Acronis Cyber Protect vs. Dell Networker

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acronis Cyber Protect
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
Acronis Cyber Protect helps you safeguard your data from various threats while natively integrating your data protection and cybersecurity.
$85
per year
Dell Networker
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
Dell NetWorker is an enterprise-level data protection software product that unifies and automates backup to tape, disk-based, and flash-based storage media across physical and virtual environments for granular and disaster recovery.N/A
Pricing
Acronis Cyber ProtectDell Networker
Editions & Modules
Acronis Cyber Protect
$85
per year
Acronis Cyber Protect
$85
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Cyber ProtectDell Networker
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Acronis Cyber ProtectDell Networker
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect
4.7
25 Ratings
58% below category average
Dell Networker
5.0
11 Ratings
48% below category average
Universal recovery1.023 Ratings5.29 Ratings
Instant recovery1.022 Ratings6.011 Ratings
Recovery verification1.022 Ratings6.09 Ratings
Business application protection1.021 Ratings4.59 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations7.022 Ratings3.010 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.023 Ratings4.811 Ratings
Backup to the cloud7.015 Ratings5.26 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression6.015 Ratings6.910 Ratings
Snapshots8.619 Ratings6.09 Ratings
Flexible deployment3.011 Ratings2.79 Ratings
Management dashboard2.016 Ratings4.59 Ratings
Platform support6.016 Ratings3.99 Ratings
Retention options2.015 Ratings4.79 Ratings
Encryption9.412 Ratings7.27 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect
1.0
1 Ratings
156% below category average
Dell Networker
-
Ratings
Continuous data protection1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acronis Cyber ProtectDell Networker
Likelihood to Recommend
3.8
(48 ratings)
7.1
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
3.0
(4 ratings)
3.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
1.1
(5 ratings)
6.3
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.5
(26 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Cyber ProtectDell Networker
Likelihood to Recommend
Acronis
If you don't have to manage your client's email and their email archiver Acronis works very well. If you're looking for just a backup service for what's on a particular computer then Acronis is perfect. It is easy to use, so newcomers are not overwhelmed with features.It does not include as robust features as Barracuda and Cloudberry, but it does work well as just a backup.
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Dell Technologies
For users with a basic backup system that does not provide advanced data protection this is a life saver in the age we live in where hackers are looking to encrypt and ruin your important backups. I would recommend [Dell EMC Networker] based on its features, price, and ease of use. If you have a similar product already it does not offer many unique features however.
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Pros
Acronis
  • Image based backups. After the initial backup, the backups happen quite quickly. This allows for multiple backups per day.
  • We have different classes of data which requires different retention policies. Acronis makes that easy to manage.
  • Restoration can be done directly to hardware or to a VM. This makes it easy to migrate a physical server to a VM.
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Dell Technologies
  • Seamlessly integrates with DataDomain
  • Seamlessly integrates with vmWare for extremely fast VM backups
  • Provides agent-based integration for a very wide array of applications-aware backups, including but not limited to: Microsoft SQL/Exchange/Sharepoint, Meditech, Oracle, DB2, Informix, SAP
  • Integrates with a wide family of NAS solutions for NDMP backups
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Cons
Acronis
  • The web interface is slow and can kick you off from time to time
  • I do find that the error messages are hard to decipher if/when a backup is unsuccessful. However, support is very good in helping out the solution
  • The user interface is not intuitive enough to find failures in backups or track logs with alerts or errors
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Dell Technologies
  • The GUI is horrible. Giant windows that don't size properly, confusing terminology, multiple clicks to get things done, it's just a disorganized mess. I can't put this in front of my junior techs because it requires some background in DR software to fully comprehend, and even then it's not easy. It feels very much like this was tacked on to a command-line based product as an afterthought.
  • Better management features. It's difficult to integrate with Active Directory, for one. You'll need a Dell EMC tech to help you. Items can't be renamed and have to be recreated. Options are buried in multiple GUI tabs and often are just command line strings in a free-text field. Diagnosing failed jobs and workflows is cumbersome and the errors are often cryptic without some experience. Design it well and pray for uptime, because you need this to work when disaster requires it to.
  • Poor reporting features for an enterprise class product. You can't schedule any type of simple summary (an audit requirement for us) in the base product. To do this requires the additional cost of Data Protection Advisor, which is also horribly designed and impossible to get working quickly.
  • Post-sales contact is non-existent. We've been through a few reps and the project team dropped us at one point with a half-finished implementation when the original sales guy moved on. We only got the the promised product implementation by telling Dell that we weren't paying the bill until they delivered what they promised and were contractually obligated to.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acronis
We have renewed our subscription over the course of a few years now. We used to use Backup Exec and it was tedious and difficult to obtain our backups when needed. Acronis just fits our environment style and the way we prefer to do business and use our third party software.
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Dell Technologies
There are three reasons for not renewing our use of NetWorker: 1) the rising and extremely high cost of support and proprietary hardware needed for deduplication, 2) the complete unreliability of the product (we couldn't recover from a true disaster if we wanted to), and 3) the horrible support from EMC for the product
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Usability
Acronis
I give it a rating of 9 do to its ease of usability. It's ease of understanding how to setup - form - fit - and function. I have no sorrows when having to login to the console in order to setup a new backup schedule or retrieve and recover lost data.
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Dell Technologies
NetWorker has the clunkiest interface and unfriendliest CLI with which I have ever had to work. I spent three years hating this application because it took ALL of my time just to keep it running. Even then, I had no confidence in our ability to recover from a disaster because of its unreliability.
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Support Rating
Acronis
I only got one issue resolved for more than 20 cases open. The escalation is ineffective. Most of the time, I have the feeling that I know the solution better than the support technician. Overall, case management is time-consuming, as our resolution rate is really low
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Dell Technologies
The support team has always been good, and there is never an issue that can't be resolved. The techs are competent and know the product. The slightly less than perfect rating I'm giving is because Support shouldn't carry the burden themselves. We hear from Dell sales people all the time, but they never call and ask about this product, nor do they offer to upsell it or make it better. That lack of sales support and coherence hurts the overall rating a bit. When I spend my company's money on your product, I expect you to at least ACT like you care, if not actually care for real. It influences my opinion and future purchasing habits.
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Implementation Rating
Acronis
I don't have any real key 'insights' per say except that it wasn't difficult at all, and do not be afraid to dabble in its tools and settings. It is quite intuitive with built in common sense. I cannot say enough good things about our companies experience when using this backup software.
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Dell Technologies
How can anyone build a house without a blueprint? NetWorker was ramrodded into place here without a design or implementation plan. The result was a setup that was doomed from the start and never worked reliable over the full three years of our contract obligation.
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Alternatives Considered
Acronis
We've looked at SolarWinds, Veritas, etc. but none of them had the right combination of features, price and ease of use when compared against Acronis and its ease of implementation, setup and recovery options. We didn't like the wait time for recovery with some of the others and being able to quickly get a machine back entirely was important to us.
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Dell Technologies
EMC and Unitrends are equal at the file level and SQL backups. What makes Unitrends the better product is the ability to backup VMs as a whole. They both have the ability to email reports about failures and hardware issues. Unitrends has superior support and knowledge base and support is available 24/7.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Acronis
I would love it if they offered better cloud space pricing or even "unlimited"
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Dell Technologies
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Scalability
Acronis
The ability to back up multiple servers from one source is a great tool to have for businesses that have equipment in different locations on the same network with a variety of software data to back up such as SQL, Exchange or a Files Server. You can decide to purchase individual server licenses as well if you would like to keep the process separate or have multiple sites where your data is housed.
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Dell Technologies
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Return on Investment
Acronis
  • Every times you restore a file, you see the value and the ROI of backup.
  • Backup is a great protection against ransomware, you can always restore files that has been infected.
  • When you want to go back in previous version of files, it can be life saver.
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Dell Technologies
  • When you get into the deep dive of features there is quite a learning curve for those options so it's a lot to learn.
  • Restores and restore verification is very fast so you save some time there.
  • Costs are fairly high so an ROI may take some time vs a standard backup software.
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