Building MSP cybersecurity services isn’t hard with the right advice

Small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) struggled through a fretful year of sudden pandemic-driven changes: employees forced to work from home, sensitive data abruptly moved to cloud-based SaaS applications, and a baffling array of new cyberthreats – including 350,000 new malware threats being identified every day and a 400% increase in cybercrime last year being reported by the FBI.

For 2021, that last challenge is particularly daunting: few SMBs are capable of keeping pace with a daily barrage of ransomware attacks, tech supply-chain incursions like the SolarWinds breach, and severe vulnerabilities like Microsoft’s recent Exchange Server fiasco – especially in light of their paltry tech budgets and headcount.

SMBs are desperate to outsource these problems, and that presents a huge opportunity for MSPs willing to step up and help.

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 4.5: Introducing new updates

Data has become the world’s most valuable resource, and is at the core of everyday operations for nearly every business. Organizations and service providers are always looking for ways to improve the efficiency and reliability of their data centers — and to meet the shifting needs of their userbase with minimal expense.

Today, we’re announcing a significant update to Acronis Cyber Infrastructure that will introduce new capabilities and performance enhancements, improving manageability while strengthening the security and availability of business-critical data.

New capabilities for delivering the enhanced protection MSP clients need

The cyberthreat landscape continues to evolve on a daily basis – luckily, your cyber protection solution from Acronis continues to evolve as well. In February’s release of Acronis Cyber Cloud, we introduced numerous data protection and security enhancements to help you deliver cyber protection in an even more easy, efficient and secure way.

As a result of these updates, our MSP partners can now deliver enhanced cyber protection.

Acronis pros recognized as 2021 CRN Channel Chiefs

As a channel-focused company, everyone at Acronis works to provide our partners with the solutions, strategies, and support they need to compete. While the service providers, resellers, and distributors we work with often praise that commitment, earning recognition from industry observers is a nice affirmation too.

That’s why we’re so pleased to learn that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, just named two of our key team members – Patrick Hurley, Vice President and General Manager of Sales, Americas, and Amy Luby, Chief Channel Evangelist – to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs.

Pulse of the MSP 2021: Survey reveals trends in the IT Channel

Acronis recently conducted a survey with managed service providers (MSPs) as a follow-up to our in-depth research project last year to take the current pulse of the industry. Unsurprisingly, the results of our survey reveal that the MSP market is undergoing a significant transformation – particularly as the trends that were already in play were accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Let’s take a quick look at the top findings from this Pulse of the MSP 2021 report.

Acronis Channel experts reveal how to defend MSP clients against cyberthreats

Cybercrime is escalating at an alarming rate. As a result, experts forecast $6 trillion in damages in 2021 alone. Join Acronis Channel experts Amy Luby and Candid Wüest at IoTTSA Beyond the Curve today (January 20) at 2:00 pm to learn about the most dangerous cyberthreats facing the industry in the year ahead – and how a comprehensive cyber protection solution keeps your MSP business and your clients protected and profitable through it all.

How CloudTech S.A.S. boosted RPO by 50% and protected customers with Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

As a managed service provider, you know how important choosing the right vendor can be. Businesses live and die by the quality of their IT services, and when your clients aren't getting what they require, it’s a risk to their livelihood and to your own. That’s the situation that CloudTech S.A.S. found themselves in when Arcserve’s data backup solution was no longer meeting their needs.

Service providers looking for the best Arcserve alternative should consider tested solutions that have already delivered incredible results for others in the IT channel. A recent case study details how Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud helped CloudTech take their service offerings to the next level.

MSPs urged to recognize opportunities at the #AcronisCyberSummit

Wow. I have been involved in creating a lot of events during my career but I’ve never been involved with anything as big – or frankly as historic – as the Acronis Cyber Summit 2020. During the Summit’s three days, we welcomed more than 8,500 professionals who registered to hear 130 speakers and 20 sponsors, which means we may have pulled off what might be the largest security-focused hybrid event ever.

As a former managed service provider (MSP), I was thrilled that the Summit’s mission was different than some of the vendor events I’ve attended in the past. That’s because it wasn’t focused on pitching a product, but rather it delivered the information, training, and content to help our IT channel partners grow.

2020 Acronis #CyberFit Partners Awards

The Acronis community really is something special, as anyone who is attending the Acronis Global Cyber Summit this week can attest. And while we love sharing useful information, practical strategies, and great solutions, we also know our success is based on the success of our partners.

So for the second year, we’re recognizing the top distributors, service providers, value-added resellers, ISVs, and OEM companies from around the world for their excellence and outstanding work in spreading the message of cyber protection.

Today, Acronis’ Founder and CEO Serguei Beloussov announced the winners of this year’s Acronis #CyberFit Partners Awards

Join Pedro Martinez at the Acronis Cyber Foundation Charity Auction

We’re less than a week away from the can’t-miss cyber protection event of 2020: the Acronis Global Cyber Summit! And at this year’s completely free virtual conference, we’re pulling out all the stops and filling October 19-21 with events that designed to inform, entertain, and inspire.

Still deciding which sessions to block your calendar off for? Here are six of the fun social activities that you won’t want to slide off your radar. Take a sneak peek and reserve your spot today to make sure you don’t miss out!