Why add anti-malware protection to a backup solution?

Everything you need to know about Acronis True Image 2021’s anti-malware technology, including how to turn it off – and why you shouldn’t

Recent releases of Acronis True Image have included an integrated defense against ransomware, the fastest-growing cyberthreat. With the launch of Acronis True Image 2021, we expanded those capabilities to include a full range of advanced anti-malware capabilities, including real-time protection, antivirus scans, vulnerability assessment, web filtering, and videoconference app protection.

In the wake of this release, a lot of you were perplexed by those additional cybersecurity features and asked what was happening with your beloved backup solution.

In this article, we’ll explain why Acronis True Image evolved from a mere backup solution into the world’s first personal cyber protection solution.

Combatting new cyberthreats with a new playbook

No matter how skilled and capable your IT manager or team is at running checks on network and data, they are only as good as the technology stack you rely on. Between juggling server issues, software updates, printers not working, and constantly reminding your employees to reset passwords, they don’t have time to focus entirely on protecting your data, systems, and applications.

The technology to keep your businesses running and users productive needs to be reliable and secure.

Acronis cybersecurity expert predicts 2021’s top threats for Security Boulevard

Attendees of a recent webinar hosted by tech news site Security Boulevard got a preview of the universe of cyberthreats that businesses will face this year based on the analysis of Candid Wüest, Acronis VP of Cyber Protection Research, and his team.

Malwarebytes targeted by cyberattack group that hit SolarWinds

You don’t have to work in cybersecurity to be aware of the recent discovery that a sophisticated state actor had potentially compromised tens of thousands of private companies and government institutions in the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. The means was a software supply-chain: attackers breached the software distribution infrastructure of tech vendor SolarWinds, embedding malware in its popular Orion network management tool. When customers downloaded the latest Orion product update, the malware surreptitiously spread throughout their organizations, in many cases finding and forwarding sensitive data to external servers controlled by the attackers.

Now comes news that SolarWinds was not the only victim of this Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack. Cybersecurity vendor Malwarebytes disclosed earlier this week that it had also been victimized by the same threat actors.

New Acronis Cyber Protect update

The start of 2021 has made it clear that the protection challenges facing organizations continue to evolve. Existing systems now require greater protection flexibility, new operating systems add complexity and compatibility concerns, and cybercriminals are unleashing ever more sophisticated attacks.

To meet those evolving IT and security requirements, we’ve just rolled out the first update release to Acronis Cyber Protect – our unique integration of data protection, cybersecurity, and endpoint protection management for organizations of all sizes.

Acronis Cyber Protect earns Approved Business Security product certification

With the release of Acronis Cyber Protect in Q2 2020, Acronis joined AV-Comparatives’ annual test of business security solutions. AV-Comparatives is a world-famous independent testing organization, which was established in Austria in 1999. Certification by AV-Comparatives provides an official, globally recognized seal of approval for software performance.

The first half-year report by AV-Comparatives was just released, and Acronis received the prestigious Approved Business Security badge -- delivering a 98% detection rate and zero false positives.

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud earns VB100 certification

Launched in Britain almost two decades ago, Virus Bulletin is a world leader in security software testing. They award the VB100 certification to security products recognized by Virus Bulletin as legitimate and properly functioning anti-malware solutions.

Acronis just joined the latest round of Virus Bulletin’s annual VB100 certification testing and achieved a perfect score—a 100% detection rate with zero false positives.

Acronis Cyber Protect Beta available for on-premises installation

Around the world, IT has grown in importance for many years – and with the COVID-19 outbreak, it instantly became mission-critical. Almost overnight, it’s become impossible to get essential work done without a reliable remote workplace infrastructure. Today, every person and business depends on IT and reliable IT requires cyber protection.

Now Acronis delivers Acronis Cyber Protect, a unique set of innovations that balance all five vectors to provide modern protection in an easy, efficient, and secure way. Easy and efficient protection is made possible due to the deep integration of technologies for data protection, security, and authenticity, and hybrid cloud architecture designed for privacy.

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.

Amy Luby is Acronis IT Channel Chief Evangelist

As an MSP, I was always looking for better tools, tools that would ultimately help me deliver a higher level of service to my clients. As expensive as it is to change tools, if the benefits outweighed the pain of switching, I was all over it.

Today, protecting your clients from cyberthreats has become a full-time job. Exploits are created every minute of every day, making it practically impossible for most IT service providers to keep pace to counter them all.

Now more than ever, MSPs need modern tools to manage modern threats.