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Unitrends vs. Veritas Backup Exec
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Unitrends vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"I really like the reporting options you get for various email reports.""It's not easy to scale it.""When I have had to use tech support, they've been very good.""I like the fact that you can recover the VMs inside the appliance. For example, they're basically running this appliance on a Linux-based distribution, and they're spinning off KVM virtual machines inside.""When we talk about a backup point of view, from a backup perspective, it's a good one.""They have great support."

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"The flexibility is very good.""It is a good overall suite of products.""Its reliability and the fact that we have all the skills that we need for Veritas Backup Exec are the most valuable.""This is a very flexible product, which allows you to back up not only the physical environment but also the cloud environment.""Compression is the most valuable feature.""The solution is very fast. It does not take a long time to backup everything.""It has good stability. Its interface is very good, responsive, and easy for restoring data. I use it for backup, encryption, and restore operations, and it works. I am using many agents from VM to LMDP. I also use an agent for SQL Server, which has advanced options because it is the Enterprise version.""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."

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"I would like to see the real-time replication process improved, and a zero RPO feature added.""Probably the biggest issue I've had is actually paying for the unit, and part of that problem is that they use a third party for the billing.""There's a lot that can be made better. For example, it could be more scalable.""I would like to see more storage options for the free version.""It seems like Unitrends moved away from enterprise customer engagement and moved more towards the managed service provider market.""Comparing the features and the working pattern, definitely they have to come down on pricing if they want to compete in the market."

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"In the future, their console should not be complicated.""The solution could improve by having better documentation.""I have experienced some errors, such as failures, but there have not been very many.""The EDR should be looked at, as the operating system is too weak.""The price of this solution is very high.""The integration with SaaS applications like Office 365 needs to be improved.""There is no training provided, and their technicians are unaware of the features available.""The solution lacked local support, which became an issue for us and our customers. They needed to have more presence on the ground."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "With respect to cost, my advice is to get what you need."
  • "Their licensing depended on the number of CPUs you had."
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  • "It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale."
  • "Its price is reasonable."
  • "This product is priced for smaller customers."
  • "There is an evaluation license available to test this solution."
  • "It has a good price-value ratio. Its price-value ratio is better than Veeam."
  • "The pricing can be improved."
  • "Licensing depends on the part of the backup you're using. If you have SQL backup, then you must have a SQL license. If you have normal data backup, you would require a license for that."
  • "It is not an expensive product."
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    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 »
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    Top Answer:The product is good in a small environment when looking to a backup on a tape.
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    Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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    Overview
    Unitrends increases uptime, productivity and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. Unitrends leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer-obsessed support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a “one throat to choke” set of offerings that allow our customers to focus on their business rather than backup.

    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.”

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    Sample Customers
    NHL Players Association, Salvation Army, Sligro Food Group, Mason General Hospital, Tec Group, Saldab IT, Baker Tilly, Clinton Savings Bank, Ennit Magna Bank, Manukau Institute of Technology
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Wireless Company14%
    Non Tech Company14%
    Government14%
    Wellness & Fitness Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Manufacturing Company17%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Retailer10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise24%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise46%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise39%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    Unitrends vs. Veritas Backup Exec
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Unitrends vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,045 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Unitrends is ranked 36th in Backup and Recovery Software with 6 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 17th in Backup and Recovery Software with 28 reviews. Unitrends is rated 7.6, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Unitrends writes "Was the right choice at the time, but we moved on to a more cloud ready solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". Unitrends is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Rubrik, Nakivo and Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Commvault Complete Data Protection and Veritas System Recovery. See our Unitrends vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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