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Exploring the MSP managed security survey resultsWe recently shared our excitement about a new research study we commissioned that looked at the trends in managed security and backup among MSPs. That blog provided an overview of the survey’s methodology and a few preliminary data points. In this blog, we will dive into the first main section of the survey which looked at security, and we will discuss how the findings relate to the benefits provided by Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud.

Amy Luby is Acronis IT Channel Chief Evangelist

As an MSP, I was always looking for better tools, tools that would ultimately help me deliver a higher level of service to my clients. As expensive as it is to change tools, if the benefits outweighed the pain of switching, I was all over it.

Today, protecting your clients from cyberthreats has become a full-time job. Exploits are created every minute of every day, making it practically impossible for most IT service providers to keep pace to counter them all.

Now more than ever, MSPs need modern tools to manage modern threats.

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.

The Secret Shortcut to a Disaster Recovery as a Service Offering

Implementing a disaster recovery (DR) program used to be hard – from getting space in a co-location data center, to redeploying depreciated hardware, to dealing with dedicated black-box hardware. Through the magic of the cloud and sophisticated software that integrates backup and orchestrates failovers to cloud-based recovery machines for production, a DR offering has now become the simplest way to increase revenues and deepen client relationships.

Enabling a fully-functional managed disaster recovery as a service program, leveraging existing client backup data, can be as easy as the flip of a switch.

Demystifying the CARES Act for MSPs

MSPs can benefit from CARES Act aid

The U.S. Government pulled together the largest economic stimulus package in our nation’s history and they did it in one week. This is an incredible accomplishment and a testament to our country’s ability to work together when faced with a crisis the likes of which we have not seen before.

Acronis' Amy Luby just spoke to the CEO of Lendio, Brock Blake, and two MSP business owners, Amy Babinchak and Lori Tisinai, about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, who it is for, and what the best strategies are for accessing those funds. Brock explained who’s eligible for the CARES Act and how Lendio is making it easy for small business owners to apply for and find the right banks.

MSPs Excited for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud Launch

At last year’s Acronis Global Cyber Summit, a highpoint was launching the beta program for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud. This solution integrates backup with full-stack next-generation anti-malware protection and comprehensive endpoint management tools for comprehensive, AI-enhanced cyber protection. With endpoint protection, patch management, vulnerability assessments, and AI-based hard drive failure detection – all delivered through single product and a single console – it is poised to be a game-changer.

Now Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud is set to launch later this month, so we thought we’d share the reactions several of our MSP partners had of the new solution.

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.

Session tracks announced for Acronis Global Cyber Summit

When signing up for a conference, the ultimate goal is to walk away with new insights and actionable information that will help you in your current role, while also developing new and lasting skills. Yet too often, conferences that can sound promising often turn into a sales pitch for the sponsor’s latest product. You want to learn about the new solutions available, but the focus should be on learning.

That’s why, following last year’s Acronis Global Cyber Summit, the feedback we received was so rewarding – it all revolved around the strength of the educational content: “It was a great event and not a giant sales pitch!”

Now, we’re proud to say that the breakout sessions at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020 that will help you get your organization #CyberFit have been set.