World Champs Boston Red Sox Choose Acronis as Their Official Cyber Protection Partner

Acronis banners flying in the historic Fenway Park

For more than 15 years, Acronis has provided innovative protection to organizations of all sizes – from start-ups to global enterprises – including forward-thinking teams in data-driven professional sport and motorsport arenas. These partnerships include teams from Formula One, Formula E, English Premier League football, and NASCAR.

Now we can add Major League Baseball’s reigning World Champs to the list of visionary sports teams, as the Boston Red Sox have selected Acronis as their Official Cyber Protection Partner.

As part of a multi-year agreement announced on May 10, Acronis will provide innovative cyber protection solutions designed to improve data resiliency, while creating a more efficient, secure workflow that benefits the Red Sox both behind the scenes and on the diamond.

Protection Solutions That Are a Home Run

This agreement gives the Red Sox access to all of Acronis’ solutions, including the cyber protection services offered from Acronis Cyber Cloud, enterprise-grade file transfers of Acronis Mass Transit, multi-machine deployment from Acronis Snap Deploy, and Acronis Active Protection, an innovative AI-based malware defense that stopped more than 400,000 ransomware attacks and saved customers an estimated $208 million in downtime and recovery costs.

What’s more, all of these services will be managed through a single, easy-to-use management console – ensuring the efficiency and ease of use the Red Sox need to maintain their top performance.

Bringing Cyber Protection to Fenway

Using innovative technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, Acronis balances the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection – safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) – to ensure a comprehensive defense for all data, applications, and systems.

“We’re thrilled to have Acronis as our Official Cyber Protection Partner,” said Red Sox Vice President of IT, Brian Shield. “Acronis’ services offer an innovative blend of data protection and cybersecurity that will ensure all of our data, regardless of volume or platform, is safe and secure so it’s available precisely when and where we need it. We look forward to a long and highly successful partnership with Acronis that will benefit our organization on and off the field.”

Cyber Protection’s Value in the Game

In terms of technology, the Red Sox have been an MLB leader for years now. Yet their continued commitment to excellence demands the most modern and innovative services available. By partnering with Acronis, that’s exactly what the team is now equipped with.

Today for the Red Sox franchise to success in seasons to come, they rely on tens of thousands of scouting reports, more than 500 TB of performance videos, coaching videos of every Red Sox pitcher and batter, and thousands of video clips of MLB prospects. To securely protect this huge volume of proprietary data when it’s in storage and in transit, the team will now rely on Acronis’ enterprise-grade cyber protection services.

Cyber Protection’s Value to the Business of Baseball

Additionally, as the Red Sox’s Official Cyber Protection Partner, Acronis will extend its services to deliver easy, efficient, and secure IT services to everything the Red Sox IT team manages throughout the park, it’s hundreds of annual events and the business’ overall infrastructure. For the Red Sox, these benefits represent a key advantage.

With these Acronis Cyber Protection services in place, the IT experts at the Red Sox gain an easy efficient, and secure way to manage everything from the lights of Fenway Park to the hundreds of concerts, conferences, charitable events, and baseball games that take place there every year.

A Shared Commitment to Excellence

A partnership between the World Champs and the world’s most secure cyber protection service underscores how vital it is for data-reliant organizations to understand and implement a cyber protection solution.

“Everyone at Acronis – particularly those at our Burlington, MA office – is thrilled that the Red Sox decided to team up with Acronis,” said Acronis Vice President and General Manager of the Americas Pat Hurley. “As a Boston native and life-long Red Sox fan, the opportunity to contribute to the success of one of baseball’s most storied franchises is very exciting. Acronis shares the Red Sox’s commitment to excellence and with the world’s most secure cyber protection solutions defending their digital environment, they’ll be empowered to achieve even more.”

For IT and cybersecurity professionals investigating the field of cyber protection, Acronis’ Global Cyber Summit is the perfect opportunity to learn how this field supports the safe and efficient growth of modern business. The Acronis Global Cyber Summit, which takes place in Miami, FL from October 13-16, will feature an appearance from a Boston Red Sox legend and world-renowned industry and cybersecurity speakers, including Robert Herjavec and Eric O’Neill.

Full details on the Summit’s speakers and agenda are available at acronis.events/summit2019.