May 11, 2019
Press release

Acronis Brings Partners to Emirates Stadium to Celebrate its First Partnership Anniversary with Arsenal Football Club

Acronis partners, customers, and members of the media battle on the iconic pitch of Emirates Stadium to raise awareness of the importance of modern cyber protection

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today celebrated the first anniversary of its technology partnership with Arsenal by inviting its partners and customers to Emirates Stadium for a friendly game of football. Eight teams comprised of staff from global IT companies and several legendary sports organisations - including Arsenal, Manchester City, ROKiT Williams Racing and others - met on the iconic pitch to play in the Acronis World Cup.

The event was organized both to mark The Gunners' partnership with Acronis while raising awareness of modern cyberthreats and the vital need for modern cyber protection - which combines the best advantages of data protection, cybersecurity and privacy controls.

In the face of ever-growing and changing threats to data, the Swiss-Singaporean company seeks to expand access to ensure all data, apps and systems benefit from cyber protection. To further that expansion, Acronis recently opened third-party developer access to the Acronis Cyber Platform, which will enable development of applications that will extend the suitability of Acronis solutions for sports teams and other organizations even further.

"The world is becoming increasingly digital and it needs protection that's built for modern needs. A great way to show how data is revolutionizing the modern world is by examining how it is used in sports by top-flight teams like Arsenal. From training sessions videos to match analysis that help improve performance on the pitch, Acronis' technology keeps all of that data protected," said Serg Bell (SB), Acronis Founder and Executive Officer. "Giving our partners a memorable experience like today's Acronis World Cup while illustrating the benefits of cyber protection goes a long way to underscoring this critical need."

Modern data needs are growing daily from the amount of data to its different uses to the number of data sources and locations. The only way to fully manage and safeguard that data is to address all Five Vectors of Cyber Protection - ensuring the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security of data (SAPAS).

This approach ensures Acronis' services are easy to use, efficient, and security - which is why world-class teams rely on Acronis' existing services for backup, file sync and share, notary, and disaster recovery. Each are designed with SAPAS in mind and are built usingthe Acronis Cyber Platformon Acronis Cyber Infrastructure and Acronis Cyber Cloud.

Opening the Acronis Cyber Platform creates tremendous possibilities for third-party developers to address each specific vector or all Five Vectors of Cyber Protection, as the upcoming Acronis Total Protect does. Officially to be released at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit in October, Acronis Total Protect delivers a new level of cyber protection by merging backup, cybersecurity and system management capabilities into one solution.

"As football has progressed, we have had to become a lot more scientific in terms of the decisions we make," explained Arsenal IT Director, Christelle Heikkila. "Data is vital in this process. It helps us to make informed decisions across important areas of our business including how to improve player performance.

"That is why we have partnered with Acronis and why we use the data-cloud solution. They store, backup and allow us to easily recover the video data from training sessions that we require to make the correct decisions."

By partnering with world-class organizations in Formula One, Formula E and NASCAR racing, Major League Baseball, and English Premier League football, Acronis also benefits by proving its technologies can perform when faced with the most intense and demanding data needs.

SB explained, "Every club that we support provides a great example of how Acronis technology solves real problems in the most competitive sports environments. It pushes our solutions to the limit, while also giving our resellers and service providers an easy way to explain the advantages of our solutions to their customers."

To learn more about how Acronis solutions benefit top-flight sports organisations around the world, 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 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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