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Develop better cyber protection in 2021

While leaving legacy IT solutions and approached behind can be daunting it’s essential to modern cyber protection.

To help individuals, organizations, and service providers looking to modernize their cyber protection after this year’s Cyber Protection Week, we’re recommending five initial steps to help make the transition to modern cyber protection easier and more affordable.

Acronis Cyber Protection Week 2021 infographic

Traditional backup and cybersecurity solutions can’t fully protect modern data and devices. Data loss is on the rise for individual IT users and IT professionals because outdated solutions are being applied to today’s cyberthreats.

It’s time to rethink how you approach cyber protection. Check out how to get started with this infographic.

 

MSPs guiding businesses toward better cyber protection

Our Cyber Protection Week Global Report shows that organizations are still grappling with the changes sparked by COVID and the modern cyberthreat landscape. They’re aware of the challenges facing them but their strategies to overcome them simply aren’t working.

For IT service providers offering modern cyber protection solutions, these findings represent a significant opportunity to deliver more reliable, comprehensive, and effective protection and unlock expanded revenue streams along the way.

Cyber Protection Week top takeaways

Everyone in the world relies on data – from students attending classes on Zoom to MSPs managing the IT needs of dozens of different companies. But their experiences, concerns, and priorities when it comes to technology are uniquely their own.

Today, we’re recognizing three of these distinct perspectives: sharing the most important takeaways from the 2021 Acronis Cyber Protection Week Global Report for personal IT users, end-user IT professionals, and professional IT service providers.

Acronis Cyber Protection Week 2021

This Cyber Protection Week – March 29 through April 2 – individuals and organizations around the globe have experienced changes they couldn’t have planned for. Along the way, many found that the solutions they had in place weren’t enough to keep the data they rely on protected.

It’s time to rethink how we protect data, applications, and systems. And to do that, we surveyed 4,400 personal IT users and IT professionals from around the world, collected their unique experiences and concerns to create the inaugural Cyber Protection Week Global Report.

2020 MSP Cybersecurity Readiness Survey Results

During the first quarter of 2020, Acronis commissioned Omdia (formerly Ovum) to conduct a survey of managed service providers (MSPs) to explore the trends in managed security and backup. The goal of the study was to get an up-to-date view on what cybersecurity and backup services are currently offered, what features matter most, what future plans they might have to expand their offerings, and what business, operational, and technical challenges make it harder for MSPs to execute.

Naturally, we also wanted the perspective of MSPs and real data about the IT channel’s capabilities and concerns before launching Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud. It seems we’ve rolled out this new service just in time.

Acronis opens new R&D center in Bulgaria

With technology, things are always changing. So as a global leader in cyber protection and hybrid cloud solutions, Acronis has to continuously invest in research and development (R&D) to ensure we’re providing customers with the best protection for their data, apps and systems using cutting-edge technologies. That innovative philosophy pays tremendous dividends in the effectiveness of our solutions.

Developing those technologies also requires us to find the best and brightest software engineers, scientists and security experts wherever they may be. That is why we have a network of R&D centers located around the world, operating in Asia, Europe and America. Such a global presence not only allows us to develop cyber protection, artificial intelligence, and blockchain-based technologies around the clock, it puts us closer to the best talent around the world.

Now that R&D network is even larger since we just opened our new European office and R&D center in Sofia, Bulgaria. The strategic location will not only help us better serve our European-based customers, but the central location enables us to more easily draw on the well-educated and dedicated technical talent pool the continent offers.

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.