May 16, 2016
Press release

Acronis Rated as a Strong Performer in Enterprise File Sync & Share Hybrid Solutions by Independent Research Firm

New Report Looks at the 10 EFSS Providers That Matter Most with Acronis Receiving the Highest Score Possible for Technology Strategy

Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, today announced that it was named a Strong Performer in "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms, Hybrid Solutions, Q2 2016" report. Among the 10 providers evaluated by Forrester Research, Inc., Acronis received the highest possible score in the Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) Technology Strategy criterion, scoring 5 on a scale of 5.

According to the Forrester report, "Acronis differentiates with a policy-driven approach to secure file sharing" and its policy engine "provides a broad set of options to control content-sharing capabilities, enable role-based content distribution, and manage mobile app configurations."

"We're honored to be recognized by Forrester as a strong performer in the enterprise file sync and share space," said John Zanni, Chief Marketing Officer at Acronis. "Our Acronis Access solutions are key offerings in the Acronis hybrid cloud data protection platform and the perfect choice for businesses that require complete protection for files on premises and in the cloud."

"Flexibility of Deployment Options Makes Hybrid an Important Segment of EFSS"

According to the Forrester report, "Enterprises still hold large volumes of documents on-premises in file shares, storage devices, and ECM systems. While cloud applications are on the rise, the critical content that needs to be shared often sits in-house. Hybrid EFSS providers give EA pros the flexibility to deliver a great file-sharing experience without requiring migration efforts."

The Forrester report recognized Acronis for providing "flexible deployment options" that include "a multitenant cloud with the Acronis Files Cloud solution, an on-premises option that includes a content gateway service to connect to existing sources (such as file shares, ECM systems, and SharePoint sites), or a hybrid approach that is installed on-premises but works with cloud storage services."

The Forrester report also stated that Acronis Access Advanced customers "report a relatively high level of satisfaction with search, integration capabilities, and overall mobile user experience."

"We chose Acronis Access Advanced because it was by far the best solution that met our needs in terms of being a secure on-premises solution, cross platform and easy to integrate with MobileIron, Microsoft and Adobe," said Roger Burgerhout, Senior Administrator of Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB's IT Solution Center, an Acronis Access Advanced customer. "Our employees, whether on site or remote, can now access, edit and share their files securely with their colleagues and partners from any device."

Acronis Access Puts Businesses in Control of File Sharing and Mobile Content

For on-premises and private cloud deployments, Acronis Access Advanced is an easy, complete, and safe file sync and share solution, providing IT with complete control over business content. Acronis Access Advanced meets the security, privacy and control requirements of IT with the most advanced Policy Engine in the market and on-premises data storage, while increasing employee productivity and collaboration. End users can easily and securely access corporate file servers, file sharing sites and content management systems found in on-premises or cloud environments, and can also share content with other employees, customers, partners and vendors.

Acronis Files Cloud Allows Service Providers to Expand Portfolios with EFSS Solutions

Designed exclusively for Service Providers, Acronis Files Cloud delivers safe mobile file access, sync, and share in an easy-to-use, complete, and secure hosted cloud solution. Easy to sell and implement, service providers can custom brand Acronis Files Cloud, and expand product portfolios to realize quick, incremental revenues. For end uses, Acronis Files Cloud lets mobile workers access and share the files they need to be productive, no matter where they are, no matter what device they use - smartphone, tablet, laptop, PC, or Mac.

Acronis Access Advanced and Acronis Files Cloud are based on the new Acronis Hybrid Cloud architecture and are part of the company's platform of hybrid cloud data protection solutions, which also include backup and disaster recovery. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine, a set of unique, reliable, and powerful data protection technologies that capture, store, recover, and manage data in physical, virtual, hybrid, and cloud environments, Acronis protects all customer data in all locations on all devices with the ability recover anywhere.

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
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