Learn how Acronis True Image combines reliable backups and advanced antimalware to create powerful integrations
Your digital life – protected
A computer backup is a second copy of your data that you store separately from the original. That includes family photos and videos, documents, emails and contacts, and the apps and operating system that powers your computer. If the originals are located on your laptop or a mobile device, you keep the backup somewhere else that safe – that way you can use the second copy to restore your files or system in case something happens to the original.
To ensure all of this data is accurately copied so you can use it to recover your computer, backup software is a must. A solution like Acronis True Image automatically captures changes to everything, including hidden files that can be missed by manually copying files, and makes the process of recovery easy and efficient.
With Acronis True Image, creating a full image backup on an external hard drive is as easy as two clicks. Once the drive is connected and Acronis True Image is running, you click Add backup. The entire computer is the default backup source, so you simply need to assign the external drive as the Backup destination and then click Back up now.
As we said, computer backups need to be stored someplace safe. Acronis recommends the 3-2-1 backup rule, which includes storing a copy of your backup files locally (on external hard drives, network drives and NAS devices) and another copy off-site. That way if a fire or flood damages both your original files and the local backup, the off-site copy is available to use for recovery.
"The cloud" is a term that describes a remote network of computers and servers that you access via the internet. Because you just log in via the internet, the cloud is a convenient way to store your files off-site, where they are safe from local damage. Subscriptions to the Advanced and Premium editions of Acronis True Image include cloud storage, as well as cloud-based features and anywhere access to your data.
With Acronis True Image, you also have the ability to automatically replicate local backups in the Acronis Cloud, so you always have an off-site copy of your data available without having to manage a separate backup plan. By choosing this option, after the first successful backup, your backup and replication will be done simultaneously, in parallel.
Acronis’ advanced antimalware gives you peace of mind by delivering outstanding multilayered threat protection. It uses a set of integrated technologies that address specific attack vectors:
Acronis continuously safeguards your data on both your device and backup from the latest cyberthreats.
Yes. Acronis antimalware is cutting-edge cybersecurity integrated with reliable backups, which means it delivers unique capabilities.
Acronis' antimalware protection is compatible with most common antimalware solutions. They do not conflict with each other for resources and do not create an extra overhead on the system.
However, our real-time protection switches on only if there is no third-party real-time protection solution running on your device. If a third-party software is detected, you'll receive a message on your protection dashboard notifying you that another piece of software is protecting you from malicious files — in which case you can: