Weekly Tech Roundup — May 8

Tech News - May 9, 2017

When was the last time you received an email with an attachment from a stranger? Did you open it? A new phishing campaign rocketed around the world this week, and it wasn’t the only attack on personal data. Evolutions in old ransomware variants and innovative new ones were also looking for weaknesses in your data protection plans. Find out what’s next for your data in this week’s tech roundup.

Backup Reports

Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced allows users to automate detailed and visual reporting in order to comply with corporate regulations.

Compare Backup Programs

You can’t predict ransomware attacks, and your attempts to avoid them may fail. You can follow computer backup best practices, but even then there is no guarantee that devious cyber criminals won’t uncover your weaknesses. That’s why Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation integrates ransomware protection technology in the form of Acronis Active Protection. 

Independent IT security research company MRG Effitas tested eight consumer backup products against ten ransomware families with some surprising results!

Weekly Tech Roundup — May 1

Weekly Tech Roundup May 1, 2017

Have you ever seen a Word document embedded inside a PDF? There may be one already sitting in your inbox. Ransomware criminals keep coming up with new ways to bypass malware detection, for example, by embedding multiple files inside each other, and it’s proving to be very effective. Find out how this works, plus other news, in this edition of our Weekly Tech Roundup.

MRG-Effitas - Acronis Test

For the second time in two weeks, an independent lab acknowledged Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation as the best backup solution, in part due to the cutting-edge feature that actively protects against ransomware — Acronis Active Protection™.

Why is an active approach to ransomware protection really necessary? Because just having a backup is no longer enough. In order to protect your data, you have to have multiple copies in multiple places, and they need to be protected against cyber-attacks. You have to be vigilant against the data-encrypting ransomware ghosts lingering just around the corner, looking for sneaky ways to chomp on your data like this is a real-world game of Pac-Man.

Acronis Backup 12 Advanced Dashboards

Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced dashboard provides a number of customizable, dynamic widgets that give an overview of your backup infrastructure and backed-up devices.

Best Home Backup Software

MRG Effitas tested eight popular backup solutions for ransomware protection capabilities, performance, usability, and user experience. Who has the best technology?

Weekly Tech Roundup — April 24

Technology News

New malware botnets, Ransomware as a Service campaigns, and financial breaches littered the technological landscape last week. But that doesn’t mean the world of tech isn’t going to fight back. Find out what’s being done to combat these emerging threats, and what you can do to protect your data in the meantime in our weekly tech roundup.

Connect Mac to Windows File Server

Anyone who has worked in a mixed Mac/Windows shop knows that the two environments have significant compatibility issues. With Acronis Files Connect, organizations can quickly install a simple solution that eliminates these stubborn incompatibility problems, enabling Mac users to exist harmoniously and work productively in a Windows-based environment. Apple Spotlight search works properly. Problems with file naming, file access permissions, network printing, unreliable file transfers, and slow server performance disappear. 
 

Backup for Large Environments

The IT environments grow at a faster pace than the companies they serve. A decade ago, a company with 30 employees would have had half a dozen servers, a couple of dozens of PCs, and that’s it. Nowadays, there may be:

  • Few old physical servers still housing important data and applications
  • Virtual hosts, holding couple dozen virtual machines (VMs), with different applications, and even different hypervisors
  • 35+ PCs and laptops — including some Macs
  • 20-30 VMs in the cloud – in Microsoft Azure, Amazon EC2, Google, or other IaaS cloud
  • Applications and data in the cloud – most probably Microsoft Office 365
  • Few dozen corporate mobile devices – tablets, phones

All of these devices contain important company data, and need to be backed up – and your existing backup solution may not be able to support all of these, or easily scale along with your hybrid IT evolution. What should you do?