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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis True Image

After some experience, I think that this is probably the best and most functional backup and recovery software available for the Windows platform. It's straightforward and can act as an insurance policy against disaster. Quite good for the price, to be honest. It has so far saved me from an absolute disaster twice, and I am certain to maintain the latest version for each of my PCs. If you decide to save your restore image to a USB drive, it will require formatting, so it's best to have at least one dedicated volume, accessible by plugging into a USB port, for the purpose.I purchased this software following my experience with Disk Director, which I still use, although I'm not certain that it's up to date. I've noticed that the 2020 version is available on the company's website, but that my software hasn't notified me that an update is available.
Andrew Egbert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital Guardian

When Digital Guardian works well, it really is fairly seamless. You may notice a tiny bit of additional lag on some programs, but for the most part, when it functions properly, it's fairly unobtrusive. Therein lies the rub...when it functions properly. We had frequent program conflicts with Digital Guardian. We had one issue that caused Digital Guardian to completely cripple Microsoft Outlook, and similarly cripple Microsoft Excel. It took Digital Guardian weeks to even release any kind of fix for the issue, and the first several fixes did not, in fact, resolve the issue. We ended up having to completely remove it from our environment and are still waiting for a confirmed more stable version, as it simply caused far too much disruption to our user base, and also consumed an extremely large amount of time from our admins dealing with user issues related to these problems.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Acronis True Image

  • Good software to used for images operating systems; it supports Windows, Mac, etc.
  • This software can start booting from CD, DVD, USB or from your network.
  • The software has 30 days of free license (trial) to be able to do all the tests that you require.
  • Very easy tool to use, GUI is also user-friendly.
valentine leamy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital Guardian

  • Email data leaks - DLP software must prevent certain actions to work well. Let's say you try to copy and paste an SS # to an email, or upload sensitive data to your personal email account. Guardian Edge can prevent that, and then alert administrators that it happened
  • Unauthorized file copies - Guardian Edge can also prevent users from copying files from a sensitive restricted area to somewhere else where they might be able to more easily exfiltrate it. A good example would be from a company file share to a less secure server or their own home drive
  • Alerting Administrators of suspicious activities - Any time a user uploads a file to an upload service or personal email, it is logged and reported as an event to be reviewed. If it found nothing in scanning the data, it will still notify you that it happened so you can review it yourself to confirm it wasn't a false negative.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acronis True Image

  • Maybe price for the end-user. Some think it's kind of expensive for a household, given that they could have Clonezilla for free.
  • Better support for third party backup providers like Wasabi.
  • Better mobile UI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital Guardian

  • Program Conflicts - DLP software can often cause undesirable effects in programs, and Digital Guardian is no exception here. We had substantial issues with it locking up Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Excel.
  • Excessive false positives - If you don't tune the software properly, you may end up reviewing a lot of non-critical items, and that can lead to lots of extra admin time for fairly benign occurrences.
  • Frequent program updates - Digital Guardian issues hotfixes and patches for their software frequently, and often times those updates will fix one problem, but cause another problem
  • Reverting to older versions - We frequently had to revert to older versions after testing a fix for an issue, because the new fix would break something else. This became very frustrating to end users, administrators, and management.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acronis True Image

Acronis True Image 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Like I mention it's very intuitive an user friendly
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital Guardian

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Support Rating

Acronis True Image

Acronis True Image 9.4
Based on 7 answers
I have only needed to contact support once regarding methods to backup data on shared network drives. They were responsive and provided a solution right away that worked
Dan Hyland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital Guardian

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Alternatives Considered

Acronis True Image

Even though it worked, still preferred the paid product because it performed better and was more reliable. Acronis has a well established name and reputation. When I started using it back in 2009, I used it as a free/eval product and because it worked so well then, I decided to purchase it. I have purchased an upgrade every so many years.
Jason Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital Guardian

DG is the only DLP platform I've used at my current employer. I used it at my previous employer as well, and we ended up abandoning future deployments of it due to many problems caused by it, especially with web browsers. This was in 2015, rather than the 2018 version I used with my current employer, but I feel it still warrants mentioning. DG works great...when it works. When it doesn't, it's a disaster.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acronis True Image

  • Was able to quickly put the product in use.
  • Able to return equipment to service with the use of this product.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital Guardian

  • Lost work hours - We lost lots of work hours due to admins having to troubleshoot program issues, and also manually remove DG agents from machines so that users could get back to work.
  • No DLP protection because we had to mass uninstall it - We ended up pulling DG from our entire environment because of the problems it caused with Excel and Outlook. DG acknowledged this was absolutely their fault, but it took them quite a while to issue a fix, and the first several did not actually resolve the problem. We simply did not have the time or patience to beta test their software for them. As a result, our users have to run with no DLP protection, just so they can actually work.
  • Negative perception of IT - DG actually ended up giving the IT Department quite a black eye. Users were nervous any time we mentioned we were doing software maintenance or patching, because they were fearful that some new problem was going to be introduced and they wouldn't be able to do their jobs. It has taken time and many hours to repair that trust.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Acronis True Image

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Digital Guardian

General

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

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