What are the differences between HCL Connections and Tresorit?

Let us understand the concepts of HCL Connections and Tresorit before learning the differences between them.

HCL Connections

It is a social software application developed by IBM in 2007 and later owned by HCL technologies in the year 2019. It is a collaboration tool which assists customers and business people with communication and workflow management.

It is mainly designed for file sharing, online meetings, and instant messaging. The programming language used is java and javascript.


The characteristics of HCL are as follows −

  • Collaboration analytics.

  • Direct source capture.

  • Content monitoring.

  • Message threading and attachments.

  • Contextual capture.

  • Profile and identity management.

  • Powerful search.

  • Video conferencing.

  • External archive support.

  • Contact management.


The advantages of HCL connection are as follows −

  • Community blogs and wikis are self-used managed and created by users.

  • Tagging feature is excellent.

  • It provides great settings with a reliable result.

  • HCL connection is a resource center for peer-to-peer sharing and collaboration.


The disadvantages of HCL connection are as follows −

  • It has to improve efficiency and performance within the organization.

  • Many confusing methodologies to communicate.

  • Needs training to onboard everyone.

  • Import and export of data leads is confusing.


It is an ultra-secure place in the cloud used to store, sync, and share files within your organization and with external partners. 

It is a premium cloud storage service which has an end-to-end encrypted, zero-knowledge content collaboration platform that is designed to safeguard the digital valuables of individuals and organizations with the highest classification in the cloud.


The features of Tresorit are as follows −

  • Share files securely with anyone in an organization.

  • Access the work documents from anywhere, at any time, on any device.

  • Keep the stored files safe from unauthorized access and data breaches.

  • Large amounts of file storage.

  • Fine control of synchronization having deleted version recovery.

  • Administrative reports and analysis.

  • File Request feature.


The advantages of Tresorit are as follows −

  • It is an End-to-end encrypted.

  • There is Gmail and Outlook integration, and also it provides 3 GB storage for free and for paid 500 GB – 2,500 GB.

  • It has 24/7 support services.


The disadvantages of Tresorit are as follows −

  • The paid versions are more expensive.

  • It is little bit complicated to use.


The major differences between HCL Connections and Tresorit are as follows −

HCL ConnectionsTresorit
It was developed by IBM in 2007 and later owned by HCL technologies in the year 2019.
Tresorit was owned by Tresorit in 2014.
HCL connection offers 5 GB free storage space.
Tresorit offers 3 GB free storage space.
The maximum storage capacity of HCL is 1 TB.
The maximum storage capacity is 1000GB.
The maximum file size of HCL connection is 2GB.
The maximum file size which is available for free is 500MB and for file size bigger than that is paid.
HCL connection supports developer API.
Tresorit does not support developer API
HCL connection provides file Synchronization service, file hosting service and cloud storage service.
Tresorit provides file hosting, file sharing and cloud storage service.
HCL does not have client-side encryption
Tresorit has client-side encryption
HCL has no band-width limit.
Tresorit has no band-width limit.