For Remote Work, DCIG Whitepaper Shows Protection is Critical

Remote workers need cyber protection

When we made the decision a few weeks ago to delay the general availability of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, it was because we wanted to incorporate new cyber protection features for remote workers and workloads. After all, an unprecedented number of people were suddenly being forced to work from home, and their data, applications, and systems needed protection.

That same day, we got an email from our colleagues at the market research firm DCIG to let us know they just published a blog article about how one of their analysts successfully used Acronis True Image for cyber protection and resilience at his home office following a hardware failure.

The timing couldn’t have been more synchronistic.

We got on a call with DCIG to share with them the updated vision of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud and by the time that call was over, we had decided to work with DCIG to expand their blog post into an executive whitepaper about cyber protection at home.

Protecting home offices

In the whitepaper, storage analyst Ken Clipperton discusses how is motherboard failed on his primary work computer in his home office. That failure killed both the boot solid-state drive (SSD) and the data hard disk drive (HDD) on the machine.

Lucky for Ken, he had used Acronis True Image to create an Acronis Survival Kit on an external hard drive just a few days prior to the failure. This all-in-one recovery drive includes both a backup of his entire computer as well as all of the boot media files

Clipperton goes on to discuss how – thanks to the help of Acronis True Image – he got back up and running. He provides some prescriptive guidance for adopting a cyber protection approach at home.

Securing remote workers and workloads

Having recently been briefed on Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, Clipperton’s whitepaper also discusses how this service provider solution can meet the needs of larger organizations that are suddenly managing a surge in their remote workforce.

Among the capabilities he covers are:

  • Remote desktop access from Windows or Mac
  • Acronis’ integrated VPN
  • Predefined protection plans for remote workers
  • URL filtering, including specific COVID-19 scams
  • Patching for now popular telecommuting applications like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Slack
  • Remote wipes of Windows-based machines
  • Cyber Protection Operations Center (CPOC) alerts related to health-related threats
  • Voice-controlled operations that minimize touching of shared surfaces
  • Remote desktop connectivity for end-users over RDP

To check out the details and read this quick three-page report, download the whitepaper here.