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Acronis recognized as a Grower in the Canalys Global Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix 2021

The unique approach of the cyber protection pioneer places it among other leaders evaluated by market performance, vision, leadership and change capabilities

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, August 2, 2021 – Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection, has been recognized in the 2021 Canalys Global Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix. The company was praised for its advances in protection beyond backup and recovery.

Canalys is a leading global technology market analyst firm with a distinct channel focus that strives to guide clients on the future of the technology industry. Its Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix, the firm explains, “assesses vendor performance in the channel, based on worldwide channel feedback into the Vendor Benchmark over the last 12 months (July 2020 to June 2021), vendor feedback on channel program initiatives, and an independent analysis of each vendor.”

In the 2021 report, Acronis is praised for its endpoint security integrated with backup and recovery. The position in the matrix was solidified with the recent launches of Acronis Detection and Response, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud with Advanced Email Security, and the company’s new #CyberFit Partner Program, as well as several recent acquisitions and the establishment of a new cyber protection R&D center and partner enablement office in Israel.

“We are pleased to be recognized by Canalys among the leaders in cybersecurity,” said Gaidar Magdanurov, Chief Success Officer at Acronis. “Over last three years, Acronis has evolved to become a leader in cyber protection – first to combine cybersecurity, data protection and management into one solution. But it’s the growing recognition by top analyst firms, like Canalys, which proves that cyber protection is the only way to defend your IT infrastructure against modern threats.”

The report comes on the heels of Acronis securing a $250 million funding round led by CVC Capital Partners VII in May 2021, bringing the company’s valuation to more than $2.5 billion. The company has been leveraging the investment to further enhance its go-to-market initiatives by expanding the broad partner network and providing even greater support to managed service providers (MSPs), cloud distributors, cloud aggregators, and other partners.

“Acronis secured its position in the report as a Grower due to its continued investment and commitment to the channel,” said Matthew Ball, Canalys Chief Analyst. "Through its numerous 2021 enhancements and implementations, as well as its unified approach to both its service providers and resellers, Acronis is poised to maintain growth and remain a key vendor for cybersecurity partners.”

Acronis cyber protection solutions are trusted by over 1 million business custmers and chosen by over 15,000 MSPs worldwide, doubling each year. Currently, over 10,000 of those MSPs choose to grow their business with Acronis Cyber Protect, the world’s first natively integrated cybersecurity and data protection solution.

In the last year, Acronis Cyber Protect has prevented over 1 million attacks and protected over 1.6 million workloads, allowing service providers and corporate IT to avoid costly downtime and deliver business continuity for their companies.

To learn more about Acronis’ unique approach to cyber protection and how it enables its service provider partners, visit and register to attend the Acronis #CyberFit Summit World Tour 2021, kicking off in Miami, Florida on October 25, 2021.

About Acronis:

Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions powered by AI. With advanced anti-malware powered by cutting-edge machine intelligence and blockchain based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment - from cloud to hybrid to on premises - at a low and predictable cost.

Acronis is a Swiss company, founded in Singapore. Celebrating two decades of innovation, Acronis has more than 1,800+ employees in 45 locations. Acronis Cyber Protect solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by 20,000+ service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.

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