Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation: Your Ultimate Backup Destination and Protection Against Ransomware

The wait is over! We are excited to announce the immediate availability of Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation, a powerful personal backup software packed with new ground-breaking features designed to pull the world out of the multi-billion-dollar ransomware nightmare. It also has the capacity to certify and verify the data through blockchain technology.

Acronis Consumer Survey Exposed the Need for Effective Defense Against Ransomware

A survey conducted by Acronis in December 2016 exposed the lack of awareness and understanding of the imminent danger presented by ransomware  — an increasingly-pervasive form of malware that encrypts the victim’s files, denying access to them until the user pays an online ransom of hundreds or thousands of dollars. Respondents placed high value on personal data, but were not prepared to pay any ransom in case of an attack.

The survey revealed that while 71 percent of the respondents worry about the safety of their personal data and 41 percent say they cannot afford to lose any of it, 56 percent have no plan for recovering that data if it is lost or held hostage by cyber criminals.

DeriaLock Demands Victims to Pay Ransom by Skype

Recently, BleepingComputers discovered DeriaLock ransomware, and Acronis analysts took a close look at the latest version. DeriaLock ransomware consists of three functional parts: screenlocker, cryptolocker, and a file eraser. This article reviews the cryptolocker and file eraser parts of the ransomware and provides information on how to unlock the affected system.

Leveraging Hyper-V 2016 Resilient Change Tracking for Backup

Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) technology simplifies and speeds up the backup and recovery of Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V VMs. Best of all, it is transparent and does not require any additional configuration or management.

Weekly Tech Roundup: January 16

Weekly Tech Roundup: January 16

Security was a major theme throughout this week’s news cycle. Malicious ransomware attacks increased and their tactics continued to evolve; predictions cast a gloomy outlook on the state of cybersecurity, projecting that data will become increasingly vulnerable as the year continued; and new cybersecurity innovations were set in motion in the hopes of protecting data across many different sectors.

The week was full of tech headlines, but we handpicked some stories we thought might be interesting to you. What did you miss?

2017 – A Year of Protecting Your Small Business Data

Happy New Year! Your small business is entering the New Year with good growth plans. You plan to open a new shop, outlet, double production capacity and hire new help. You have customers lined up, partners ready to help, and suppliers ready to support you.

Stay safe and protect all your data – servers, personal computers, tablets, smartphones, and cloud accounts. This may look like a daunting task, but it’s easy with a great solution like Acronis Backup 12.

Weekly Tech Roundup: January 9

Weekly Tech Roundup: January 9

We’re one week into 2017, but the digital world didn’t take time off for the holiday season. In fact, the new year brought with it major innovations, emerging technologies, and evolving cyber threats that are setting the stage for months to come.  We’ve raked through the big tech stories of the last two weeks to pick out the headlines most interesting to us. What stories did you miss?

Celebrating Our Customers — Thank You for a Great Year!

This has been an amazing year for Acronis — new products, new technologies, new sponsorships, and new friendships. We’d like to thank all our customers who made it possible.

Key Trends in File Sync & Share Market for 2017

2017 will bring many rapid innovations and changes to the Enterprise File Sync & Share (EFSS) market as companies begin large scale migrations to Microsoft Office 365 and EMS, demand a unified view of their hybrid cloud and on premise data infrastructures, and push to further enhance the security of their EFSS solutions to meet market regulations.

Disaster Recovery as a Service — Trends 2017

Next year’s developments in the cloud and data protection space will continue reshaping the DRaaS market. Just recovering data in a different location will no longer be enough. Customers will expect their data to be portable, verifiable, and protected against all types of cyber-attacks.