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Acronis Cyber Protect Platform for MSPs: Past, Present and Future

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Acronis has spent recent years converging cybersecurity and data protection for MSPs. Chief Channel Evangelist Amy Luby explains the business journey -- and its implications for MSPs that are seeking to consolidate tools while boosting service desk productivity and speeding customer onboarding.

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The podcast covers:

  • 0:00 - Introductions
  • 0:40 - The Acronis Cyber Protect Platform - the original rollout recap from June 2020, and a progress report for MSPs.
  • 1:45 - Converging the worlds of data protection and cybersecurity - The Acronis business history and strategy.
  • 3:11 - A single dashboard and single agent deployed for complete management.
  • 4:40 - Why and how to consolidate tools and avoid software sprawl across your MSP service desks.
  • 6:10 - Hackers pushed MSPs into reactive mode -- and how MSPs can return to proactive mode through true integration and automation.
  • 7:15 - Examples of critically important integrations -- vulnerability scanning with patching.
  • 8:30 - On average, MSPs are using 10 or more tools in their stack. But Acronis allows partners to consolidate down to five or so vendors and far fewer software agents per device.
  • 9:30 - Consolidation also allows MSPs to onboard new service engineers and customers more rapidly, at a lower cost, Acronis research finds.
  • 10:26 - Check for MSP and service provider partner program info.
  • 11:00 - The Acronis CyberBit 2022 conference is set for November in Miami, Florida. It will offer guidance for building a profitable cyber practice.
  • 12:18 - Conclusion.
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.