Best Varonis DatAnywhere Alternative

Replace Varonis DatAnywhere with true windows server cloud enablement. With remote web access, secure file sharing, always-on cloud drive mapping and file locking with centralized group policy and audit reports, it is the best DatAnywhere alternative in 2020!

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"CentreStack’s ability to automatically inherit a system’s NTFS permissions dictating access control for files and folders is a key benefit. Anchor & DropBox cannot do this. CentreStack is truly enterprise level because of their file server enablement and their ability to mimic the NTFS permissions."

Nik Margulski


"Our clients were primarily using either Dropbox as their file sharing solution or emailing attachments to share files. We needed a solution where the data does not go to servers outside of Canada as Dropbox data does. CentreStack's greatest benefit is solving this problem while providing the ability to share files securely and access them anywhere with full control of data storage and support."

Lawrence Reiber

Tanda Technologies

"The primary competition is Dropbox, OneDrive or Sharepoint out of Office 365. But they don’t really match up to what CentreStack does. I think CentreStack is far superior because of all the capability of sharing and syncing while keeping your data private and secure."

Graham Mannassi

Mannassi IT Solutions

"CentreStack is familiar; the interface is easy to adapt to. Our clients can see all of their files as they typically access them. They are using cloud storage the way they typically stored files with their old file system. With CentreStack, we've added $24,000 a year in new gross profit!"

Aaron Patton

Tenacious Networks

"CentreStack customer service is really good. They use electronic ticketing, which is what we prefer. To be transparent, in the 3 years since we rolled out CentreStack, we have had very few issues, which speaks volumes to the quality of their solution. We also created $25,000 in new income!"

Jordan Ray

4D IT Solutions

"It’s really easy for my users. I can just tell clients, go to your “M” folder, all your files are there. They just get it. They can also download the app on any mobile device - it’s just really simple to set up and to use. It's also easy to manage and easy to sell."

Lori Hardtke

ByteWize Inc.

EFSS is a Commodity. Innovation is not!

Varonis DatAnywhere is an Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) with many competitors. Almost all file sync features and file sharing features are commodity features.There hasn't been much development since announcement of the Varonis DatAnywhere End of Life (EOL) plan a couple years ago, and that is more than enough to leave DatAnywhere behind. In the meanwhile, CentreStack continues to innovate with cloud drive mapping, cloud file locking, centralized policy management and reporting. There were so many areas to improve from enhance usability to simplify management. Innovation moves on!

Best Alternative to Varonis DatAnywhere

CentreStack excels in providing private self-hosted on-premise file sync and share solution. The solution is built on top of the Microsoft Web Platform, including Windows Server, ASP.NET, and Internet Information Services (IIS). The benefit of leveraging pure Microsoft technology stack is that it works natively with the Active Directory, the NTFS permissions and the Windows file server shares. As an end result, file access and permission checks are all natively done with all-Microsoft components, which is a most-tested combination out there in the field. There are other solutions that may run on a Microsoft Windows Server platform but was built with Apache web server and other non-Microsoft technology, which have less compatibility and less interoperability to Microsoft components. True Windows file server cloud enablement is very important to be the best solution on Windows.


In CentreStack, NTFS permission is integrated natively so mobile access and secure file sharing follow the same security rules as on-premise LAN access.


With CentreStack, on the client agent side, you can sync only files you are using and only files you are allowed to use.


In CentreStack, you have a drive letter to access files and folders, with permission check and file locking. There is no training required for users since everyone knows a drive letter.

Feature Highlights


For external users that are not in the Active Directory, the granular permissions can be assigned to different users at different levels of the folder hierarchy.


CentreStack has selective sync allowing you to build up a local cache based on the hard drive capacity of the remote device.


CentreStack allows you to self host on-premise, or host in a private cloud with hybrid cloud file server setup for business continuity and ease the future private cloud migration.

Benefits after Replacing Box

Native Windows Support

CentreStack has NTFS permission integration and Active Directory integration all done with Microsoft .NET components. It is much easier to implement access control in CentreStack with better compatibility and interoperability.

Central Management

Outside of the normal Active Directory and the Windows side of the management, all CentreStack management is done in a web browser in a single-pane-of-glass fashion, meaning you can manage users, storage, files and folders from one single User Interface.

Simpler User Experience

CentreStack's mapped drives are based on file system drivers for scalability and performance. For end users, they get the familiar mapped drive to their files with file locking support.

Better Support

CentreStack listens to our customers and partners and the development process is agile and the product update is provided on a weekly basis. You will get up-to-date product with continued support.

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