Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud is certified as an ICSA Labs anti-malware solution

This year, Acronis successfully took part in ICSA Labs’ assessment for Endpoint Product for Business, Anti-malware certification. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud passed all of the tests to be certified and achieved the same excellent result it did with AV-Comparatives and VB100 – earning certification after its first test. As in evaluations by other testing laboratories, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud showed zero false-positive reactions, a close to perfect (99.9%) on-demand detection rate, and a 98.2% real-world detection of new and unknown malware threats!

Phishers are back in the news, but they never really went away

The recent embarrassing hack of Twitter that led to the compromise of some very famous accounts (Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, et. al.) for use in a bitcoin-stealing scam grabbed global headlines for a few days. The story started winding down with the arrests of three young men in the UK and Florida. 

Twitter should feel lucky today that the thieves only set their sights on a small payday (netting less than $120K before they got caught) rather than broadcasting false headlines that might have shaken global financial markets. It’s a useful reminder that phishing remains among the most popular and successful attack vectors for a variety of cybercrimes, accounting for some 30% of all breaches.

Introducing Acronis Cyber Backup SCS Hardened Edition

Organizations dealing with especially sensitive data can’t allow for any level of data loss or compromise. To achieve this level of privacy and security, many rely on ‘ hardened’, air-gapped networks that limit their environment’s attack surface but also limit the solutions that can effectively be introduced to help with daily operations.

Today, Acronis announced the launch of Acronis Cyber Backup SCS Hardened Edition: a full disk image backup solution designed specifically for air-gapped networks in national security, industrial, and financial organizations as well as weapon testing sites, development labs, training simulators, deployed military elements, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and industrial control systems.

Getting your brain #CyberFit

During difficult times like this, it’s easy to feel like we’re not operating at our best. And as we all adjust to today’s “new normal” in both our personal and professional lives, it’s important to find ways to maintain our mental health.

As a benefit to our partners, customers, and employees, Acronis is hosting a series of virtual events specifically dedicated to this topic with experts from Hintsa Performance.

Celebrating SysAdmin Day 2020

This SysAdmin Day, Acronis is celebrating sysadmins around the world who saw the systems they administrate shift dramatically in 2020 and kept their teams running through it all. With this year’s massive migration to remote work – and all the security, connectivity, privacy, and accessibility challenges that came with it – sysadmins faced enormous obstacles and overcame them all.

Today, we’re sharing some of their stories to highlight just how much they do to keep businesses in business and offering free Zoom virtual backgrounds and digital stickers to help make sure they get the credit they’re due.

Acronis named Visionary in Gartner MQ 2020

There is nothing quite like third-party validation from one of the world’s most prestigious market research firms. That’s why we’re honored to be named to the Visionary quadrant in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, especially after being positioned as a Niche vendor in 2019 and 2015.

The recently published report from Gartner highlights Acronis’ strong industry focus, including enterprise-grade cyber protection solutions for the automotive, healthcare, energy, and government verticals. Acronis was also recognized for its extensive product localization efforts since its products and documentation are available in 25 languages, the most among all vendors evaluated in the research.

Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020 is going virtual so more MSPs and IT pros can attend

If there’s one thing that channel, cybersecurity, and IT professionals understand, it’s that you need to be flexible to keep a business running smoothly and constantly protected. That’s because no matter how good your initial plan might be, something unexpected can always happen that you will need to adapt to, such as a global pandemic.

MSPs turn chaos into opportunity

Yesterday’s managed services provider (MSP) had a typical stack at the core of their managed services offering. The main goal was uptime and reliability, so this stack consisted of RMM, professional services automation (PSA), AV, backup and DR, network operations center (NOC), and help desk. Today some MSPs include a managed security services provider (MSSP) stack that consists of eight to 10 more solutions. That’s 10 to 20 different vendors, software, and dashboards to manage, none of which are designed to work together. MSPs have to train their techs, manage their vendors, and just hope that nothing falls through the cracks that would put their clients at risk.

So how does a modern MSP deliver security and protection effectively now that they are the only things that matter?

Cyberthreat update from Acronis CPOCs: Week of July 18, 2020

Here at Acronis, we’re always monitoring for dangers to your data, deploying updates to handle newly-discovered vulnerabilities, and issuing alerts and recommendations to help you stay protected. Our global network of Acronis Cyber Protection Operations Centers (CPOCs) continue to work around the clock to proactively detect and defend against the latest cyberthreats.

Part of this work includes video updates to inform you of new hazards in the digital landscape. Here’s a look at some of the most recent breaking news and analyses.

Acronis Cyber Cloud - July updates

Acronis has moved away from big, version-based launches of the Acronis Cyber Cloud platform, and switched to a new cadence of monthly updates to the MSP services platform. Since the 9.0 release, when Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud was introduced, there have already been two product updates —July’s release is the third. These rapid improvements brought a number of highly demanded cyber protection features to help you successfully adjust your clients to working remotely without sacrificing their protection.

Going forward, we’ll have smaller but more frequent releases. This approach will simplify and speed up the adoption of new capabilities — each release will have fewer changes, making it easier to learn and implement. The shortened planning and development cycle will enable us to quickly address changes in the current work environment, so we can deliver the most demanded features and innovations in Acronis products every month.