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Acronis Joins AMTSO, Reinforces its Position in Data Protection Space

 London, UK, 18th April 2018 – Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage currently celebrating its 15-year anniversary, today announced it joined the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organisation (AMTSO), further strengthening its position in the data protection industry by ensuring its solutions are even more secure.

As a part of the AMTSO, Acronis will adhere to evaluation standards for data protection products and take part in establishing protocols and procedures for future technologies. Acronis’ contributions will improve security testing practices within the industry.

“AMTSO is delighted to welcome Acronis as a member. Evaluating new and innovative approaches to security is challenging, but it is vital that users get the right advice and information. The expertise and experience Acronis brings will be a useful addition to our collective efforts to develop actionable guidance and definitive Standards for security testing,” said Dennis Batchelder, AMTSO President.

Acronis is focused on providing companies with fast, complete, and secure data protection through an integrated set of solutions, including backup, storage, disaster recovery, and file sync and share. The company simplifies backup and disaster recovery of critical data that improves IT productivity and data recovery times, while reducing management complexity and total cost of ownership.

Acronis’ secure backup solutions, such as Acronis Backup and Acronis True Image, include an active, artificial intelligence-based defence against ransomware. Called Acronis Active Protection, this innovative technology effectively defends both user files and their backups by identifying and blocking zero-day ransomware attacks in real-time. In the past 12 months, Acronis Active Protection stopped 200,000 attacks across 180,000 consumer devices. This technology will potentially be extended even further by tapping into the AMTSO’s Real Time Threat List (RTTL) database.

Founded 2008, AMTSO is an international non-profit association focused on addressing the global need for improvement in the objectivity, quality and relevance of anti-malware testing methodologies. AMTSO was established to improve business conditions related to the development, use, testing, and rating of anti-malware products and solutions. The organisation now has more than 50 member companies and is open to academics, reviewers, publications, testers, and vendors. The new partnership will enable Acronis to leverage objective and statistically significant testing methodologies to prove its innovative and award-winning solutions are best-in-class, providing complete, secure data protection.

“AMTSO is known around the globe for setting standards of independent tests. We’re proud to join the organisation and help usher in a new level of data protection standards,” said John Zanni, the President at Acronis. “With the increase in cyber threats specifically targeting backups, the value of security in data protection cannot be underestimated. Acronis is committed to working with AMTSO and adding proven security features to our solutions. We believe in our products and we’re serious about protecting people’s data.”

About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware; disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by AI-based Active Protection technology, blockchain-based authentication and a unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications.

Founded in Singapore in 2003, today the company is trusted by more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses worldwide, including 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands.

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