Anchor Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Anchor

Secure cloud collaboration

4.57/5 (7 reviews)

Anchor overview

What is Anchor?

Anchor, by Axcient, is a secure cloud collaboration solution which enables MSPs to offer their clients secure file access anywhere, anytime, via any internet-enabled device, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobiles. Anchor keeps data secure in compliant data centers using encryption technology, and ensures all files are continuously backed-up in case of accidental deletion or malware with the rollback feature.

Anchor lets users exchange files and folders and work together on projects in a secure way. Anchor supports file server migration, as well as hybrid on-premise, and cloud file services. The platform also provides audit trails, authentication, real-time file and folder backups, usage reports, activity logs, real-time alerts, and more.

Anchor allows users to access, edit and share documents with both internal employees and external third parties. Administration tools enable users to control what files are shared, and with whom. Users can also remove access and files remotely, to ensure synced data is protected from any unauthorized access.
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Pricing

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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
Anchor screenshot: The dashboard gives users quick insight into file and folder usageAnchor screenshot: Check recent activity, as well as space usage by organization

Anchor reviews

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Anonymous

Great publisher for new podcasts

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-07
Review Source: Capterra

Overall Anchor has been a great way to start a podcast from scratch and affordable edit and publish audio.

Pros
Anchor makes it easy to create, edit, and publish new podcasts. I also love the ability to monetize quickly with recommended ad reads.

Cons
I wish the editing software available was better. The features are very limited and I have lost audio recordings more than a handful of times.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Robin Raines

Fast Upload and Sync

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-05-28
Review Source: Capterra

Overall the product is solid and the customer service is outstanding.

Pros
Anchor setup is straightforward - the files sync up at a very good rate and then the syncing is really fast after the initial upload. The ability to map a drive and decide what syncs and doesn't it great. The sharing feature is super - love that I can put an expiration date and know when the files are being accessed or updated.

Cons
Would you great to have a better log with re-time information for items that aren't syncing. Also more logs in the console when a folder isn't syncing due to permissions or the file is too large.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Eli Person

Decent File Sharing Service but Behind Competitors in Features and Technology

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-06-09
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, the product works, but if feels like it needs an overhaul to stay up to date with competitors.

Pros
Anchor allows my company to share files with co-workers and customers relatively efficiently. The desktop app syncs files locally to roaming laptops.

Cons
Anchor is behind competing products when it comes to features, user interface and ease of use. The site and program functionality feels like it is years behind the leading file sharing products. Most necessary tasks can be completed, but it's more difficult and less visually appealing than other products.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Jason Merrell

Very good file sharing for MSP's

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-15
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I am totally happy with our experience with Anchor. It didn't take very long to get up to speed with how to roll this out to our customers. Within a couple of months we moved all of our customers over to this product. And we are always very happy with our support any time we need more help.

Pros
From a technical standpoint this is a very solid product. We don't ever worry about this being down or something happening. Day in and day out it's there for all of our customers. They are working hard at improving this all the time as well.

Cons
My least favorite is UI. From a view standpoint it has lots of room for improvement. It's definitely geared more towards being IT managed. Users who are trying to manage will sometimes complain about that sort of thing.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Michael Kahn

The perfect solution for a hard-to-please client

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-05-27
Review Source: Capterra

We presented Anchor to a client that seems to be perpetually unsatisfied. He was intrigued by the product features all the way from our demonstration to implementation in their infrastructure. We were able to find a feature-rich solution and come in under his budgeted target. The desktop application and reporting is exactly what he wanted to see.

Pros
The setup and implementation of Axcient Anchor was extremely straight-forward and easy. The dashboard flows logically and competitively priced... with options to spare!

Cons
Some of the security settings could be a little easier to implement and change realtime.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anchor pricing

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Anchor features

Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Document Management
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Search Functionality

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Additional information for Anchor

Key features of Anchor

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Collaboration
  • Drag & Drop
  • Encryption
  • File Sharing
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Search/Filter
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