Data Protection

Compare Veeam and Acronis

Competition for Microsoft Windows backup customers is tough, forcing backup vendors to come up with new solutions to win more business. Well, competitors are not sleeping, and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0 has just hit the market. Another vendor, another solution — but how does it compare to the small business’ favorite Acronis Backup 12.5? Well, let’s find it out!

Weekly Tech Roundup — May 22

Technology News

The world is still reeling after last week’s worldwide ransomware attack. For days after, the timer continued to run out on encrypted computers and new variants started popping up. What’s next for data protection after an attack like this? Find out in this week’s tech roundup.

WannaCry

The massive worldwide wave of ransomware attacks of May 12, 2017, instantly turned a once relatively obscure malware threat into screaming headline news and an urgent security concern for global leaders. The so-called WannaCry variant of ransomware, weaponized into deadly virulence with an exploit stolen from the USA’s National Security Agency, exploded through 99 countries, bringing down hospitals in the UK and telecoms operations in Spain. If the threat of ransomware wasn’t on your radar yesterday, it is today. And if you are scrambling for answers, Acronis already offers the single best defense against ransomware attacks, including WannaCry: Acronis Backup 12.5 with Active Protection™, which proactively exterminates ransomware and automatically, instantly restores any damaged data.

Acronis Business Solutions

With 5.5 million individuals around the world using Acronis True Image, one might think our software was developed with families and home offices in mind. While protecting personal photos and vital documents is an important part of our mission, Acronis is also known as the backup leader for businesses of all sizes, in all kinds of industries.

And with the upcoming launch of Acronis Backup 12 Advanced (currently in Beta), we’re poised to take business backup to a whole new level.

Weekly Tech Roundup — May 8

Tech News - May 9, 2017

When was the last time you received an email with an attachment from a stranger? Did you open it? A new phishing campaign rocketed around the world this week, and it wasn’t the only attack on personal data. Evolutions in old ransomware variants and innovative new ones were also looking for weaknesses in your data protection plans. Find out what’s next for your data in this week’s tech roundup.

Backup Reports

Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced allows users to automate detailed and visual reporting in order to comply with corporate regulations.

Compare Backup Programs

You can’t predict ransomware attacks, and your attempts to avoid them may fail. You can follow computer backup best practices, but even then there is no guarantee that devious cyber criminals won’t uncover your weaknesses. That’s why Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation integrates ransomware protection technology in the form of Acronis Active Protection. 

Independent IT security research company MRG Effitas tested eight consumer backup products against ten ransomware families with some surprising results!

Weekly Tech Roundup — May 1

Weekly Tech Roundup May 1, 2017

Have you ever seen a Word document embedded inside a PDF? There may be one already sitting in your inbox. Ransomware criminals keep coming up with new ways to bypass malware detection, for example, by embedding multiple files inside each other, and it’s proving to be very effective. Find out how this works, plus other news, in this edition of our Weekly Tech Roundup.

MRG-Effitas - Acronis Test

For the second time in two weeks, an independent lab acknowledged Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation as the best backup solution, in part due to the cutting-edge feature that actively protects against ransomware — Acronis Active Protection™.

Why is an active approach to ransomware protection really necessary? Because just having a backup is no longer enough. In order to protect your data, you have to have multiple copies in multiple places, and they need to be protected against cyber-attacks. You have to be vigilant against the data-encrypting ransomware ghosts lingering just around the corner, looking for sneaky ways to chomp on your data like this is a real-world game of Pac-Man.

Best Home Backup Software

MRG Effitas tested eight popular backup solutions for ransomware protection capabilities, performance, usability, and user experience. Who has the best technology?