December 09, 2013
Press release

Acronis Completes a Full Circle of Backup Protection for the Entire SMB Infrastructure

Acronis Backup & Recovery Offers SMBs a Single Solution for Disaster Recovery of Microsoft Servers - with Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and now Active Directory

Woburn, MA - December 9, 2013 - Acronis® today announced that Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11.5 now delivers comprehensive protection for all environments and platforms for SMBs. The added support of Microsoft® Active Directory® secures the "backbone" of an SMB's IT infrastructure, as tens of thousands of business-critical applications rely on Active Directory to authenticate and authorize users.
"In the event of downtime, companies freeze to a halt without Active Directory, and users within the domain can lose access to email, shared files, and their Windows® computers. The effects are devastating for an SMB," says Serg Bell, CEO of Acronis. "Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 for Active Directory quickly recovers the Active Directory domain controller, along with the operating system and data, so SMBs continue to function without skipping a beat."

Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 for Active Directory takes a snapshot of the entire disk to recover the whole system, including the Active Directory database. This disk imaging technology enables SMBs to recover to multiple platforms and dissimilar hardware, ensuring SMBs can get all their data and applications back in a shorter time and a simpler way.
"It's critical for SMBs to have a single backup solution for their servers and applications, including Active Directory, to ensure that essential business-critical applications can be restored quickly if needed," said Robert Amatruda, research director at IDC. "Acronis provides SMB's a simple and comprehensive backup solution to safeguard all their key applications such as Microsoft® Exchange, SharePoint®, SQL Server®, and Active Directory."

With a simple common user interface for all systems, Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 also removes the need for a specialized IT team and dedicated human resources to manage backups. This complete, efficient, and simple solution supports both Physical and Virtual environments, Window and Linux servers, and Microsoft applications. Now with Active Directory support, Acronis provides a "one-stop shop" for all the backup and disaster recovery needs of SMBs, significantly reducing costly system downtime.
For more information about Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 for Active Directory, visit our website.
Acronis® and Acronis Backup & Recovery® a registered trademark of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft®, Windows®, Active Directory®, SQL Server®, and SharePoint® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. IDC is a trademark or registered trademark of International Data Group Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.



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 45 locations across the globe. 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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