FTAPI as a Nextcloud alternative

Be careful when using Nextcloud for business.

Nextcloud is an open source software that allows users to store and share files. The service can be used free of charge for private use, but this is not recommended for business use. In terms of data protection, Nextcloud offers advantages compared to services like Google Drive or Dropbox.

However, the crux is, as so often, in the details: Anyone who wants to use Nextcloud for business and thus use its security features will not get far with the simple free version. Instead, numerous adaptations and extensions are necessary, for which separate prices apply. Implementing Nextcloud also requires some IT expertise and resources. Users and administrators are therefore right to ask for a Nextcloud alternative with which they can easily and reliably implement the requirements of the GDPR.

Nextcloud only partially meets the requirements of the GDPR.

Nextcloud alternative FTAPI SecuRooms - straightforward and secure.

FTAPI combines the highest security standards with user-friendly operation when exchanging data. With FTAPI SecuRooms you can store data securely and share files of any size intuitively and without much effort. Should you have any questions, our customer support will help you quickly and competently.

Just like Nextcloud, all FTAPI products are GDPR-compliant – right from the start, since all necessary security features are already integrated. The use is very simple via the browser, an installation of a client is not necessary. This means that data can be exchanged and accessed jointly both with people within the company and across company boundaries. Even if these users do not have an FTAPI license.

FTAPI SecuRooms - why is the Nextcloud alternative better?

  Nextcloud FTAPI
Pricing model 

Complex and confusing

  • Rudimentary freeware for private users
  • Tiered pricing for enterprises based on functionality 
  • Support, extensions and security components are expensive

Individual and needs-based

  • Staggered pricing according to number of licenses
  • Use of the full range of functions included in the price
  • Individual support and solutions adapted to needs 

Complex implementation

  • Implementation of all security-relevant aspects requires extensive IT know-how
  • Secure and GDPR-compliant only when all relevant security features are ordered
  • Access via client or browser-based

Simple integration, quick use

  • Data rooms can be integrated into the existing IT infrastructure easily and without effort
  • Always secure and GDPR-compliant – in all variants Browser-based access with any end device
Software setup & support 

Complicated and time-consuming

  • Very costly implementation and initial configuration
  • Expensive support staggered according to booking package

Simple, fast and convenient

  • Minimal administrative effort
  • Extensive, German-speaking customer support – at no additional cost

Want to see secure data rooms in action?

We show in our product demo how you can easily store, share or share files with FTAPI’s secure data rooms.

Is Nextcloud compliant with the GDPR?

When used correctly, Nextcloud is a good, GDPR-compliant solution. Users can decide for themselves where the server for their data is located and which security-related extensions their Nextcloud should contain. This creates flexibility, but also brings with it great responsibility. After all, the service must be securely implemented and configured using the company’s own IT resources. Overall, the protection of sensitive data is of great importance to companies. After all, it is not only a company’s good reputation that is at stake. Anyone who violates the GDPR also faces a fine of up to 20 million euros or four percent of annual turnover.

Let flexibility be your guide.

Nextcloud and the GDPR are well compatible if you set up the necessary security features and have all the required IT knowledge. However, it is much easier to protect your data with a solution that covers all security-related functions right from the start. FTAPI SecuRooms fits seamlessly into your existing IT infrastructure. In this way, you rule out the possibility of incursion gates and incalculable risks arising from time-consuming adaptations and unmanageable shadow IT. FTAPI’s Nextcloud alternative is available in the highly secure and certified cloud, located in Germany. All important features for the protection of sensitive data are already integrated and can be used intuitively.

Pay attention to the coverage of safety features.

Why more than 2,000 satisfied customers trust in FTAPI.

Highest security

Thanks to FTAPI’s state-of-the-art encryption technologies, you share files under the highest security standards absolutely DSGVO-compliant.

Easy to use

Using FTAPI does not require any special IT knowledge and is easy and hassle-free for administrators and employees.


FTAPI is a certified processor (GAV-S) and ISO 27001 certified, the leading international standard for information security management systems (ISMS).

These and thousands of other customers rely on us.

Ready to make your data exchange secure and GDPR-compliant with FTAPI?

Free yourself from shadow IT and complicated solutions and take data protection to a new level easily and efficiently with FTAPI!

Beraten lassen