Data Protection

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.

British Airways Hit with GDPR Fine

The kaboom you heard earlier this week was the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)  laying the hammer on British Airways in the form of a ₤183.39 M ($230M) fine for its failure to prevent a 2018 data breach that disclosed sensitive data on over half a million BA customers.

It’s exactly the kind of disaster that BA could have avoided had it heeded our advice early last year: “Get moving fast to improve cyber protection and privacy for your customers’ sensitive data. It won’t be long before national regulatory agencies start levying massive fines on well-known companies that fail to do so.

 

Acronis Now Offers Backup for G Suite and Cryptomining Protection for Businesses

With two newly released updates, Acronis takes its cyber protection capabilities for businesses to an exciting new level, allowing IT pros and business managers to focus on other priorities and rest even easier knowing their data is safe. The latest updates add integrated G Suite protection to Acronis’ existing backup and recovery services for more than 20+ platforms, plus built-in protection against cryptojacking, one of the fastest-growing malware threats.

Let’s take a closer look at how Acronis strengthened its cyber protection capabilities for businesses that take advantage of Acronis’ cloud offerings, Acronis Backup Service and Acronis Backup Cloud.

In case you missed it, Microsoft issued a warning last Friday to alert users that they might experience issues with the upcoming May 2019 Update for Windows 10 (version 1903) – and the issues are difficult to avoid. The good news is that Microsoft’s proactive communications means you can take precautions to protect your data before you initiate the update.

Use these seven tips to manage any changes ahead, whether it’s a standard Win 10 update, if your one of the 35% of companies upgrading from Win 7, or you’re coping with any future system update.
 

CRN Partner Program Guide 5-Star Award Winner

The Acronis Partner Program is a 2019 CRN Partner Program Guide 5-Star winner – a tremendous endorsement of the key ways we work to put our partners first.

Trends from Four Years of Acronis World Backup Day Survey

Every year Acronis celebrates World Backup Day with special deals, discussions, and global surveys of data protection habits, experiences, and concerns. While these celebrations evolve year-to-year to reflect the changing landscape of cyber protection, Acronis’ World Backup Day Survey includes many points that are tracked each year.

Responses to these annual questions offer a fascinating look into how consumers have valued and protected what matters on their devices over time.

Robert Herjavec announced as keynote

Given the evolving threats to today’s digital world, Acronis has been leading the charge to develop a new approach to safeguarding it – one that combines the safety of data protection with the threat counter-measures of cybersecurity. Acronis calls this next generation of digital defense “cyber protection.”

Now Acronis is bringing together the world’s largest community of cyber protection professionals at a two-and-a-half-day conference committed to improving the protection of critical digital assets and systems.

The Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2019 will be held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort on October 13–16, 2019, and it promises to be the must-attend event for IT infrastructure managers, CIOs, service providers, value-added resellers, ISVs, and developers.

World Backup Day 2019 Survey Results

As World Backup Day 2019 approaches this Sunday, the results of Acronis’ global annual survey regarding the public’s knowledge and habits of data protection are in – and with 65 percent of consumers reporting data loss by themselves or their family members, it looks like 2018 was a particularly dangerous year.

In addition, as CEOs and other C-level executives increasingly lose their jobs following data incidents, the 2019 survey also marked the first time we’ve polled business professionals regarding their knowledge and data protection habits as well.

The findings of this year’s World Backup Day Survey reveal some notable contradictions between consumer beliefs and practical choices, as well as an interesting contrast between the value people and businesses place on their data’s value and the steps they take to protect it.

Celebrating Advanced Tech and the Differentiation Paradox at CloudFest 2019

There’s no doubt businesses increasingly view the cloud as an agile, efficient way to manage their IT needs: 58 percent are moving toward a hybrid IT environment and another 18 percent are looking to move completely to the cloud (per 451 Research). This means that managed service providers (MSPs) need the right tools to stay in the game – and ahead of the competition – to facilitate this process for customers and capture some of the projected $186.4 billion cloud computing market.

Next week at CloudFest 2019, Acronis will join 7,000 global cloud, hosting, and service provider industry pros to share IT solutions that enable MSPs to solve pressing, complex customer problems. Here’s a preview of what will be top-of-mind at Acronis’ CloudFest booth #F04.