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Backup Exec 20.4 - Data Protection for the Modern Business

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With Backup Exec 20.4, easily meet your organization’s data recovery objectives by reducing the time to recover data. In minutes, quickly restore granular file or application objects, applications, VMs, and entire servers directly from backup storage.

And unlike other solutions, Backup Exec provides deduplication to the cloud, enabling you to reduce the amount of data to be stored and the amount of data traveling over the network while reducing storage costs.

Improved Ransomware Protection

Backup Exec 20.4 introduces enhanced security and ransomware protection with the new Ransomware Resilience feature that protects backup data from external attacks where unauthorized processes attempt to modify it.

Enhanced performance for Virtual Environments

Backup Exec 20.4 brings improved backup performance for Hyper-V thanks to the latest API integration. Performance increased by up to 50%*. This version also introduces extended hyper-converged environment support, including SMB 3.0, Storage Spaces Direct and Scale Out Storage as well as Hyper-V and VMware on Nutanix.

Moving to the Cloud with confidence

Backup Exec 20.4 protects your data across virtual, physical, and multi-cloud environments. Transitioning to the cloud doesn’t need to be a risky endeavor—Backup Exec will protect your data and make it easily recoverable if the unthinkable happens.

This one solution provides streamlined data protection and visibility across all infrastructures, local, remote locations and cloud.  One solution to maintain means you have lower operational costs.

Improved Centralized Management options

With the Centralized Management options, scale out your organization’s backup solutions to multiple sites and regions, utilizing one management console. Organizations across the world trust Backup Exec to efficiently protect all their data with a single, refreshingly easy-to-operate user console.

Protecting your data along your journey and within whatever destination you choose for your business, however temporary, is greatly simplified by a flexible solution that unifies what you leverage today and includes great integration into platforms you may choose in the future.

Whether you want to protect your valuable data to the cloud, in the cloud, cloud to cloud, from the cloud, or are thinking about cloud for the future, Backup Exec gives you the power to make the technology choice that’s right for your business.

Backup Exec 20.4 Availability

Backup Exec 20.4 is available immediately:

  • Existing Backup Exec 20.x customers can update using the manual update steps
  • Install and Upgrade media for everyone else can be obtained through the Veritas Entitlement Management System (VEMS) for new installations and upgrades from prior Backup Exec versions
  • Automated Veritas Update for Backup Exec 20.x customers will be available soon

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