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Acronis Offers a Unique Endpoint Protection and Data Recovery Package Tailored for the Small to Medium-Sized Business
Acronis is a company founded in Singapore in 2003. The company is now headquartered in Switzerland (since 2008), with over 2,000 employees, 34 locations in over 150 countries, and 50 data centers globally. Acronis Cyber Protect aims to solve small to medium-sized business’ challenges by integrating full-stack anti-malware protection and comprehensive endpoint management with advanced backup and recovery capabilities for physical and virtual workloads. For small to medium-sized business (SMBs) who are seeking to scale up, improve visibility and resiliency, minimize agent creep, and consolidate multiple capabilities, Acronis is intent on delivering security and privacy in your complex environments – without breaking the budget.
The company is rapidly growing, and Acronis says that its strategic decision to focus on partnership with managed security service providers (MSSPs) has allowed its growth to accelerate. The company has secured a leading CEO in this field, hiring the former CEO of GoDaddy. Over $500 million in capital has been raised over the last 12 months, and the company seems engaged with its products, reinvesting in its technology and releasing over 15 new products over the last 12 months. This focus has resulted in over 33% end-customer growth in the past year.
Acronis also boasts over 50 integrations with its Technology Partners through its Technology Partner Program (TPP), such as Ninja One, ServiceNow, Altera, and Perception Point, to name a few. It also offers access to its API to carry out environment customizations and lower the need for what could be a costly statement of work. The solutions are offered as software as a service (SaaS) and on-premises software deployment. Acronis runs high-powered systems in support of its solution, typically outfitted with 16 vCPUs and 256GB of RAM, which translates to bigger machines per request.
Acronis’ two solutions Acronis Cyber Protect and Cloud are two versions but one platform with the benefit of running one agent to minimize agent sprawl, which in some cases can result in agents contending for compute and network resources. The agent integrates some of the more useful security techniques, such as seamless backups and AI-based malware defenses, to protect against ransomware and malware to provide a comprehensive cyber protection platform at a small resource cost.
- Backup and Recovery offers immutable backup and recovery. This can help with reliable recovery for applications, systems, and data on any device trying to recover from an incident.
- Cybersecurity provides a next generation antivirus/anti-malware engine based on AI and machine learning to protect against ransomware.
- Endpoint Management delivers Acronis’ endpoint management toolkit to save IT costs with higher fidelity forensic data and richer telemetry.
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud integrates with Windows Security Center and offers extended anti-malware capabilities such as:
- Static AI analyzer for on-demand detection
- Behavioral engine
Finally, Acronis’ feature set is an attractive solution for those small to medium-sized businesses that are looking for a competitive data recovery and endpoint protection solution as well as robust security and visibility. The solution can be operated by a small team without a lot of overhead and at a good price.
Info-Tech’s SoftwareReviews ranks Acronis as a leader in our data quadrant for endpoint protection as well as backup and availability. After listening to Acronis share its vision and demo its products, then reflecting on the analyst feedback on SoftwareReviews, I think Acronis is onto something.
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