VM Backup Essentials (vBE) for Small Business

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Small Business Backup Software Reimagined for VMware

vBE annual subscriptions are priced 30% lower than other VM backup offerings on the market.  The integrated virtual appliance delivers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) as it includes the operating system, security, backup software, WAN acceleration, replication, cloud integration, and archiving.

VM Backup Essentials (vBE) protects VMware environments
up to 6 sockets.


Deep VMware Integration

Agentless application-aware backups are designed to provide the highest levels of protection for VMware environments with no impact on production environments. Each license protects up to 6 sockets. Host and guest level protection for VMware VSphere deployments.

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Intuitive User Experience

Reduces administration time through use of a customizable drag-and-drop management control dashboard and advanced features including SLA policy automation. Operations can be completed with 60% fewer clicks than required by competitive alternatives.

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Ransomware Protection

Ransomware threats are evolving faster than security software and IT admins can keep up. But that doesn’t mean paying hackers a ransom, or that overburdened IT staff have to work even longer hours—instead, let Unitrends artificial intelligence (AI) watch over your data. Built-in to every backup, predictive analytics automatically monitor data characteristics, flag suspicious files, and alert administrators to threats. Now you can catch ransomware in the act, before the damage is done.

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Secure, All-in-One Virtual Appliance

Protect your whole environment simply and securely with Unitrends’ all-in-one backup software. Simply download, deploy, and quickly start backup for all of your VMware virtual machines.

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Get Your Data Offsite

Let the cloud be your secondary location. vBE can integrate protection for your VMware workloads in hyperscale clouds such as Azure or AWS. Public clouds are fine if you want to manage backups on your own, but Unitrends purpose-built cloud and White-Glove Services can take that responsibility off you completely.

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Enterprise-Grade Deduplication

Data continues to grow exponentially. That’s an issue for backup solutions that don’t include deduplication as part of the appliance. All editions of Unitrends Backup software include enterprise-grade global and inline deduplication. Our fully integrated Adaptive Deduplication™ maximizes retention and performance at scale.

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Which Edition Is Right For You?

Compare the features and pricing for the 3 SMB editions of Unitrends Backup software. Select the edition that fits your business and budget. Easily upgrade at any time.

Unitrends Free

Free Forever

Free protection for up to 1 TB of data

Free backup for physical and virtual, includes proactive ransomware protection

VM Backup Essentials

$105 Annual Subscription

Per Hypervisor Socket

Supports VMware only, up to 6 sockets, includes ransomware detection, global deduplication and Unitrends Cloud integration

Larger Environments

Starting at $349

Protect Larger Environments

Add hypervisor support, physical and cloud environments, global deduplication and Unitrends Cloud integration



Unlike many competitive solutions, Unitrends Backup protects your VMware infrastructure, and extends that coverage from on-premises to second site or cloud environments. Get the high level facts.

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Unitrends Backup Testimonial
After demonstrating the versatility of backing up virtualized and physical assets, replication and the ease of recovery and testing of recovery, it made my choice very easy. I have Unitrends Enterprise Backup deployed at each of my four locations. I now spend much less time on the backup maintenance process, which lowers my over-all costs for backup and DR.
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