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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 6.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    Asigra

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    Veritas Backup Exec

    69%
    Veritas Backup Exec ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    17 Ratings

    Live recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    15 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    18 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    16 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    19 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    20 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    12 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    14 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    14 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.3
    53%
    15 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    18 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    17 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    16 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    11 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Asigra is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating
    • Veritas Backup Exec is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Asigra

    90%
    25 Ratings
    5.8

    Veritas Backup Exec

    58%
    22 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.5

    Asigra

    85%
    14 Ratings
    1.0

    Veritas Backup Exec

    10%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Asigra

    80%
    6 Ratings
    1.0

    Veritas Backup Exec

    10%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    8.8

    Asigra

    88%
    10 Ratings

    Veritas Backup Exec

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.5

    Asigra

    75%
    12 Ratings
    2.5

    Veritas Backup Exec

    25%
    5 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    4.5

    Asigra

    45%
    1 Rating

    Veritas Backup Exec

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    1.0

    Asigra

    10%
    1 Rating

    Veritas Backup Exec

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    1.2

    Asigra

    12%
    6 Ratings
    3.0

    Veritas Backup Exec

    30%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    4.5

    Asigra

    45%
    1 Rating

    Veritas Backup Exec

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Asigra

    If implemented as a Cloud Service provider (Public Cloud), In House Solution (Private Cloud) or a mixture of both (Hybrid Cloud):
    • The Agentless Architecture means there are less support burdens.
    • Encryption at Source gives the customer confidence their data is secure.
    • WAN Optimisation (Compression & Block Level Incremential Forever and De-deupe of Data), enables a large amount of Data to be protected offsite.
    • One step Backup to both Local and Offsite storage enables LAN speed restores with offsite peace of mind.
    • Asigra Replication from DS-System to DS-System enables another geographically separate copy of the data.
    Jeremy Wyatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    Backup Exec works well generally in most environments or situations. The licensing can potentially be a nightmare, but manageable if you have a decent reseller. Backing up and restoring from physical tapes which is not all that common is not as reliable as when backing up and restoring from datastores that reside on hard drives or digital media. It does a good job with large or small backup jobs. Backing up and managing SQL backups requires additional licenses and be a bit clunky. If you are very careful (which you should be anyway) and document as you build these backups you will get better at managing them. Regarding a virtual environment, I have limited experience in that arena, but have done it. Backup Exec can backup VMware environments, but honestly we moved to Unitrends to backup our VM's and are much happier with the backup process. However, restoring a VM in Unitrends can be tedious compared to Backup Exec.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Asigra

    • Provides capability of local backups while maintaining remote copies on cloud to ensure faster recoveries of recent data and remote protection of all data.
    • Helps reduce cost of long term retention by leveraging the BLM functionality.
    • It does not need specialized hardware for it to work. Customers and Service Providers can choose their own infrastructure and do not need to rely on any OS or storage based replication even for deploying replication of backups.
    • Supports wide range of environments including virtual environments with remarkable features like remote VDR with incremental restores.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    • Manage agent based backups - It is easy to schedule and monitor backups. Verifying backups is done for all jobs. Backup performance is excellent.
    • Provide a wide ranging contingent of backup options - Despite providing a dizzying array of backup options, it is easy to schedule individual or recurring jobs.
    • Integrates well with our Active Directory - Restoring even individual Active Directory objects is possible.
    Jeff Daniels | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Asigra

    • We would like to see Asigra come out with a Replication Model for quick Recovery of systems upon Disaster. We can have quicker recovery, DR, with Virtual Machines but we would like to have Physical Machine recovery in less than 2 hours. Replication can accomplish this...
    • We would like to see Geolocation and remote wipe for endpoint devices
    • We would like to see the solution provide easy "roll back" after a disaster.
    Matthew P. Grosso | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    • Could provide better license management from an inventory perspective. How many licenses do I have?.. etc.
    • When Backup Exec backs up itself it should not select iSCSI backup targets by default. The result is recursive data backup ending in the loss of storage capacity.
    • I'm struggling to come up with another con.
    Christopher Stark | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Asigra

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Asigra Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Veritas Backup Exec

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Veritas Backup Exec Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Veritas Backup ExecContact sales team
    1. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Asigra

    Asigra 8.5
    Based on 14 answers
    • Asigra is a great entry way into the cloud.
    • Compliance is a tricky thing. Jumping backup software means having to deal with previous copies somehow. Asigra is built for the long haul.
    • Asigra is continuing to increase their feature stack. They have made huge steps in the VM backup in the last 3 years and continue to implement features there.
    • As far as cloud backup software goes, there are many that can do it, but none that do it as well as Asigra.
    Matthew Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    Veritas Backup Exec 1.0
    Based on 3 answers
    This software is a mess in my brutally honest opinion. I've spent more time babysitting this software while backing up 20 servers than I did with Veeam backing up 600+. I've had multiple jobs run fine for weeks at a time that just randomly fail out of the blue for seemingly no reason whatsoever. There's no intuitive way to chain jobs, so automation becomes somewhat more problematic if certain jobs depend on other jobs. The forever incremental feature feels tacked on since the merge operation merges all your incremental jobs into the most recent backup and doesn't have the option set a limit on how long to keep your point in time restores.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Asigra

    Asigra 8.0
    Based on 6 answers
    It is a bit rough around the edges and the GUI feels like a wrap around of a CLI but it is simple to use. The problem comes in when there is an error code you are usually chasing down the error code in the specific vendor's forums rather than Asigra's
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    Veritas Backup Exec 1.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It can do a lot of things on paper and sounds terrific, but in practice it doesn't do any of them well. It can easily be sold to non-technical minds and C-levels, but of all the backup solutions I've used in the last 15 years of my career, Backup Exec is easily the least fault tolerant. Unless this software is a sunk cost and you're on a shoestring budget, I recommend almost anything else. Jobs fail often with obscure error codes and the KB articles in the Veritas support portal are a mess. Within 30 days of a fresh deployment I've logged more tickets with their support than I did in 3 years with Veeam.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Asigra

    Asigra 8.8
    Based on 10 answers
    Over 6 consecutive years our Asigra Backend had 99.99% uptime and provided 7x24 data restore availability.
    Software is robust in operations, provides N+1 node architecture to protect against failure of half of the nodes (majority of the nodes still up) and software based replication to protect against data loss across two geographically independent datacenter locations. Why not 10 points? Some major upgrades still require short downtime within a planned maintenance windows.
    Christian Buhn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Asigra

    Asigra 7.5
    Based on 12 answers
    They respond quickly on your request.They ask for details at the time of logging the support request itself ensuring the first response is not for collecting the basic details only.They refund you the support request if they find it as a functionality issue.They follow up on you to ensure you are satisfied and happy with the response and resolution that they have provided.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    Veritas Backup Exec 2.5
    Based on 5 answers
    In the few instances of having to contact support, our overall outcome was always good. They would have received a better score if the wait time was less, but I attribute this to the timing of support calls - it was during the previous owner's time. We have not had to open a support ticket since Veritas Backup Exec took the product back over.
    John Mota | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Asigra

    Asigra 1.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Anything training past level 1 and level 2 is a waste of time. They do not offer training, just an exam and require you to read 2500 pages of their documentation as their training. They are selling you something which you already have. Training exams are far fetched and cover topics hidden within the documentation. A lot of their documentation does not match across itself. They don't even follow the standard versions Major.Minor.ServicePack.Hotfix. They use the MAJOR.MAJOR.MAJOR.Hotfix method, which doesn't match their documentation.They require you to take training in order to keep your engaged hybrid partnership. If you ask me personally, their training is a scam to make more money.
    Stephen Sifers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Asigra

    Asigra 1.2
    Based on 6 answers
    Quick to install, easy to create jobs, schedules and retention policies. No large cycles of setting up backup volumes or trash volumes. Retention job itself configures the BLM functionality so you don't need an expertise to handle the BLM module separately.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    Veritas Backup Exec 3.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It was pretty straightforward.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Asigra

    I would say that it has the same functionality as the three mentioned above in their respective fields (might have a bit less than some of them) but Asigra offers all of this and more so if you are looking for a single backup solution across the entire firm then Asigra is the much better choice
    Njaal Michelsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    If your company is looking at changing solutions or currently does not have any, Veritas Backup Exec is the way to go. Do yourself a favor and try the 60 day trial, you won't be disappointed! Very simple to use and has a great GUI, much better than what the competition has to offer.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Asigra

    • One of the positive impacts is that the solution allows us to free up IT resources to focus on other tasks.
    • Asigra has one of the best channel partner programs I have come across.
    • This product is one of the few backup solutions that I've worked with that doesn't require an agent installed on the target device, making it easier to deploy to new devices.
    Mauro Carrillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    • Backups by their very nature are difficult to quantify when it comes to ROI. Any monies spent should be seen more as insurance . If you never have to claim on it then that is the best outcome. Backup Exec gives you comfort that you can meet any downtime recovery targets set by your business and this is how to benchmark your solution.
    • Conduct regular DR tests and your this will be your ROI.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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