CrashPlan is a no brainer for mid-sized IT teams
July 21, 2016

CrashPlan is a no brainer for mid-sized IT teams

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with CrashPlan

We have deployed CrashPlan as an endpoint solution for all employees at our six locations. CrashPlan protects their laptops and desktops as well as remote on-site servers. The Helpdesk deployed and administers CrashPlan, while data backs up to the cloud so the overhead of the solution is quite low. Users can even backup over their own network when out of the office or from home.
  • Complete endpoint protection is way better than expecting users to put data on certain folders that are backed up
  • Cloud backup means that even out of the office, users can backup their data, and have access to it via mobile app
  • Version control is awesome for defending against ransomware attacks
  • Centralized administration and Active Directory integration keeps the overhead of the solution quite low
  • I'd like to see CrashPlan grow out a file Sync 'n Share capability which is a natural complement to, but not a replacement for, endpoint protection
  • Server backup and recovery would be great to focus development on
  • CrashPlan reduced my TCO on endpoint protection by ~30%.
  • We did not previously have centralized endpoint management, so we have gained that huge feature that has allowed us to scale without adding more sys admin staff.
Centralized administration, AD integration, super ease to use, super easy to add users, 3-year contract discounts.
CrashPlan is a no brainer for endpoint protection. Backing up servers is possible but less appropriate for the solution. We use CrashPlan to backup some file servers but really only as an additional step to our server DR plan that would be fine without CrashPlan. When we do you CrashPlan for server restores, it is because of how quick and easy CrashPlan file recovery is.