June 23, 2021
Press release

Acronis establishes new cyber protection R&D center and partner enablement office in Israel

New Israeli location to employ more than 100 new employees focused on stopping cyberthreats and enabling partners, ensuring organizations in the region and around the world are protected

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, June 23, 2021 - Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced the opening of a new office in Herzliya, Israel with plans to invest around $80 million into the country during the next five years. This new office will focus on conducting cybersecurity research and development, enabling Acronis partners with local sales, marketing, technical, and educational support, as well as recruiting and activating new cloud partners. The office also expands the company's global network of Acronis Cyber Protection Operations Centers (CPOCs).

Today's announcement comes just weeks after a $250 million funding round that raised the company's valuation to more than $2.5 billion. Some of that new funding will be directed to the Herzliya office to recruit staff and support regional partners. Acronis plans to recruit more than 100 highly skilled engineers, scientists, and cybersecurity professionals for the new location. Another focus of investing will be on growing the number of cloud aggregators, distributors, and service providers in the region where the company has had a presence since 2008.

The new office is the latest in a series of announcements regarding Acronis' expansion in the region. Acronis acquired the Israeli cybersecurity firm CyberLynx Security at the end of last year and opened a new data center in Israel in April.

"Acronis' strategic move into Israel reflects the fact this region will play a major role in our future success and we have tremendous trust in the talent of the Israeli high-tech industry," said Serg Bell, CEO and founder of Acronis. "This new Israeli center will be at the forefront of cyber protection research and development, becoming one of the key sites in our international network of research centers, alongside our Swiss, Singaporean, Bulgarian, and North American locations."

The Israeli office will be led by General Manager Gili Moller, who has more than 15 years of experience in R&D and product management in Israel-based technology companies.

"Acronis is committed to setting the standard for modern cyber protection, which merges cybersecurity and data protection into one solution," said Moller. "Our team in Israel will now be at the heart of that revolution, as we provide partners and customers with a single solution that covers all five stages of their protection - prevention, detection, response, recovery, and forensics."

To support Acronis' aggressive hiring goals, Acronis will collaborate with the business community and top Israeli universities to establish workforce pipeline initiatives, R&D collaborations, and training and mentoring guidance to help existing employees with their professional development.

A list of positions to be filled at the new office in Israel is available here.

If you are interested in learning more about Acronis' global expansion, please join us in-person or virtually at our #CyberFit World Tour 2021 in Miami, Florida; Schaffhausen, Switzerland; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Singapore. Register here.




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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