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Pros
"The support for legacy products is very good.""NetWorker is fast and reliable.""Data domain is a good feature.""It's a good product that can be integrated easily with the Data domain.""Technical support is good.""When you reach out to your maximum license availability, or you exceed your license limit, NetWorker never stops doing your backups.""It's easy to use.""The backup capabilities and the automatization of the backup - along with the potential to make the back up on a virtual machine - are the solution's most valuable aspects."

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"The product makes it easy to restore data.""Veritas is good for small environments.""Veritas Backup Exec is fully compatible with different tape libraries.""The solution is good for small and medium-sized businesses.""The interface for this solution is excellent, and it is easy to restore files compared to other solutions.""It is responding very well, and its performance is good. It has a lot of options. For backup, you can connect it to a cloud or a physical hard drive. They also provide an API for integration with different platforms and products. However, we have not integrated it with another product.""The one thing for the last 12 months which has been very good for Veritas was the instance-based license. This means that you're able to license per instance, not only per physical server.""This is a very flexible product, which allows you to back up not only the physical environment but also the cloud environment."

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Cons
"The configuration is too complex.""The licensing rules are difficult to navigate and understand.""Lacks a restore feature.""The solution could improve by having more integration.""Its console UI should be better. It should also have more out-of-the-box reporting functionalities. It should also have easier cloud integration. They have got cloud boost and things like that, but if you want to directly back up to the cloud, I'm not too sure whether you can do it. For example, you can easily send data from Commvault to AWS, Azure, or a container, but it seems to be not so easy in NetWorker.""The user interface is hard to use, it should be simplified. There are a lot of web-based management interfaces which they should consider.""I would like to see encryption included in the next release to encrypt the data that we are backing up.""It is a little buggy at times, which is the only thing that I dislike about this product."

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"I would like to be able to create a restore task that can be scheduled so that the same restore action will be performed automatically.""Its scalability should be improved.""A web console would be great because nowadays a lot of products are web-based and you can access the console from various environments. So I would recommend bringing this feature in the next solution.""The price of this solution is very high.""It is currently missing the dynamic backup feature for virtual machines, which is available in NetWorker. I can create politics in NetWorker to add virtual machines with specific tags, but I cannot do this in Backup Exec, which is a minus point for me. Currently, a user has to send a request to the Backup administrator to add a machine to the backup, but I should be able to create rules to automatically add a new machine to the backup. This kind of functionality is very important in current times, especially when we are using cloud solutions. I should be able to create more than one stream in a policy and specify how many streams I want to run in parallel in one policy. Currently, I have to manually create more policies to backup more than one virtual machine at the same time. Their support can also be improved in terms of response time.""There is no training provided, and their technicians are unaware of the features available.""I have experienced some errors, such as failures, but there have not been very many.""In the future, their console should not be complicated."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "If you purchase Avamar, NetWorker is free with Avamar, for one terabyte license capacity."
  • "It is excellent from the pricing point of view. It is free with Data Protection Suite. Similarly, when you purchase Avamar, Dell EMC NetWorker is free with one terabyte license capacity. Its price is very competitive."
  • "The price is a little on the high side, but it's reliable and provides a good service."
  • "It is not very expensive and not very cheap."
  • "They are not cheap."
  • "Licensing is based on the number of terabytes, so you need to purchase packages."
  • "There is a licensing fee."
  • "We do need to purchase a license, but sometimes, it comes as a part of the Dell Data Protection Suite (DPS). It has a capacity-based licensing."
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  • "It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale."
  • "Its price is reasonable."
  • "This product is priced for smaller customers."
  • "There is an evaluation license available to test this solution."
  • "It has a good price-value ratio. Its price-value ratio is better than Veeam."
  • "The pricing can be improved."
  • "Licensing depends on the part of the backup you're using. If you have SQL backup, then you must have a SQL license. If you have normal data backup, you would require a license for that."
  • "It is not an expensive product."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    From the very beginning, Dell EMC NetWorker considers users and those who might potentially become users. In terms of both pricing and setup, this product offers an experience that is significantly… more »
    Top Answer: 
    If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product.
    Top Answer: 
    Technically, Veeam is best for hyper-v & VMWare replications, snapshots, HA failover, also support for file system backups inside VMs., support for tape library & FC too. But Veritas Netbackup is a… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Although both platforms have advantages and disadvantages, I rather choose Netbackup, because it can provide a complete backup-to-disk solution, with their own appliance.  There are always… more »
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    NetWorker
    Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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    Overview
    EMC NetWorker backup and recovery software centralizes, automates, and accelerates data backup and recovery across your IT environment. NetWorker delivers record-breaking performance and a wide range of data protection options to safeguard your critical business data.

    Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Backup Exec is licensed per media server, agent and option.

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    Sample Customers
    Secure-24, Riverside Health System, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
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    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company9%
    University9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Manufacturing Company14%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Retailer10%
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 28 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 27 reviews. Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Commvault and Dell EMC Avamar. See our Dell EMC NetWorker vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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