Compare Backup Exec Products

Backup & Recovery Solutions

Symantec offers a range of easy-to-use backup solutions to meet your backup needs covering File and Application Servers, Desktop, and Laptop backup.

Our product comparison will help ensure you select the right backup product to meet your small and medium-sized business backup requirements.

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Backup Exec.cloud
 

USD $40.50 and up
per 10 GB per year

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Backup Exec 2012
Small Business Edition

USD $1,162.66 – $1,597.48
per server license

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Backup Exec 2012
 

USD $1,162.66 – $1,597.48
per server license

  Cloud-based backup with
on premise capability
On premise Backup software

Ideal for businesses with

3 or fewer servers and/
or desktop backup
1–3 servers 3 or more servers
Data protection requirements

Award-winning server protection

yes yes yes

On premise and cloud capabilities

yes    

Host and guest-level protection for VMware
and Hyper-V virtual server environments

Guest only Hyper-V host only, Guest for both yes

Centralized management console

yes yes yes

Centralized web-based management

yes    

Ideal for remote office backup

yes   yes

Support for cloud backup with no additional
storage hardware requirement

yes    

Application protection

Microsoft® Exchange, SQL® only yes yes

Integrated deduplication

    yes
Backup

File-level backup

yes yes yes

Incremental backup

yes yes yes

Differential backup

  yes yes

To tape

  yes yes

To disk

yes(with on premise capability) yes yes

To cloud

Symantec Cloud Third-party cloud* Third-party cloud*
Recovery

File and folder recovery

yes yes yes

Applications and databases

  yes yes

Virtual machine recovery

  yes yes

Bare metal recovery to same or different hardware

  yes yes

Dissimilar hardware recovery

  yes yes

Granular recovery of Microsoft® Exchange, SQL®,
Active Directory®, and SharePoint® applications
on virtual and physical servers

  yes yes

Centralized search and recovery of stored data

yes yes yes

End-user recovery of backed-up files

yes    

Physical to virtual conversion

  yes yes

Supports recovery to a new machine using system
image and OS

yes yes yes
Operating System Support

Microsoft servers

yes yes yes

Microsoft desktops

yes yes yes

Linux® Servers

  yes yes

Mac® OSX Server

  yes yes

Microsoft Hyper-V

Guest only yes yes

VMware ESX®/vSpere

Guest only   yes

Citrix® XenServer®

Guest only Guest only Guest only
 

Backup Exec.cloud
 

USD $40.50 and up
per 10 GB per year

Backup Exec 2012
Small Business Edition

USD $1,162.66 – $1,597.48
per server license

Backup Exec 2012
 

USD $1,162.66 – $1,597.48
per server license

*Third-party cloud support via Nirvanix today
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