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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Exchange vs. Veritas Enterprise Vault and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"Microsoft Exchange is comparable to the Outlook client. Both are Microsoft products, and most people are familiar with Outlook. This is why the best feature of Microsoft Exchange is the ease of use. It is more compatible with the client software, especially for Microsoft Outlook. There are a lot of features available that are required for businesses users.""It's an excellent product from Microsoft. It provides more flexibility to the end-users. As it's connected with Teams, it also enables collaboration.""It's so much of a part of what I do every day that I don't give it a lot of thought. It just works, for the most part, until it doesn't, in which case I call tech support.""It's a very user-friendly application. The mail server is also valuable when compared to other services like SquirrelMail.""The initial setup is quite a straightforward process. I don't think it is a very complicated solution. Plenty of things could be more complex, but the ordinary, general settings are quite simple.""It is very well integrated with other Microsoft programs, teams, and so on. They work well together.""It has a feature that allows you to retain an email and recover it as an administrator. When you activate this feature, even if a user deletes an email, the email is still in the system, and we can retrieve it as an administrator. It is a very useful function. We turn this feature on for some of the mailboxes because we need to keep all the records. I like the way emails are classified in this solution. It makes it really easy to take a look at the most important messages. This is a really good functionality. Some of the emails directly exchanged with you are marked as important and shown in one tab, and everything else is in another tab. We usually don't have any issue with Exchange. It can be integrated with different solutions.""Customers can benefit from this new pricing model because it's expensive and now with the subscription they can budget for this."

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"The archive allows the customers to search any items as far back as five or ten years ago.""The integration capabilities are second to none.""The most valuable features are ease of use and performance. However, the performance can depend on the workload being used."

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"Microsoft needs to make some modifications to meet the current needs of the environment. For example, they need to add more cell service features because people work from home during the pandemic, and certain elements should be available as a mobile service.""From a reliability perspective, they need to improve the search engine, it is not very powerful.""The desktop version of Microsoft Exchange receives emails a little slower than the online version.""When we started using Exchange on the cloud, we had a lot of initial problems relating to our main database and we also experienced issues with the accidental deletion of inboxes, amongst other things. In fact, many of the files we had moved to the cloud had disappeared. There also seems to be a problem with the retention of information.""In the version we have, I would like to see better communication between the end device and the Exchange server.""For the next release, there are some features on the cloud-based Exchange that aren't included on-prem. It would be great if these features were made available in the next release. For instance, integration between Exchange and its on-prem calendar is not available for the on-prem solution.""Exchange can be a little finicky, sometimes, or flakey. Last week, for example, I had gone into my calendar to check on some briefings that I had established, and then went back into my inbox, and suddenly the view had changed. I had no idea what it was that I had done, and I couldn't figure out how to get that view back. I took a productivity hit as a result of that, trying to fix it, due to the fact that it just wasn't what I wanted. It wasn't what I was used to working with. Two different tech support people had to work with me in order to get the view back to what I wanted just so I could be productive.""Its search functionality can be better. It is currently not really easy. It has the capability to search your mailbox, but it has some restrictions in terms of the number of results that you can retrieve. You can only get around 250 results. If you want to do a deeper search, you need to use different functionalities of the product. The policy that we have for handling emails is that we do not delete emails at all. If I insert the text that I am searching for in the Search field, it only retrieves a limited number of emails. To search for an email from 2010, I need to use different search functions to find what I am looking for. Microsoft can also improve its licensing for its products. Microsoft's licensing is not very easy to understand. It can sometimes be really complex to understand what you need to have in order to comply with Microsoft licensing."

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"I cannot perform application backup, and I am not able to repair the license.""The file-level archiving is very important in Enterprise Vault 12 and this doesn't really exist in early versions.""The integration needs to improve."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's working very well. There is no problem, but the price is not the best."
  • "Its price is okay."
  • "It's a little bit expensive."
  • "Its price is very affordable, and basically, it is the standard of the industry. We have the Exchange 365 subscription, which includes the usage of Exchange Online. I don't know the specific cost, but it is the retail price of Microsoft 365 E3 licenses. Microsoft's licensing is not very easy to understand. Microsoft changes rules every other day, which makes it difficult for us to understand the licensing not only for Exchange but also for other products. It can sometimes be really complex to understand what you need to have in order to comply with Microsoft licensing."
  • "Microsoft doesn't have a unit price, it's based on the quantity, and they offer great discounts."
  • "We are currently using enterprise licenses for the solution. They are different pricing models available. There are individual, cloud-based, and enterprise licenses all with different pricing models. The larger the number of users, the lesser the price. For small to medium companies like us, we feel it is expensive."
  • "Its price is fair."
  • "We pay for the license annually."
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  • "There is a license required for this solution and it is typically is paid annually."
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    It's a very user-friendly application. The mail server is also valuable when compared to other services like SquirrelMail.
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    Microsoft doesn't have a unit price, it's based on the quantity, and they offer great discounts.
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    The archive allows the customers to search any items as far back as five or ten years ago.
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    This is an area that is not relevant for me. I am not an end user or a buyer. I don't have this information.
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    Exchange, MS Exchange
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    Overview
    Built to deliver the enterprise-grade security and reliability that businesses require, Microsoft Exchange provides email, calendar and contacts on your PC, phone and web browser.
    Enterprise Vault and Enterprise Vault.cloud have the ability to quickly ingest and index terabytes of legacy data into a centralized archive. Each can also scale to support large data volumes (both solutions are successfully deployed at organizations with over 100,000 seats) to help you better manage the rapid growth of information.
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    Sample Customers
    Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport, Scitec Nutrition, British Airways, InnoGames, Osteology Foundation, Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, NTC Contracting
    Aboca Spa, G&F Financial Group, Antelope Valley Hospital, Carrington Holding Company, CSR Israel
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Energy/Utilities Company16%
    Security Firm11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government8%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
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    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Exchange vs. Veritas Enterprise Vault and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,208 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Exchange is ranked 2nd in File Archiving with 30 reviews while Veritas Enterprise Vault is ranked 3rd in File Archiving with 3 reviews. Microsoft Exchange is rated 8.4, while Veritas Enterprise Vault is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Exchange writes "It has good integration with other Microsoft tools and allows us to retain and recover an email deleted by a user". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas Enterprise Vault writes "Good query vault, scalable, stable, with quick responding support". Microsoft Exchange is most compared with Zimbra Collaboration, Kerio Connect, IceWarp, HCL Domino and Open-Xchange, whereas Veritas Enterprise Vault is most compared with Commvault, Proofpoint Enterprise Archive, Barracuda Essentials, OpenText Archive Center and Google Vault. See our Microsoft Exchange vs. Veritas Enterprise Vault report.

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