Backup

Acronis Independent Test Ranking


As with many products, users often choose software based on trusted media reviews and reports. Reviews that are based on tests that clearly compare products against each other can be the most insightful when trying to find the best option.

Knowing how we stack-up against the competition is helpful to Acronis as well, so we recently put ourselves in the shoes of a regular user – examining recent tests to identify which backup product stood out from the crowd.

CCleaner Malware

Users of CCleaner for Windows, a maintenance and file clean-up tool developed by Avast Piriform, are being told to update their software immediately, since it’s been discovered that hackers had installed a backdoor in the official application that would allow additional malware to be added to the infected system.

The ability of cybercriminals to access user systems by adding malware into official software builds of trusted vendors is a major red flag. Protecting your data just got even more critical, so here’s what you need to know.

Mobile Backup to NAS

Most people want data protection to be as simple as possible: either so easy that it becomes an instinctive habit or, even better, completely automated so you don’t have to think about it at all.

When it comes to backing up the data on your family’s smartphones and tablets, Acronis True Image 2018 has you covered. In fact, we’ve made mobile backup so easy that all you have to do is come home and you’ll automatically back up via Wi-Fi to your PC, Mac and now NAS.  

Patya Wiper

Remember that fast-moving cyberattack that slashed its way across the globe in late June? Turns out it wasn’t really ransomware but an even more malicious piece of malware called a “wiper” that left victims with no hope of getting back their data.  

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 — 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.

VMware: "To Quiesce or not to Quiesce?"

Back Up Your Virtual Machine the Right Way! Many articles have been written about making virtual machine snapshots, but most of them are too conceptual and high level. This post discusses the practical side of making virtual machine (VM) snapshots on a VMware vSphere® platform for use as backups.

We will answer the questions:

  • What is a quiesced snapshot?
  • Why use it?
  • What problems can be encountered when you quiesce?

Top 5 Tips for Good SharePoint Backup

Top 5 Tips for Good SharePoint Backup

Microsoft SharePoint is a popular online collaboration tool used by many companies around the world. Since its introduction in 2001, the product has captured a large share of the market.

Just like your email, databases, ERP and CRM systems, SharePoint is now a business application that you must include in your data protection strategy in order to ensure maximum business continuity. However, SharePoint’s scalability and multiple deployment options can make backups challenging.

How to Avoid Ransomware: A Few Simple Tips

The internet has become an integral part of our lives. Millions of people go online every day, searching for new ways to work, communicate, and belong. While we all have different tastes, interests, and favorite websites, it’s important to stay vigilant every time you go online. Cyber criminals are out there too, analyzing online behavior of every-day users and looking for new opportunities to infect computers. Let common sense (and a few security measures) prevail!

Just by following a few simple tips, you can protect your system from being infected even if ransomware slips through into your computer. Follow these guidelines and spread the word. Together we can make the internet a safer place.

Why You Need an Acronis True Image Account

Read on to learn what doors the Acronis True Image “Account” screen opens. Plus, we’ll share how anyone (even non-customers!) can receive 5TB of cloud storage free to back up iPhone and Android data.