16 August 2023
Press release

Southampton FC Renews Partnership with Acronis

Southampton FC Renews Partnership with Acronis

Acronis will deliver best-in-class cyber protection to the club via #CyberFit technology delivery partner Tailor Made Technologies (TMT) to protect Southampton FC´s critical data, applications, and systems.

Southampton, England 16. August 2023 -Southampton FC officially announced its renewed partnership with Acronis and Tailor Made Technologies (TMT) today. Under the agreement, TMT will be providing the team with a full suite of Acronis cyber protection solutions to protect the team's data assets and optimize data workflow, facilitating the team to perform at its best both on and off the pitch.

Southampton Football Club is a professional football club that plays in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football. The club chose Acronis Cyber Protect because it provides fast and reliable backup, AI-based anti-malware, and is accessible from a single intuitive console. While using a patchwork of five-star solutions for separate aspects of cybersecurity will still leave gaps in a system's defenses, Acronis' integrated approach ensures such gaps are eliminated, delivering superior resiliency for organizations like Southampton FC.

Director of IT, Huw Fielding, comments: "Southampton FC takes cyber protection very seriously. Global organizations like ours often come under fire from cyberattacks targeting our sensitive data, including information on thousands of fans. Protecting the data we have been entrusted with is a significant priority for us, and we have the utmost confidence that Acronis' solution, delivered by Tailor Made Technologies will help us do so.

Acronis' solutions are developed based on the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection- Safety, Accessibility, Privacy, Authenticity, and Security (SAPAS). This means that Acronis solutions are designed to provide the highest level of security possible and ensure that data is easily accessible to those with authorized permission and that it is both authentic and tamper-free. While security and accessibility are often considered polarized concepts in data security, Acronis solutions prove that you can have the best of both worlds.

Building on its existing partnerships with both Acronis and Southampton FC, the solution will be delivered by TMT as the Official Acronis Delivery Partner. As experts in managed IT, cyber security, and communication solutions, TMT brings a wealth of experience from over 29 years of providing managed technologies that power SMEs to achieve their business goals.

Darren Scott-Healey, CEO at TMT said: "As CEO of TMT and a lifelong Saints fan, I am thrilled to announce our partnership with Southampton FC as their Acronis CyberFit Partner. We are excited to work alongside the club to meet their cyber security needs with the most innovative managed solutions. This partnership is a great opportunity for us to leverage our industry-leading expertise, local focus, and technical support to help Southampton FC defend its operations, enhance its performance and push for promotion."

"We are proud to be renewing our partnership with Southampton FC, one of the best known and liked clubs in English football. We are thankful that the team shares our vision and passion for cyber protection, and we are excited to work with TMT who will deliver our first-class cyber protection solutions to protect the workloads of the club", added Ronan McCurtin, Vice President of Sales Europe, Turkey and Israel at Acronis

For more information about Acronis #CyberFit Sports Partnerships, visit https://acronis.sport/

About Southampton Football Club

Southampton Football Club is a professional football club that plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.

Based in Hampshire, on England's south coast, the club plays its home games in the 32,000-capacity St Mary's Stadium, a stone's throw from St Mary's Church, where the club was formed in 1885.

Nicknamed 'The Saints', the club's proudest moment came in 1976 when they beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

After a seven-year absence, the club returned to the Premier League in 2012 following successive promotions from League One and the Championship. Having been named one of the world's fastest-growing football club brands in 2015, the club went on to achieve its highest-ever Premier League finish of sixth in 2016 to secure European qualification for a second consecutive season.

Proud of its 135-year heritage, but constantly moving forward, the club is renowned for doing things differently and using its robust set of guiding principles to turn potential into excellence, both on and off the pitch.

About Tailor Made Technologies

Experts in managed IT, cyber security, and communication solutions, Tailor Made Technologies (TMT) is on a mission to help small and medium-sized enterprises leverage managed technology to achieve their business goals.

Partnership-focused with a deep and deliberate understanding of customers' strategic goals, our in-house teams tailor our services to suit every client's unique requirements and drive business growth.

Through comprehensive offerings, broad technical knowledge, and excellent customer service, we ensure your business-critical IT and communications systems work seamlessly in the background, unleashing you to achieve your targets.

Founded in 2018 when Peach Technologies and Taylor Made Computer Solutions (TMCS) - two of the largest service providers in the South - joined forces. By combining Peach Technologies' expert telecommunications knowledge, TMCS' outstanding track record as an MSP, and our founders' dedication to providing superior customer experiences, we dive deep into our clients' technology to add value and solve problems proactively. Learn more at www.tmtech.co.uk

About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

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