If your organization would like the benefits of easy sharing and collaboration on data online as offered by various cloud vendors but needs to stay in control, ensuring no unauthorized access, Nextcloud is what you are looking for.
Nextcloud offers a unique-in-the-industry fully open source solution for on-premise data handling and communication with an uncompromising focus on security and privacy.
Nextcloud brings together universal access to data with next-generation secure communication and collaboration capabilities under direct control of IT and integrated with existing compliant infrastructure. Nextcloud's open, modular architecture, emphasis on security and advanced federation capabilities enable modern enterprises to leverage their existing assets within and across the borders of their organization.
- Easy web UI and clients for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux
- Easy collaboration and sharing files internal and external with optionally enforcable password and expiration date
- Audio/video chat, mail and calendaring as well as collaborative document editing (MS Office compatible) fully built in, optional Outlook integration and more
- External storage support like Windows Network Drive, FTP, WebDAV, NFS and more
- Many passive and active security features like two-factor authentication, brute force protection and CSP 3.0 as well as an audit log
- Optionally server-side encryption (can be chosen per storage) and end-to-end, client-side encryption (can be chosen per folder by the user)
- Full admin control over sharing with File Access Control rules like "DOCX can only be downloaded from within local network" or execute actions if certain conditions are met (like a tag is set)
Compared to other private cloud solutions, Nextcloud offers stronger security measures, with two-factor authentication, brute force protection and many other security protections built in. It is fully open source and the most active file sync and share project being developed.
Nextcloud typically targets organizations from 50 to tens of millions of users in industries including education, government, legal and financial services and manufacturing. Customers include SIEMENS, all French universities covered under RENATER, the German Federal Government and more. Look for case studies on our website.
Nextcloud is well integrated in UCS, offering easy installation. The automatic configuration includes:
- Administrator is automatically Nextcloud admin
- Users are enabled to access Nextcloud by default
- Users and Groups can be enabled/disabled in User & Group Settings
- User quota can be configured in User settings
- All User and Group benefits by Nextcloud LDAP Schema
- Web server fully configured and behind stock UCS web server acting as proxy and doing all TLS magic
The Nextcloud app for UCS in Univention App Center is based on the latest release from the Nextcloud stable update channel. Major releases are typically provided in the stable update channel within 3-6 month after release. The app will then also receive an update in the App Center.