July 06, 2005
Press release

Acronis Privacy Expert Corporate adds more anti-spyware, data security features for Enterprises

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., JULY 6, 2005 — Acronis, Inc., the technological leader in storage management solutions, announced its Acronis Privacy Expert Suite 8.0 has been upgrade for the enterprise environment to protect corporate workstations and servers.

The new version, named Acronis Privacy Expert 8.0 Corporate, which begins shipping tomorrow, is optimized for the enterprise environment and includes a centralized management console, the ability to deploy agents to networked PCs, and the ability to run the various antispyware and data security applications on remote PCs. Among other features are spyware shield for proactive protection and automatic spyware definition updates.

"Identity theft and financial fraud are becoming epidemic," wrote Avivah Litan, vice president and research director in Gartner Research, and Ray Wagner, research vice president in the Gartner Information Security Strategies group, in a 2004 report entitled "The Growing Threat of Online Attacks on Consumers. "Although these kinds of crimes have been around for ages, the Internet has provided criminals with a wide variety of new, online methods for swindling unsuspecting victims.

"Spyware is among the most destructive applications that can be introduced to a corporate system," said Max Tsypliaev, CEO of Acronis. "It can compromise intellectual property, put corporate databases at risk and opens a company to significant legal culpability. Having a proactive method of defeating it before it damages a user's system is a most effective way of protecting your corporate information."

"Both last year and this year, PC Magazine saw fit to honor Acronis' consumer version of this product, Acronis Privacy Expert Suite 7.0 and 8.0, with its Editor's Choice Awards," said Stephen Lawton, Acronis director of marketing. "Corporate IT directors have third-party validation that the core product is solid and can easily fit into an overall corporate security program."

About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 15 offices worldwide and employees in 50+ countries. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20.000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at www.acronis.com.
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