Secure Dropbox Alternative for Enterprises

Secure, Cost-Effective Enterprise File Sharing Alternative

CentreStack offers a superior file sharing solution tailored for businesses, emphasizing data security and operational efficiency without the high costs or issues found in alternatives like Dropbox. It integrates seamlessly with existing IT infrastructure, ensuring data control and enhancing operational capabilities.

CentreStack emerges as a superior file sharing platform, tailored for businesses seeking operational efficiency, data control, and security. Unlike Dropbox, it integrates with NTFS permissions, avoiding replication issues and high costs. Clients have seen significant benefits, from reliable file server solutions to cost-effective pricing. CentreStack enhances operational efficiency, utilizes cloud capabilities, and maintains security and familiarity of existing IT infrastructure, prioritizing data privacy and control for enterprise needs.


In today's digital landscape, businesses face significant challenges in file sharing and storage, particularly when comparing CentreStack and Dropbox. While Dropbox is a known entity for personal and professional use, its limitations become apparent in enterprise environments. These challenges revolve around security, cost-effectiveness, and operational efficiency, directly impacting your ability to maintain control over your data and manage costs effectively.

Security Concerns

Dropbox's generic approach to data security may not meet the stringent requirements of enterprise-level file sharing, leading to potential data vulnerabilities.

Cost Management

The escalating costs associated with Dropbox, especially for larger teams, can strain budgets, making it a less viable option for cost-conscious businesses.

Operational Efficiency

Dropbox's lack of integration with existing IT infrastructure, like NTFS permissions, can complicate file sharing and access control, reducing operational efficiency.

Data Control

Maintaining data sovereignty and control is challenging with Dropbox, as it often requires data to be stored off-premises, raising concerns over data privacy and compliance.

Identifying these challenges is crucial to selecting a secure, efficient, and cost-effective file sharing solution tailored to your enterprise's specific needs.

Existing Solutions and Their Limitations

In the quest for optimal file sharing and storage solutions, businesses often encounter hurdles that mainstream platforms like Dropbox fail to overcome. These challenges, rooted in security, cost, and operational efficiency, underscore the limitations of existing solutions in meeting the nuanced needs of today's enterprises. As businesses strive for a balance between functionality and budget, the shortcomings of widely-used services become increasingly apparent, revealing a gap in the market for more tailored, enterprise-focused alternatives.

Cost Prohibitive

Dropbox's pricing model, at $12 per user per month, strains budgets, especially for small to mid-sized businesses seeking affordable yet robust file sharing solutions.

Replication and Architecture Issues

Dropbox struggles with replication support and lacks compatibility with file server architectures, hindering operational continuity and data synchronization for businesses reliant on server-client models.

Security and Data Control

In complex enterprise environments, Dropbox falls short in providing sufficient security measures, data leakage prevention, and control over confidential files, posing risks to data integrity and compliance.

Lack of Customization

For MSPs and businesses emphasizing brand consistency, Dropbox's absence of white-label capabilities and limited customization options restrict the ability to offer a seamless, branded user experience.

Introducing CentreStack

CentreStack provides a secure and cost-efficient solution for enterprise file sharing, enhancing operational efficiency and data control. Differing from Dropbox, CentreStack integrates seamlessly with existing IT infrastructures, maintaining data privacy and utilizing cloud capabilities without sacrificing security or functionality.

Enhanced Security

CentreStack prioritizes enterprise-level security, offering robust data protection measures that surpass Dropbox's capabilities, ensuring your sensitive information remains secure.

Cost Efficiency

With CentreStack, businesses enjoy a more flexible and scalable pricing model, significantly reducing costs compared to Dropbox, especially for larger teams.

Operational Efficiency

Leveraging existing NTFS permissions and avoiding replication issues, CentreStack enhances operational efficiency, making it a superior choice for businesses.

Data Sovereignty

CentreStack allows for on-premises or private cloud storage, giving businesses full control over their data location and compliance, unlike Dropbox.

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Cloud Drive Mapping

Drive mapping is an important feature for online file access. End users can easily drag and drop files and folders from a set of mapped drives over the Internet without a VPN connection.

Global File Locking

File locking is a vital feature for online file access and team collaboration to avoid conflicts. End users need to control global concurrent online file access by using file locking to maintain consistency.

Permission Control

Dropbox and Google Drive don't have the same level of centralized control as a file server. You might miss the NTFS permissions and the ability to know where your data is, who has access to it and what they're doing with it.

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How It Works Diagram - Two flavors of CentreStack

CentreStack Online

We host CentreStack for you in AWS

Organizations need to enhance mobility and productivity through streamlined remote access and collaboration. CIOs seek online solutions with seamless cloud integration to minimize disruption and reduce employee retraining for new cloud storage systems.

Mapped Drives

Remotely access file shares from a drive letter without the need for a VPN. Cloud replication is optional!

File Locking

Provides full support for file locking from the cloud, with a familiar file server locking experience.

File Servers

Solve file server sync and share problems while facilitating mobile access and business continuity.

Mobile Access

Connect to your file server with a mobile device and edit directly using Microsoft Office Mobile Apps.


Use web links to share files and folders with recipients or receive files directly from a web browser.

Mobile Apps

Mobile applications provide file server remote access from iOS and Android devices.

CentreStack Server

Self-Hosted CentreStack Server Installation

Implement a private cloud file-sharing and secure remote access solution that integrates seamlessly with your existing IT infrastructure, enabling you to serve your clients efficiently and effectively.


From our success stories, MSPs making $24K and have 80% margins. It is an excellent way for MSPs to enhance their service portfolio.


CentreStack adopts a single-pane-of-glass management model, allowing MSPs to manage the solution from one single web interface.


CentreStack is multi-tenant by design, making it easy for MSP to set up and support multiple clients from one single deployment.

White Label

CentreStack is a white-label solution supporting complete branding from web interface to mobile applications.


CentreStack integrates with file servers, AWS, Azure, and google. The integration makes it easy for MSPs to deploy solutions.


CentreStack partner programs offer marketing collaterals and partner incentives and assistance for solution deployments.

If you are an enterprise seeking a self-hosted solution that complements your existing IT infrastructure with enhanced remote access and collaboration capabilities, explore Triofox—our robust sibling solution designed specifically for larger organizations.

How It Works

CentreStack provides a secure and cost-efficient Dropbox alternative, enhancing business operational efficiency and data governance. It integrates seamlessly with existing IT infrastructures, offering cloud capabilities without compromising security or functionality. This comparison highlights the operational advantages of CentreStack over Dropbox, detailing how it supports your business needs.


Seamless Integration

CentreStack integrates with your existing IT infrastructure, including NTFS permissions, for a smooth transition without the need for extensive setup or training.


Enhanced Security

Our platform prioritizes data privacy and control, offering secure file sharing and storage solutions that surpass Dropbox's capabilities, especially in enterprise environments.


Operational Efficiency

By utilizing cloud capabilities, CentreStack enhances your operational efficiency, allowing for remote access and collaboration without compromising on security or user experience.


Cost-Effective Scaling

CentreStack's MSP pricing model is designed to be flexible and scalable, offering a more affordable solution than Dropbox, with prices tailored to support small to mid-sized businesses.


Data Control

Maintain full control over your data with CentreStack. Unlike Dropbox, our solution ensures that your data remains secure, accessible, and under your control at all times.


Cloud Backup

CentreStack provides cloud backup features that replicate the Dropbox experience but with enhanced support for specific file server architectures and operational needs.

Cost-Effective, Secure Sharing for Businesses

Unlock unparalleled security and efficiency in enterprise file sharing with CentreStack. Ditch the high costs and limitations of Dropbox for a solution that integrates flawlessly with your IT infrastructure, ensuring data sovereignty and cost savings. Click 'Try CentreStack Free' and revolutionize your business file management today.

Our Recent Case Studies

Revolutionizing Secure File Sharing for Enterprises

A leading IT and security solutions provider faced challenges in secure file sharing, needing a solution that met military and healthcare standards. Our platform provided military-grade security and HIPAA-compliant file sharing, seamlessly integrating with their existing IT infrastructure. This partnership significantly enhanced their operational capabilities, offering encrypted file sharing and support for numerous users without performance loss. The case underscores our commitment to delivering secure, efficient, and compliant file-sharing solutions, revolutionizing how sensitive information is managed and shared in high-security sectors.

Empowering Digital Innovation with CentreStack

A technology firm in Southern Europe transformed its digital storage solutions by partnering with CentreStack, overcoming the limitations of traditional cloud storage. This collaboration enabled scalable, cost-effective file server solutions, enhancing operational efficiency, security, and client collaboration. The firm's strategic move to CentreStack not only improved client satisfaction but also solidified its position as a leader in digital innovation. This case study exemplifies the power of strategic partnerships and innovative solutions in meeting the evolving digital needs of businesses.

Transforming Enterprise Data Management

Our solution revolutionized enterprise data management by providing a secure, efficient alternative to traditional file sharing and storage systems. By addressing the unique challenges faced by businesses in managing large AutoCAD drawings and PDF files, we enhanced operational efficiency and collaboration across diverse sectors. Our platform's superior integration, granular control, and robust collaboration features set a new standard, demonstrating our commitment to overcoming the limitations of conventional cloud storage solutions. This case study highlights our platform's transformative impact on businesses aiming for operational excellence and secure, seamless data management.

Expand Your Cloud Horizons

Dive deeper into the future of cloud management, migration, and secure file sharing with our specialized solutions. Explore how CentreStack can transform your enterprise's approach to cloud storage, large data handling, and branded sharing services. Unlock the full potential of your cloud strategy today.

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Enhancing Security, Collaboration, and Management Efficiency

Scalable Cloud Migration

Secure, Efficient Data Transfer for Businesses

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Frequently Asked Questions: All You Need to Know

How does CentreStack ensure data privacy and security compared to Dropbox?

CentreStack ensures data privacy and security by allowing data to stay on-premises or in private clouds, leveraging existing NTFS permissions for access control, and providing a simplified user experience without compromising on security or functionality.

Can CentreStack integrate with Active Directory for user management and permissions?

Yes, CentreStack can integrate with Active Directory, allowing for seamless user management and the synchronization of NTFS permissions. This integration ensures that existing permissions are respected, simplifying the management of access controls.

How does CentreStack compare to Dropbox in terms of accessing files remotely without VPN?

CentreStack allows for seamless remote access to file servers via a mapped drive, without the need for a VPN, providing a more efficient and reliable solution compared to Dropbox.

What are the benefits of switching from Dropbox to CentreStack?

Switching to CentreStack from Dropbox offers more privacy, mobile access to file servers without copying data to third-party data centers, reduced costs through on-demand synchronization, simpler centralized management, and compliance maintenance with GDPR and HIPAA.

Does CentreStack allow for file locking to prevent simultaneous editing conflicts?

Yes, CentreStack includes a file locking feature. If a file is opened by one user, it gets locked for editing, and other users can only open a read-only copy until the file is closed, preventing editing conflicts.

Can CentreStack's mapped drive automatically switch between local and cloud storage?

Yes, CentreStack's mapped drive can automatically switch access from local on-premises storage to cloud storage based on the user's location, ensuring continuous access without manual intervention.

How often does CentreStack sync changes?

CentreStack performs continuous sync. Any changes made to the file share are synced in real-time, ensuring that the most up-to-date copy is always available in both the cloud and on-premises.

Can CentreStack handle large data sets and files like AutoCAD?

Yes, CentreStack is designed to support large data sets and files, including AutoCAD. It enables efficient sharing and syncing of large files among users without compromising on speed or performance.

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