Acronis and BT collaborate to provide cyber protection to UK users

Acronis – a global company in cyber protection – have recently announced an agreement to add its cyber protection solution for small businesses and small offices/home offices to BT’s portfolio of security services.

The agreement comes after the busiest year of cyber-attacks in the UK, with experts seeing a 20% increase in attacks during 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic created an opportunity for cyber-criminals as they targeted people forced to work from home as a way to access valuable data on the company’s network – this trend is expected to accelerate in 2021. 

“The past year posed a tremendous number of protection challenges to organisations of all sizes, with 31% of companies reporting daily cyber-attacks during 2020. Unfortunately, these attacks are expected to accelerate in 2021, as cybercriminals continue targeting remote workers who are using less secure systems,” explained Pasha Ershow, Acronis Revenue Officer for Global Sales.

“With this new collaboration, we’re helping BT ensure its small business and home office customers have the kind of cyber protection needed to protect their data effectively, affordably, and with minimal effort.” 

The cyber protection solution offered by BT is based on Acronis’ unique, AI-enhanced integration of backup and anti-malware. It ensures users have backups that are free of malware, enabling safe recoveries. It also proactively stops cyberattacks with VB100-certified anti-malware and automatically restores any affected files. 

Finally, the single interface reduces the complexity involved in managing their security and backups.

All of Acronis’ solutions – including the one now offered by BT – are designed to address the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection, ensuring the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) of an organisation’s data, applications and systems. 

To find out more information about the Acronis Cyber Cloud platform, visit: https://www.acronis.com/en-us/cloud/service-provider/platform/.