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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Data Protector

I believe it is very well suited for the Unix/Linux brands but once you get into the Windows side of things there are much better options out there. The other problem is that the data is in a format that only works with HP Data Protector and cannot be migrated to another system should things go that direction in the future. Once you are locked into HP Data Protector you are truly locked in
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Enterprise Vault

I recommend Enterprise Vault, especially over native Exchange archiving when:1. You have, or may need litigation holds and searches2. There is a need to archive and set defined retention periods for Journaling3. You have lots of duplicate large emails that you want to get deduplication of4. You need/ want to be able to search attachment in addition to emails5. You want or need Litigation searches or archive retention to be handled by a team separate from your Email team
Joshua Kirk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Data Protector
6.7
Veritas Enterprise Vault
Universal recovery
Data Protector
3.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault
Live recovery
Data Protector
8.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault
Recovery verification
Data Protector
9.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault
Business application protection
Data Protector
9.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault
Multiple backup destinations
Data Protector
6.6
Veritas Enterprise Vault
Incremental backup identification
Data Protector
8.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault
Backup to the cloud
Data Protector
1.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault
Deduplication and file compression
Data Protector
9.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault
Snapshots
Data Protector
1.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault
Management dashboard
Data Protector
8.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault
Platform support
Data Protector
9.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault
Retention options
Data Protector
9.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault

Pros

Data Protector

  • Easy to install and set up cell manager, deploy clients and configure backup devices. Integration options for databases and virtual environments makes backup and restore of these systems easier through the GUI.
  • Scheduling options allow the user to set specific times for backups of a host or group them together with the advance scheduling option and set priorities of which systems get access to backup devices.
  • Licensing options are tiered and can scale from a very small environment to a larger one when needed.
Kevin Loeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Enterprise Vault

  • The Veritas Enterprise Vault [uses] SDS storage is a good advantage.
  • They are helping reduce the cost and deliver the high-performance application
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Data Protector

  • Tech support - every person I spoke with had a different idea on how to fix a problem. Many times they caused the problem resulting in double or triple work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Enterprise Vault

  • The search function in the vault does not work very well.
  • Cost. If not planned diligently, it might add to the overall cost.
  • Not easy get a expert to address the issue fast.
Ismael Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 2 answers
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
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Enterprise Vault

Veritas Enterprise Vault 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Symantec Enterprise is one of the best in the industry. We have already deployed their product to thousands of devices in the company and it would be a huge project to go through and change to an alternative product. We have also had much luck in dealing with their customer support. They have been very pleasant to deal with and their technical support has been quite knowledgeable in fixing our issues. This leaves us with very little reason to switch to a new product. We would have to see a significant amount of cost savings to switch to an alternative that offers all the same features and modules.
Ryan Hanzalik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time you create a job it has to be a stand alone and can't step on another one.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Enterprise Vault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Data Protector

Data Protector 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time you got a new person they said the last guy did it wrong and we would have to change everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Enterprise Vault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Pick one person to help you through the process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Enterprise Vault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Data Protector

We liked that HP Data Protector could go back to a specific recovery date where IBM TSM could not, in certain cases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Enterprise Vault

We evaluated Z Technologies and EMC archiving solutions. EMC archiving solution was not cohesive at the time. They had one for mail archiving and another product for file services archiving. I wanted a single solution targeting different platforms so that additional storage efficiency could be achieved. Z Technologies wasn't bad but a much small company compared to Symantec / Veritas. Their solution appeared to more difficult to configure and to setup. They had an AD syncing mechanism where it synced our production AD against a copy of ldap objects in Z technologies. did not like the fact that there was going to be another ldap repository.
Sheldon Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Data Protector

  • Same solution for 17+ years provides stable environment and builds in house expertise saving business on training.
  • Licensing structure provides cost savings to business.
  • Ease of use for operators provides quick response when restores are needed by the business.
Kevin Loeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Enterprise Vault

  • Helps on the data management life-cycle, moving unused data to cheaper storage and/or deleting it after some time, if required.
  • Also helps reducing the amount of data to be backed up on the active array.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Data Protector

General

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

Veritas Enterprise Vault

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Data Protector
8.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

Data Protector
1.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault
8.6

Usability

Data Protector
1.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault

Support Rating

Data Protector
2.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault

Implementation Rating

Data Protector
1.0
Veritas Enterprise Vault

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