Last Thursday, January 19, Acronis , one of the world leaders in the field of protection and storage of data in a hybrid cloud, announced Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation - a new version of the data protection solution that should protect individual users from the excesses of ransomware-ransomware.
The main threat 2016-2017As we already wrote in one of our reports, last year the cybercriminals went under the sign of shock “Stakhanov” labor: according to Kaspersky Lab, in 2016 the intensity of attacks using ransomware almost doubled, the number increased 11 times new ransomware modifications, and the average ransom size was $ 300. Sending money to attackers is often not a guarantee of returning information in a readable form: many programs do not have a reverse stroke at all. Intelligence agencies noted that the damage from ransomware exceeded a billion US dollars!
It is clear that in 2017, obviously, it will not become easier. That is why security software manufacturers have begun to develop a response against cybercriminals. Acronis was one of the first to introduce its version of data protection for individual users.
Acronis True Image 2017 New GenerationDetails about the new product - Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation - were told to us by the company's leading employees: Stanislav Protasov , senior vice president of software design and development, and Nikolai Grebenniko , vice president of development.
The fresh system was developed taking into account the most malicious modern threats and includes the Acronis Active Protection ransomware active protection system, Acronis Notary data notarization function based on blockchain technology, as well as a convenient additional (as the participants of the presentation - “fun”) opportunity Using digital signatures for electronic documents using Acronis ASign . This arsenal will deal with the neutralization of threats in real time, automatically recovering files and protecting backups.
Acronis True Image security software was developed with the expectation that modern users are increasingly using mobile devices and, of course, pay great attention to social networks: it protects data on computers running Windows and Mac , on mobile devices running iOS and Android, and provides backup Facebook profiles with the ability to use the AES 256 encryption algorithm for maximum data protection. The system allows you to back up data and store it in various places, including external drives, network attached storage devices and Acronis Cloud secure cloud storage.
Battle checkIn order to illustrate the work of their new product, Acronis representatives launched one of the most dangerous encryption programs on one of the computers. True Image passed the test without any problems: the data was instantly and easily restored. The main thing is to ensure that the program icon is always active.
According to the developers, Acronis True Image does not pretend to work as a separate and only antivirus - it has its own specialization. This program will be a great addition to many universal antiviruses, especially unpretentious - free. The software will delight the representatives of creative professions, allowing them to be calm for the luggage of the fruits of their labor accumulated by righteous works. In addition, the Acronis Notary function will be indispensable in matters of certification and copyright.
If the program is installed, for example, on a common "family" computer, then all users will be able to create personal "compartments" for confidential storage of their data in it, regardless of who the admin of the machine is.
The all-new Acronis True Image features
- Real-time active protection: detects suspicious activity on computers and prevents malicious programs from destroying user data, their backups, as well as disrupting the product itself for Windows operating systems.
- Acronis Notary - guarantees data integrity using blockchain technology: creates a unique certificate based on a hash of a file, the validity of which can then be checked, as well as to track the history of any changes made. (Used for contracts, medical records and financial records).
- Acronis ASign - allows you to make a digital signature using blockchain technology: several parties can execute and sign electronic documents using a secure and openly verified digital signature.
More than 5 million people worldwide have chosen Acronis True Image, and we know very well how to provide reliable protection for their data and the data of their families. Thanks to Acronis Active Protection technology, Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation is the best solution to protect data from cyber attacks and is an important addition to any antivirus, especially free or built-in.
Sergey Belousov, founder and CEO of Acronis
AvailabilityIn the world, prices for the new Acronis protection system start at $ 100, but for their compatriots the company made an impressive discount, leaving "a dollar for thirty." Agree, nice! In addition to the updated version, the developers will soon promise to launch on the market a simpler one - the good old cloud storage from Acronis at an even more affordable price.
Help: About AcronisAcronis is a company that develops system solutions for corporate and home users working with hard disks, backing up data, managing the loading of operating systems, protecting data in a hybrid cloud environment, editing disks, wiping data and other system tools. Acronis solutions are based on AnyData Engine and proprietary imaging technology. These are convenient, comprehensive and affordable solutions for protecting the data of all files, applications and operating systems in any environment: virtual, physical, cloud and mobile.
It was founded in 2003. Today, the company helps protect data from more than 5 million users and 500,000 companies in more than 150 countries. Acronis products, involving more than 100 proprietary technologies, have been repeatedly named the best products of the year. They have many features, including data transfer, cloning, and data replication. Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors and resellers of cloud solutions.