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Acronis Now Offers Backup for G Suite and Cryptomining Protection for Businesses

With two newly released updates, Acronis takes its cyber protection capabilities for businesses to an exciting new level, allowing IT pros and business managers to focus on other priorities and rest even easier knowing their data is safe. The latest updates add integrated G Suite protection to Acronis’ existing backup and recovery services for more than 20+ platforms, plus built-in protection against cryptojacking, one of the fastest-growing malware threats.

Let’s take a closer look at how Acronis strengthened its cyber protection capabilities for businesses that take advantage of Acronis’ cloud offerings, Acronis Backup Service and Acronis Backup Cloud.

G Suite Backup and Recovery

For over five million customers worldwide, it’s hard to remember what work was like before Google introduced Gmail, Drive, Calendar, and Contacts. From small businesses to the Fortune 500, companies leverage G Suite apps like these for the flexibility, efficiency, and reliability Google promises it’s G Suite users.

Unfortunately with so many advantages readily available to G Suite customers, it’s easy to take for granted that G Suite data will always be within reach. In fact, while Google has a great reputation for keeping G Suite apps up and available for customers, it does not take responsibility for keeping customer data safe. This means that should something go wrong – like 1) accidental data deletion, 2) malicious actions by rogue employees or 3) an external malware attack – G suite data can be lost, risking business as usual.

Looking at those three top data loss occurences, it’s no wonder Google doesn’t take responsibility for customer data: How is Google to know when someone intentionally or accidentally deleted something, let alone the difference between a rogue employee and a regular (error-prone) one? Malware and ransomware present their own challenges.

So while Google ensures infrastructure resilience, businesses that use G Suite apps require a backup and recovery solution to prevent unrecoverable data loss, avoid retention policy gaps, and stay compliant. That’s why Acronis’ recent update is so critical to business customers.

Now Acronis customers have ready-access to G Suite data protection that safeguards Gmail, Drive (including Team Drives), Calendar, and Contacts. This means they can work worry-free with key benefits, which include agentless cloud-to-cloud backup, reliable point-in-time recovery, granular restore (from single items to an entire Drive or Gmail data), and cloud storage options (including ready-to-use Google, Microsoft, or Acronis cloud storage), as well as quick search functionality (so you can find and recover exactly what you need in seconds). Plus, IT admins can verify the authenticity of files in Drive backups because Acronis integrates Acronis Notary technology.

Cryptomining Protection

Acronis is known for having the backup industry’s most advanced, AI-based anti-ransomware protection technology – Acronis Active Protection – which is integrated into multiple solutions. What makes it unique is how advanced and comprehensive it is.

Using artifical intelligence-based technology, it actively protects all system data from unauthorized modification and/or encryption (even zero-day attacks) so the backup solution itself, customer data, and backup files are all safe. Better still, files are instantly restored from the cache should ransomware get through the defense. Plus, it completely future-proofs data from threats, using behavioral heuristics and whitelisting techniques.

Now that Acronis Active Protection has been strengthened with protection against cryptojacking, customers can keep criminals from hijacking system resources. For the uninitiated, cryptojacking is a rapidly growing cyber threat which results from cybercriminals using powerful computer resources to solve complex mathematical problems to mine for digital currencies. The first miner to do so gets paid. Cybertheives discovered that if they could steal resources by installing cryptomining malware, they could use someone else’s power to profit. Victims often don’t even realize what is happening but often experience issues like:

  • Degraded system and network performance
  • System crashes
  • Overheating
  • Hardware damage due to abuse
  • Higher electricity bills

To combat this growing threat and ensure IT stays in control of resources, Acronis Active Protection has been enhanced with cryptomining protection. Machine learning technology works to identify and terminate all known cryptojacking processes running on Windows and stop it, preserving resources and network traffic. IT can check alerts and learn why a particular process was marked “untrusted” and still whitelist it, if the threat is benign.

Final Thought

With the latest updates to Acronis’ cloud-based backup solutions, business customers can carry on with business as usual. No matter your requirements, Acronis sets the bar for cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage by delivering enhancements to its easy, efficient, and secure backup solutions for business of all sizes.

If you are a small-to-medium sized business that relies on G Suite to keep running, you need Acronis Backup Service to control your data, ensure business continuity, and have ready-access to tools that help you remain compliant and avoid penalties.

If you are a managed service provider, check out the Acronis Cyber Cloud (formerly Acronis Data Cloud) platform, which includes the number one hybrid-cloud backup as a service solution – Acronis Backup Cloud. Acronis Cyber Cloud is built for MSPs so you can easily, efficiently, and securely deliver more value to customers and profit.