The best ESET alternative for MSPs — Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud

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  • G2 Leader in Online Backup

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Three reasons why MSPs choose Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud over ESET

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud vs. ESET

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
Anti-malware, anti-ransomware, cryptojacking protection
Anti-malware protection for backup
Safe recovery
Hardware and software device discovery and inventory
Automated patch management
Forensic data, including digital evidence storage of memory dump and process information from disk-level backups
URL filtering
Email security
Data loss prevention
Vulnerability assessments
Exploit prevention
Real-time threat intelligence feed (endpoint protection)
AI-generated incident summaries (endpoint protection)
Automated MITRE ATT&CK® attack chain visualization and interpretation (endpoint protection)
Single-click response to incidents (remediation and recovery)
Full threat containment, including quarantine and isolation (endpoint protection)
Intelligent search for IoCs, including emerging threats (endpoint protection)
Attack-specific rollback
Full-scale recovery and disaster recovery as part of incident response
Actionable alert feed for emerging threats
MSP platform
Ticketing system or integration into ticketing system
Remote desktop connection
Scripting (for endpoint management and response actions)
Role-based access management

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AHAVA gains better backup and recovery — and true business continuity — with Acronis
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AHAVA switched to Acronis for better backup, recovery and true business continuity

In looking for a backup and recovery solution that could lead them to the future, Ahava chose Acronis. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud is the only solution that natively integrates cybersecurity, data protection and management to protect endpoints, systems and data. This synergy eliminates complexity, so MSPs can protect clients better while controlling costs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What makes Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud a better choice than ESET?

    ESET's exit from the MSP market signifies that it no longer offers a direct competing solution to Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud for MSPs. This withdrawal leaves a gap that Acronis can fill, providing MSPs with a comprehensive, integrated cloud protection solution.

  • Does Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud offer any unique features that are not available in ESET?

    Yes, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud offers several unique features that differentiate it from ESET, particularly since ESET does not have a direct equivalent in the cloud space tailored for MSPs. Here are some of the unique aspects of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud:

    • Integrated cybersecurity: Acronis includes advanced cybersecurity features with AI-based behavioral heuristics for real-time protection.
    • Unified management: It provides a unified management console that integrates backup, disaster recovery, anti-malware, and endpoint management, streamlining IT workflows.
    • Data sovereignty: With its extensive network of data centers worldwide, Acronis ensures data sovereignty by allowing data storage in specific regions as required by compliance regulations.
    • Acronis Active Protection: This feature specifically targets ransomware threats, offering real-time protection and automatic restoration of affected data, something that ESET's traditional solutions do not provide.

  • How does the recovery time following data loss compare between Acronis and ESET?

    Acronis offers several features that can significantly reduce recovery time following data loss, compared to ESET:

    • One-Click Recovery: Enables quick restoration to the last good state with minimal effort, reducing downtime.
    • Universal Restore: Enables recovery to dissimilar hardware, facilitating seamless system migrations and ensuring business continuity, even when original hardware is not available.
    • Security features: Provides recovery to malware-free points, ensuring clean, secure restoration after cyberattacks.

    These features, including ease of use, flexibility in recovery to new hardware, and enhanced security, position Acronis as a strong choice for organizations prioritizing rapid and secure recovery processes.

  • How do Acronis and ESET compare in terms of cloud backup capabilities?

    Acronis differentiates itself from ESET with a vast network and adaptable storage solutions:

    • Global Reach: Acronis operates over 50 secure cloud data centers globally, ensuring data safety, availability and compliance with local laws, which enhances disaster recovery and performance.
    • MSP flexibility: Acronis caters to MSPs by offering partner-hosted storage options, enabling them to use their own infrastructure to utilize Acronis's backup services, which is advantageous for those needing customized data management and compliance.

  • How do Acronis and ESET compare in terms of ransomware protection capabilities?

    Acronis is integrating cybersecurity features directly into its backup solutions, including advanced ransomware protection. Acronis Active Protection uses artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to detect and stop ransomware in real time, and automatically restores any affected files. This proactive approach not only prevents the ransomware from causing damage but also ensures minimal downtime by avoiding the need for extensive recovery processes.

    While both Acronis and ESET offer ransomware protection, Acronis emphasizes real-time threat detection and automatic restoration, positioning itself as a more proactive solution.

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