End-point backups that don't require an IT Storage degree
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 11, 2020

End-point backups that don't require an IT Storage degree

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Overall Satisfaction with Druva inSync

My company utilizes all laptops for both in-office and out-of-office workers. We needed a solution that provided a mechanism to back up all important files and folders in the event that a laptop should fail. The solution we found was Druva inSync, as it provides a mechanism to backup to Druva's cloud, deduplicates the data, and allows multiple backups per day to ensure that my team can quickly recover files - from full restores to the occasional accidental deletion of a file/folder from their machines. This is used company-wide for over 70 users.
  • Cloud storage - no on-prem storage necessary.
  • Unlimited backups - can backup as frequently as 15 minutes to daily backups.
  • Intuitive administrative console allows for mandatory folders to be backed up and blacklist certain extensions from the backup (such as .ISOs).
  • Secure, fast, and very easy to roll out.
  • Better controls of the DLP component (rules, procedures, schedules).
  • Context-menus so people can select a file on their computer and easily roll back to previous versions.
  • We've managed to successfully recover important files from at least a dozen of our machines due to hardware failure or user error.
  • Cost was initially high than compared to on-prem solutions, but negotiation with vendor and seeing the benefits of the system in person has quickly made Druva a lifeline for the company in the event of an emergency.
  • Druva has fulfilled all of our requirements (security, robust, easy-to-use) for an end-point backup solution.
We do not currently utilize the cloud-app protection, only because we currently have other protections in place (Barracuda for OneDrive/Office365) that we are comfortable with. Should those other services raise pricing, we would strongly consider having Druva take their place in our protection strategy. Should Druva bring more tools and features to the table than other solutions (such as Barracuda) we of course would most likely switch to Druva for all of our protection.
With all of our critical end-point data being backed up with Druva, we can ensure several things:
  • When a person leaves our company, their files are still stored securely with Druva for access at a later date (Preserved User).
  • Should ransomware hit a laptop, we can quickly rebuild the laptop from our company image, and restore the user's last backup on the machine, resulting in a very short downtime window.
  • If we enabled DLP, we could further ensure that should a laptop end up missing or stolen, the laptop can be configured to delete sensitive data (after it is unable to communicate with Druva after X days, wipe data).
  • Veeam Backup & Replication
We also evaluated Veeam Backup and Replication - which we currently use for our production virtual environments with great success. While there are options to have Veeam do end-point backups, the offering required an on-prem storage solution. While we have a robust storage solution, our calculations of necessary disk-space quickly took the majority of production space we plan out - so a cloud solution was needed. For this reason, we went with Druva inSync.
We had an onboarding call with Druva to show us the end-point software and administrative console which lasted about an hour. After that, we were able to start rolling out Druva InSync immediately, and had all laptops backing up successfully to Druva within two days. The speed of rollout and implementation was incredibly fast and successful.

Do you think Druva inSync delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Druva inSync's feature set?

Yes

Did Druva inSync live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Druva inSync go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Druva inSync again?

Yes

Druva is ideal if you need an end-point backup solution and don't have an incredibly large on-prem storage unit to handle backups from multiple machines. On top of backups, it also has security and DLP controls, which allow for remote-wipe of data should a unit go missing. Druva inSync is NOT for production/server usage (Druva has another solution for that), as it's primary purpose and design is to protect endpoints. For ransomware protection, as the backups are not stored on the machine (or easily accessible without the Druva inSync program) the possibility of ransomware destroying backups is extremely low.