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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Altaro VM Backup

While I am not an IT professional, I can get around and do a lot of things. For a novice user like myself, the UI is fairly straightforward and easy to set-up and manage. If I was delving into more detailed backups and replication (not currently using) I still believe that a novice user like myself would be able to manage. Pricing based on host and not VMs is attractive for the end-user. If you had your VMs stored on a number of different hosts, it could get pricey.
Jarret Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

1. For malware, botnet threat detection, and prevention.2. To reduce the risk of information loss.3. To monitor communication within your network.4. To assess potential vulnerabilities and proactively protect endpoints, servers and applications.
Ravinder Beniwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Altaro VM Backup
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
7.9
Anti-Exploit Technology
Altaro VM Backup
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
8.3
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Altaro VM Backup
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
7.8
Centralized Management
Altaro VM Backup
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
8.0
Hybrid Deployment Support
Altaro VM Backup
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
8.6
Infection Remediation
Altaro VM Backup
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
7.4
Vulnerability Management
Altaro VM Backup
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
7.7
Malware Detection
Altaro VM Backup
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
7.9

Pros

Altaro VM Backup

  • Fast and simple setup. I didn't need to read through ANY documentation to set up and have a backup running.
  • Easy and cost-effective licensing. I didn't need to count CPU's or VM's or other random facts to work out my licensing. Just how many hosts, and then one of 3 feature levels of which two have unlimited VM licensing. Hosts x Feature Set = Cost.
  • Easy Restores. Backing up is one thing, but restoring and having confidence in the restore is another. It just works, simple and effective.
  • Help is easy to find if you need it. From within the app, it gives you options of email, phone, and live chat, which is usually available even with odd time zones in play.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

  • Provides better integration across multiple platforms.
  • Automatic and re-settable time for scan.
  • Includes a message security gateway for specific applications like Office 365 SharePoint.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Altaro VM Backup

  • Single file restore is not included in the 2 VM free edition.
  • Can't restore a single SQL database, you have to restore the entire VM.
Stefano Sanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

  • Multiple agents for different pieces of the software and they don't talk.
  • Mac install is super difficult and if I update the OS on a Mac it breaks the OS if Trend Micro Smart is not compatible with that version.
  • Communication drops to the server randomly and has to work with tech support to get it working again.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Altaro VM Backup

Altaro VM Backup 8.8
Based on 14 answers
The chat is very responsive. They work hard to find you a solution. They are very competent and very friendly. Most of the time they will simply open a request for you and ask to send the support package (bunch of logs and files) and will come back by email, but you can also click on the chat button inside Altaro to talk to someone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen 7.9
Based on 8 answers
I have only had to contact technical support once, which in itself shows what a good product this is, and I received spot-on advice from the person I contacted.
Melissa Cartee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Altaro VM Backup

Altaro brings value to organizations looking at other platforms. It's definitely less expensive overall than Veeam, Datto or Infrascale. The recovery solution for Altaro is very good and reliable. Any organization looking at Veeam should consider Altaro as a potential alternative - depending on requirements. Although lacking in some granular backup/recovery systems, organizations looking at the backup of VMs only - numerous VMs with an off-site cloud location already setup. Costs can potentially increase if numerous versions or long deletion policy needs to be maintained. However such costs would increase on Veeam as well. Solarwinds and Carbonite charge based on selected sizes while Asigra has an amazing deduplication system for VMs, however, Asigra can become pricey with longer deletion/versioning setups as well.
Calin Popescu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

Everything I've used and installed before and since has been easier to implement and support. TM had attractive pricing, however, that was negated by the overall experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Altaro VM Backup

  • We have a reliable backup solution.
  • I always know if/when a job fails.
  • Any time I have had to restore a backup, it was a straight-forward process.
Jarret Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

  • We have stopped multiple infections of ransomware from spreading.
  • Lost some productivity when database crashed
  • Updates tend to slow system down
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Altaro VM Backup

General

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

Altaro VM Backup Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree
Subscription License - Standard Edition59.802
Subscription License - Unlimited Edition73.802
Subscription License - Unlimited Plus Edition89.202
Perpetual License - Standard Edition$5953
Perpetual License - Unlimited Edition$6953
Perpetual License - Unlimited Plus Edition$8753
  1. per VM/per year
  2. per host
Additional Pricing Details

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

General

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

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Altaro VM Backup
8.8
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
7.9

Support Rating

Altaro VM Backup
8.8
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
7.9

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