Acronis pros recognized as 2021 CRN Channel Chiefs

As a channel-focused company, everyone at Acronis works to provide our partners with the solutions, strategies, and support they need to compete. While the service providers, resellers, and distributors we work with often praise that commitment, earning recognition from industry observers is a nice affirmation too.

That’s why we’re so pleased to learn that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, just named two of our key team members – Patrick Hurley, Vice President and General Manager of Sales, Americas, and Amy Luby, Chief Channel Evangelist – to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs.

Cyberthreat update from Acronis CPOCs: Week of February 1, 2021

Here at Acronis, we’re always monitoring for dangers to your data, deploying updates to handle newly-discovered vulnerabilities, and issuing alerts and recommendations to help you stay protected. Our global network of Acronis Cyber Protection Operations Centers (CPOCs) continue to work around the clock to proactively detect and defend against the latest cyberthreats.

Part of this work includes video updates to inform you of modern hazards in the digital landscape — such as active cyberthreat campaigns and changes to the biggest botnet threats. Here’s a look at some of the most recent breaking news and analyses:

New CyberFit Partner Program to power channel growth

There’s been an unprecedented shift in how service providers and resellers are tasked with keeping their clients productive and protected. The adoption of cloud-based solutions and services was well underway before the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated that transformation. Acronis’ cloud ecosystem more than doubled since 2018.

While new client demands can mean new strains for our channel partners, Acronis wants to make things easier – and more profitable – for you. That’s why we’ve unveiled the new Acronis #CyberFit Partner Program.

Pulse of the MSP 2021: Survey reveals trends in the IT Channel

Acronis recently conducted a survey with managed service providers (MSPs) as a follow-up to our in-depth research project last year to take the current pulse of the industry. Unsurprisingly, the results of our survey reveal that the MSP market is undergoing a significant transformation – particularly as the trends that were already in play were accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Let’s take a quick look at the top findings from this Pulse of the MSP 2021 report.

Cyberthreat update from Acronis CPOCs: Week of January 25, 2021

Here at Acronis, we’re always monitoring for dangers to your data, deploying updates to handle newly-discovered vulnerabilities, and issuing alerts and recommendations to help you stay protected. Our global network of Acronis Cyber Protection Operations Centers (CPOCs) continue to work around the clock to proactively detect and defend against the latest cyberthreats.

Part of this work includes video updates to inform you of modern hazards in the digital landscape — such as newly-discovered cryptojackers and severe vulnerabilities in popular software. Here’s a look at some of the most recent breaking news and analyses:

OSAMiner: The Apple cryptojacker that hid for five years

While OSAMiner has been around since 2015, and known since at least 2018, a newly discovered version of OSAMiner has remained hidden from researchers by cleverly concealing one run-only AppleScript inside of another run-only AppleScript. Run-only scripts do not contain human-readablez code and are notoriously difficult to fully decompile. Some IoCs have been able to be identified in these campaigns but a full analysis was not previously available, leaving some of the critical files in these campaigns lurking in the dark. This has changed with a couple of recently developed tools to aid in decompiling AppleScripts.

Using these tools, we can now get a better view at the internals of the files in this cryptojacking campaign, as well as a broader view of the files associated with the malware.

Celebrating 40 years of Data Privacy Day

Each year, January 28 marks a global effort to highlight one of the most important aspects of our digital world: data privacy.

That’s because the first legally-binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection, Convention 108, was ratified by the Council of Europe on January 28, 1981 — 40 years ago today. Americans commemorate the signing with Data Privacy Day, while Europeans observe the same anniversary as Data Protection Day.

Whatever you call the day, in the 40 years since the signing, the importance of data privacy has probably never been higher than it is today.

MSPs: Start the new year off with time-saving improvements

If we learned one thing in 2020, it was that time is valuable, especially when you’re trying to keep all of your clients happy, productive, and protected. Managed service providers (MSPs) don’t have time to waste on clunky platforms or solutions. They need technologies that are reliable and streamline things so they can address the next issue – or maybe even get home for dinner on time.

As your partner, Acronis wants to help your team make the most out of the time you spend helping clients. That’s why, in addition to making some welcome UX improvements, we’re rolling out some time-saving capabilities in the January release of Acronis Cyber Cloud.

Cyberthreat update from Acronis CPOCs: Week of January 18, 2021

Here at Acronis, we’re always monitoring for dangers to your data, deploying updates to handle newly-discovered vulnerabilities, and issuing alerts and recommendations to help you stay protected. Our global network of Acronis Cyber Protection Operations Centers (CPOCs) continue to work around the clock to proactively detect and defend against the latest cyberthreats.

Part of this work includes video updates to inform you of modern hazards in the digital landscape — such as new tactics seen in phishing and ransomware campaigns. Here’s a look at some of the most recent breaking news and analyses:

D&H Distributing empowers SMB-focused MSPs with Acronis Cyber Protection Solutions

There’s always been a tension between the haves and the have-nots. In the business world, large enterprises often have security technologies in place that small and mid-sized organizations cannot access. But thanks to a new partnership agreement, those resellers who focus on small businesses and the managed service providers (MSPs) who handle IT for SMB clients can now provide access to the same cyber protection technologies that the world’s leading companies and professional sports teams rely on.

That’s because D&H Distributing, a leading provider of SMB and consumer technologies to the North American high-tech channel, has formed a new partnership with Acronis to make our comprehensive range of cyber protection solutions available to its service provider partners through the D&H Cloud Marketplace.