Acronis makes cyber protection available at no-charge


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Acronis has unveiled a new, no-cost version of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, its award-winning service provider solution. The new licensing makes it more profitable for service providers to design and offer a comprehensive cyber protection services portfolio with little to no upfront costs.

With the announcement, the company’s current Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud will be extended with cyber protection capabilities – including the company’s best-of-breed backup, award-winning anti-malware and protection management – and renamed Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud.

“Using separate tools to address different IT requirements and counter cyberthreats is a complicated, inefficient and costly way for service providers to operate,” said Serguei “SB” Beloussov, Founder and CEO of Acronis. “By unifying data protection, cybersecurity and protection management in one, any service provider can eliminate the complexity and management headaches while improving security. With this new licensing model for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, our partners can deliver superior cyber protection services to their clients at little to no upfront cost.” 

Featuring a set of essential cyber protection capabilities included at no cost or on a pay-as-you-go basis, the new version of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud enables MSPs to build services at little to no upfront expense, ensuring 100% coverage of clients’ workloads with cyber protection.

MSPs can also expand their service portfolio to meet client requirements and market demand with advanced protection packs that extend their capabilities. By adding advanced protection packs such as Advanced Backup, Advanced Security, Advanced Disaster Recovery and Advanced Management onto Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, MSPs gain the flexibility to expand and customise their services to deliver the optimum level of cyber protection for each client and every workload.

Installed with one agent and managed through one console, the centralised management of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud ensures MSPs can fully protect their clients without having to juggle multiple solutions. A single pane of glass provides the visibility and control needed to deliver comprehensive cyber protection – from creating local and cloud-based backups to stopping zero-day malware attacks with advanced AI-based anti-malware and antivirus defences that are VB100 certified.

“Acronis’ new pricing and licensing model is in fact an easier and more profitable remedy, to help service providers in delivering a complete and comprehensive cyber protection solution to their end customers. Acronis’ service providers and MSP that are constantly looking at eliminating complexity, handling end-customers objections or pitching a value proposition, will find the new pricing and subscriptions more profitable and focused on customers’ needs. The BPS team is always available to assist service providers in addressing their market,” said Mrs Ange Bou Chaaya – Sales Manager at BPS Middle East FZ LLC

Proving the power of integration

The announcement comes as Acronis announced the findings of its annual 2021 Cyber Protection Week survey, which surveyed 4,400 IT users and IT pros from around the world. One of the key findings was that more solutions does not mean more protection – 80% of organizations now run as many as ten solutions simultaneously for their data protection and cybersecurity needs, yet more than half of those organisations suffered unexpected downtime last year because of data loss.

To ensure service providers can build their cyber protection service easily, efficiently, securely and profitably, Acronis’ new licensing model came into effect on 31 March. 

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