How Ahsay Stacks Up Against Asigra

(Last update: May 25, 2016)
Among all backup software available in the market, Ahsay comes with the most comprehensive features for businesses and MSPs. For those who is also looking into the features of Asigra, here's how our product stacks up against them.


Information from Asigra is gathered from their website and other internet channels. No trial software has been installed and no testing has been conducted. Therefore, please be reminded that this comparison may not be 100% accurate.

Centralized management software

Web-based management control centeryesyes
Installable in an enterprise or service provider data center, or in an IaaS cloudyesyes
Centralized backup configuration and managementyesyes
View, edit and update the configuration of clientsyesyes
Live status monitoring for backup and restore jobsyesyes
To-Do lists for all the backup and system errors that need to be fixedyesyes
Monitoring and notifications via email and SNMP trapsyesyes
Reseller managementyesyes
Run backup for selected client machines through web consoleyesyes
Replicate data and settings on centralized management console to a replication serveryesyes
Switch clients' backups from a failed backup server to a replication serveryesyes
High availability configuration yesyes
Set up Group Policies for different group of users through web consoleyesno
Clear overview of underlying system resources information
(Including Java virtual machine, underlying operating system, CPU architecture, number of processor, committed virtual memory, physical memory, and swap space)
Current CPU usage, memory usage and live thread monitoring of the underlying machine that the management software is running onyesno
Option for user to upload hashed encryption key to management console, so that when encryption is lost, system administrator can recover it by sending it to backup solution vendor for decryptionyesno
Automatic users creation through Windows Active Directory integrationyesno
Send daily consolidated report to administratoryesquestion
Block unwanted IPs from accessing management consoleyesquestion

Destinations that clients can back up to

USB drive / local drive / network shares of user's machineyesyes
MSP's datacenteryesyes
Remote or branch officesyesyes
Amazon S3yesno
Amazon AWS Compatible Storageyesno
Google Cloud Storageyesno
Google Driveyesno
Microsoft Azureyesno
Microsoft OneDrive / OneDrive for Businessyesno
FTP / SFTPyesno

Types of backup data supported

Raw File yesyes
Microsoft SQL Serveryesyes
Microsoft Exchange Serveryesyes
Microsoft Sharepointyes
(by Command
Line Tool)
Windows Systemyesyes
iOS / Androidyes
(in v7.9)
IBM Lotus Notes yesquestion
IBM Lotus Dominoyesyes
MySQL Databaseyesyes
Oracle Databaseyesyes
Windows System Stateyesyes
Guest Virtual Machine - VMwareyesyes
Guest Virtual Machine - Hyper-Vyesyes
Synology NASyesno

VMware backup features

Point in time backupsyesyes
Run VM directly from a point in time backupyesyes
View and administer all VM protection options across all the VMs in your IT environment from the same GUI toolyesyes

Backup features in client software

Backup schedulingyesyes
Incremental backupyesyes
Differential backupyesyes
Data filteringyesyes
Data retention policy yesyes
Continuous Data Protectionyesyes
Bandwidth throttling for clientsyesyes
Storage quota alert to clientyesyes
Fast multi-thread backupyesyes
Windows open file backup through VSSyesyes
Multiple backup sets for each client machineyesyes
Backup data integrity checking and validationyesyes
Proxy server supportyesyes
Run self written command before and after backupyesyes
Write backup/restore logs to Windows Event Logyesyes
Backup reminder during system logout in clientyesyes
Off-line reminder in clientyesquestion
Combine multiple clouds as one pooled storageyesquestion
Sequential or concurrent backup to multiple destinationsyesno
Configurable maximum concurrent backupsyesno
Remove server-side backup data from clientyesno
Seed-load initial backup to cloud or datacenter (require cloud storage to have seed loading support, e.g. Microsoft Azure)yesno

Data restore features

Point in time restoreyesyes
Search for files or folders to restoreyesyes
Restore data to original or different locationyesyes
Restore multiple versions in single operationyesno
Restore anywhere through green client agentyesno

Security / Privacy

256-bit TLS transmission to cloudyesyes
256-bit AES backup data encryptionyesyes
All data stored in compressed and encrypted formatyesyes
Password protection in client agentyesyes
Individual encryption key per backup setyesquestion
Lost encryption key recovery yesquestion
Filename and content encrypted when storing on cloudyesno

Features for MSPs

OEM rebranding and customizationyesyes
Auto upgrade client software to latest version pushed from serveryesyes
Set storage quota for individual useryesyes
Set storage quota for user groupyesquestion
Set user storage quota based on compressed or non-compressed data sizeyesno
Able to share storage quota among assigned usersyesno
Able to set maximum percentage of shared storage quota that each user can useyesno
Customize client agent name and icon shown in public cloud storage authentication page (e.g. Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.) yesno
Hide actual storage backend used by MSPs so as to make the storage transparent to usersyesno
Hide unwanted features in client agentsyesno
Hide unwanted storage options in client agents yesno
Set maximum no. of invalid login attempts allowedyesno
Display self-hosted advertisement banners in client agent user interfaceyesno
Enforce users to run preempted backup setsyesno
20 languages support for serving worldwide customersyesno
Create unlimited trial accounts to potential customers without using paid license quotayesquestion
Create free trial account within client applicationyesquestion
Offer all features and modules to trial usersyesquestion
Create multiple reseller accounts, each reseller manages its own backup usersyesquestion
Each reseller can have its own backup server URL and brandingyesquestion


Software license independent from backup / restore capacityyesno
Pricing is available to publicyesno