Cape Town – South Africa, April 19th, 2021 — / — Rectron, a South African distributor of IT products, is expanding its cybersecurity solutions with an additional offering from cloud services partner Acronis. Acronis provides end-to-end cyber protection in one platform, which includes preventative protection, backup and disaster recovery.

Rectron partners, who have signed Acronis service provider agreements, will also be able to customise the security service into bespoke packages and billing options as they see fit for their business.

“This past year has accelerated many businesses journey to the cloud while at the same time, there’s increased attacks from cybercriminals targeting remote working situations. With this updated menu of services from Acronis, our resellers can build their own bespoke cybersecurity practice, which offers businesses the benefits of cloud technology with a flexible approach, depending on their budgets and circumstances,” says Elaine Wang, Cloud and Software Solutions Director at Rectron.

Through Acronis Cyber Cloud, service providers and their customers can gain access to hybrid cloud backup, disaster recovery, ransomware protection, file sync and share, and blockchain-based file notarisation and e-signature services, all managed from a centralised console. The platform enables management, maintenance, and billing to be streamlined, and services customisable for a competitive edge.

“We have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Rectron, with our Acronis Cloud Backup as part of the RCT cloud platform portfolio. We’re now excited to continue this evolution of cloud service offerings with our all-in-one cyber protection, which has been built to enable service providers to easily deliver efficient, reliable and secure solutions across data, applications and systems,” says Peter French, General Manager for Middle East and Africa at Acronis.

This new addition from Acronis is part of RCT Cloud, Rectron’s cloud platform that houses the distributor’s cloud and software solutions, as well as Rectron’s professional services. These include access to licenses, assistance with migrations and deployments and after-sales support.

About Acronis
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. With award-winning AI-based anti-malware 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 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.

About Rectron
Rectron is a dynamic and innovative ICT company offering software, networking, data centre solutions, surveillance, data storage and cloud computing. Our services comprise sales, distribution, technical support, assembly, repairs and financing for resellers, retailers, ISPs and end-customers.

We are flexible, agile and client-focused and we’re always a step ahead in the fast-paced digital universe. With a state-of-the art automated warehouse and advanced logistics, we are passionate about servicing small and medium-sized businesses, but we also have the logistics capabilities to service larger organisations too.

Through many years of experience, we have a solid understanding of market challenges and customer requirements and we are constantly expanding our products and services in line with shifting needs and trends. Like us, we want our partners to grow, thrive and succeed. Our customers include a broad ICT reseller base, system integrators, value-added resellers, mass retail groups, independent store-owners, e-commerce stores, telecommunication businesses and ISPs. The end-users of our products include consumers, SMEs, corporate organisations, the hospitality industry, government, educational institutions and mining houses.

Our approach to business is to deliver service excellence, to assist our clients proactively, to share and grow skills and to assist our customers in developing their businesses. We are easy to do work with, with an open-door policy and a ‘can-do’ entrepreneurial spirit. We partner with tier 1 vendors to provide only the best solutions for the channel. Some of our strategic vendors include Acer, Asus, Canon, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft and Samsung. Our sole distribution brands include Everki, Gigabyte, MakerBot, Ricoh and Transcend.

Rectron is based in South Africa, with a broad national footprint and the ability to service resellers and retailers across southern Africa. We have branches in all major South African cities, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth. Our operations extend into SADC countries such as Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia.

Rectron is part of the Mustek group, the largest assembler of personal computers in South Africa.

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