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The takeaway for MSPs from the Virgin Active & Colonial Pipeline attacks

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2021-05-28  Cyber protection is not only digital protection. If this wasn't clear before, two recent high profile attacks, one in South Africa and one in the US, should make this…
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What you can learn from the Accellion FTA hack

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2021-05-05  A recent cyberthreat update from Acronis Cyber Protection Operations Centers (CPOCs) featured the ongoing fallout from the attacks on Accellion’s legacy FTA product. Multinational energy giant Royal Dutch Shell…
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Work smarter, not harder, for seamless cyber protection

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2021-04-29  It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone reading this that cybercrime had ramped up massively in the last year. According to the FBI, cyberattacks are up by a massive…
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Cyber protection in EMEA – what you need to know

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2021-04-14 Here are the ten most interesting and enlightening stats you need to know from the Acronis Cyber Protection Week 2021 EMEA Deepdive report: Stats pertaining to IT professionals The…
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Synapsys notes part six – Scaling your marketing initiatives

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2021-03-31  Congratulations, we've reached the final session of Acronis's online marketing course for its MSP partners titled “Marketing Fundamentals (for Non-Marketers)”.  And to jump straight to the end of the…
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Acronis Acquires Synapsys

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2021-03-23  Our mission at Synapsys was always to bring Acronis to Africa - well, it’s happened! You may already have seen the announcement in the news or on social media,…
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Synapsys notes part five – The magic really starts here

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2021-03-12  Now that you have the fundamentals of Bullseye Marketing in place, this week’s session of “Marketing Fundamentals (for Non-Marketers)” opens the treasure chest that is Acronis’s Partner marketing material.…
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Synapsys notes part four – It’s a marathon and a sprint

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2021-03-04  This week’s session of “Marketing Fundamentals (for Non-Marketers)”, Acronis’s online marketing course for its MSP partners, changes gear. Up until now the course has focussed on quick marketing wins,…
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Synapsys notes part three – Customers are people too

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2021-02-25  This week’s Synapsys notes post is all about finding and targeting your ideal customers who are ready to buy now or in the next few months. We’ll look at…
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Synapsys notes part two – Squeezing all the juice from your lemons

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2021-02-18  We loved the subject line of the email that introduced the second session of Acronis’s “Marketing Fundamentals (for Non-Marketers)” so much that we used it for the title of…
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Synapsys notes – Intro to Marketing for Non-Marketers

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2021-02-11  At the end of November last year, Acronis launched an excellent online marketing course for its MSP partners. Titled “Marketing Fundamentals (for Non-Marketers)” it runs for six video sessions…

So long, Adobe Flash Player! But make sure it’s also farewell for good

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2021-01-27  It’s not as if we weren’t warned. We’ve had three years’ notice that Adobe would be discontinuing Flash Player and stop supporting Flash content at the end of 2020. Yet…
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Ransomware is big business

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2021-01-20 By Peter French, Synapsys Managing Director Between $400 billion and $800 billion. That’s how large global cyber crime revenues are according to Acronis founder and CEO, Serguei “SB” Beloussov,…
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Africa the shining star for Acronis in 2020

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2020-12-10 The Africa region massively exceeded Acronis’s projections for 2020, according to Sara Pinheiro, Acronis business development manager for Africa, who was in town recently and joined us for socially-distanced…
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Five cyber protection takeaways from Nick Keene

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2020-11-26  A few weeks ago, Nick Keene, Synapsys Presales Engineer, joined the panel in a webinar organised by Rectron to discuss how companies can boost their cyber protection. As well…
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Your ransomware rapid response plan

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2020-11-19   Our friends at Rectron recently invited Nick Keene, Synapsys’s Presales Engineer, to participate in a webinar discussing how companies can secure themselves from cyberthreats. During the webinar, Nick shared…
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What “stay safe” means today

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2020 11 11  By Shannon Kroger, Synapsys Inside Sales Professional Think about when you tell someone to “stay safe”. You probably mean drive safely, lock your front door, and, in…
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Top five must-watch sessions from the Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020

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2020 11 05  If you don't have time to browse the full set of on-demand recordings from the recent Acronis Global Cyber Summit, you'll benefit from dipping into the below: IT…
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Acronis plans to train 1 million people by 2022

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2020 11 04 Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, has launched the Acronis #CyberFit Academy which plans to train one million people by 2022. The new training and certification…
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Synapsys’s top takeaways from the Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020

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2020 10 28  Although we were disappointed not to be able to participate in another amazing in-person event in Miami this year, we were very excited by what emerged during…
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Backup is dead. Long live backup.

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2020 10 21 If you haven’t been paying attention, traditional backup is dead. But for Acronis, backup continues, even better, as a critical part of cyber protection: a new, integrated,…
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Do we need to rethink cybersecurity?

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2020-10-14 By Peter French, Synapsys Managing Director Two takeaways from the 2020 Acronis Cyber Readiness Report have left me scratching my head. First, 32% of companies reported that they haven’t been targeted by…
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When downtime’s not an option, you need to be proactive about security

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2020 10 07  It’s easy to get caught up in the impact of cybercrime on corporate and personal data. It’s data that ransomware hijacks, and it’s data that gets leaked. This…
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Defeating cybercriminals in three moves: our top takeaways

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2020 09 23  On 18 September Acronis hosted a fascinating virtual conference to get a cross-industry view of the latest cyber protection trends, strategies and tools that leaders are tapping…
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Cyber attack winter: Almost 1 in 10 companies attacked every hour

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2020-09-16 As shocking as the statistics that 9% of companies around the world report experiencing a cyber attack every hour and 22% experience at least one a day, is that…
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New research of cyber readiness during pandemic reveals security gaps, need for new solutions

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As Acronis Cyber Protect 15 is released, new global research reveals that 31% of companies struggle with daily cyber attacks and new protection challenges caused by remote work.   Acronis,…

Turning MSP challenges into opportunities

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2020-09-02 By Nick Keene, Synapsys Presales Engineer When Acronis launched Cyber Protect Cloud it promised to give MSPs even more ways to build their businesses. And then when the COVID-19…

Bootstrapping your home network part 2 – the content and malware edition

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2020-08-19 By Peter French, Synapsys Managing Director Previously I wrote about how you can jumpstart your home network to cope with working, learning and entertaining from home. A couple of…
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Acronis’s advice for MSPs during a crisis

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2020-08-12 One of Acronis’s guiding principles has always been the activation and support of a vibrant managed service provider (MSP) ecosystem around the world. And this has become even more…

Quick insights into Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud

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2020-08-07   When our Presales Engineer Nick Keene participated in the beta programme for Cyber Protect Cloud a few months ago, he commented that having a unified product for data protection…

The single pane of glass that will take your MSP business to the next level

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2020-07-29 By Nick Keene, Synapsys Presales Engineer Writing on day 125 of the pandemic lockdown in South Africa, there can be no doubt that temporary band-aid measures are not what…
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Who’s using IoT? That’s right, you are – here’s how to stay safe

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2020-07-22 By Peter French, Synapsys Managing Director The Internet of things (IoT) mega-trend can seem very space age and futuristic, a bit like hoverboards or Jetsons-style robo-butlers. It’s often mentioned…

Next level document protection and compliance with Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud

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2020-07-01 By Nick Keene, Synapsys Presales Engineer Now and again something pops up from the pre-COVID 19 world to remind us about things that were, and still are, important, despite…

Infographic – Acronis Cyber Protect’s benefits for service providers

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2020-06-24 Earlier this quarter our Presales Engineer Nick Keene compiled some insights from his Introduction to Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud webinar series, first highlighting his top six technical questions, followed…

Bootstrapping your home network

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2020-06-17 By Peter French, Synapsys Managing Director Home WiFi networks aren’t corporate networks. I think we’ve all realised that, after 12 weeks of working from home during lockdown. Overnight, we…
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The big difference between cyber immunity and human immunity

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2020-06-10 Comparisons between cyber security and human health are inevitable, especially given that we’re in the middle of a global health crisis. And Acronis has produced a particularly compelling white…

My top Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud security features

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2020-06-03 By Nick Keene, Synapsys Presales Engineer Two weeks ago I answered some of the technical questions about Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud that arose during an MSP webinar series. As…

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud now available: ‘Vaccine’ option for cyber threats

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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…
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Top tips for safe working from home, from our friends at Acronis

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2020-05-27 Even as many countries around the world start relaxing their COVID-19 lockdown rules allowing more people to return to their workplace, working from home and remote working is here…

Top six technical questions about Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud

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2020-05-20 By Nick Keene, Synapsys Presales Engineer In late March and early April we ran a series of webinars introducing our partners across Africa to Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud in…

The Extraordinary Endurance of the Phishing Scam

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2020-05-13 Despite the increased sophistication and industrialisation of cyber crime (ransomware-as-a-service, anyone?), criminals still have a fondness for phishing scams as the entry point for malware attacks. Why? Because they…

Tackling Endpoint Security in the Age of Work from Home

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2020-05-07 By Peter French, Synapsys Managing Director It was only a few short months ago that I attended the inaugural Acronis Global Cyber Summit in the US, where Acronis CEO,…

Find out why the Central University of Technology chose Acronis for backup

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2020-05-01 When Donally Phonene, Enterprise Systems Engineer, joined the Central University of Technology (CUT), he identified the need for a new backup system that was simple to use and manage,…
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Ransomware Roundup – 6 articles looking at recent ransomware activity

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2020-04-15 As if hospitals around the world didn’t have enough to deal with during the COVID-19 pandemic, in early April Interpol warned healthcare institutions about an increased ransomware threat. It…

Acronis Cyber Protect – beta users weigh in

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2020-04-08 Synapsys Presales Engineer Nick Keene, together with two representatives from a USA-based MSP and Czech-based Distributor respectively, recently shared their beta-experience feedback on the upcoming Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud…

Traditional backup is dead – You need cyber protection

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2020-03-27 Having basic data backup procedures or even cloud storage is simply not good enough anymore. The spread of ransomware and other data security threats means that a more comprehensive…

Synapsys, Acronis empower local MSPs with technical certification training

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2020-03-27 At the end of February, Synapsys, the leading distributor of Acronis cyber protection in Africa, facilitated in-person Acronis Cyber Cloud training for its managed service provider (MSP) partners from…

Acronis Cyber Cloud 8.0 now available

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Acronis Cyber Cloud version 8.0 will deliver advanced full-spectrum cyber protection, thanks to several significant feature enhancements. “These new features are sure to delight service provider partners worldwide, simplifying their tasks and giving…

Acronis Unveils Cyber Protection at Recent Summits

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January, 2020 Two recent Acronis events in Miami and Abu Dhabi in October and November respectively provided the ideal platform for new product announcements and the exposition of a fresh strategic vision for…