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"Storage-wise, EMC is user-friendly.""The GUI is the best feature. It's very good and easy to use.""It's easy to use.""Deduplication is the most valuable feature of this solution.""If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product.""The solution is very user-friendly. After setting up five machines for our customers we teach them how to set up the agent and start doing their backups. It is very easy for them once they see how to do it, they like to do it on their own.""It can support many different versions, both newer and older.""It has the ability to support all kinds of backups. It can be used to back up databases, operating systems, virtual machines, Lotus Notes, and Exchange. It can also do remote image backups for remote sites. It integrates and works with Data Domain. It is an enterprise-class product that can be used for anything and everything across multiple sites and locations. It is also very scalable."

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"The solution is stable.""The solution is good for small and medium-sized businesses.""The solution is very fast. It does not take a long time to backup everything.""Veritas Backup Exec is fully compatible with different tape libraries.""Its reliability and the fact that we have all the skills that we need for Veritas Backup Exec are the most valuable.""This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it.""The interface for this solution is excellent, and it is easy to restore files compared to other solutions.""It's quite stable, and so far, we have had no technical issues with Veritas Backup Exec."

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"Lacks a restore feature.""They need more support for image backups.""The configuration is too complex.""The data storage capabilities should be improved.""The licensing rules are difficult to navigate and understand.""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.""Reporting templates could be easier to understand and more comprehensive.""It is a little buggy at times, which is the only thing that I dislike about this product."

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"I have experienced some errors, such as failures, but there have not been very many.""The pricing of the solution is a bit 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 needs to be an integration process of the endpoint devices so that we don't have to redo everything for different products.""The pricing is an area of improvement and the mode of marketing it.""It could be improved in the area of reporting and ease-of-use.""Doesn't include disaster recovery.""Something within the software itself isn't quite right. There may be a bug or glitch. It will work fine for weeks and then all of a sudden it just tanks."

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"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.""There is a licensing fee.""The price of the license could be cheaper and it would be a benefit if they came up with a new pricing model. The competitors here in Oman sell universal licensing where a number of virtual machines are hosted at the customer place which can be licensed, or you can license the CPU sockets in those servers. However, NetWorker offers only CPU sockets or overall storage capacity to backup, but there is no universal licensing where you can provide a number of VMs. They should offer more options to stay competitive with other solutions, such as Veeam.""They are not cheap.""If you purchase Avamar, NetWorker is free with Avamar, for one terabyte license capacity.""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.""The price of the solution could be lower, it is expensive."

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"The price of Veritas Backup Exec could be reduced and we pay annually for the license. However, compared to other solutions, such as Veeam, it is less expensive.""It is not an expensive product.""The pricing can be improved.""It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale.""It has a good price-value ratio. Its price-value ratio is better than Veeam.""This product is priced for smaller customers.""The price is reasonable for the features it offers.""The solution could be more cost-effective."

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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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Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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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
Financial Services Firm29%
Healthcare Company10%
Computer Software Company10%
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise46%
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise45%
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC NetWorker vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,407 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 25 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 20 reviews. Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.6. 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 Micro Focus Data Protector, 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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