Acronis extends access to Acronis Cyber Protect through a beta version now available to all IT teams.

With this beta version, Acronis Cyber Protect can meet the needs of teams in regulated industries using local non-network devices and companies with remote workers who need to comply with corporate standards for data protection and cybersecurity.

According to Acronis-CEO Serguei Beloussov, the coronavirus forces companies to establish remote work policies. “While remote work offers a lot of benefits, it can put valuable company data at risk as it is accessed and used on home networks that are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks.” According to Beloussov, Acronis Cyber Protect can eliminate those risks, and the new beta version ’empowers more organisations to choose how they protect their data, devices, and infrastructure.’

Endpoint security for remote workers

According to a recent Gartner survey, 74 percent of organisations intend to make a permanent shift to remote work for some employees. Adding comprehensive endpoint security without additional work for IT staff is therefore crucial. Acronis Cyber Protect goes beyond traditional antivirus solutions and uses AI-based analytics to stop ransomware and cryptojacking attacks in real-time.

In early May, Acronis announced its new Cyber Protect solution and claimed that this service was a replacement for traditional antivirus and backup software. Cyber Protect allows managed service providers to control vulnerability assessments, URL filtering and patch management from a single solution.

Other features of the platform include remote data wipe, standard secure protection plan templates for employees outside the office environment and comprehensive malware protection, and more. Acronis plans to release an on-premise edition of Cyber Protect in the second half of 2020.