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Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention and other solutions. Updated: May 2019.
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Pros
"It's the leader in backup and archiving.""It's very stable.""It's a complete software that can protect all the main applications. Perhaps that's the feature I like most. The integration with the NetApp and other apps is also very nice.""We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.""The solution provides us with a single platform to move, manage, and recover our data across on-premise locations. Some of the guys have been using it to move a virtual machine from VMware to the Microsoft solution, Hyper-V. They back it up and then they restore to the different virtual machine provider, and that works great.""The multi-tenancy is the most valuable feature for us because it's the only software that is fully multi-tenant and that has all the features we need to provide to all our tenants. It provides us with advanced features for MySQL and Oracle, among other platforms""The most valuable feature is sharing data sets like they're in a private cloud. We call it our "private cloud" because we can share anything that is inside our backup set with our colleagues or with other people, and yet, everything is still in Belgrade, in Serbia. It's not somewhere else on cloud servers. Everything is in our environment.""I'm a big fan of the reporting. You can build your own reports; it's very customizable. You can have individual reports going to groups of people or individuals. You can have them go out multiple times a day. It's basically a free-for-all as far as reporting goes. If anybody wants a specific job report every day, you can build it, schedule it, and have it go out and never touched it again. It's pretty nice."

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"The solution allows us to be able to backup and exchange directly, to backup Microsoft exchange.""The feature that was most valuable was that we could restore one mailbox and we could do different backups for different databases.""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 initial setup is straightforward if you understand Data Protector.""Data Protector is very good at automation. From the time of the backup, verification, and copy to tape, it is very good. I don't need to touch it, it will do it by itself.""Integration with HP storage is a very strong point for Micro Focus Data Protector. It is the best solution for general operations like backup and restore. Zero downtime backup (ZDB) is one very important feature, which is basically the integration with the storage array. It is a very strong feature. We're using storage with snapshots with this integration.""The most valuable feature is the capability to back up our SQL server.""Deduplication implementation with CAPA is very good."

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"I'm able to track everyone who is trying to send information outside the environment and to know if they are not supposed to be sending it. I'm also able to see the people who are accessing or maybe try to access the information they are not supposed to be accessing based on their level of classification. It gives me overall control of who has got access to what and at what point. And who can do what with specific information.""The most valuable feature of this solution is endpoint security.""The data matching features are the most valuable due to the easy policy setup and implementation.""We find the product is easy to manage and maintain.""We work in the banking field. We deploy data loss prevention. Our branch protects our clients' data, credit card numbers, account numbers, and other confidential and sensitive data.""The dashboard, management section, and reporting are good.""The dashboard, management section, and reporting are good.""The tool's really working well, and the agents are good."

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Cons
"Its competitor, Veeam, includes backup and replication in the same product. I don't know if Commvault has it or not, but they should if they don't.""The back of virtual machines needs improvement. I know they're working on it. They're always doing new things but I think they still have a little bit more to do.""I think the one thing that could be improved is the customer experience. The interface should be more user friendly.""This solution can be complex and difficult to administer because it supports all of the many platforms, so it would help if they could simplify it.""Just to keep it running is time-consuming. There are five people on my team. Commvault was supposed to be one of the less time-consuming solutions, but in reality it takes 60 percent of our time just to keep it running, and that's not even fine-tuning it; that's just to keep it running.""There is room for improvement in its user interface and web console, called Command Center. They are improving it every year so if they continue in that direction, I think it will be a very reliable console.""They can always improve the interface design to make it easier. Sometimes, you need to click two or three times to do something. They should look at what tabs are used most and make them more accessible, to cut the time it takes to get to that information.""Command Center definitely gives us a complete view of our data. But finding some of the granular, very small items that we sometimes have to find, such as auxiliary copies for tapes, I still find that it's easier to navigate and, sometimes, only possible to find them using the CommCell tool."

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"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.""It's very expensive compared to Veeam and other similar solutions.""People prefer Veeam because the interface is easier, and Data Protector is difficult in comparison.""I don't like this solution so much because it's very technical and compared to Commvault and Veeam, it's not so user-friendly. The interface needs improvement.""If you compare the solution with the same specific features and enhancements on another solution, Data Protector is expensive. This is especially true when compared to, for example, Veeam.""In general, you can say that Micro Focus Data Protector is behind in capabilities when compared with other backup solutions, such as Commvault, Symantec, NetBackup, but it is very strong for certain use cases such as array integration. We are using it in production even now. There should be some kind of cloud integration and archiving solutions. I think this is the area they need to focus on.""The interface has been the same for many years and needs to be updated""VMware backup integration and cloud recovery is lacking."

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"In a majority of cases, most of the companies are using DLP for endpoint sessions, where you have a user that might be communicating information outside of the company. However, they forget there are actual interfaces that can directly communicate with either the database or other files within the data center that uses end-to-end encryption. In those cases, you might need things like your DLP to be able to monitor and block some of that. The solution needs to catch information communicated through the data center on the server-side.""This product is very powerful but it is very complex, so making it simpler to use would be an improvement.""The enforce service is difficult to understand, and free courses made available on the internet would be useful.""We're not sure if there was an issue or a bug on the system recently because as of right now if someone sends out a compressed encrypted file, the DLP won't scan it.""I would like for the administrator management interface to improve. It's kind of old and slow. Updating it would make this solution better.""There are some features that are not available which are required by every data loss prevention solution.""It is very difficult to log in to create a support ticket because no one is available to support our queries.""Technical support is pathetic."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price could perhaps be lower as well.""Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers.""Our yearly cost is around €20,000... The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte.""There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution.""Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly.""The complete license gives us options for all the features. Commvault does not license based on storage or the management components. It can integrate with any storage vendor. That means that when we are out of storage and need more, we can integrate without additional licensing. In my opinion, Commvault needs to reduce the licensing cost by 20 to 40 percent to make it cost-efficient.""We went from Veritas NetBackup to Commvault. We switched due to upfront licensing and costs. We have more visibility into what we're actually purchasing. It seemed like, overall, the cost of Commvault was cheaper.""It is cheaper than Veeam."

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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.""The pricing is around $3,000 to $5,000. The charge additionally for support and to scale.""The solution requires paying for a license.""Our licensing is on a capacity basis."

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"Pricing is reasonable.""The pricing is reasonable.""The price is competitive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have never used Commvault before but I have been using Veritas NetBackup for many years and I am very satisfied with… more »
Top Answer: Veritas Netbackup is more logical and it's easy to understand the technicality behind the product. It has its own logs… more »
Top Answer: The backup and restore capabilities are key. The most useful things to us about Commvault, in general, is the breadth of… more »
Top Answer: The normal file system backup is easy to manage, and our success rate is quite high.
Top Answer: The scheduler setup could be better. We are facing some issues scheduling the job based on our requirements… more »
Top Answer: We can integrate with some other tools such as Splunk, which is very useful.
Top Answer: The pricing is moderate. It's not the cheapest, or the most expensive. There are various types of licenses. For example… more »
Top Answer: We are looking for DLP software that protects some shared folders on the server. these folders can be read and written… more »
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Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
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Overview

Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.

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.

Keeping sensitive corporate information safe and compliant has never been easy. But today, you’re faced with a totally new set of data protection challenges. Sensitive information is leaving the safety of your corporate network as more employees share files over consumer cloud storage services and access those files on their own mobile devices. The number of targeted cyber attacks continues to grow, as cybercriminals develop effective new methods for defeating traditional security measures and stealing corporate information. And as all of these factors converge, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage corporate information and protect it against loss and theft. 

Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) provides a comprehensive approach to information protection that embraces today’s cloud- and mobile-centered realities. With DLP, you can:

• Discover where data is stored across all of your cloud, mobile, network, endpoint, and storage systems

• Monitor how data is being used, whether your employees are on or off the network

• Protect data from being leaked or stolen—no matter where it’s stored or how it’s used

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Sample Customers
Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, Alliant Credit Union, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
GSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
Hadassah University Hospital, Her Majestys Government (HMG), United Kingdom, Hitachi Consulting Software Services India Pvt Ltd., Hua Nan Bank, Hyundai Department Store Group,JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, Lake Health, McCann Erickson Israel, Molina Healthcare Inc., PGi, Quilvest Switzerland Limited, State of Nevada Public Employees Benefits Program, Symantec Corporation (Enterprise Security), The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust (DLP), The Saudi Industrial Property Authority, TSO cloud, Visa, Yunnan Power Grid Company
Top Industries
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Government16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider9%
Healthcare Company9%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government5%
Healthcare Company4%
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Insurance Company29%
Financial Services Firm29%
Security Firm14%
Comms Service Provider14%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise80%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise40%
Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention and other solutions. Updated: May 2019.
523,431 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 25th in Backup and Recovery Software with 12 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 1st in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 11 reviews. Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 7.2, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Data Protector writes "Great automation and very good data deduplication but lacks good reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Loss Prevention writes "Great technical support, good features, and scales well". Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, HPE StoreOnce, Veritas NetBackup, Azure Backup and IBM Spectrum Protect, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention, Microsoft Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian and Fidelis Elevate. See our Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.

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