July 02, 2013
Press release

Acronis® First in Quality and Reliability Categories for 2013 Storage Magazine Quality Awards

89 Percent of Respondents Would Purchase Acronis Backup & Recovery® Again, According to Storage Magazine Quality Awards

Woburn, Mass., July 2nd, 2013 - Acronis®, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced that Acronis Backup & Recovery® was placed first in the 'product reliability' and 'initial product quality' categories in Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com's eighth annual Quality Awards, outperforming Veeam Backup & Replication™ in four out of five categories including 'technical support' and 'sales-force competence.' An impressive 89 percent of respondents stated they would purchase Acronis Backup & Recovery® again.

"Receiving top honors for quality, reliability and ease-of-use in Storage magazine's Quality Awards validates our goal of continuous innovation in the backup and disaster recovery market," said Dmitri Joukovski, senior vice president of product management at Acronis. "The need for a solution that allows for complete data protection, whether it's for a physical, virtual or cloud environment is clear and we look forward to continuing to adapt Acronis Backup & Recovery to meet market demands and customer needs."

This is the most recent recognition received by Acronis for product, customer support and partner program quality, other 2013 awards include:

· Virtualization Review: Editors Choice for Business Continuity: Acronis Backup & Recovery.

· Redmond Magazine: Reader Choice Awards: Acronis Backup & Recovery recognized in eight categories including back up and disaster recovery software, migration and server migration, virtual server add-ons and drive imaging.

· National 2013 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service: Silver in Customer Service Department of the Year - Computer Software, Bronze in Customer Service Management Team of the Year and Bronze in the Contact Center of the Year (up to 100 seats) categories.

· CRN 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide.

Acronis Backup & Recovery gives organizations the ability to protect their hybrid physical, virtual and cloud environments through one management console, reducing total cost of ownership, management complexity, and margin of error through consistent user experience. The product supports backup and granular recovery at both the file and system levels and helps organizations maintain business continuity regardless of changing data protection needs.

Storage magazine publisher Jillian Coffin noted that all of the 2013 Storage Quality Award nominees, finalists and winners have made tremendous technology advances in the storage space, adding: "Each of these leaders in the competitive storage market have earned their place among the top innovators in the industry and will continue to help their customers gain greater efficiencies and performance within their storage environments."

Storage magazine's Quality Awards recognize products in five main categories: sales-force competence, initial product quality, product features, product reliability and technical support. This year, a total of 243 respondents provided 541 backup and recovery software product evaluations, helping to identify the most credible products in the industry. In total, 37 products were rated on a scale of 1.00 to 8.00, with 8.00 being the best possible score. Acronis Backup and Recovery received scores of 6.44 and 6.64 in the 'product reliability' and 'initial product quality' categories, respectively.

A full list of winners and participating vendors can be seen in Storage Magazine's June, 2013 issue and online at: http://bit.ly/18ckJY5.

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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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