Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced significant milestones that the company accomplished in 2021. Acronis is proud to announce that 2021 was the best year in company history on the final day of this year’s Acronis #CyberFit Summit World Tour in Schaffhausen.
Many milestones were hit in 2021, and in addition to those, the company had tremendous personnel and product updates come to fruition, such as naming Patrick Pulvermueller as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, receiving over $250 million in funding from CVC Capital Partners VII and others (bringing the company’s valuation to $2.5 billion), modernising security and backup with Acronis Cyber Protect, extending benefits for Acronis partners through the new #CyberFit Partner Program, rebranding its personal cyber protection solution to Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office (formerly Acronis True Image) to address modern market demands, and a roadmap with more products and updates to come in 2022.
Over the last three years, Acronis has evolved to become a leader in cyber protection – first to combine cybersecurity, data protection and management into one solution. But it’s the growing recognition by top analyst firms, like Canalys, a leading global technology market analyst firm with a distinct channel focus that strives to guide clients on the future of the technology industry. Acronis was recognized as a Grower in the Canalys Global. “The Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix assessed vendor performance in the channel, based on worldwide channel feedback into the Vendor Benchmark over the last 12 months (July 2020 to June 2021), vendor feedback on channel program initiatives, and an independent analysis of each vendor” explained Matthew Ball, Chief Analyst, Cloud, cybersecurity and infrastructure at Canalys.
“Leading the European Sales team at Acronis in 2021 has been a privilege. This has been a record-setting year in revenue growth and partner recruitment, and I know this would not have been remotely possible without the amazing performance of our strong team. Our team has built success by putting our partners first and really focusing on building long lasting successful partnerships. Cyber Protection powered by our partners.” said Ronan McCurtin VP Sales Europe, Israel and Turkey. “Whether we are bringing on brand new MSPs with our #TeamUp program or engaging with partners we have been working with for years; we work hard to be the world’s leader in cyber protection, a title we are very proud of. Leading this group of talented individuals leaves me more confident than ever that we will continue to provide the best products and services in the industry to our customers.”
By the Numbers Global, in Europe and in Israel
Below are some of the key milestones that were met in 2021.
Scale and growth:
Over 20,000 service providers are using Acronis Cyber Protect to protect more than 750,000 . As of end of the third quarter in September, Acronis in Europe grew by 118% in the number of workloads protected, and by 35% in number of customers protected.
In 2021, to date, Acronis has added 408 new employees and expects to close the year at over 450 new positions globally. Within Europe, Acronis added 256 new positions (showing 63% growth in European team) and expects to end the year close to 285 new positions.
Global Local initiative: Acronis now has 38 datacentres across the globe, of which 18 are in Europe including in Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Denmark and Israel and plans to expand to over 100 locations worldwide.
R&D expansion: Opened a new R&D office in Israel and expanding the R&D office in Bulgaria, adding over 150 engineers. Planning to open further R&D centres in Europe next year.
Awards: In 2021, Acronis earned over 30 awards from media, partners, and more, including IT Europe´s Channel Programme of the Year Award or Stiftung Warentest´s Winner of best backup solution Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office.
Industry analysts: Analysts continue to recognise Acronis as a cyber protection leader. Notably, Acronis is now named a “Visionary” in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions report . Additionally, Canalys named Acronis a “Grower” in its Global Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix.
Acronis Sports: More than 15 service providers across the globe including for example Swiss Backup One, Dutch Resello, and UK´s Cobweb joined the new Acronis #TeamUp Program supporting Acronis sports partnerships with a number of major teams in the Formula One, Formula E, European football, NFL, MLB and NBA.
The Acronis Cyber Foundation: As of 2021, Acronis Cyber Foundation opened 12 schools, 4 computer classrooms, helped over 4,300 children, and provided education to over 400 adult people across the globe through IT skills programs for migrants, veterans, and ex-offenders. In 2022, the Acronis Cyber Foundation plans to complete 17 more projects.
Local initiatives: Acronis has joined multiple local initiatives, including Swiss Cyber Think Thank, Information Security Society Switzerland, Technology Forum Zug/Switzerland, German Cyber Security Council, Federal Association of Medium-Sized Enterprises, Entrepreneurs’ Association of Germany (BVMW), Associations of Information Security Professionals (AISP), and AIPS Ladies in Cyber. Acronis also became a Platform Partner of the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity.
Acronis thanks partners for a year of success
“As AJANI, we are completely focused on Acronis Cloud solutions. When it comes to partner acquisition, we benefit every day from Acronis’ innovative and often undervalued solutions. Together with our customers we grow on the basis of the modern and market-driven software solutions. We watch with great pleasure the expansion of the Acronis backup portfolio with great security solutions. This allows our customers to offer even more from a single vendor and significantly increase MSP revenue and profits. We look forward to many more successful years with Acronis and would like to say: Thank you!” said Stefan Mende Ajani CEO.
Geraldine Kemper, Head of Cyber-Security products at C-Data Cloud said: “C-Data Cloud is proud to be Acronis’ leading distributor in Israel. There is no doubt that 2021 was an amazing growth year with Acronis. Together with the Acronis team, we grew our CyberProtect market-share and reach. We are also very pleased with Acronis’ focus on expending in the Israeli market with new Israeli located research-centre and a local datacentre, both will drive accelerated growth for us and Acronis.”
“This year we have taken our partnership with Acronis even further and we are proud of empowering our MSPs to expand and diversify their portfolio. We enjoy working with the talented Acronis professionals and we work relentlessly to reproduce the same win-win relationship with Acronis across our reseller ecosystem.”, Evangelos Tselios, Cloud Product Manager, interworks.cloud.
Asi Sharabani, Head of Cyber-Security products at CMS Compucenter said: “As a major MS-O365 distributor in Israel, we see Acronis as a natural and major cyber-Protect partner. With our expansion and focus on the Cyber-Protect field, the Acronis suite of products, solutions, and services are helping us to drive significant, and re-occurring revenue; while providing our partners and their customer the ever so needed tools to deal with the current growth in Cyber Attacks. Promoting and selling the Acronis products is a no brainer, as they combine all the tools our partners and customer need to mitigate those Cyber-attack with one easy to manage console, integrated storage and a complete CyberProtect Suite.”
Acronis’ most significant year does not end here. Please join us for the remainder of our Acronis #CyberFit Summit World Tour, with the next in-person event being held in-person or virtually in Dubai from December 8-9, and in-person in Singapore to kick off the new year on February 17-18, 2022.
Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions powered by AI. With advanced anti-malware powered by cutting-edge machine intelligence and blockchain based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment – from cloud to hybrid to on premises – at a low and predictable cost.
Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,700 employees in 34 locations in 19 countries. Our Acronis Cyber Protect solution is available in 25 languages in over 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.