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Acronis Grants Developers Early Access to the Acronis Cyber Platform

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Acronis, a global leader in cyber
, today announced the opening of its core platforms,
enabling broad, third-party developer access to the Acronis Cyber
Platform to encourage expanded functionality and application
integrations, while expanding their opportunities in Acronis’ large

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The Acronis Cyber Platform, which is the foundation of the company’s
existing services, features a series of APIs supported by software
development kits (SDK) and sample code. Today, Acronis is opening the
platform with new open APIs, providing the kind of access that was
previously available only to Acronis and select integration partners
such as ConnectWise, Microsoft and Google.

By accessing the platform, developers can create new data sources, new
data locations, new data management functionality, and integrate their
applications with Acronis cyber protection solutions. Additionally, they
can integrate Acronis into their application, system or marketplace. By
doing so, ISVs, OEMs, service providers, resellers and customers can
drive new revenue and solve a greater number of use cases for themselves
and the Acronis ecosystem. Acronis currently serves a community of
50,000 channel partners, 500,000 businesses and 5,000,000 end-users.

Bringing Cyber Protection to Life

Launching the Acronis Cyber Platform brings to life Acronis’ vision that
modern cyber protection should incorporate data protection,
cybersecurity, and privacy. Modern data needs are growing daily from the
amount of data to its different uses to the number of data sources and
locations. The only way to fully manage and safeguard that data is to
address all Five
Vectors of Cyber Protection
– namely the safety, accessibility,
privacy, authenticity, and security of data (SAPAS).

Existing Acronis services for backup, file sync and share, notary, and
disaster recovery are already designed for SAPAS and are built on
Acronis Cyber Infrastructure, Acronis Cyber Cloud and the APIs of the
Acronis Cyber Platform.

“Extending our proven cyber protection solutions with the opening of our
platform and its APIs brings our vision to market and presents an
opportunity for ISVs, OEMs, service providers and developers at
organizations to extend their applications and extend the functionality
of the Acronis suite or cyber protection solutions and make them
available to our partner ecosystem,” commented Acronis’
Founder and CEO Serguei “SB” Beloussov
. “We’re known for engineering
excellence and we hope to see rapid innovation by developers around the
world as they leverage the massive growth of the world’s data, coming
from sources such as AI, IoT, edge, and cloud. ISVs, OEMs, service
providers, customers and partners can differentiate and drive revenue
for their businesses by building on the Acronis Cyber Platform and
accessing the Acronis value chain.”

Accessing the platform opens tremendous possibilities for third-party
developers to address each specific vector or all five vectors at the
same time – just as Acronis
Total Protect
does. A revolutionary product that will be officially
released at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit, Acronis Total Protect
delivers a new level of cyber protection by merging backup,
cybersecurity and system management capabilities into one solution.

Committing to a Cyber Future

As part of today’s announcement, Acronis will be changing its product
branding to reflect the growth potential cyber protection presents to
the company and its partner ecosystem:

  • Acronis
    Cyber Cloud
    (formerly Acronis Data Cloud) is a platform that
    enables service providers to deliver cyber protection in an efficient
    and secure way. The upcoming update to Acronis Cyber Cloud 7.9 will be
    available to all Acronis customers and partners by the end of April,
    and will include support for G Suite backup and protection against
    crypto-miners, among many other new capabilities.
  • Acronis
    Cyber Infrastructure
    (formerly Acronis Software Defined
    Infrastructure) is a scalable software-defined infrastructure solution
    that uses industry-standard hardware and combines all types of storage

According to Phil Goodwin, research director at IDC, “research estimates
that as many applications will be deployed in the next five years as
have been in the previous 40 years, driving the need to not just manage
data better, but to apply new security protection for that data. Acronis
has been transforming its go-to-market strategy and rapidly growing its
roster of channel partners, and now, with the Acronis Cyber Platform
Acronis plans to help them grow their revenues, reduce churn and
differentiate, all through the use of API-driven solutions and the
Acronis marketplace. Acronis has targeted cyber protection, and the new
open Acronis Cyber Platform should accelerate their ecosystem.”

Partners Welcome Acronis Cyber Platform

“Acronis is a close partner and marketplace leader,” said Jeff Bishop,
Chief Product Officer, ConnectWise. “The company has held the innovation
banner high in the fast-growing convergence of data protection and
cybersecurity. We are excited to have a role in the Acronis Cyber
Platform through meaningful mutual integrations, which will certainly
elevate the end-user experience.”

ConnectWise’s software is used by more than 25,000 companies and an
ecosystem connects them to an extensive marketplace of solutions.

“Many of our clients have subscribed to our solutions that leverage the Acronis
Backup Cloud
,” said Jason Nolan, Eze Castle’s Vice President of
Business Development. “Increasingly our clients have been asking for
support in accessing and extracting insights from these backups. Now,
with the Acronis Cyber Platform, developers can build solutions on top
of these backups in new ways—adding value and a competitive edge for
their clients.”

Eze Castle is a leading provider of managed
cloud services and technology solutions
in the investment management

Acronis Cyber Platform Availability

The Acronis Cyber Platform is currently in early access availability.
During the early access period, developer support is available. General
availability, formal training and certification for the Acronis Cyber
Platform will be available at the Acronis
Global Cyber Summit 2019
in Miami, FL, October 13-16. The company’s
first partner and customer event, the Summit features a world-class
line-up of industry and cybersecurity speakers, including Robert
Herjavec and Eric O’Neill. Similar regional summits will be hosted in
Singapore in September and Abu Dhabi in December.

ISVs, OEMs and service providers can request early access to the Acronis
Cyber Platform APIs by visiting
our early-access registration page

About Acronis
Acronis leads the world in cyber
; solving safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity,
and security (SAPAS) challenges with innovative backup,
, and enterprise
file sync and share solutions
, running on our cyber infrastructure
or on-premises, or in the cloud or at the edge. Enhanced by its artificial
, blockchain-based
, and AnyData Engine technologies, Acronis protects
all data, in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile
workloads and applications. The Acronis ecosystem now features 500,000
business customers, 50,000 channel partners and a powerful worldwide
community of Acronis API-enabled service providers, resellers and ISV
and OEMs. Acronis is trusted by 79
of the top 100 most valuable brands
and has over 5 million
customers. With dual headquarters in Switzerland and Singapore, Acronis
is a global organization with 14 offices worldwide and customers and
partners in over 190 countries.