Acronis Cyber Cloud

Top Windows Vulnerabilities May 2020

Every month, more than a thousand software vulnerabilities get reported or updated, and May 2020 was no different. While the numbers dropped slightly compared to March and April, VulnDB registered 1,225 new vulnerabilities in May, with most of these vulnerabilities affecting the widely used family of Microsoft Windows products.

In total, Microsoft released patched for 111 vulnerabilities for various products, with 16 of the CVEs rated critical and the remaining 95 as classified as important. Adobe also released patches for 36 vulnerabilities in May.

Exploring the MSP managed security survey resultsWe recently shared our excitement about a new research study we commissioned that looked at the trends in managed security and backup among MSPs. That blog provided an overview of the survey’s methodology and a few preliminary data points. In this blog, we will dive into the first main section of the survey which looked at security, and we will discuss how the findings relate to the benefits provided by Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud.

Acronis Cyber Protect is hereThe catchy title for this post celebrates a special moment. Not many companies have a chance to disrupt and transform an old, stable industry, but that’s exactly what Acronis did today.

That’s because we’ve released Acronis Cyber Protect – our game-changing cyber protection solution that integrates backup, disaster recovery, next-gen anti-malware, cybersecurity, and endpoint management tools into one integrated service.

As a result, we’re eliminating complexity, improving productivity, and enabling our managed service provider (MSP) partners to easily and efficiently scale while making security a focus of their service portfolio.

MSPs Can Leverage the Power of Platform Integration

The typical managed service provider (MSP) faces a daunting array of obstacles to building a successful, sustainable and profitable business. To meet these challenges, MSPs must squeeze efficiencies out of their existing tech infrastructure and staff – even as they add new services. Acronis believes the key to this effort is a broad-based leveraging of integration and automation.

We’ve outlined the opportunities to MSPs in deploying broader suites of cyber protection services as well and tactics to address the accompanying integration challenges in a new white paper titled The Five Levels of MSP Platform Integration. Here’s a brief preview.

Cybersecurity software proven to need self-defense

At Acronis, we’ve taken the ability for security software to defend itself seriously right from the start. In 2017 and 2018, our solutions were tested for self-defense capabilities by independent labs, and their research revealed Acronis Cyber Protection Solutions delivered excellent results.

Of course, we continue to improve our technologies with every release and constantly research what we can improve in all aspects of cyber protection.

Given our mission of delivering cyber protection solutions that ensure the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) of data, in preparing for our upcoming Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud launch, we improved the self-defense capabilities even further.

Acronis CPOC analyzing the recent Ragnar Locker ransomware attack

In a move that’s becoming all too familiar, cybercriminals have encrypted the systems of Energias de Portugal (EDP), one of the largest energy sector operators. The organization faces an $11 million ransom to have these systems unlocked so that they can hope to return to normal operations.

Like all of the ransomware that have filled headlines in recent years, the Ragnar Locker ransomware strain used in this attack would have been detected and eliminated if EDP had Acronis Cyber Protection solutions deployed. Learn how our innovative AI-based cybersecurity technology can help prevent ransomware fallout like this from striking your organization.

World Cyber Protection Week Survey Reveals Most IT Pros Back up Their Data – But Still Can’t Sleep at Night

As we near the end of World Cyber Protection Week – a natural (and necessary) extension of World Backup Day – we’re zero-ing in on what our 2020 survey of IT pros worldwide revealed when it comes to their experiences with data loss and protection today. We wanted to know their current thinking about and approach to keeping data and systems safe, accessible, private, authentic, and secure (SAPAS) today. And the results are revealing for our service provider partners too, shedding light on what their clients are particularly concerned with – and investing in – when it comes to protection today.

Here’s a quick look at how these pros approach data protection, what’s keeping them up at night given the current threat landscape, and what can be done so they can rest easier.

World Cyber Protection Week results for IT Pros

As the first-ever World Cyber Protection Week begins to wind down, we’re taking an in-depth look at what the results of this year’s survey mean for IT professionals around the world.

With this IT pro-focused review, you’ll learn where your peers are excelling, where they aren’t, and how you both stack up to – and can get ahead of – the pack.

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud Beta Case Studies

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud recently moved out of private beta and into public beta, making it available to any service provider or cloud distributor who is interested. This is the final step before the general availability (GA) of the product, slated for next month.

As with any new product launch, feedback from beta customers is tremendously important. For this launch, not only have we gotten feedback, but three beta participants agreed to do formal case studies about their overall impressions of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, its relevancy to their customers, and their experience.

Virtual conference for MSPs on cyber protection

We all know “Knowledge is power.” For organizations, that means keeping up with the latest protection strategies, security technologies, and cyberthreats – because their revenue depends on it. When it comes to delivering IT services, the stakes are even higher because service providers have to deliver the IT solutions that keep their clients in business.

Unfortunately, whether the limitation comes from budget, staff or time constraints, or an unexpected global health threat like the novel coronavirus Covid-19, there’s always something that blocks access to the information that can optimize your work and help grow your business.

That changes with our no-fee, no-travel Acronis Cyber Protection Virtual Conference, which features an eye-catching group of IT leaders and seasoned service providers who share practical, actionable insights – and explain why they believe cyber protection is the way forward.