CEO Insights team, Press Release
As per Acronis, the primary challengesservice providers in Indiaface are: complexity,inadequatesecurity, and low productivity. The lack of integration betweenthe patchwork of vendor solutions they use to build their services decreases security,complicates employee training, productivity, andusability – allwhile increasing support and licensing costswith multiple vendors.Acronis Cyber Protect changes the game by introducinga single solution to deliver backup, anti-malware, security, and endpoint management capabilities such as vulnerability assessments, URL filtering,and patch management – while on average saving service providers 25-30% in operational costs.
These integrated capabilities create new opportunities for MSPs to deliver enhanced cybersecurity. With Acronis Cyber Protect, MSPs can proactively avoid cyberattacks, minimize downtime,ensure fast and easy recoveries,and automate the configuration of client protection to counter the latest cyberthreats. The result is improvedmargins, better profitability, easier SLA compliance, greater performance, and decreased churn all at a lower cost.
“Our security team has been seeing a dramatic growth in cyber attacks in India over the past few months as much as 30-70% growth in some cases. In these turbulent times, service providers need to offer their clients integrated cyber protection that covers all Five Vectors of Cyber Protection - safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security. The industry needs a unified, modern cyber protection, this is the need of the hour. And with Acronis Cyber Protect, service providers will have just that,” said Rustom Hiramaneck, Country Head, South Asia at Acronis.
AV-Test, the renownedGerman security institute known for carrying out rigorous tests on malware security solutions,used acomputer running Windows 10 Professional – thustesting both the status and dynamic detection rates of Cyber Protect -and scanned a set of 6,932 malicious Windows executable (PE) Acronis files.Acronis scored perfectly with a verified 100% detection rate, and delivered a perfect result in the lab’s false-positive test, causing zero false positives.More information about the test is available here.
"With Acronis Cyber Protect, MSPs can proactively avoid cyberattacks minimize downtime,ensure fast and easy recoveries,and automate the configuration of client protection to counter the latest cyberthreats".
When it comes to the ever-evolving cybersecurity measures, it is impossible to achieve 100% guaranteed security.So, if a threat does slip through – you need the best business continuity plan to restore affected data, applications, and systems quickly and effectively. Acronis Cyber Protect grants just that.
“Traditional backup solutions are dead because they are not secure enough, and traditional anti-virus applications do not protect data from modern cyberthreats. Legacy solutions are no longer able to counter the dangers today’s businesses face,” said Acronis Founder and CEO Serguei “SB” Beloussov.
Acronis Cyber Protect is a demonstration of the power of integration. It features one unified licensing model, one agent and backend, one management console, one user interface, and a high level of integration among services – sharing data and automating actions to greatly improve the security posture for endpoint and edge devices.
“Acronis is among the companies on the forefront for integrated data protection and cyber protection,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, IDC. “We believe that Acronis Cyber Protectis among the most comprehensive attempts to provide data protection and cybersecurity to date.”
Helping MSPs secureremote work amid COVID-19
Acronis rapidly developed a holistic set of features for Acronis Cyber Protect to help MSPs and their clients smoothly and safely meet the challenges of today’s remote work environments including:
•To help protect employees: Voice-enabled, touchless control for remote connections to office machines for end-users; Security alerts from Acronis Cyber Protection Operations Centers related to COVID-19
•For remote work devices and users: Default templates with secure protection plans for remote work devices; Native VPN capability; Secure file sync and share integration; Remote data wipe; Full protection for video conferencing platforms.
•To help with finances: The ability to pause billing for non-paying customers while preserving their backups;Launched Acronis #CyberFit Financing and promotions through July 31, 2020; No extra charges for Acronis Cyber Protect and no billing for Acronis Cyber Backup for new clients
The Acronis roadmap expands the availability of Acronis Cyber Protect to all businesses worldwide, with a personal version of the solution planned for release in Q3 2020.