Symantec Updates Veritas NetBackup Platform

Platform now features extended support for VMware and Windows

This week, Symantec updated its Veritas NetBackup products with what the company called "next-generation technologies," as well as with expanded recovery features for VMware and Windows environments.

The NetBackup offerings -- RealTime Protection 6.5, PureDisk 6.5, and NetBackup 6.5.2 and 6.5.3 -- now provide "global deduplication and block-level continuous data protection," the company said in a press release. This would allow businesses to scale their data protection system as they grow.

"Symantec is refining its data protection strategy to deliver a broad set of innovative products that focus on integration and manageability of next-generation technologies," said Deepak Mohan, senior VP of Symantec's Data Protection Group, in the release.

The RealTime Protection 6.5 product now captures any adjustments to application data in real time, which cuts down on the risk of data loss. It also provides quicker access to disk-based images.

PureDisk 6.5 features increased scalability, greater backup data capacity, faster recovery time, and, according to Symantec, "combines the best of all deduplication architectures" into a single storage pool.

Both NetBackup 6.5.2 and 6.5.3 feature greater support for Windows and VMware, which extends to its granular recovery and data protection capabilities.

PureDisk 6.5 and NetBackup 6.5.2 are now available. NetBackup 6.5.3 will be available this summer; RealTime Protection 6.5's release is expected in the fall. For more information, go to

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