A powerful partnership in global IT: Acronis and Internet Initiative Japan

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Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) has chosen Acronis as their trusted security partner for IT asset protection, an IIJ service that expands on their Secure Endpoint Service and features endpoint recovery and antivirus protection. This collaboration not only marks Acronis’ global reach and recognition as a leading security vendor, but also cements IIJ’s dedication to fortifying security with a comprehensive cyber protection solution. Together, the partnership draws focus to IIJ’s clients’ most pressing challenge: combatting the proliferating threats that continue to escalate in sophistication and target IT environments. 

Joining forces with the Internet access and network service giant 

IIJ is one of Japan’s leading internet access and comprehensive network solution providers that operates as a publicly traded company on the Prime Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). IIJ offers a robust range of services, including internet connectivity, system integration, cloud computing, security and mobile. The organization serves high-end corporate customers that are primarily based in Japan. IIJ has built an expansive internet backbone network in Japan that connects to the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia.  

Amid ongoing risks that cyberthreats pose to businesses, it was determined that Acronis would be the ideal cybersecurity solution to enhance IIJ’s IT asset protection, endpoint recovery, antivirus, backup and restores. Additionally, Acronis will complement IIJ's Secure Endpoint Service. With the help of Acronis’ solutions, IIJ aims to strengthen its security offerings and provide customers with comprehensive protection for their endpoints.  

According to Mamoru Saito, General Manager of IIJ’s Security Division, “With secure cloud backup and an array of security measures, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, combined with IIJ Secure Endpoint Service, provides a robust solution for ensuring stable protection of customer systems.” This strategic partnership backs IIJ's commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions and ensuring the utmost security for their clients. 

There are several differentiating areas where we excel in the security market. These include natively integrated cyber protection, security measures against AI-accelerated threats, global reach and active innovation.  

Natively integrated cyber protection 

We deliver secure, reliable, efficient, natively integrated cyber protection for managed service providers (MSPs), small to midsize businesses and IT teams. We’ve combined cybersecurity, backup, recovery and endpoint management in one solution to improve affordability and efficiency to service providers and organizations of all sizes. This consolidated approach enables resource-constrained businesses, service providers and IT teams to reduce costs by cutting down vendor lists and eliminating the need for point solutions — ultimately simplifying security management and mitigating cyber risk.  

With our solution ecosystem, it is easy to tailor protection to the evolving needs of service providers and businesses as their IT infrastructure expands. These environments include productivity applications such as Microsoft 365, and Google Workspace, and servers, including Linux and Windows. 

Countermeasures against AI-enhanced threats 

We’ve brought cost-effective advanced security capabilities, including endpoint detection and response, to small and medium-sized businesses and MSPs. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud is empowering MSPs to detect, respond to and remediate threats — without needing to hire specialized IT talent. Acronis is a pioneer in AI adoption, in fact, we started to apply AI for anomaly detection back in 2017. Amid mounting AI-accelerated threats in recent years, we introduced AI-based EDR incident summary generation and attack interpretations in counteraction. 

Global reach and localization 

With this collaboration, we continue to expand our global reach and broaden our cyber protection audience by helping organizations worldwide enhance their security posture, ensure cyber resilience and safeguard business continuity. The partnership with IIJ serves as a testament to our commitment to deliver highly efficient, budget-friendly security solutions on a global scale.  

Acronis has 45 locations around the globe and serves over 20,000 services providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Moreover, Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries. With a focus on localization and data sovereignty, the cyber protection vendor continues to expand and earn industry recognition

Active innovation and a forward-thinking product roadmap 

Acronis continues to forge a robust product roadmap to deliver innovative, differentiated solutions that solve the challenges of today’s MSPs and businesses alike, and fortify resilience for the digital future. Highlights from our latest R&D investments include endpoint detection and response (EDR), user-initiated, one-click recovery for multisite organizations in the manufacturing and industrial sectors, and Microsoft 365 security to protect an array of diverse IT environments. 

Acronis and Internet Initiative Japan share a mission: Fortifying cyber resilience 

The collaboration between Acronis and IIJ is a significant milestone in our global expansion. Organizations trust in Acronis’ ability to counter advanced cyberthreats effectively. Acronis and IIJ are standing together to defend their clients against modern threats to pave the way for a safer digital landscape. 

About Acronis

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 15 offices worldwide and employees in 50+ countries. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.

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