When it comes to data protection, you need a comprehensive backup solution or you’re putting your data at risk. That’s why the AV-Test Institute, an international and independent lab specializing in IT security and malware research, set out to evaluate the effectiveness of popular backup solutions currently available to consumers.
The threat of malicious attacks from ransomware requires a new generation of data protection product. One that has active protection that far surpasses merely backing up your data. The solution also has to be both easy to use and extremely fast so that people will actually use it! Why did Acronis not only pass the AV-Test evaluation with flying colors but take the leadership position? Let’s explore how AV-Test formally examined the data protection capabilities of some popular backup solutions.
The AV-Test institute evaluated Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation, Carbonite Personal PLUS, CrashPlan for Home, and iDrive based on usability, performance, functionality and threat protection. This in-depth analysis took into consideration the increasing vulnerability of personal data in a tumultuous technological climate and tested these solutions.
Each category required extensive testing, but it became clear relatively quickly that Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation grades brought it to the top of class. The report stated, “Acronis’s product delivered convincing results across the tested categories either coming first or shared first in all categories—scoring 78 percent on usability rating, 92 percent on performance, 90 percent on active threat protection and 85 percent on available features.”
Compared to the competition, the AV-Test Institute report found Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation to be up to 10 times faster than the competition when backing up to and restoring data from local storage. It was also the best-performing solution across a range of different data workloads and performance scenarios. And Acronis True Image crushed it. You can access the complete report here.
The report found Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation to up to 10 times faster than the competition when backing up to and restoring data from local storage.
Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation was also the only product offering active protection against ransomware. The report stated that it recovered compromised files quickly—even when those files weren’t backed up to begin with! This means that Acronis users have even less concern about losing data to evildoers.
In the end, Acronis rose to first place in each of the categories tested. The AV-Test Institute concluded, “With its ability to protect against malicious encryptors, Acronis provides a comprehensive data protection solution. The comprehensive set of easy to use features combined with outstanding performance results and an integrated threat protection offer a great data protection for private users on Windows.”
Full report: AV-TEST: Data Protection and Backup Software Test
Acronis is a Swiss company, founded in Singapore. Celebrating two decades of innovation, Acronis has more than 2,000 employees in 45 locations. Acronis Cyber Protect solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by 18,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.