Analyst Report

Canalys adds Acronis to Endpoint Security Performance Index

With the launch of Acronis Cyber Protect in 2020, we began to compete in other sectors above and beyond backup and recovery. With integrated anti-malware, vulnerability assessments, and URL filtering, Acronis started looking more like an endpoint protection solution – and it seems the analyst community took notice.

Most notably, the market research firm Canalys recently began including Acronis in their Endpoint Security Vendor Performance Index, and our unified solutions performed very well.

Remote workers need cyber protection

When we made the decision a few weeks ago to delay the general availability of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, it was because we wanted to incorporate new cyber protection features for remote workers and workloads. After all, an unprecedented number of people were suddenly being forced to work from home, and their data, applications, and systems needed protection.

That same day, we got an email from our colleagues at the market research firm DCIG to let us know they just published a blog article about how one of their analysts successfully used Acronis True Image for cyber protection and resilience at his home office following a hardware failure.

The timing couldn’t have been more synchronistic.

GigaOM publishes hybrid cloud data protection radar

GigaOM recently published its Radar for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection, which positions 14 vendors across their solution and differentiation “radar grid.” Their 2019 review includes a lot of familiar faces, Actifio, Clumio, Cohesity, Commvault, Delphix, Druva, HYCU, IBM, Rubrik, StorageCraft, Veeam, Veritas, Zerto ... and Acronis.

Acronis is honored to not only be included but to have received the fourth-best overall positioning on the radar.

Security, IT operations and data owners must work together

IDC's Rob Westervelt, Research Director, Security Products, explores how the need to protect corporate data and IT infrastructure requires security teams to partner more closely with data owners and operations staff – and uses recent examples of ransomware attacks to show why each group must independently enforce the policies that govern corporate data.

"Building a cohesive security program requires integrated technologies,” he writes, “but organizations can't ignore the fact that people are an essential ingredient for an effective program."

 

Business Data's Value Means Cyber Protection is Needed

IDC's Andrew Smith, Research Manager, Enterprise Infrastructure, offers his thoughts on how enterprises are collecting more data than ever before and learning how to use that data to digitally transform their business...and how its increased value has implications for storage, usage, and security. A new data strategy should be considered.

"Solving this problem requires the right data strategy," he says, "something inclusive which spans organizational disciplines and ensures the flood of data being welcomed with open arms doesn't end up washing us away."

Acronis - IDC Market Note

International Data Corporation (IDC) recently reviewed the innovative functionality of Acronis Backup 12.5, noting its relevance for modern, heterogeneous, hybrid, and multi-cloud business IT environments. The IDC Market Note states that Acronis Backup 12.5 is “aimed at helping users consolidate the management and protection of data regardless of its physical location or application deployment model.”