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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.

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.

Decisions, Decisions: How MSPs Can Use Third-Party Reports When Considering Ransomware Solutions

A valuable aid in determining whether legacy data protection and cybersecurity solutions are effective against modern cyberthreats is to leverage independent third-party research. These parties measure the actual performance and protection of competing solutions.

These studies can be vital, providing the kind of unvarnished, professional analysis that most MSPs, VARs and IT pros cannot do on their own – helping them determine whether or not the vendor they use (or are considering) will protect data against today’s threat landscape.

Acronis Cyber Cloud 8.0

To stay competitive and grow today, service providers need to ensure all customers stay #CyberFit. But with everything from insider threats to ransomware and cryptojacking on the rise, not to mention the impact recent data breaches have had – from financial and compliance-related penalties to reputational damage – service providers need the right support to ensure that task is easy and enables growth opportunities.

That’s why each new version of Acronis Cyber Cloud improves two things: partner cyber protection capabilities – enhancing some or all of the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection; and partner delivery of cyber protection services to end customers – making managing cyber protection day-to-day easier, more efficient and even more secure.

Acronis Cyber Cloud 8.0 is no exception. Here’s a preview of some key enhancements coming via the solution’s core service offerings.

 

Acronis Announces Partnership with Microsoft AzureIn the latest move to continually increase choice and flexibility to its customers and service partners, this week Acronis announced a new strategic partnership with Microsoft for deeper integration of Acronis’ data protection products with Microsoft’s Azure cloud services. The partnership will provide expanded access to the public cloud platform, giving customers another option for their backup storage and disaster recovery.

As a result of the partnership, customers and service providers will be able to store their data or clients’ data in the Azure cloud more easily. That’s because Azure will be available as a possible storage destination in future versions of Acronis products, appearing alongside our own secure Acronis Cloud and other public cloud vendors. 

The partnership expands the capabilities Acronis already delivers to those who rely on Azure.

 

In the world of information technology, delivering cloud-based services is the next train barreling down the tracks. This ever-expanding, ever-evolving opportunity is moving at a remarkable speed (which is why there are so many aaS acronyms out there).

Even with big players like Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and Google in the mix, there’s plenty of opportunity for service providers to jump aboard.

Certifications that prove cloud security

Perhaps you are looking to avert a disaster, such as avoiding the ransomware attacks that are expected to hit businesses every 14 seconds by 2019. Or you may be trying to comply with new requirements like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect in May.

Whatever the reason, determining the security offered by a cloud service provider has to be a priority for businesses. Certain technologies and certifications are essential for ensuring your data is safe in the cloud.


We’ve all heard the phrase “time is money.” If you’ve ever questioned the truth of that statement, consider this: 98 percent of organizations surveyed by the Rand Group reported that a single hour of downtime costs over $100,000. Advancements in technology make that number both astounding and understandable ... every minute counts.

That’s why Update 2 for Acronis Backup, the recently launched set of enhancements, focused on addressing user-benefits that would deliver savings that went beyond “just” data.