March 31, 2021 — Dave Kostos
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How service providers will guide the new approach to cyber protection

Acronis
Cyber Protect Cloud

This year’s Cyber Protection Week Global Report shows that organizations around the world are still grappling with the changes sparked by COVID and the modern cyberthreat landscape. Businesses are acutely aware of the challenges facing them – from data privacy regulations to remote worker support to data theft, malware, phishing attacks and more – but their strategies to overcome them simply aren’t working. Half of the organizations we surveyed saw data loss that led to downtime in the past year despite all of their work to stay protected.

For IT service providers offering modern cyber protection, these findings represent a significant opportunity to deliver more reliable, comprehensive, and effective protection services and unlock expanded revenue streams with both existing and new clients along the way.

Ready to offer your clients modern cyber protection? Here’s how you can get started.

Deliver simplified cyber protection

Our research finds that organizations are approaching security with the idea that more solutions will create more protection. Nearly 80% of the IT pros surveyed for the 2021 Cyber Protection Week Global Report have up to 10 different protection solutions and agents running simultaneously to deliver capabilities like

  • Ransomware protection and remediation
  • Anti-malware with zero-day threat prevention
  • Automated patch management
  • Vulnerability assessments
  • URL filtering
  • Continuous data protection
  • Hard drive health monitoring
  • Backup forensics

With our new no-charge licensing for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, service providers can eliminate the complexity of these patchwork IT stacks. They can deliver all of these capabilities to clients through a single solution, installed via one agent and managed through one console – simplifying their own deployment and management efforts.

Reduce the risk of today’s worst cyberthreats

In 2020, the FBI reported that cybercrime rose by 400% as cybercriminals exploited a global workforce adjusting to remote work. Every week, headlines announced data breaches and, according to our report, concerns about cyberthreats were almost universally high, regardless of threat type, business size, region, or industry. The cyberthreats IT pros are most concerned about include:

  • Data theft
  • Malware
  • Phishing attacks
  • Ransomware
  • IoT attacks
  • DoS / DDoS attacks
  • Cryptojacking

Offering cyber protection solutions like Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud ensures that you can provide proactive, active, and reactive defenses against all modern cyberthreats – including the waves of new, zero-day threats that are emerging each day – while keeping your clients in compliance with the unique regulations they’re subject to.

Build in flexibility for unique client requirements

Clients will always value services that are customized to their environments and priorities over a one-size-fits-all approach to IT. And as we learned in this year’s report, these priorities can vary significantly, including everything from data privacy and modernized cybersecurity stacks to migrating to the cloud and updating websites.

  • Data privacy and compliance – 48%
  • Modernizing cybersecurity stack, reducing risk – 45.3%
  • Supporting improved remote-work environments – 39%
  • Building a disaster recovery program – 34%
  • Bridging the IT skills gap – 32%
  • Rearchitecting networks – 31%
  • Migrating infrastructure and/or applications to the cloud – 24%
  • Reducing infrastructure complexity – 23%
  • Website updates – 16%

With Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, MSPs can expand their service portfolio to meet client requirements and market demand with advanced protection packs that extend their capabilities. By adding advanced protection packs such as Advanced Backup, Advanced Security, Advanced Disaster Recovery, and Advanced Management to customize their services to deliver the optimum level of cyber protection for each client and every workload.

No-charge access to Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud

It’s now easier than ever for service providers to seize the opportunities highlighted by the Cyber Protection Week Global Report. Today Acronis unveiled a new, no-charge version of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud that makes it more profitable for service providers to design and offer a comprehensive cyber protection services portfolio with little to no upfront costs.

Featuring a set of essential cyber protection capabilities included at no cost or on a pay-as-you-go basis, the new version of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud enables MSPs to build services, ensuring 100% coverage of clients' workloads with cyber protection.

Learn more about our new licensing for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud in today’s announcement post.

Looking for even more insights? Review all of the opportunities open to your service provider business today with our 2021 Acronis Cyber Protection Week Global Report.

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