#1 Global Leader in Data Resilience

Veeam vs. Veritas Backup Exec

Future-proof your backup solution

Veeam Wins By:

  • Detecting and remediating ransomware
  • Leveraging portable licensing across workloads
  • Offering more ways to back up, including BaaS
  • Simplifying management with automations and AI
  • Recovering from any disaster
  • Putting you at ease with superior vendor support
  • Veeam Data Platform Recorded Demo
  • Veeam vs. Backup Exec Executive Brief
  • Veeam Data Platform Feature Comparison

Choose Veeam and Move Beyond Backup Exec’s
Limited Capabilities

Veritas Backup Exec supports a broad range of workloads suitable for you but lacks in supporting new workloads with the advanced backup and restore capabilities required by your business.

Four Reasons Why Customers Choose
Veeam Over Backup Exec

Powerful Platform

All-encompassing data protection, built-in security and hybrid cloud support, all from a single UI without compromising reliability and ease of use.

Advanced Functionalities

Use advanced functionalities with intuitive wizard to meet any RPO/RTO required by the business.

Leading Innovation

Continuous innovation within our solutions to protect your data as you implement new workloads and adapt to ever-changing business needs.

Industry Leader

Trust a backup vendor that supports over 450,000 customers all around the world with leading-edge data protection solutions.

Veeam Is The Choice For More Than 450K Organizations Around The World

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Data Replication and Protection Software Worldwide
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Net Promoter Score

Feature Comparison

5 Reasons to Choose Veeam over Veritas Backup Exec


Veeam Benefits

Veritas Backup Exec Limitations

Meet Any RPO/RTO

Advanced capabilities your business needs:

to achieve any RPO/RTO with out‑of‑the‑box capabilities like CDP, replication, storage snapshot, and instant recovery.

Basic backup: Backup Exec does not offer CDP or snapshot orchestration and lacks instant restore capabilities for most workloads, struggling to hit lower RPO/RTO targets.

Beyond Backup

Fully manage the lifecycle of your backups

with recoverability verification, ransomware scanning, automated repository tiering and go beyond backup recovery utilizing data labs.

No ability to perform sophisticated operations on backups (i.e. most basic recoverability verification, no ransomware scanning) or to reuse backups for business purposes (no on‑demand sandbox).

Cross Platform Recovery

Seamlessly recover data

to a dissimilar platform in the case of a disaster, minimizing downtime when the original platform is not available.

Backup data is linked to a deduplication catalog, making it a challenge to recover elsewhere than the original platform.

Malware‑Free Restore

Automatically scan data for malware

during restore and identify the most recent clean restore point using Veeam’s built‑in capabilities as well as third party threat detection tools.

No clean restore or ability to scan a backup prior to a restore. Backup exec will only monitor basic changes in a backup job.

Unmatched NAS Backup

Protect data for all major types of NAS

with fast backup and recovery capabilities (instant file share recovery).

Rely on the NDMP protocol for NAS backup that is not restorable anywhere and cannot be instantly recovered.

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Competitive Bundle

Move Beyond Backup Exec’s
Limited Capabilities

Bundle Offerings:

  • Veeam Data Platform Recorded Demo
  • Veeam vs. Backup Exec Executive Brief
  • Veeam Data Platform Feature Comparison

Veeam vs. Backup Exec

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