GDPR

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25, 2018 and it’s going to affect every business operating in the EU or dealing with EU customers. The new regulation replaces the outdated European Data Protection Directive that was adopted in 1995, and is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across the EU member states, protecting EU citizens’ personal data.

Acronis is currently preparing an official statement to announce full GDPR compliance — both as a company dealing with EU customers and as a vendor providing data protection technology to other businesses operating in the EU space. The announcement will be accompanied by a new set of tools enabling service providers, partners and end customers to flag, log, store, and delete data in accordance with the new regulations.

Power User Insights: Acronis Drive Cleanser

Acronis Drive Cleanser

If there is one thing Acronis is known for, it is protecting the data on your hard drive. What’s not as well-known is how thoroughly Acronis True Image allows you to wipe the data from a previously used hard drive when you’re preparing it for resale or use in a new computer.

Securing your data means taking steps to ensure it doesn’t end up in the wrong hands — and the Acronis Drive Cleanser feature makes it quick and easy.

Acronis Notary Certificate

Acronis Notary™ creates digital certificates, based on checksums of your files, and then stores these certificates in the blockchain database, Ethereum, to ensure they can never be modified.

The Story That I'm Almost Too Embarrassed to Share

Ransomware Example

One weekday not that long ago, things started out as a normal morning at work. Coffee, morning music, checking email and getting into the daily routine... until our phones suddenly started ringing off the hook and our email started blowing up. It happened quickly and all at once. Our Quality and Engineering departments were getting Windows error dialog boxes when trying to open Excel files from our shared network drives. It took a minute to figure out what was happening, but we soon noticed that many of the files on our shared drives had been renamed. We also noticed that besides not being able to open files, there were some new readme files in our shared folders. Reviewing the readme files and doing a quick Google search revealed that we'd been hit with ransomware.

Weekly Tech Roundup — June 12

Technology News

Ransomware that can infect Mac computers, PowerPoint malware without macro scripts, and hackers that are hiding espionage malware in famous social media accounts — these are some of the new threats facing your data this week. What else is on the technological horizon?

Ransomware protection

The WannaCry attack in May highlighted the threat that ransomware poses to computer users around the world. Yet months before it happened, Acronis introduced a technology that kept countless customers safe during the historic attack.

As part of Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation, Acronis Active Protection™ protects your data against the threat of ransomware by identifying, isolating and defeating malicious code based on behavior patterns before it has a chance to cripple your computer.

Power User Insights: Keeping Your Drives Clean With Archiving

Acronis Archiving

When it comes to managing the disk space on your computer, it can be a constant struggle. The good news is that Acronis True Image has a very useful feature that allows you to free up space on your drives whenever you want.

Archiving lets you move large files or files that are seldom used so you can store them in the Acronis Cloud or on a drive connected to the local computer … freeing up space on your drive.

Acronis Backup 12.5 Is Here!

Acronis Backup 12.5

Data protection is never going to be the same with the latest release of Acronis Backup 12.5 — the world’s most innovative backup solution suitable for companies of all sizes. It comes in two editions: Standard and Advanced, with an easy in-place upgrade. It means you can start small with a few physical, virtual, or cloud systems, and then easily scale out to protect your entire business on-premises, remote location, in private and public clouds, and even mobile devices. Best of all, with a unified touch-friendly web-based console you won’t spend much time or effort to protect small or large environments.

Acronis True Image

Premium Subscription users, take note: We’ve strengthened Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation, our award-winning backup and recovery solution, with additional ransomware protections and several performance enhancements.

So while independent research confirms Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation is the fastest, easiest to use and most complete backup solution available, our R&D team continues to find ways to make it even better.

Backing up Multiple Hypervisors

Acronis Backup 12.5 protects your entire multi-hypervisor environment from a single touch-friendly web-based console. You will see all your VMs and hosts in the same place, allowing you to schedule your backups, test them, and recover when needed even to a different hypervisor, physical system, or the cloud.