CA ARCserve Backup r15 Outperforms Symantec Backup Exec 2010 in Comparative Review

Latest Independent Lab Study Presents CA ARCserve Backup with 'World Class Award' for Second Straight Year as Product Wins Every Round of Tests

Jun 02, 2010, 09:30 ET from CA Technologies

ISLANDIA, N.Y., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) today announced the newly-released CA ARCserve® Backup r15 outperformed the latest version of Symantec™ Backup Exec™ by a significant margin during a recent competitive review, achieving much higher ratings overall and in individual categories for backup and restore functionality, performance, ease-of-use, and deployment.

The study, commissioned by CA Technologies and conducted by leading independent technology research and product evaluation firm Network Testing Labs (NTL), found CA ARCserve Backup r15 superior to the more expensive Symantec Backup Exec 2010 in every round of testing.

The results culminated with NTL recognizing CA ARCserve Backup with its "World Class Award" for best data protection—the second time in the last year that the product has received the award in a comparison to Backup Exec.

"Our rigorous testing procedures thoroughly evaluate the real-world capability of the features and functions that customers ultimately bet their business on," said Barry Nance, president of Network Testing Labs, who has evaluated thousands of hardware and software products for publications like Computerworld, BYTE Magazine, Government Computer News, PC Magazine, Network Computing, and Network World. "CA ARCserve Backup once again won each comparative test conducted against Backup Exec, with significant disparities noted in backup/restore performance, deduplication disk space savings, and bandwidth usage, which are key factors in choosing the ideal data protection solution."

In addition, the study found CA ARCserve Backup "performs far faster, far more reliably and far more efficiently than Symantec's Backup Exec 2010."  Calling the product "more mature, more capable, faster and less expensive," the study concluded that "ARCserve is clearly the best choice for protecting and managing your data."

"We are delighted to win Network Testing Labs' World Class award for the second year in a row, as we continue to focus on producing products that deliver the highest levels of speed and performance," said Adam Famularo, senior vice president and general manager for CA Technologies' Recovery Management and Data Modeling business unit. "It is especially exciting to see the comparative results for deduplication where CA ARCserve Backup r15 saves nearly double the disk space while consuming 45% less bandwidth than Symantec Backup Exec 2010."

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