShareFile are as follows −

  • We can share documents
  • Unlimited storage
  • Send and receive files in a more safe and secure way.
  • Software includes a number of features.


The disadvantages of ShareFile are as follows −

  • Difficult to non-tech people to handle
  • Outlook extension of ShareFile is not good
  • Sometimes documents are shown as corrupted and forced to reload.
  • Transferring takes a lot of time.


The major differences between ShareFile and BorgBase are as follows −

It was launched by Jesse Lipson in the year 2005 by later owned by Citrix System in 2011BorgBase was launched in the year 2010 by Borg collective.
It offers 10 GB for a 30 days free trial.BorgBase offers 5 GB free storage space.
ShareFile maximum storage size is unlimited.BorgBase provides unlimited maximum storage space.
It offers a maximum file size of 10 GB to 100 GB according to plans.BorgBase maximum file size is not restricted.
ShareFile provides File Synchronization and cloud storage service.BorgBase provides file hosting and cloud storage service.
ShareFile is supported by Windows, iOS and Android operating systems.BorgBase is supported by the Unix operating system.
ShareFile is used for storing small and large business data.BorgBase stores personal and professional data.
It does not provide append-only support.Provides append-only support.