Acronis extends home user’s information protection with security solutions and online backup

Received this Press Release from Acronis. They have launched a security solutions in addition to its backup and disaster recovery products for consumers. Press Release and pricing after the break.

Press Release

Acronis extends home user’s information protection with security solutions and online backup

Singapore, March 2, 2010 — Acronis (, a leading provider of onsite and offsite backup, disaster recovery and security solutions, today announced a broad set of products and services to safeguard critical data and systems from both internal and external threats. The new products deliver the three elements of home computer protection – local backup/disaster recovery, online backup, and Internet security.

Acronis® Backup and Security 2010 software is one of only a few solutions to provide comprehensive information protection that combines award-winning backup and recovery with Internet security, offering a compelling alternative to existing point solutions. Users can back up their systems locally for fast recovery of both data and their entire PC, which protects them against user error, disk failures and system failures. In addition, online backup provides remote location data protection in case of theft or physical disaster.

Licensed to protect up to three home computers, Acronis Backup and Security 2010 gives home users the peace of mind that they can protect their PCs and those of their family members against data loss and security threats including the many viruses, spam, phishing and identity theft attacks that threaten home computers every day. Users can securely bank, shop and surf the web, keep personal information and conversations private, enable parental controls and block unauthorised access to their wireless networks by using Acronis Backup and Security 2010 software.

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“At their core, both backup and recovery and security are focused on information protection. Whether a file is deleted, corrupted or infected, the user is impacted. Customer feedback has shown there is a convergence of traditional disaster recovery with security under the umbrella of total information protection. Acronis’ expanded family of products meets this need, and gives users security from a company they already know and trust,” said Jason Donahue, CEO of Acronis.

The Acronis backup and security product family includes several security packages to give users a choice of protection options.

  • Acronis Backup and Security 2010 Premium extends the online data backup capabilities to 250 GB plus the other powerful security and backup benefits of Acronis Backup and Security 2010.

Acronis also launched standalone Acronis® Online Backup (, a fully encrypted service, gives consumers the power to protect up to 250 GB of data – more than 15 times the average MP3 player’s worth of music – on up to five computers. Users can easily retrieve their files by logging into a secure location from any Internet-connected PC.

Providing the flexibility consumers demand, Acronis Online Backup can work with Acronis True Image Home 2010 ( The common user interface of Acronis Online Backup and Acronis True Image Home 2010 makes for fast and easy setup of backups via the Internet or local storage. Acronis True Image Home 2010 provides fast file restore and the ability to recover the entire PC, including the operating system and applications, while Acronis Online Backup provides remote location data protection in case of theft or physical disaster.

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“The addition of Acronis Online Backup to our home product portfolio gives our users the widest backup options available on the market today,” said Sean Kinney, Vice President of Cloud Services at Acronis. “The powerful combination of online and on-site backup solutions provides Acronis consumers with the ultimate in data protection, knowing that their digital lives are safe and sound at all times.”

Pricing and Availability

Acronis security products offer one-year protection for up to three home PCs, and can be renewed with an annual subscription service. All these products are currently available on The prices range from US$39.99 for Acronis Antivirus 2010 up to US$89.99 for Acronis Backup and Security 2010 Premium.

Acronis Online Backup is a subscription-based service protecting an entire household’s digital information. The new software protects up to five PCs and laptops with the same account. RRP is US$49.95 per year or US$4.95 per month.

About Acronis

Acronis is a leading provider of onsite and offsite backup, disaster recovery and security solutions. Its patented disk imaging and management technology enables corporations and individuals to protect digital assets in physical and virtual environments. With Acronis’ backup, recovery, server consolidation and virtualisation migration software, users protect their digital information, maintain business continuity and reduce downtime. Acronis software is sold in more than 180 countries and available in 13 languages. For additional information, please visit Follow Acronis on Twitter:

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