Arcserve UDP vs Veritas Backup Exec comparison

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We performed a comparison between Arcserve UDP and Veritas Backup Exec based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Arcserve UDP vs. Veritas Backup Exec Report (Updated: March 2024).
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Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Our customers are happy with the product’s functionality.""The most valuable feature of Arcserve UDP is the initiative UI and the logs are clear and detailed that are generated when there has been an issue or failure on the user's system. We only have to log onto the client's system to retrieve the information. It is possible to precisely identify the problem's location. The system categorizes and logs every step in a structured manner, selectively displaying only the essential logs. However, to view a comprehensive log, one must access the line machine log and examine the actual client for detailed logging.""Global deduplication is the best feature of this solution.""The ease of use is the best feature of the product.""The most valuable feature of StorageCraft ShadowProtect is the speed and the compression of the backups. The compressed backed-up files do not take up as much storage. Additionally, the incremental backups can be done in one minute and be backed up on a disc very fast.""The most valuable features are the replication to the cloud and the deduplication.""Easy restoration and the solution works quickly.""The product provides instant and virtual standbys."

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"For us, the main two features that we appreciate in this application are backup and restore. They are the main purposes for which we are using this application.""Setting up Backup Exec is straightforward. It took less than two weeks to get it up and running. You need maybe two people at most if you have a Veritas-certified engineer.""The flexibility is very good.""The backup solution comes in different versions to support different platforms.""The disk-to-disk paid backup feature is quite good, and file locking is a very important feature.""The interface, dashboard, and pricing are all perfect.""One nice feature with Backup Exec is mainly that disaster can happen to any server and the disk image can be destroyed very easily. It's also easy to fully email the backup image and restore the server.""The solution is very scalable. Whenever we grew, it was just a matter of adding new licenses, so it's easy to grow."

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"A lot of their new technologies are not very good.""The speed of restores should be improved. We have found the speed of large restores rather slow.""The problem is just reliability. If the promises in the marketing material were realized in real life, it would be the perfect solution, but it's just the reliability issues.""Arcserve UDP is in the middle range of complexity. The interface can be developed a little bit more to be user-friendly.""The solution could improve by being more user-friendly. It can be difficult to assign destinations and choose which files and folders we need to back up. There are some aspects that are unclear.""Licensing is an area that needs improvement.""One of the biggest drawbacks of Arcserve UDP is that it does not have a single console, making it an area that needs to be considered for improvement.""It takes much time to verify and consolidate images for backups."

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"I would like to improve their ability to back up the cloud environment. Additionally, it would be nice to have simpler UI.""Better integration with non-Microsoft products would be an improvement.""Its scalability should be improved.""The pricing could be improved.""There are some issues with the Backup Exec Library and the random picking of tapes.""Compared to other vendors, there are features that you will find not included in Veritas.""The console of Veritas Backup Exec is complex when compared to other software.""The price of this solution is very high."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I do not work with the pricing or licensing issues of the solution for our organization."
  • "We only have the maintenance of three standard UDP licenses. Each license is 50 Euro. There are some additional costs for the storage and software but it has nothing to do with the UDP."
  • "Normally our customers purchase the premium plus license, rather than the standard one, which provides more options."
  • "The price of this product is high and it should be lower."
  • "It is approximately $400 to purchase a virtual service outright."
  • "There is an annual license required for this solution and it is priced well."
  • "Pricing is most likely comparable."
  • "The retail fee is $1300 for a year for one server. Other than that, there is just the cost of your hardware."
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  • "Pricing is similar, but they don´t offer the same options/technology."
  • "If your company can afford it, go for it."
  • "Depending on the scenario, it can cost less than half of the price of other methods."
  • "It is cheap compared to the other backup technologies. It all depends on the requirements."
  • "I would like to see a better licensing model. They changed it and it's just horrendous."
  • "Veritas licensing is somewhat expensive. They have to decrease the price."
  • "We are satisfied with the price of this solution."
  • "It's a good price for the product."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Arcserve UDP is the initiative UI and the logs are clear and detailed that are generated when there has been an issue or failure on the user's system. We only have to log… more »
    Top Answer:The licensing cost is for one year. There are not any hidden costs involved in the pricing model of the solution.
    Top Answer:Technically, Veeam is best for hyper-v & VMWare replications, snapshots, HA failover, also support for file system backups inside VMs., support for tape library & FC too But Veritas Netbackup is a… more »
    Top Answer:The usability and interface of the solution are good.
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    Also Known As
    StorageCraft ShadowProtect, StorageCraft Backup Analyzer
    Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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    Arcserve UDP is a comprehensive solution that empowers even a one-person IT department to protect virtual and physical environments with a high degree of simplicity. It allows you to design and manage your entire data protection strategy with a unified management console, and enables you to scale your data backup coverage as your organization grows with the push of a button.

    Veritas Backup Exec is a unified data backup and recovery solution designed for small to midsize businesses. The software offers data protection for customers whether the data exists in physical, virtual, or cloud environments. Its main purpose is to ensure your business-critical data is never at risk of being lost, stolen, or corrupted.

    Veritas Backup Exec Features

    Veritas Backup Exec has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Easy-to-use interface: With Veritas Backup Exec, the interface enables you to quickly track and monitor all backup and recovery activity.
    • Two-factor authentication: Veritas Backup Exec gives you the ability to layer security access with two-factor authentication, which also helps to prevent malicious code injection.
    • Extra protection: By using Veritas Backup Exec, your organization can seamlessly protect VMware, Microsoft and Linux platforms from the same user console.
    • Cloud data protection: Veritas Backup Exec offers deployable marketplace templates for both AWS and Azure as well as certified cloud connectors for all major cloud vendors.
    • Security and compliance: Veritas Backup Exec ensures your data is compliant in every location, in addition to protecting you from ransomware attacks.

    Veritas Backup Exec Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using Veritas Backup Exec include:

    • Scalability: As your data management needs grow, Veritas Backup Exec seamlessly scales to meet them.
    • Smart integrations: Veritas Backup Exec provides you with consolidated reporting of your entire data ecosystem via Veritas Usage Insights. The solution also protects SaaS workloads and applications, including Microsoft 365, Google Cloud, and Salesforce with NetBackup SaaS Protection. And it includes integration with Azure Site Recovery for instant cloud-based disaster recovery.
    • Desktop and laptop version: Veritas Backup Exec was built with geographically diverse workloads in mind. It offers automated endpoint data protection for both Windows and Mac.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Veritas Backup Exec users.

    An IT Network Analyst at a manufacturing company says, “The backup potential of the solution is very good. It's protected us in the past very well and allowed us to get up and running after an attack with minimal loss. As far as if we need to restore a file, the solution absolutely has improved the way our organization functions. It saves us a lot of time. We're backing up all of our servers with it.”

    PeerSpot user Masoud G., Senior Network Administrator at MapnaBE, mentions, “I prefer to use a tape library and Veritas Backup Exec is fully compatible with different tape libraries. So I prefer this software. It also has easy user and file recovery.”

    Kayode O., Chief Technology Officer at a tech company, explains, “This solution creates a differential backup to reduce storage requirements. This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it. Veritas offers granular restore, which is an option that many other solutions do not have. It allows you to restore, for example, a single SharePoint document, rather than an entire site.”

    Rowland G., Product Brand Manager at Epsidon Technology Distribution, states, “The one thing for the last 12 months which has been very good for Veritas was the instance-based license. This means that you're able to license per instance, not only per physical server. And also, the incremental backup which they introduced for virtual servers, where it makes it much quicker to restore, it just automatically is able to mount it back to the original backup. This makes it much quicker when you're doing the restore.”

    Sample Customers
    ITPS, North Hertfordshire Homes, SEMIKRON, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Test Valley Borough Council, EK Services
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    Top Industries
    Construction Company22%
    Non Tech Company11%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Non Profit7%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business57%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise23%
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arcserve UDP vs. Veritas Backup Exec
    March 2024
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    Arcserve UDP is ranked 18th in Backup and Recovery with 41 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery with 71 reviews. Arcserve UDP is rated 7.6, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Arcserve UDP writes "Global deduplication, stable, and flexible licensing options". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas Backup Exec writes "Highly stable, intuitive design, and integrates well". Arcserve UDP is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Cyber Protect, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Rubrik and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Cyber Protect, Commvault Cloud and Veritas Alta SaaS Protection. See our Arcserve UDP vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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