Compare EMC NetWorker vs. Micro Focus Data Protector

EMC NetWorker is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 12 reviews while Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 23rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 7 reviews. EMC NetWorker is rated 7.6, while Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of EMC NetWorker writes "The best feature is the DR replication for us. But, the implementation was difficult". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Data Protector writes "Reliable solution that enables us to do different backups for different databases ". EMC NetWorker is most compared with EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup and Veeam Backup & Replication, whereas Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Veritas NetBackup. See our EMC NetWorker vs. Micro Focus Data Protector report.
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Pros
The backup software has been much faster since we've deployed the solution.The solution has minimized the recovery time objective, and the recovery point objective, the RTO and RPO. Most customers are looking for to minimize downtime. The solution has helped ensure this.Technical support for this solution is very good.NetWorker has very good scalability.The solution is very stable, especially if you are using a RAC environment.The most valuable features for us at the moment are NFS, file system backup, and IP backup.When it was required that data had to be restored for our customer, it was accomplished successfully and this has kept our end users satisfied.The response time of the tech support is swift. The support is fantastic.

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Regarding scalability, it's unlimited with Data Protector. You can link multiple installations and let them work together. They can share backup devices. You have many possibilities with Data Protector. It's very proficient.The feature that was most valuable was that we could restore one mailbox and we could do different backups for different databases.The solution allows us to be able to backup and exchange directly, to backup Microsoft exchange.This solution is quite stable because we have only three users.Performs the backup properly and protects our data.I have used Micro Focus Data Protector for the file backup facilities. My primary use of the software is to backup file data.It's supports Unix, Linux, all of the OS's. It's very stable software.

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Cons
I haven't had a good experience with technical support. It takes them a very long time to resolve issues.It's not easy to integrate. We have to read a lot of documentation in order to configure the solution.We are able to do direct backups, but analyzing the logs is not straightforward.The deduplication needs improvement and it could use better integration.The software also isn't user-friendly like Convault or Rubrik. The solution errors and management aren't so good in comparison.We are looking forward to better stability in future versions.We would like support for tape space reclaim, using either the same or another pool.The security features need backup and encryption. It would be nice if they added this feature. I would also like to be able to decrypt when restoring the security features. Hackers can sense these vulnerabilities today, and we need to have our enterprise prepared.

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People prefer Veeam because the interface is easier, and Data Protector is difficult in comparison.It's very expensive compared to Veeam and other similar solutions.The solution is not intuitive enough. I think they should work on the user experience and the graphical interface. These can be a lot better.The technical support was very slow.The technical support is poor and should be improved.They should design the solution so that it is much easier for deployment and make the UI easy to use.The new backup systems are using new mechanisms for the recovery phases; for example, VM, recovery and testing the backup before recovering it. These features are not available in Data Protector.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It's approximate, but I believe we pay around $20-30,000 a month in licensing.You have to buy the deduplication software separately from the license.Low cost is key.

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The licensing cost was not annual. We didn't pay any license. We paid when we deployed and we didn't pay for anything after that. There were no additional fees after the initial payment.In Data Protector, if you need extra features, you need to buy the agents for these features. Some of the features are Terabytes, some of them are agents. There's some complexity in the pricing and licensing.

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NetWorkerData Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
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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.

Built on a unified architecture that leverages analytics and automation, Micro Focus Data Protector delivers comprehensive data protection, real-time intelligence, and guided optimization to ensure simple, reliable, intelligent and cost-effective backup and recovery that is just as agile as your current and future IT environments. By standardizing the backup and recovery of information spread across locations, applications, formats, storage platforms, operating systems, and hypervisors, Data Protector provides assurance for mission critical information from the core to the edge, across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures.

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Sample Customers
Secure-24, Riverside Health System, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, EurosportGSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company22%
Financial Services Firm22%
Government11%
Engineering Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company12%
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Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Healthcare Company10%
Insurance Company8%
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Healthcare Company26%
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider15%
Real Estate/Law Firm9%
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