WOBURN, MA – June 9, 2015 — /BackupReview.info/ — Kaspersky Lab today announced it is now bundling its security solutions with backup services provided by Acronis. Available to channel partners in the U.S. exclusively through Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the new bundled solution provides businesses with security against known, unknown and advanced cyberthreats while keeping sensitive business data safe, protected and securely backed up. Optimized for both virtual and physical environments, security solutions from Kaspersky Lab coupled with Acronis backup are easy to implement and offer both enterprises and small businesses with premium protection.

By combining security and backup, channel partners are able to deliver a more robust IT solution to protect their clients’ businesses from a cyberattack and their possible consequences. For example, a recent Kaspersky Lab survey found that only 37% of companies consider ransomware a serious danger. Kaspersky Lab security solutions significantly mitigate the risks of ransomware infections, but incidents still may occur. Implementing a comprehensive backup solution ensures that critical company data is not lost because of a ransomware incident.

“Security and backup really do go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, many businesses today do not commit to the measures required to ensure that their organization is both secure and that their data is protected,” said Mark Bermingham, Director of Global B2B Product Marketing at Kaspersky Lab. “It’s a recommended best practice to implement comprehensive security together with a robust backup solution as part of an organization’s cybersecurity strategy.”

“The combination of security and backup ensures that companies are not only protected from threats and disasters, but that they also have the ability to get their business up and running quickly if needed – usually in a matter of minutes,” said Dvir Ben Aroya, Vice President of Global Business Development at Acronis. “Together with Kaspersky Lab we are helping companies face the threat of cyberattacks and disasters head-on with powerful joint solutions that secure and protect their businesses.”

Best of Breed Endpoint Security and Backup
The bundled offering from Kaspersky Lab and Acronis combines Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business and Acronis Backup Advanced to provide businesses with centralized management for security and backup. Kaspersky Lab’s flagship product for businesscombines the ease of centralized deployment, management and control over all devices connected to the corporate network together with multi-layered protection against known, unknown and advanced cyberthreats. With features such as security and mobile device management, system and patch management, and encryption, IT administrators can easily secure their organization, detect vulnerabilities, identify unpatched applications, and install and administer security policies across their entire corporate network. Acronis Backup Advanced provides world-class protection and fast, flexible disaster recovery for all systems in an organization’s environment, regardless of its complexity. The Acronis solutions protects all business-critical systems — physical, virtual and cloud — with one efficient backup solution managed by a single, easy-to-use console.

The bundle guarantees that the most complex environments will be protected while also reducing management effort with scalable centralized management for any security, data protection and backup needs.

High Performance Security and Backup for Virtualization Environments
Combining Kaspersky Security for Virtualization with Acronis Backup Virtual Edition provides businesses with security and backup that is fully optimized for virtual environments without consuming extra resources and impacting performance.

Offering agent-based, agentless or light agent security options, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization meets an organization’s unique security objectives. The solution includes advanced cloud-assisted antivirus, anti-spam and anti-phishing protection, application, device and web controls, firewall, HIPS, vulnerability monitoring, plus advanced heuristics. Combined with Acronis Backup Advanced Universal License, the bundle provides powerful, multi-layered security with efficient performance for all major virtual environments, including VMware, Citrix and Microsoft virtualization platforms.

Security and Backup Purpose-Built for Small Businesses
For small businesses that require a simpler approach, Kaspersky Small Office Security and Acronis Backup have also been bundled to provide advanced security and backup architected for administration simplicity. Acronis Backup combines patented single-pass backups with an easy-to-use interface. This helps small businesses capture everything in one single step, including operating systems, applications, data and more.

The latest edition of Kaspersky Small Office Security, the company’s security solution built specifically for businesses with fewer than 50 employees, brings the power of the award-winning anti-malware and online transactions protection, cloud management, backup and password management, in an easy-to-use manner that is demanded by small businesses. Coupled with Acronis Backup, the bundle makes it easier for small businesses to quickly deploy these solutions so they can focus valuable resources on running and developing the business while keeping operations, customer and employee data secure.

To learn more about Kaspersky Lab and Acronis solutions for security and backup, please contact Kaspersky-licensing@ingrammicro.com or Acronis-licensing@ingrammicro.com.

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 17-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 400 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

*The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2013. The rating was published in the IDC report Worldwide Endpoint Security 2014–2018 Forecast and 2013 Vendor Shares (IDC #250210, August 2014). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2013.

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About Acronis
Acronis sets the standard for New Generation Data Protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure access solutions. Powered by the AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and safe file access and sharing as well as backups of all files, applications and OS across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud and mobile. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 300,000 businesses in over 130 countries. With its more than 100 patents, Acronis’ products have been named best product of the year by Network Computing, TechTarget and IT Professional and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication.

About Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More atwww.ingrammicro.com.

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