2020-06-02 Following Acronis’s early May launch of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, Synapsys, the leading distributor of Acronis cyber protection in Africa, has seen its first managed service provider (MSP) partners go live with the service. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud is the first cyber protection solution that integrates backup, disaster recovery, next-generation anti-malware, anti-virus, cybersecurity and management tools into a single console. This groundbreaking product is the culmination of intensive R&D by over 500 researchers and analysts at Acronis.

“This is truly a golden opportunity for our partners: the benefit of offering an integrated, easy-to-use, cost-effective cyber protection solution enables the early adopters to disrupt the endpoint security and data protection market. What’s more, our existing partners can quickly and easily upgrade their existing backup clients to Acronis Cyber Protect with a literal click of a button,” says Peter French, Managing Director of Synapsys.

Backup is Dead

“Traditional backup is dead because it is not secure enough, and traditional anti-viruses do not protect data from modern cyberthreats. Legacy solutions are no longer able to counteract the dangers businesses face,” said Acronis Founder and CEO Serguei “SB” Beloussov.

How is Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud helpful against cyber threats?

Cyber Protect Cloud delivers AI-powered data protection and cybersecurity, and empowers users to address modern cyber threats. It allows organisations to share highly sensitive data, and to protect conference call applications – a critical resource for most organisations worldwide these days. Demonstrating simplicity and ease of management, it offers:

  1. one unified licensing model;
  2. one agent and backend;
  3. one management console;
  4. one user interface;
  5. and a high level of integration among services – sharing data and automating actions to greatly improve the security for endpoint and edge devices.

 

“We are excited for the launch of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud,” said Nick Keene, Presales Engineer, Synapsys. “It’s a great product, and having a unified product with a single agent and interface will make a big difference in our market. It should be a game changer.” (Read more feedback from the beta case studies here.)

The benefits for MSPs

The tool eliminates complexity and enables them to efficiently make security a focal point of their portfolios, and meet their clients’ expectations. It brings vendor consolidation and frees up time to focus on other business operations.

The benefits for enterprises and individuals

With remote working now firmly established, ensuring endpoint security is critical – Cyber Protect Cloud allows individuals to monitor devices and automatically stop threats.  Attaining a perfect score in independent lab tests, Cyber Protect Cloud has also been hailed by the IDC as “one of the most comprehensive attempts to provide data protection and cybersecurity”.

In the build up to the launch, Synapsys hosted a webinar series to introduce the new product to its MSP partners and the feedback was enormously positive. Highlights include:

  • Protection of videoconferencing (e.g.: WebEx, Zoom): The system runs an automatic check, and notifies the user that the call is secured.
  • URL filtering / phishing protection: The system notifies of the danger and stops the malicious site from accessing the device.
  • Native VPN capability: Customers can easily and securely connect to their corporate network.
  • Remote Desktop connection: IT administrators can access devices remotely via the web-based management console.
  • Patch Management: Software patches can be applied remotely from the web-based management console.

Let us know if you would like an introduction to one of our MSP partners offering Acronis Cyber Protect and to find out more about Cyber Protection for remote work.

This article was first published on ITWeb on 27 May 2020