December 14, 2006
Press release

Acronis, Swsoft Sign Distribution Agreement for Acronis True Image Server for the Plesk Control Panel

December 14, 2006, Burlington, MA — Acronis, Inc. (, the technological leader in storage management software, announced it has expanded its joint development and marketing relationship with SWsoft Inc. by providing the automation and virtualization software vendor with OEM versions of Acronis True Image Server for Linux and Windows. The software will work with the SWsoft Plesk 8.1 control panel software. The stand-alone solution, which also works with other control panels, enables service providers to offer back-up and recovery capabilities with dedicated hosting packages.

Two versions of the software will be available exclusively through SWsoft. Acronis True Image Light provides basic system protection and recovery of servers with minimal downtime, while Acronis True Image Pro is a comprehensive version that gives service providers more protection and functionality including remote back-ups, incremental back-ups, high compression capability, back-up sharing across networks and more.

"Acronis and SWsoft have a long history of working together to deliver comprehensive, high-performance software solutions for the hosting industry," said Serg Bell, CEO of the Herndon, VA-based SWsoft. "This partnership supports our OPEN FUSION strategy to create a unified hosting ecosystem by advancing the integration of SWsoft products with a range of systems, applications and solutions."

"For more than two years now, Acronis has been focusing intensely on delivering enterprise-class virtualization tools," said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. "This agreement builds on the joint development partnership the companies announced in September 2004 and incorporates SWsoft's Open Fusion technology initiative into our next-generation Acronis True Image Server applications for Windows and Linux. This could not have been done without the cooperation of the engineering resources of SWsoft's Developer Network."

Terms of the agreement were not released.


OPEN FUSION is a SWsoft technology initiative to move SWsoft's entire line of products to a common platform to advance integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions. The platform reduces time-to-market for service offerings and enhances integration with single sign-on, a consistent user interface, unified application and license management, and improved infrastructure manageability.

About SWsoft

SWsoft is a recognized leader in server automation and virtualization software. With more than 10,000 customers in over 100 countries, SWsoft's suite of award-winning products delivers proven performance, manageability and value. SWsoft is a high-growth company funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners and Intel Capital. For more information about SWsoft, visit

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
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