Acronis True Image now supports Apple Silicon Macs

Acronis True Image for macOS now runs on Apple Silicon Macs

If you are following the IT news and especially if you're a Mac user, you surely are aware of the introduction of the first Macs with the M1 chip last November. The M1 chip is the culmination of more than a decade of Apple's work creating chips for the iPhone and the iPad.

Today, we are happy to announce that Acronis True Image, the only personal cyber protection solution, now supports Apple Silicon.

Acronis True Image supports Apple Silicon devices

The addition of this support means you can protect your digital life and take full advantage of the performance and efficiency of the M1 Macs. Apple says the M1 delivers “up to 3.5x faster CPU performance, up to 6x faster GPU performance, and up to 15x faster machine learning” with up to double the battery life.

At the same time, the performance of our devices improves, cyberthreats are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and harder to detect. As noted in The Acronis Cyberthreat Report 2020, ransomware continues to be the most prominent cyberthreat.

While they were once safe from ransomware, unfortunately, Mac users are now under attack as well. A new piece of Mac malware dubbed Silver Sparrow has been spotted recently on nearly 30,000 Mac computers, and it runs natively on Apple's new M1 processors without the need for Apple's Rosetta translation environment.

Combatting cyberthreats against Macs

Historically, the simplest defense against ransomware was to create a backup. If you get attacked, you merely restore your system from a backup made before you got infected. But what happens when the copy of your data you were going to use to recover has been encrypted or infected by malware?

Unfortunately, traditional backup solutions are unable to detect and prevent data corruption from modern malware. Once your original data gets infected, it can be days – or even weeks – before you realize that the data you’ve been meticulously backing up has been compromised. That’s why a traditional backup is no longer sufficient to safeguard your data, applications, and systems. 

“Individuals and businesses alike need a new, more robust approach to protect data that allows them to easily, efficiently, and securely overcome the threats to data, application, and systems at work and home. They need cyber protection,” said Serguei “SB” Beloussov, founder and CEO of Acronis. 

Final thought

With the release of Acronis True Image 2021, we brought the first truly comprehensive personal cyber protection solution to the market – integrating advanced cybersecurity with our best-of-breed backup.

The benefit for you is that you are sure to have authentic, unaltered data that’s free of malware for safe recoveries. You can proactively stop any malware attack and then quickly restore affected files.

Get Acronis True Image today to protect your tomorrow.