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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 5.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Acronis Cyber Backup and Micro Focus Data Protector are tied in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

8.2

Acronis Cyber Backup

82%
8.2

Micro Focus Data Protector

82%
Acronis Cyber Backup ranks higher in 9/14 features

Universal recovery

9.1
91%
22 Ratings
7.8
78%
6 Ratings

Instant recovery

7.2
72%
21 Ratings
7.6
76%
9 Ratings

Recovery verification

8.3
83%
21 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Business application protection

7.5
75%
20 Ratings
7.9
79%
9 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

8.9
89%
21 Ratings
8.8
88%
9 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

6.6
66%
22 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

7.0
70%
15 Ratings
7.7
77%
5 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

8.7
87%
14 Ratings
8.2
82%
9 Ratings

Snapshots

8.6
86%
19 Ratings
8.4
84%
5 Ratings

Flexible deployment

8.2
82%
10 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Management dashboard

7.6
76%
15 Ratings
7.5
75%
5 Ratings

Platform support

9.1
91%
15 Ratings
8.3
83%
7 Ratings

Retention options

9.1
91%
14 Ratings
8.8
88%
7 Ratings

Encryption

9.4
94%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Acronis Cyber Backup is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Contract Terms and Pricing Model
  • Micro Focus Data Protector is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Product Scalability
  • Acronis Cyber Backup and Micro Focus Data Protector are tied in 1 area: Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.3

Acronis Cyber Backup

63%
47 Ratings
8.3

Micro Focus Data Protector

83%
10 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Acronis Cyber Backup

91%
2 Ratings
8.4

Micro Focus Data Protector

84%
6 Ratings

Usability

5.3

Acronis Cyber Backup

53%
3 Ratings
8.0

Micro Focus Data Protector

80%
7 Ratings

Availability

Acronis Cyber Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Micro Focus Data Protector

91%
1 Rating

Performance

Acronis Cyber Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Micro Focus Data Protector

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

4.4

Acronis Cyber Backup

44%
5 Ratings
6.7

Micro Focus Data Protector

67%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Acronis Cyber Backup

91%
2 Ratings
9.1

Micro Focus Data Protector

91%
3 Ratings

Configurability

Acronis Cyber Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Micro Focus Data Protector

91%
1 Rating

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

8.0

Acronis Cyber Backup

80%
1 Rating
7.7

Micro Focus Data Protector

77%
4 Ratings

Ease of integration

Acronis Cyber Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Micro Focus Data Protector

91%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

8.5

Acronis Cyber Backup

85%
26 Ratings
9.1

Micro Focus Data Protector

91%
1 Rating

Professional Services

Acronis Cyber Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

Micro Focus Data Protector

75%
5 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Acronis Cyber Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Micro Focus Data Protector

91%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Acronis Cyber Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Micro Focus Data Protector

91%
1 Rating

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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Micro Focus

Well suited: scenarios with very specific backups schedules; backups saved in tape libraries. Less appropriate: environments with older Operational Systems and older hardware, such as tape libraries.
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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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Micro Focus

  • It is very reliable on the server side to provide a trustworthy back end.
  • The install was simple and provided an easy way to install and backup Unix servers.
  • The support was always helpful and responded quickly.
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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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Micro Focus

  • Increase the range of support for new platforms.
  • Improve the attention of support cases in terms of speed of attention.
  • Keep me better informed of the latest solution updates.
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Pricing Details

Acronis Cyber Backup

Starting Price

$59

Editions & Modules

Acronis Cyber Backup editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Acronis Cyber Backup591
Acronis Cyber Backup592

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Micro Focus Data Protector

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Micro Focus Data Protector editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    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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    Micro Focus

    It was just not a good fit for our organization. We have an EMC SAN, Data Domain backup storage, and VMWare. Without any other HP software or hardware in our environment I do not see the need to continue using a product that is not well integrated with our other brands
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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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    Micro Focus

    Very easy to use. What needs to improve is to make it easier to configure some integrations and features, such as office 365 integration, acropolis integration, block change-based backup, etc. Despite we have documentation, even following all the steps, the integration is hard to implement or doesn't work in the end.
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    Performance

    Acronis

    No answers on this topic

    Micro Focus

    The Reporting-Server and the Reports depend on the settings.
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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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    Micro Focus

    It is the weak point of this software, although it is improving little by a little. The first level of support does not solve almost anything until you move on to a higher level that is more involved.
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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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    Micro Focus

    Pick one person to help you through the process.
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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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    Micro Focus

    When selecting a backup solution for our virtual environment we chose HP Data Protector for its cost savings in licensing, our familiarity with the software and the ability to backup to disk, tape or both with the standard installation.
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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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    Micro Focus

    Here the license model from the Micro Focus Data Protector and DP4CW should merge. It causes argumentation problems if you license two products here.
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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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    Micro Focus

    We use the tool in different installations and combinations of functions and hardware.
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    Professional Services

    Acronis

    No answers on this topic

    Micro Focus

    The professional services had some details of low promptness in the attention of cases.
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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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    Micro Focus

    • Positive impact. I have not worked with HP Data Protector enough to provide the ROI. It simply worked when we needed it to.
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