Acronis Cyber Protect vs Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive SummaryUpdated on Aug 13, 2023
 

Categories and Ranking

Acronis Cyber Protect
Ranking in Cloud Backup
5th
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
118
Ranking in other categories
Backup and Recovery (9th)
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Ranking in Cloud Backup
6th
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
58
Ranking in other categories
SaaS Backup (2nd)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Cloud Backup category, the mindshare of Acronis Cyber Protect is 8.1%, down from 9.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is 6.7%, down from 7.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Cloud Backup
Unique Categories:
Backup and Recovery
4.5%
SaaS Backup
34.6%
 

Featured Reviews

Hans Blaasvær - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 12, 2023
A great backup with good pricing and a user-friendly interface
The solution is a premium backup solution. It can back up disks, tape, and clouds The user interface is very good. They have storage node software. It's safer and better for data deduplication and network traffic.  It offers the best pricing. So far, the support I've received is very good.  The…
FK
Sep 16, 2022
Flexible and easy to set up with a good knowledge center
The integration and the coverage of all the features related to the protection of Teams could be improved. With this solution, not all the elements of Teams are protected. You have all the data, however, since Teams interacts with many other pieces of software on the Office package, it's sometimes a bit complicated to recover all the functions simultaneously. For sure, you have the data, yet not all the functions. When you recover Teams, you have to, let's say, set some other settings manually. It would be really interesting to have all the processes automated since it's so time-consuming to do it manually.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The performance has been fine so far."
"One of the features I have found most valuable is the restore point - it gives us what we need at the time we need it. The important thing is that the backup for Acronis doesn't depend as much on the device."
"In our recent experiences, Acronis Cyber Protect proved most valuable during instances of colleagues facing migration challenges due to ransomware impacts. In these situations, where servers and backups were affected, having a backup stored in external drives or other devices within our data centers posed risks. To address this vulnerability, we decided to shift to a cloud backup solution."
"For local backups, it has options to back up almost any storage. The back can be either a shared folder or anything you want, it's pretty flexible."
"The solution has all the features I need and user friendly."
"The most valuable feature is the fact that you can archive backups quite easily and minimize the amount of space you're using."
"From my perspective, the most valuable features in Acronis Cyber Protect include ransomware protection and antivirus. These features not only add significant value but also play a crucial role in closing deals. When selling backup for Microsoft 365, these security features, like ransomware protection and antivirus, serve as a starting point to offer backup and protection."
"There is advanced management where we can do passing, software inventory, and hardware inventory."
"It is a stable solution."
"The support offered by both Veeam and our third party supplier is excellent."
"The scalability is good."
"Veeam Backup gives you the option to backup your data from the cloud to on-premises."
"The most valuable feature of Veeam Backup for Office 365 is the WAN accelerator. This feature allows for large amounts of data from one location to another. If the bandwidth in the environment is slow it makes the transfer slow but the WAN accelerator feature helps speed the transfer."
"Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is reliable and easy to use."
"The most valuable feature is that we don't need different agents to back up our files from different accounts."
"The installation process is very easy."
 

Cons

"On the cloud side, security could always be better."
"It would be better if they made it easier to obtain images for laptops and desktops. It isn't easy right now to have many different types of desktop computers. This is because Microsoft is changing a lot of things in Windows 10."
"The support and documentation must be improved."
"When you are using enterprise hardware and software that increases over time, there need to be better and more management features. For pure backup software, it is fine, but when it comes to managing a large infrastructure it is lacking."
"If there was a wizard that would lead you down a road, when creating a backup, that would probably be better than having to go online or call somebody to actually do a backup. It's not intuitive..."
"I've had some issues with the understandability of the interface. I think if they had someone with expertise in user interfaces to look at this, they could clean up the user interface."
"It would be nice to have it on the cloud platform without using third-party equipment."
"For smaller companies it's a little more challenging to maintain."
"They can provide a dashboard for sizing. This feature might get included in the next release."
"As with all things, the solution can be improved by reducing the cost."
"It's hard to predict the usage on the storage. I need to make some estimates for customers in terms of how much storage will be needed on the cloud, and this is always tricky. It would be helpful if they could help us estimate storage or simplify the estimation portion."
"The solution could improve scalability, both in terms of more storage and users. These two attributes are quite important when you talk about good scalability."
"They need to enable the encryption of backups so that nobody can gain access unless they have encryption details."
"Technical support could be improved."
"Some additional training materials would be helpful."
"The solution needs to improve its speed."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"It is a low-cost solution."
"The price is reasonable."
"If the solution was less expensive it would be better."
"This is an affordable product and fits within our customers' budgets."
"We pay a yearly subscription fee and the pricing is reasonable."
"The pricing is reasonable. However, it depends on the storage that you use. It would be great to have a package that we can use up to a certain size of the backup, this would allow us to know what the price is going to be up to that capacity."
"The tool's subscription costs are monthly. The product's pricing is fair."
"The tool is cheap compared to other products."
"Veaam Backup is licensed per mailbox, which customers like because it's per user and so they don't have to pay for shared mailboxes."
"We looked at a few cloud options. When we did the comparison, we found it to be a cost-effective solution, and it included everything."
"There is an annual license required and a per-user fee for this solution."
"Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is expensive, and I rate it an eight out of ten."
"The cost is a bit on the high side."
"The pricing is middle-of-the-road compared with competing products."
"For the number of users and amount of storage you receive, it is not expensive."
"The cost of Veeam Backup for Office 365 is $19 for one mailbox."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
19%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Comms Service Provider
8%
Construction Company
5%
Computer Software Company
21%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Retailer
6%
Comms Service Provider
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

Major Differences Between These 4 Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions?
Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four ...
How does Acronis Backup compare with Veeam Backup & Replication?
Acronis Backup is a versatile backup-as-a-service solution for service providers. It allows you to protect workloads on-premises and in the cloud and provide backup to any storage. The deployment i...
What do you like most about Acronis Backup?
One of its most valuable aspects is its user-friendly interface.
How does AvePoint Cloud Backup compare with Veeam Backup for Office 365?
AvePoint Cloud Backup for MS Office 365 is a SaaS backup whose features include secure storage and unlimited and automated backups. The storage is saved in AvePoint’s Azure storage or it can also b...
What do you like most about Veeam Backup for Office 365?
The tool is easy to use and straightforward regarding restoration and creating backups. It's user-friendly, providing results and sending alerts when something goes wrong.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Veeam Backup for Office 365?
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is expensive, and I rate it an eight out of ten.
 

Also Known As

Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
Veeam Backup for Office 365, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

Kings Academy, Rush Memorial, Pentagon Credit Union, Oxford School District, New York City Probation, Dolmen Insurance, New Bedford Community Health, Gerard Darel, Ready Honda
Columbia Power & Water Systems
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