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Pros
"All of the features are most valuable because we're able to recover hard disks."

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"The solution is easy to use and the duplication is quite good.""When an interruption takes place due to an incident, the signaling and notification are very extensive.""Scalability, as well as stability, are a couple of important parts of this solution.""Commvault can perform a backup no matter where you are, and it takes a backup every four hours. No matter when you come to the office, it'll take a backup if you're connected to the internet and check the system for online availability.""Commvault provides data protection. Their engine is ransomware-agnostic so ransomware doesn't compromise our backup data. Therefore, we can rely on their data protection to recover and back up our production system.""Commvault gives us a single platform to manage and recover our data. Since we are a research organization, backup is one of the most critical parts of our IT operations and services. Internally, we run it as a managed service, and there is a single console that makes it easy for management to see the performance.""Commvault is very simple to use and it is automated.""We can use it on-premises and in the cloud."

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Cons
"I think processing could be better. It really takes a lot of space, and it's very expensive to deploy."

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"Commvault has two management dashboards. The first is the CommCell Console, which is Java-based, and the second is Command Center. We don't always find all the features we need in the Command Center and we need to go through the Java console, and sometimes features are only on the Java console.""Its dashboard could be improved to provide a summarized version of all the jobs instead of having to go through each one of them. We should easily be able to glance at all issues. If I had not gone with the on-premise version, I would have had regular reports with the cloud version. It would be an advantage if they increase the compression rate of the backup. I am keeping it on-prem, so I'll need more disks depending on the policies that I have in the retention period. Its price could also be lower. If a good solution can be cheaper, it is always an advantage.""When we started using Commvault, we felt that there were some technical issues with managing it, but we are comfortable enough with managing it now. There were many issues, like index corrupting, when we first started, but all those issues were resolved by the Commvault tech team.""The local support could be improved.""The deployment process should be simplified because it is not something that just anybody can do.""The initial setup is rather complex, especially when switching versions.""I think there is room for improvement with the reports. They are a little poor.""They need to integrate configuration screens or videos (free training courses, webinars, demos) so that engineers with little experience can fully exploit the features that are offered or managed within the license that was acquired, and thus have better quality and completely satisfactory experience."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "AccessData FTK is too expensive compared to EnCase."
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  • "The licensing costs are determined on a yearly basis. It might be around $40,000 or $50,000. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "The price could always be lower."
  • "One of the issues with backup vendors is that they overprice, or overvalue their products."
  • "The price should be reduced because it is too expensive for our customers."
  • "The price is a little bit high."
  • "The price is not cheap, but when you compare it to the other products they are all almost the same level in terms of price."
  • "In India, this is a very expensive product."
  • "Its cost is reasonable, but anybody else can do better benchmarking."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:All of the features are most valuable because we're able to recover hard disks.
    Top Answer:We pay for the license annually. AccessData FTK is too expensive compared to EnCase. We have limited licenses for it. I think we have five licenses for organizations that cover 40 people, and most of… more »
    Top Answer:I think processing could be better. It really takes a lot of space, and it's very expensive to deploy. It needs a lot of resources. I also think if it can be cheaper. We can use more, but we don't… more »
    Top Answer:Although both platforms have advantages and disadvantages, I rather choose Netbackup, because it can provide a complete backup-to-disk solution, with their own appliance.  There are always… more »
    Top Answer:Well both are comprehensive backup solutions. comm-vault has management One UI, Built-in security features, ransomware detection, immutability, data isolation, and recovery. while Net-backup has… more »
    Top Answer:It helped us reduce the number of servers that are required for a stable operation.
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    Also Known As
    AccessData Forensic Toolkit
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    Overview

    FTK is built for speed, stability and ease of use. It provides comprehensive processing and indexing up front, so filtering and searching is faster than with any other product. This means you can zero in on the relevant evidence quickly, dramatically increasing your analysis speed.

    Commvault® Complete Data Protection is a data protection and information management solution that runs on a single platform with a unified code base. Commvault enables companies worldwide to protect, access, and use all their data, anywhere and anytime, turning data into a powerful strategic asset. Commvault provides the resources and expertise to accelerate the return to normal business operations after a data loss event or an attack.

    After installing the Commvault software, the data is processed by the agent software on client computers and backed up through the “MediaAgent” (Commvault’s data manager) to a hard disk or to cloud storage. All activity in the environment is backed up by a centralized server. Commvault users can then access the protected data using web browsers from desktop or mobile devices. The Commvault software is available across both cloud and on-premises environments.

    Commvault Complete Data Protection Features:

    With Commvault, users can easily back up, restore, archive, replicate, transfer, and search data. Commvault offers its customers:

    • Data protection and security: Commvault protects and rapidly recovers data from ransomware attacks and other security breaches.
    • Data transformation: Commvault effectively moves and repurposes data across environments, enabling flexible data usage for management, testing, and other IT needs.
    • Data insights: Commvault provides its users with insights that can be used to apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to optimize and automate IT processes. Data insights can be applied to data protection to mitigate security breaches.
    • Manageable data environment: Commvault Command Center offers a dashboard for management of the entire data environment. Users can identify data for protection, monitor backups and restorations, and view analytics. Saved configurations and procedures reduce the load on IT staff.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Commvault stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Some of the major ones are its backup, recovery, and data protection features as well as its centralized management.

    Sheron B. a systems engineer at PAREXEL International Corporation writes, “I like that you have complete hooks into and total control of your data. The data is well-protected. It doesn't age off until it's copied. That's a big feature right there. When you reach the end of your retention, it does not expire until the secondary copy is completed. That allows you to hold onto data that otherwise would have aged off by retention. I like that feature. It's hard to just delete or lose data using the Commvault platform.

    PeerSpot users note the effectiveness of Commvault. An engineer at a tech services company writes, "When it comes to recovery, Commvault is undeniably one of the best technologies out there. It's got all the different granularity levels that a business requires to get your information back to production. For example, we have their commission discovery, individual items recovery, mailbox recovery, databases, and different tables. Some databases can be recovered individually. This level of granularity enables us to get the most value out of the product."

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    Sample Customers
    Royal Military Police
    Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Government17%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise48%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
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    July 2022
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    AccessData FTK [EOL] is ranked unranked in eDiscovery with 1 review while Commvault Complete Data Protection is ranked 1st in eDiscovery with 46 reviews. AccessData FTK [EOL] is rated 8.0, while Commvault Complete Data Protection is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of AccessData FTK [EOL] writes "A user-friendly forensic toolkit with many valuable features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Commvault Complete Data Protection writes "Can easily restore data in a disaster recovery scenario". AccessData FTK [EOL] is most compared with OpenText EnCase eDiscovery and Nuix eDiscovery, whereas Commvault Complete Data Protection is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup, Azure Backup and Veritas Backup Exec.

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