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What is N2WS Backup & Recovery?

N2WS was founded in 2012 with a mission to simplify backup and disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida with a Development Center in Haifa, Israel and UK hub in Edinburgh. Today, N2WS helps thousands of customers protect critical AWS workloads and reduce the risk of downtime. N2WS Backup & Recovery leverages AWS-native snapshot technology to fully automate backup of Amazon EC2, EBS, RDS, Redshift, Aurora, DynamoDB, and EFS – and provides 1-click disaster recovery to restore a single file or entire environment in less than 30 seconds, across multiple regions and/or accounts. Launched as an instance in the customer’s own environment, N2WS automatically inherits all AWS compliance standards and provides full data visibility. With more and more workloads being migrated to the cloud, organizations running on AWS are vulnerable to unplanned events such as data loss, outages and malicious attacks. N2WS provides a simple, centralized and automated way to backup and protect critical workloads, with the ability to recover at a moment’s notice.

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Product Description

N2WS Backup & Recovery is a software vendor focusing on cloud solutions, like Cloud Protection Manager, which is an enterprise-class backup and recovery for the EC2 cloud.


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N2W Software
Company Website
Year Founded
2012
HQ Location
West Palm Beach, Fl
Twitter
@n2wsoftware
2,642 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
56 employees on LinkedIn®

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Cloud Architect
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

In just minutes, you can protect, improve, and save money on your AWS workloads.

You can manage a lot of AWS accounts efficiently without losing visibility of their protected resources.

Great product! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some updates require to launch a new instance to keep the CPM updated. If you are obsessed with security, you need to know that you´ll need a third party IDP compatible with SAML 2.0 to enable double authentication to your CPM users. Unfortunately, you can't protect your root account with this because of a limitation on the CPM side. Rotate root passwords are the only way to prevent unauthorized access. N2WS is a great team that is keeping the solution updated with new features very often to be one of the best AWS backup and recovery software, so I'm completely sure that they will improve or implement a solution to improve it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for the best suite to protect your AWS workloads, N2WS CPM is your product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

N2WS CPM allows us to manage a large amount of AWS accounts efficiently from one console without losing visibility of their protected resources. It was a must.

We saved time and resources deploying the CPM. We have a clear image of how backup and recovery are implemented in our organization. Our customers are using the CPM as a SaaS, and we got good feedback from them, especially, after the last CPM release (3.1) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The product, in general, makes it easy to backup and restore (especially important) your AWS infrastructure. The new GUI fixes a lot of issues, although these were minor and more annoyances than issues. I have used this product at two different companies and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There's not really much I dislike about CPM, well, maybe the new name. Old habits can be hard to shake. I've been using the product for a while so I'm used to it, which may make it a bit more difficult to be objective to issues. I know my way around the product. The configuration for the Copy to S3 can be a little difficult but given the feature is something not available within AWS I tend to overlook that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Initially, AWS did not have a decent native backup solution. AWS Backup has made some great improvements but it is still nowhere near as easy to implement and manage as N2WS Backup & Recovery. The ease and speed of recovery make regular restore testing simple. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Review source: Invitation from the seller
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What do you like best?

The ability to send backup directly to S3 to save money, with the new version 3.1, we don't even need to store snapshot, they are sent directly to S3. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes we need to recreate the N2WS instance to upgrade the product, the operation is fast but as we are on a production environment, it's difficult to have time to upgrade the product between 2 backup. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The possibility to recover any files directly from a snapshot without the need to recreate a volume. Then the capability too send backup to S3 with licecycle management is great, we send backup to S3 Standard, then S3 IA, and S3 Glacier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Global Head of IT
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It's so simple to use, and have all of your backup information on a single dashboard.

It also gives me peace of mind while Installed in my own AWS environment.

Allow to save big money on unused resources that were just sitting there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

been working with the product for the past 2.5 years and still completely satisfied with all aspects of using it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cost saving initiatives, it really helped us clean the clutter and save a lot of money.

Organize our backups in a single platform with high viability and simple restore process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Works well, good interface, good service Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Daily summary should show most recent 1st Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This should be one of your top choices for cloud backups. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

N2WS makes backups much easier than using the AWS snapshots manually - much more automated with reports and a daily summary of jobs. Good granular scheduling. VPC backups are great. Can send snapshots to another account or region. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Chief Operating Officer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

N2WS uses the excellent AWS snapshot technology as a foundation, but adds a lot of features that are not present in the native AWS Backup service. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be seen as an advantage at the same time, in a sense that you control the software and where it runs, but it would be helpful if this were a SaaS service. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As an MSP, we like the multi-tenancy. But it also adds support for cross account and cross region backups, application consistent backups, dry run restore tests and much more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It very easy to get the CPM server setup and doing basic backups to start protecting your AWS instances. Also like the new 3.0 user interface. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The user guide is not always clear on how to implement a given solution leaving me to contact support for clarification Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its easy to try plus support is great Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to have a cross account for direct S3 DR vault backups is huge. Makes the process of securing and retrieving a DR backup so much easier that the previous method we had engineered using a different vendors product Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Simple user friendly , cost effective best solution in the market Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Need attention on technical support and bug fix Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very simple and user friendly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data protection & reports helping us for audit Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It is the only AWS backup solution that intelligently uses AWS functionality instead of trying to graft cloud functionality onto a traditional backup software.

The new interface is clean and easy to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There have been a few problems with 3.0 that required multiple patches and upgrades but now they have it ironed out and working.

Support is only available via e-mail which makes it hard to troubleshoot the issue. The few times we have been able to get a Zoom meeting or a phone call have been much more effective. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to backup our environment as well as have a great DR system in place. It makes it a lot simpler.

We are now able to leverage different S3 tiering which has lowered costs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AR
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

How quick you can backup and recover the data in AWS and compatibility with AWS S3 an Glacier Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

individual item level recovery is not available for application items such as Microsoft Active Directory, SharePoint, SQL Servers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

N2WS directly integrates with AWS and doesn't require agents to take backup. Also, you can directly backup to S3 and Glacier which is not available with other systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The User interface is organized so it is easy to navigate and the configuration of the software is easy to understand. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

DR testing has not been fully flushed out. The latest release appears to solve some of those issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Setup the free trial in your environment and test how quickly you can have backups configured. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup of the AWS environment with audit able backups and alerting. Reports of unprotected resources ensure that new instances are not overlooked in the backup solution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The easy of use and the speed performing backups. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Maybe is a little expensive, but it is a lifeguard for our systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup speed, recovery scenarios Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It has a relatively Simple interface. The recovery time feature is good. Flexible backup policies and scheduling which is very helpful Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Ease of backup policy abstraction must be improved. Users must have access similar to IAM roles. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go for it. It's easy to use and makes your backups an easy one click job at most if not automated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ease of scheduling backups and restoring then when needed with small number of steps . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The protection is comprehensive and flexible for snapshot management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Customer Support often takes a long to to respond, but it manageable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making sure our cloud services are secure and manageable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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