June 05, 2019
Press release

Acronis Appoints New Master Distributor for Emerging Markets

Acronis Emerging Markets to increase availability and support for cyber protection,while accelerating business growth in Latin America and Africa

Schaffhausen, SWITZERLAND - 5 June 2019 - Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced that it has appointed Acronis Emerging Markets (AEM) as a new master distributor to increase its focus on and accelerate growth in the Latin American and African markets. As part of the agreement, AEM will market and distribute the full range of Acronis cyber protection products in these regions, providing local training and support for partners and service providers.

AEM is an independent company led by Garry Kondakov, an IT and cybersecurity veteran with more than 15 years of experience building business for various tech companies around the world. Kondakov has already established effective teams in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and South Africa, and additional offices are planned in other countries in order to support local partners.

Acronis appointed AEM as the new distributor in response to the growing demand for its cyber protection services in these two growing regions.

"More than ever before, individuals and businesses around the world are relying on data for all that they do. Yet the threats to that data don't stop at a nation's border. Given the comprehensive and effective approach Acronis uses to develop and deliver its solutions, it's important that these emerging markets have access to modern cyber protection," said Kondakov.

Companies and service providers in these emerging markets recognize Acronis as the only vendor capable of offering the comprehensive cyber protection that ensures the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security of data (called SAPAS, or the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection). The company's unique approach allows Acronis to deliver innovative backup, security, disaster recovery, and enterprise file sync and share solutions that are easy, efficient, and secure.

"The addition of Acronis Emerging Markets into the Acronis family is a tremendous milestone. Appointing a new distributor that is focused on these markets will allow us to better serve these regions, extending the benefits of cyber protection while increasing the sales support we can offer to partners, resellers, and customers," said Pasha Ershow, Acronis Revenue Officer. "Their deep knowledge and experience in these regions will help bring success to all involved."

Enhanced by its artificial intelligence, blockchain-based authentication, and AnyData Engine technologies, Acronis protects all data, in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads, and applications.

Acronis is committed to extending cyber protection to safeguard all data, apps, and systems. To create a larger ecosystem that delivers SAPAS-based cyber protection, Acronis recently opened early access to the Acronis Cyber Platform for third-party developers. Access to the platform, which will be made publicly available at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit in October, enables development of new applications so developers can expand the functionality and integrations of their apps, and extend their opportunities in Acronis' large ecosystem.

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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