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Vendor
Senior Manager of Infrastructure at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 19 2013

What do you think of Symantec Ghost Solution Suite?

For many years we were using Ghost for saving time in our deployments. Almost 15 year later this product is still on the way. Ease of use, faster and useful.
Vendor
Engineer with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 04 2013

What do you think of Symantec Ghost Solution Suite?

Love this solution for imaging machines quickly and easily. I mainly use it to create and deploy images using bootable disks and USB devices and it works very well for me. I know it has a lot more functionality but I haven't gotten in to that yet.
Vendor
Network Engineer at a university with 51-200 employees
Oct 28 2012

What is most valuable?

It is an efficient disk imaging software that can provide event trigger backups. It supports incremental backup and provides disk clone images for disaster recovery operations. It also provides file and system state backups. This disk imaging software provides very interactive interface for managing all the operations of backup.

What needs improvement?

Norton Ghost software do not provide disk management utilities. It consumes high resources. Scripting or Driving Spanning utilities are not available.

What other advice do I have?

Norton Ghost provides a friendly interface to backup and restore the disk image. It is very reliable disk imaging tool.
Consultant
IT Administrator at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Oct 27 2012

What do you think of Symantec Ghost Solution Suite?

Valuable Features:

1. It is easy to setup and use. 2. Backup and restores data in an easy and efficient way. 3. Backup data into a variety of different sources like CD, DVD, Network and Blu-ray disk. 4. We can restore the Hard Disk including OS with few clicks.

Room for Improvement:

1. it is a hectic job because it is not able to perform differential backup. 2. Large storage HDD takes to much time. 3. Data backup on DVDs failed entirely on Win (XP, Vista), as the process either could not be completed or written data was corrupted.
Vendor
Network Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Aug 08 2012

What is most valuable?

You can take incremental and differential backups regularly based upon your scheduled timings.Automatic backup functionality is available to backup critical data when a specific event occurs or a security threshold is reached.Ghost disk images can be converted into virtual hard disks which support major formats like VMWare and Hyper-V.Storage drivers can be added now with network settings to the… more »

What needs improvement?

Recovery CD is slow to boot and requires a minimum of 1GB RAM. Does not have the ability to create, format and delete partitions.Expensive compared to other disk imaging tools on the market.

What other advice do I have?

Norton Ghost is a great tool for disk imaging, backup and restore with an easy-to-use interface and a variety of unique features.
Vendor
Network Manager at a local government with 51-200 employees
Jul 23 2012

What is most valuable?

This is a good deployment or backup solution. It does a good job at imaging your computer for backup. Basically the consumer version of backup exec. It is easy to use for people who don't want to pay for carbonite. Restores are easy.

What needs improvement?

It doesn't offer scripting or drive-spanning. Sometimes admins like myself need advanced tools for the few users who use this solution for their mobile computers.

What other advice do I have?

Great for personal use. Great value. Easy to use and schedule backups. Remote restore is useful, but not always successful.

What is Symantec Ghost Solution Suite?

Symantec Ghost Solution Suite is an industry leading and award winning solution for imaging and deploying desktops, laptops, tablets, and servers. From a single management console, you can quickly and easily migrate to the latest operating systems, inventory machines, deploy software, and perform custom configurations across multiple hardware platforms and OS types including Windows, Mac, and Linux. Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 3.1 includes the Altiris Deployment Solution 6.9 console and its core capabilities while adding key functionality from Ghost Solution Suite 2.5 including Ghost Cast Server, DeployAnywhere, Recovery Kit, and a streamlined no-cost database installation.

Symantec Ghost Solution Suite customers

24 HourFitness, BDO Israel, and Citizens Business Bank.