Southampton FC signs Acronis as cyber protection partner

Premier League football team Southampton FC has named Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, as its Official Cyber Protection Partner.

Under the agreement, Acronis will be providing the team with a full suite of cyber protection solutions to protect the team’s data assets and optimize data workflow, facilitating the team performing at its best both on and off the pitch.

Head of IT, James Grove, comments: “Southampton FC takes cyber protection very seriously. Global organizations like ours often come under fire from cyberattacks, targeting our sensitive data which includes information on our thousands and thousands of fans. Protecting the data we have been entrusted with is a major priority for us, and we have the utmost confidence that Acronis is the perfect partner to help us do so.”

Acronis’ solutions are developed based on the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection— Safety, Accessibility, Privacy, Authenticity, and Security (SAPAS). This means that Acronis solutions are designed to not only provide the highest level of security possible, but also ensure that data is easily accessible to those with authorized permission, and that it is both authentic and tamper-free. While security and accessibility are often considered polarized concepts in data security, Acronis solutions prove that you can have the best of both worlds.

One of the solutions Southampton FC will be using is Acronis Cyber Protect, which provides fast and reliable backup and AI-based anti-malware, accessible from a single and intuitive console. While using a patchwork of five-star solutions for separate aspects of cybersecurity will still leave gaps in a system’s defenses, Acronis’ integrated approach ensures such gaps are eliminated, delivering superior resiliency for organizations like Southampton FC.

Building on its existing partnerships with both Acronis and Southampton FC, the solution will be delivered by Cobweb Solutions, a UK-based Managed Service Provider, as the Official Acronis Delivery Partner.

Acronis’ Founder and Executive Officer, Serguei Beloussov, comments: “We are proud to be partnering with Southampton FC, a household name in professional football. We are thankful that the team shares our vision and passion for cyber protection, and we are excited to work with partners who are so passionate about keeping their data safe. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic causing many employees to work from less secure home networks, more of the world’s workforce is being exposed to the digital threats. At this time, taking the necessary steps to protect an organization from both real world and virtual threats amid the pandemic is critically important.”

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