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3 reasons why teams choose Cohesity over Veritas

Overview Beyond Zero Trust
Go beyond Zero Trust

With today’s sophisticated cybercriminals trying to encrypt, exfiltrate, and ransom your data, the need for Zero Trust is a given. You need AI/ML-enabled defense capabilities that minimize your attack surface.

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Gain a proven recovery advantage

When your business is down, every second counts. Recover VMs, databases, and file shares rapidly and at scale, without single points of failure risking VM crashes or data loss.

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Streamline with one platform for the future

Get modern data security and backup, either SaaS or self-managed. Use one platform with limitless scale—so you can expand with file services, repurpose data for dev/test, and generally do more.

Recognized as a Leader

The only solution designated as a Leader in all the top analyst reports.

Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Omdia, GigaOm, and KuppingerCole recognized Cohesity as an industry-leading vendor in security posture, ransomware protection, unstructured data management, cloud backup, scale-out file storage, and data protection.

Gartner Magic Quadrant 2021

4X Leader in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions

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GigaOm ranks Cohesity the top Leader in GigaOm Radar for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection

Gartner Peer Insights 2024

ONLY vendor to be selected Customers’ Choice 5X running for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions


Highest Leaders score, Strategy and Market Presence, Q4,’22 Forrester Wave for Data Resilience Solution Suites

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Comparing Cohesity vs Veritas NetBackup


Minimize risk from cyberattacks


Prevention and detection of malicious activity: Modern data immutability/WORM, 2FA/TOTP, VM vulnerability detection, ML-driven anomaly detection, one-click, industry-leading threat protection and data classification


Alert fatigue: More false positives degrade staff response time to stopping real attacks (no entropy-based anomaly detection)


Protection for in-progress backups: Closed API/RPC protocols for adapters; adapterless dump-to-NAS workflows supporting NFSv4.1 ACLs to protect from exfiltration or sabotage


Higher risk of data loss: Lower uptime/resiliency and manual policy configuration leading to less frequent and missed backups, requiring time-consuming troubleshooting


Strict access control: Quorum support for multiperson concurrence on sensitive actions


Greater risk of rogue actions: No quorum groups to prevent unilateral admin action, such as maliciously exporting data


Bank-grade cyber vaulting with Cohesity FortKnox: Immutability,Cohesity-managed key option; quorum-controlled operations, rapid restore, and time-limited network access (reducing attack surface)


Just a vendor-supplied storage bucket: Cloud vault offering only object storage aaS and requiring a customer-managed NetBackup Cloud Recovery Server

Reduce downtime with rapid recovery


Restore production and populate recovery sandboxes faster: Immediate and scalable restore of VMs and databases for faster forensics, sandboxing, and recovery


Slower recovery: Minimal live mounting of VMs only, slow snapshot consolidation processing, and single-threaded restores


Reduced downtime: Resume NAS file sharing immediately without restore, and/or rapidly restore to primary storage


Files offline longer: Can’t immediately put file shares online; slow restore to primary storage


Production-grade I/O reliability: Writes never lost, near instant recovery; not interrupted by reboot or hardware failure


VM crash risk: VMs can’t stay mounted through media server loss or reboot


Simple closed-loop SIEM, SOAR integration: Complete incident response within Palo Alto XSOAR, Cisco SecureX, Microsoft Sentinel, or Crowdstrike


Limited SIEM/SOAR integrations: No listed integrations with Palo Alto XSOAR, Cisco SecureX, or Crowdstrike

Maximize data value


Illuminate dark data: Simple cross-cluster VMnames search, and in-cluster global file search


Hard to find valuable or sensitive data: Complex add-on search


Data masking: Anonymize sensitive information before it leaves the backup repository


Compliance exposure: Dev/test workflows creating risk without masking


Single secure data management platform: Enable multiple use cases including file & object services, DR, and copy data management with reduced attack surface


Just a backup: Traditional single-purpose architecture requiring additional silos to address use cases beyond backup and recovery

Better TCO


Fair, transparent licensing: Subscriptions metered by the back-end capacity with easy to understand capacity reporting


Retroactive license audits and high maintenance: Must monitor front-end license use and back-end capacity; expanding and maintaining existing licenses can cost more than starting new with Cohesity


20% more space efficient than NetBackup including across cloud: Typical for most workloads due to superior sliding-window dedupe, Zstd compression1


25% more space required than Cohesity: Results from older compression methods and less precise tracking of duplicate segments


Future proof: Mix between whitebox and your choice of a supported major h/w vendor without an expensive lock-in


Forklift upgrades required: 3rd party non-scale-out repositories or homogeneous clusters requiring nodes to be replaced at once

1Space saving estimate based on a typical mix of VMs, databases, and file shares as observed in head-to-head sizing and as relayed to us by prospects

IT leaders choose Cohesity over NetBackup

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