Reviews (1-25 of 126)
- Easy to configure group or company-wide backup and recovery policies
- Accommodates backups of both on-device data and O365 cloud-based data (email and OneDrive)
- Provides at a glance summaries of data storage use, device status, and backups
- Affords device location ability, and remote device erase from an easy to use portal
- We have been using the solution for only six months, and in that time I have not identified any areas needing improvement.
- Cloud-based backup of client data works well, use of bandwidth is appropriately managed in order to ensure it does not saturate the link.
- Recovery of client data can be done directly back to the device in the original folder quickly and efficiently, restoration back to an alternative location can also be achieved should it be required.
- Administrative and legal searches work well and enable finding of documents relatively quickly and easily.
- The Druva inSync mobile app is clunky to use and does provide an easy method to edit documents from a mobile device which some of the competitor products do.
- The Druva inSync PC app does not allow for a right-click restore function, instead, you need to use the full client which is more time consuming and less obvious to a typical user.
- Druva inSync is natively unable to backup files in OneDrive which has become a common business tool.
- Druva inSync is a very fast and small footprint backup software.
- Druva inSync enterprise deduplication is efficient and minimizes spaced used across all backed up data.
- Druva inSync allows for encrypted data, geolocation of devices, and easy deployment.
- Druva - Come back with your on-premise solution!
- no training
- Druva allows for user access from anywhere in the world on multiple platforms, such as mobile and web platform
- As an administrator, the auditing of the data is easy. When recovering the data you have the ability to recover single items or the who backup.
- managing users is also simple and hassle free with the admin console. applying permissions for access or creating retention policies is simple.
- I can't think of any thing off the top of my head that Druva really needs improvement as i didn't encounter any issues.
- Restore files when a hard drive has been wiped or a computer has been stolen.
- Backups files regularly.
- Makes it easier to move files from one computer to another.
- Navigation to a particular date or particular files can be difficult at times.
- Good point: Makes it easy to transfer user files from one computer to another.
- Not so good point: the navigation to get to a certain date or certain files could be better.
- Centralized Management and visibility through a console
- Non-Intrusive client - works well in background
- Enables the user to restore data himself
- Secure - tracks user location to ensure data is not misused
- File search by extension feature lacking
- Dashboards are not customizable
- Ease of use
- Easy setup of users allowing for anybody, even with no experience, to use it
- Good end-user interface allowing end-users to do their own restores, reducing IT support requirements.
- Works well with no support required.
- The ability for automatically adding users added to an Office365 tenant would be good, or a link to show users in the tenant not currently being backed up that you could tick to add.
- Centralized administration console allows for simple management of large deployments through the use of profiles.
- Ability to deploy on-premise allows for greater control and compliance when operating within strict Information Security and data locality requirements.
- Integration into active directory allows for seamless and secure deployment of clients without the need for user interaction.
- The client still has some issues, particularly around connectivity to the server when licensing is lapsed or incorrectly reporting so.
- The ability to share files between internal and/or expose files to external users is a feature often logged with the IT Service Desk.
- Restore of settings when switching PCs
- Easy to restore individual files, from a specific backup time frame
- Excellent at notifying if backups are not occurring.
- Druva could do a better job of speeding up the restore time
- The navigation section for reviewing saved data could be simplified
- The process for initiating a restore could be made more intuitive
- User-level file restore. inSync handles this particularly well with a simple and easy to use interface.
- Device migration. inSync has the built-in ability to assist in migration of data from one device to another. It's not 100% foolproof but comes closer than any other software solution tested.
- Background processing. inSync is able to achieve real-time backups without taxing the system or even alerting the user that backups are occurring. This is perfect for laptops because they are not left running overnight and so finding dedicated times to do backups is impossible with traditional software solutions.
- Device migration is not 100% seamless. Perhaps a device upgrade wizard that guides the user would be an improvement.
- There are rare occasions when the background process spikes CPU usage while the system is in use. It could use some improvement in this area. Ideally, the user should never notice it is running.
- While it is nice that I rarely know it is running, it would also be nice if there was a user-configurable option to be alerted by email or pop-up when a backup is complete or some type of report to indicate how much is backed up and when. Just for extra peace of mind for those that want to be sure their data is secure.
- Ease of use. Anybody can use this without any previous knowledge
- The product has a range of responsibilities which we use for the company
- Security- It offers great security and piece of mind
- Restoring data option for mac isn't the greatest
- The dashboard could have some more options to include the specific amount of users and their operating systems
- Updates should be notified and what changes have been made
- Backing up all our Office 365 data.
- Restoring any files, including email, is very efficient and straightforward.
- Easy management. It's easy to set up and manage the backup processes.
- As part of the initial setup, we had a few issues surrounding large numbers of accounts being backed up at the same time. This was more a Microsoft issue than anything, and with help from support, we resolved the issue.
- The email reports can be a little useless on occasion. For example, I don't need an email every day with a failed backup report if there are no failures.
- Again with email, the weekly backup report has so much information in it that the email sometimes fails to load. A simple email with a link to click would be better.
- The ability to track file access with the auditing system is unparalleled. We can generate reports on a user or on a file/folder to see who has accessed it and when.
- When a file went missing we reviewed when it was last accessed and it was deleted 6 months ago. With Druva inSync we were able to not only recover the file but determine who deleted it and inform them of better practices so it wasn't accidentally deleted again. This was incredible and invaluable.
- Managing teams of users and how they access folders/files is great and very simple.
- We often share access to folders or files with our clients during the software development phase and having the ability to revoke access as needed is fantastic. If you accidentally sent a link out for sensitive files you would be able to revoke access to that link and generate a new one rather quickly.
- The main area they could use improvement on is the client on your local computer. There were a few times it would stop working and I would need to contact customer support to get it working again. Those scenarios have been fewer as of this year so they hopefully have things sorted out by now.
- The version control system does exist, but it is kind of hard to access so they could improve how you access it and how it works.
- Restoring users and deleted files from both Cloud and desktop applications, with only a few button click.
- The InSync dashboard allows me to see where all my assets are and when their last backups occurred.
- The installation process was VERY easy. So getting everyone up and running was painless.
- Restoration Log Report, should match file name to Microsoft's Activity log. One for one comparison helps to ensure that all files were restored.
- They need a report that also allows me to know if a backup process is taking a more than normal amount of time. I had one user whose backup started August 28th and was still running Sept 15th. This to me, would be a "failed" backup, but it was just stuck and none of their reports alerted me.
- I really don't have a third issue, Druva Rocks!
- Online training
- Runs in the background with no interference to the user. It simply works.
- Having users able to do their own restores if something goes missing and as an IT Department, using Druva to restore data to their new machines during a transition is very quick and easy, also it restores user settings and preferences to the new machine as well with their usage of USMT.
- Deduplication on the server side is very effective and nice for storage costs. We have around a 50% deduplication rate meaning we have double the storage available for backups than what we would otherwise have available without dedupe.
- User and backend administration is straight forward and simple, there isn't a very complicated or in depth UI on the management console side so it makes getting up and running and ongoing administration fast and simple.
- Using Druva as a revisionist tool is also a good use of the product. If you're working on a big document in Word it's a good idea to hit the backup button every few minutes so if you accidentally delete half the document you can just restore back to a 5 minute old version of the document and the amount of loss work and time will be drastically reduced, just another way to use the tool for your benefit.
- They are not offering the on premise version of their software anymore so you have to do a cloud based solution with them which for some entities can pose an issue, we are not thrilled about this and may end up leaving Druva due to it although we otherwise wouldn't if they continued to allow us to keep our backed up data locally instead of in their cloud or any cloud based solution
- The product is simple so there aren't any hard to use features however the back end database can be sensitive to reboots, if the services are stopped or the server is restarted when back ups are running it more than likely will end in a corrupted database and support will have to intervene to possible fix it or more likely delete and start over, having to have all users run a full backup again and starting over. Also if you have a hardware issue on your SAN for example it isn't resilient by nature.
- inSync was easy to deploy. I spend little time managing the software.
- I never need to worry about buying additional backup hardware. Druva inSync scales with my needs.
- The user sees no impact during backups
- Some of the errors you'll get on failed jobs can be ambiguous
- Real-time monitoring: user data usage, activities, and device locator.
- Compliance enforcement: compliance templates available for regulated industries.
- DLP settings: device trace, auto-delete, and file encryption.
- More intuitive dashboards
- Ability to add licenses from the dashboard
- Restoring any data, such as mail items is very efficient and helpful compared to other products.
- The Druva dashboard is very user-friendly and it also makes managing and monitoring the processes a lot faster.
- Being cloud-based, you can access the dashboard from anywhere and anytime with no need to worry about hardware and maintenance.
- Reporting needs some improvement in my mind.
- Easy to use, the interface is intuitive and training requirements were minimal.
- Good audit trails and history of data access.
- Collaboration is simple.
- Change management - The notification or major changes is often slow or hard to find.
- The license model for external collaborators isn't great and I think this could be simplified.
- More enhancements to the audit trail and access notifications would be great.
Druva inSync Scorecard Summary
About Druva inSync
Workforce mobility and the rise of cloud services is an essential part of any business, but it creates a number of challenges for IT. Data spread across devices and cloud services, unpredictable schedules, and varied network connections all complicate efforts to protect and govern enterprise information.
Druva inSync provides unified data protection, management, and information governance across endpoints and cloud applications. Delivered as-a-service, Druva inSync aims to simplify backup, archival, compliance, and device management to reduce the cost and complexity of protecting end user data, ensure regulatory compliance, and improve data visibility. With centralized management and self-help data recovery, the vendor proposes that users' mobile workforces are protected without impacting productivity.
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- Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
- Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
- Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
- Entry-level set up fee?No
100% SaaS, 0% Infrastructure. Lower TCO by up to 50%. Informed decisions based on governed data.
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|Supported Languages:||English, Japanese|