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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

18 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

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Acronis Backup

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McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

As quite a few of McAfee's products are owned within the organisation it made sense to review ePolicy Orchestrator. Once the decision was made to go with this product it brought together various data streams from otherwise standalone products and gave us a single view of where possible problems existed or where possible problems could exist.
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Pros

  • You can administer all of your backups from a single browser-based GUI. No matter what the instance of Acronis is - local agent install on a physical device .... a VM on a host or even an Apple device. Alerts can be set for errors or warnings for admins to act upon if necessary.
  • Restores can be undertaken in a number of ways which is really useful. You can restore a whole VM to the same host or a new one. You can convert physical machines to a VM and a very useful feature is the ability to dive into the backup file and pluck individual files and thus restore single files quickly - good for file servers etc.
  • One of the requirements was to have the ability to replicate the backup files to an off-site location - This can be set up easily within the backup plan eliminating the need (for us at least) for tape-based solutions.
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  • Static malware scans for known bad processes and files works well and can be schedules on endpoints easily
  • Preventing users from accessing USB drives and other peripherals is easily configured. We can also allow users to access to USB drives with user codes for the times they need it for business reasons.
  • ePO provides access into our MSME software so that we're not managing many different products from different locations.
  • In recent years the console has gotten much easier to navigate even though there is a ton of information to be accessed.
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Cons

  • Restoring to dissimilar hardware sometimes has quirks if you need additional drivers. It would be nice if you could attach the needed drivers to the backup when restoring.
  • Would be nice if they could find a way to make a complete offline backup of the mobile devices so you can restore a device to the state is was when when the backup occurred including the operating system.
  • Everything we already need is supported.
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  • It has a slow mechanism when adding custom threat feeds. For example, if McAfee didn't have a signature or detection about a new virus and we try to add it to our console it is like a really big process in adding that to our available signatures.
  • Whenever a scan is performed, the system CPU utilization goes up 100 percent.
  • Installation fails due to difference in timestamp when we try to shuffle between packages.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup9.1
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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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Usability

Acronis Backup8.2
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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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Support

Acronis Backup8.2
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We have only had to contact support a hand full of times. The reason for this 9 out of 10 is do to how quickly and cooperative they have been on the rare occasion we needed to chat with them about our small questions or queries with potential issues do to the nature of our business.
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Implementation

Acronis Backup9.1
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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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Alternatives Considered

We use Unitrends for our enterprise Backup and DR. While it is significantly more expensive, requires hardware appliances, and entails a greater degree of implementation difficulty, it fulfills needs related to the scope and feature set which we found wanting in Acronis.
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McAfee plays well in not only scanning the endpoint machines like the data which is shared through disks or pen drive but it also helps in internet security. With its wide range threat source it blocks users entering into malicious sites and also blocks suspicious things which are being downloaded from internet.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
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It automates discovery of all devices and virtual machines. No need for multiple licenses in a VM environment.
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Return on Investment

  • Allowed continued use of legacy software which decreased costs of system upgrades until vendors were ready for a more modern approach to data exchange
  • Saves time and resources with all the systems I manage
  • Learning curve required more of my attention than I would have liked
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  • When a new virus comes into existence it fails in updating its signatures. It really takes long time to get updated if we want to add on our own, because if we rely on McAfee it may detect and delete and if it doesn't, then systems are at huge risk which impacts business reputation.
  • McAfee need to optimize its CPU utilization as it makes users suffer in performing other jobs and this indirectly affects business if it is a high priority machine.
  • McAfee is very easy in deploying which doesn't use much resource time in deploying across hundreds of machines globally.
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Pricing Details

Acronis Backup

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details