Data protection is a broad objective at Acronis: its Cyber Protect software doesn’t just handle backup; it also adds an array of AI-driven security features, such as malware prevention, vulnerability assessments, patch management, and hard drive health monitoring.
You have the option to manage locally or via the cloud; our preference is the latter because it offers the ability to protect home workers as well. As well as the Essentials, Standard and Advanced editions, the top-tier package includes backup fingerprinting, a shared protection plan, and backup malware scanning. You can find a full comparison of the various versions on Acronis’ website.
You have plenty of flexibility when it comes to self-hosted backup. Acronis also offers its own storage mode service with deduplication and supports SMB and NFS shares, IP SANs, and tape drives.
Using the web-based dashboard, you can check the status of your protected systems and backups, as well as find out about malware detections, blocked URLs, and missing patches. You can tailor it to focus on what matters most to you by customizing and reorganizing widgets.
Likewise, there is a Hyper-V agent, and there is a VMware agent that can be downloaded and configured with your cloud credentials and the vCenter server information. Following the installation of these agents, the portal happily shows all of their VMs available for backup. The software automatically assigns cloud storage to your account, and for local backups, you can point the software to shares on your Synology or Qnap appliances with UNC paths.
Due to its smart combination of cybersecurity measures and cloud-based backup, Acronis Cyber Protect is an excellent all-around data protection solution. It’s easy to create and manage hybrid backup strategies through the portal, and it provides excellent protection for virtualized environments.