Explore the table below and understand how our platform differs to Acronis in six key areas.
|Home, Business, Reseller users.||Home, Business, Reseller users.||Each BigMIND user can have a customizable plan that fits their requirements.There is also a centralized console where the administrator can control user accounts.|
|By default, the backup frequency is 2 hours, but this can be configurable down to 5 minutes. (Source)||Backups are performed on a daily basis, Monday to Friday. Users can enable or disable this backup schedule. (Source)||While Acronis offers daily backups, BigMIND gives users greater control over their backup frequency. (Source)|
|The platform can be forced to undergo a full scan every 24 hours. However, this can be configured down to every 2 hours. (Source)||There is no option to force the software to perform a full backup job. After the first backup, all subsequent backups are incremental. (Source)||Backup verification.|
|Have the freedom to start and end backups at specific days and times. (Source)||Hourly schedule option to start and end the backup at certain times of the day. (Source)||BigMIND provides more options to control when to start the upload, to give the user an upper hand over the backup process. This is important for the users who does not need a real-time backup and not to consume network bandwidth during work hours.|
|1. Files are encrypted before leaving the machine using 256-AES.|
2. Files are transferred over an SSL encrypted layer.
3. Website and client software have been hardened against attacks from hackers. (Source)
|1. Files are encrypted using government grade 256-bit AES.|
2. Files are transferred over an SSL encrypted layer.
3. The archive's contents can be encrypted with AES cryptographic algorithms. (Source)
|BigMIND has adopted top of the line security measures like multi-factor authentication. The solution is also compliant with the latest security and data regulations.|
|Amazon S3 storage is also encrypted using Server Side Encryption (SSE). Check Amazon security overview||Backed up data is split between multiple servers in different data-centers. The data-centers are equipped with UPS and backup diesel-generators and are designed to ensure constant power availability for up to 48 hours to sustain an undefined power outage. In addition, there are redundant HVAC, network and UPS. (Source)||BigMIND resides on the world renowned Amazon’s AWS Cloud trusted by Fortune 100 companies and the US government. For the fifth year, AWS has been named the leader of the IaaS.|
|Users can specify their own encryption password. (Source)||Acronis also allow users to prevent unauthorized access with a password. (Source)||Files are actually safer while stored within a BigMIND account. Even safer than being on your machine.|
|Multiple data centers (US, Europe, Australasia, Asia). (Source)||Backup data is split between multiple servers similar to RAID with additional Reed–Solomon error correction. (Source)||As BigMIND leverages AWS Data Centers, users have a wider choice to decide where they would like to house their data.|
|Shared files are decrypted on the machine of the recipient.||Not Avaliable|
|Policies to have full control over the backup. |
The policy option: contains multiple tabs covering different aspects:
1. Hot Storage Data (Full control on data selections).
2. Cold Storage Data (Full control on data selections).
3. OCR Data.
4. Extensions (VSS, Block Level, Smart Selection Extensions, Global Exclude).
6. Settings (General settings, Security Settings, Backup Schedule, Bandwidth throttling).
7. Privileges (Web-Privileges, Client-Privileges). (Source)
|The basic plans have controls but they are limited. Users have a choice to what to backup, where to backup and set backup schedule. (Source)|
There is a group option where the administrator can create unit groups and add users accounts to it. This will include: (Source)
3. Administrator privileges (only enable/ disable).
4. Backup notifications.
5. Agent Auto update. (Source)
|BigMIND administrators have full control over all the aspects of the sub-users backup.|
|Multi-threaded upload option for a faster backup. (Source)||Not Available.||Reduces the backup time to achieve a faster backup process.|
|1. Bandwidth throttling option. (Source)|
2. Smart Mode and Turbo Mode option. (Source)
|Performance option to Control the backup process speed. (Source)||Users are able to manage their internet connection usage wisely. Advanced options includes throttling schedule.|
|Block Level technology. (Source)||Sector-by-sector backup. (Source)||Save time and resources while handling large files, by only uploading the modified blocks of the file rather than uploading it whole again.|
|Open files backup. (Source)||Open files backup. (Source)||Backing up the files while working on them to ensure minimal amount of data loss.|
|Automatic memory management when uploading huge amount of data. (Source)||Backup process priority option to determine the amount of CPU and system resources allocated to the backup process. (Source)||BigMIND users can upload as much data as they need, without worrying about the machine's resources (RAM, CPU, etc).|
|Customize the backup connection by selecting which connection to use for the upload. (Source)||Not Available.||Managing the available internet connections (LAN, WiFi, 3G), prevents the upload to start while connecting to a limited network/connection.|
|Saving a local copy of the backup using the Hybrid+ feature. The user can backup locally and to the cloud at the same time. (Source)||Saving a local copy from the files is available, the user need to choose the backup location (cloud or local). (Source)||Double the security and ensure an even faster restore when the data is needed. This also reduces time and bandwidth resources.|
|User can directly drag/drop files and folders to a BigMIND account. (Source)||Not Available.||There are two type of Vaults: Instant and Cold. The type of vault depends on the selected plan. Using the Vault option provides the ability to share data between collaborators without altering the structure of the original backed up files.|
|Connect services like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and One Drive. Also, you can connect your Facebook and Instagram accounts with your BigMIND one. Twitter will be added very soon. (Source)||Not Available.||Connect your existing environment to find your documents, photos and videos in record time. You can now have all your important and valuable data in one place, so you can easily protect, access and share files. This includes files connected through services like Box and Dropbox. You can also use BigMIND to directly save all your personal photos and videos. More services will be added very soon.|
|Android and iOS devices backup. (Source)||Android and iOS devices backup. (Source)||Smartphones are essentials nowadays. They hold a lot of valuable data that need to be kept safe. BigMIND allows the users to add their Android and iOS devices to their backup, in addition to their Windows and OS X platforms.
Users are able to use the mobile app to backup documents, music, videos, photos, contacts and call logs.
|1. Windows and Mac-based computers. |
2. Windows Servers.
3. NAS, SANs and Network drives.
4. External drives, flash drives and SD cards attached to your computer.
5. Android and iOS Smartphones and tablets.
6. Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and One Drive.
7. Facebook and Instagram. (Source)
|1.Windows,Linux and Mac based computers.|
2. Windows Servers.
3. Network drives.
5. Android. (Source)
|BigMIND supports all the popular operating systems.|
|Users have access to unlimited file versions on Cold & Hot Storage as well as controls over deleted files . (Source)||Controlling the files versions on the backup. (Source)||BigMIND users have the choice to retain unlimited versions of files.|
|Detailed reports that include information on bandwidth usage, billing, alerts, audit log and more. Email alerts are also available. (Source1) (Source2)||The management console has the provision for reports which only covers data on the system usage. E-mail notifications related to backup status are also avaliable. (Source)||BigMIND admins will be able to access detailed reports on billing, users, data usage and much more.|
|The audit log chronologically records all of the security-relevant data that is performed on the system. (Source)||Activities tab only displays the machines backup status.||The real-time audit log covers user management, user access, device activity as well as administrator activity. The benefits of this feature is to increase the security and transparency. Having a complete audit log demonstrates to customers that a business is serious about security.|
|Document Discovery. (Source)||You can browse or use the search option. However, users need to remember the filename.||The Document Discovery tool from BigMIND Helps you find files by content, not just filenames. It enhances accessibility and promotes instant access. And, if you wanted greater file organization, you can tag one or many files for easier reference.|
|Video Discovery. (Source)||You need to browse or use the search option to find the needed file.||BigMIND enables users to stream videos without any delay. There is also the option to share videos with colleagues and clients - no matter the size.|
|Photo Discovery. (Source)||You need to browse or use the search option to find the needed file.||A.I. Photo Detection tool gives users a unique way of discovering their images - by the objects and items that appear within them.
Perfect for those who want relevant results at lightning speed.
|Intelligent Filters. (Source)||You need to browse or use the search option to find the needed file.||Trying to locate a file across all your cloud services can be time-consuming.
Trying to locate a file across all your cloud services can be time-consuming.
The Intelligent Filters are essential when searching for photos, documents, PDFs and videos. Filters include owner, size, colour, and much more.
|Multiple Data Centers (US, Europe, Australasia, Asia).|
|Multiple data centers. (Source)||BigMIND resides on Amazon AWS who have data centers across the globe. All files are redundantly stored on multiple devices across multiple facilities to ensure that they are not prone to hardware failure and are safe from any disaster.|
|Amazon S3 storage. (Source)||Backup data is split between multiple servers; similar to RAID with additional Reed–Solomon error correction. (Source)||BigMIND resides on Amazon AWS global infrastructure with data centers across the globe. All files are redundantly stored on multiple devices across multiple facilities to ensure that they are prone from hardware failure and safe from any disaster.|
|4.5 million users and tens of thousands of business customers. (Source)||Over 5,000,000 individual customers and over 500,000 business customers. (Source)||BigMIND is a trusted partner to more some of the largest enterprises in the world. Our proven track record gives companies confidence that we can and will scale to support the demands of their business, allowing them to improve their productivity and efficiency.|
|AOS Technology , Acer, Canon, Dell, NEC and many more. (Source)||CDW Corporation, Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Comparex and 50000 more. (Source)||BigMIND is a trusted partner to more some of the largest enterprises in the world. Our proven track record gives companies confidence that we can and will scale to support the demands of their business, allowing them to improve their productivity and efficiency.|