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Symantec Desktop and Laptop Option

The Symantec Desktop and Laptop Option is an easy to use solution which provides reliable automated file backup and recovery for desktops and laptops from the market leader in Data Protection. Whether desktops and laptops are connected to the network or offline, the Desktop and Laptop Option provides continuous data protection regardless of their connectivity.

Key Features

  • Automated file protection: Desktop and Laptop Option automates the copying of user files to a network share.
  • Offline backup/restore: When users are offline, Desktop and Laptop Option will backup files to a local folder accessible to users for restore. Once connection is restored, data will be moved from the local file to the network share.
  • Optimized backups: Backup your data optimally using Client Side Deduplication and incremental backups thereby minimizing network traffic and significantly saving storage space.
  • Scheduling: Files can be backed up continuously, scheduled, periodically or manually.
  • Flexible deployment: Centralized management for thousands of desktops and laptops.
  • Large scale deployment: Desktop and Laptop Option can be deployed with equal ease by small and large scale enterprise customers to protect their end-points.

Key Benefits

Simple, easy to deploy, and use

The Desktop and Laptop Option is a network share based protection and synchronization solution for Windows and Mac that enhances current IT desktop and laptop protection policies using an organization's existing IT infrastructure.

The Desktop and Laptop Option provides continuous file based Protection, Scheduled and manual backup of critical user data by automatically copying data from a desktop or a laptop over to a network share. Once on the share, the data are then reliably stored using Symantec DLO. This data then can be restored by Administrator or end user to the same machine or any other target location. DLO administrator can create an administrator with restricted privileges for task delegation. The administrator can also delegate privileges to end user for self-data backup management.

Safeguard desktop and laptop data

The Desktop and Laptop Option provides automated continuous data protection, schedule or manual backup option for users whether they are in the office or on the move. Protection is provided whether the computer is online or offline. When the computer is not connected to the network, files created by the user are backed up to a local folder. Once network connectivity is restored, the files are then backed up from the local folder to the designated network share. As a result, users can work and travel knowing their data is safe. In the event of data loss or system failure, files and folders can be easily restored in minutes. The Automatic Integrity Checker (AIC) ensures reliability and integrity of backed up data.The Desktop and Laptop Option provides secure data transfer with AES 256-bit encryption and Compression for delta and dedupe backups. DLO backs up files even when they are open.

Reduce storage

Intelligent source-side deduplication with content aware intelligence helps manage data growth and effectively reduces rising storage costs by storing only a single copy of duplicate data. Deduplication has the power to transform information management. It keeps storage at predictable levels while greatly reducing storage requirements.

Reduces total cost of ownership

By automating the process of copying user data onto a network share, the Desktop and Laptop Option easily fits into existing infrastructures. This reduces total cost of ownership by maximizing utilization of current resources. In addition, the unique design of the Desktop and Laptop Option eliminates the need for a dedicated server and allows a company to adopt a solution without having to invest in additional hardware, personnel, and storage.

Synchronization

With synchronization, users can access their data from multiple computers at multiple locations. For example, executives working on a PowerPoint at a desktop in the office can access the latest version of that file from their laptop, whether they are at home, on the move, or visiting a client. Users can access their latest files wherever and whenever they need them.

Comprehensive solution

The Desktop and Laptop Option provides data protection beyond the main office out to individual desktops and laptops. With the Desktop and Laptop Option users can rely on one source for a comprehensive data protection solution for their Windows and Mac machines. In addition, the Desktop and Laptop Option is also integrated with Microsoft Active Directory® resulting in the ability to logically group users by department or function and customize parameters specific to each group's needs.

VIP user’s data privacy is also ensured by exclusive restore rights.

Design for Scalability

The Desktop and Laptop Option is a highly scalable product for multi-site environment and remote site endpoint backup management. Product components can be installed on a single server machine or multiple servers’ machines. DLO provides flexible deployment architecture options based on the organizations’ size and needs.

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