Leader in cyber protection signs multi-year agreement to protect the
data, applications, and systems of one of the world’s most iconic
professional sports teams
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acronis, a global leader in cyber
protection, today announced a technology partnership with the Boston
Red Sox. The Major League Baseball’s reigning World Series Champions
selected Acronis as its Official Cyber Protection Partner. Under the
multi-year agreement, Acronis will provide innovative cyber protection
solutions designed to improve data resiliency, while creating a more
efficient, secure workflow that benefits the team both on and off the
As the Red Sox defend their championship, the team will gain access to
Acronis’ cyber protection services. These include Acronis’ cutting-edge hybrid
cloud architecture, disaster
sync and share, blockchain
notarization and e-signature services, multi-machine
deployment provisioning, enterprise-level
managed file transfer, and anti-malware
Red Sox Vice President of IT, Brian Shield said, “We’re thrilled to have
Acronis as our Official Cyber Protection Partner. Acronis’ services
offer an innovative blend of data protection and cybersecurity that will
ensure all of our data, regardless of volume, is safe and secure so it’s
available precisely when and where we need it. We look forward to a long
and highly successful partnership with Acronis that will benefit our
organization on and off the field.”
To ensure the efficiencies needed for top performance, both behind the
scenes and on the diamond, all these services will be available through
a single, easy-to-use management console. Using innovative technologies
like artificial intelligence and machine learning, Acronis balances the Five
Vectors of Cyber Protection – safety, accessibility, privacy,
authenticity, and security (SAPAS) – to ensure a comprehensive defense
for all data, applications, and systems.
This comprehensive approach delivers services that are easy to use,
efficient, and secure – as well as reliable and cost-effective – which
is why world-class teams like the Red Sox rely on Acronis’ technology.
To expand the reach of SAPAS-based cyber protection, Acronis recently
opened third-party developer access to the Acronis
Cyber Platform, which will enable the development of apps that will
extend the suitability of Acronis solutions for sports teams and other
organizations even further.
Cyber protection on the field
As part of the Red Sox’s commitment to excellence, today and in seasons
to come, the team relies on tens of thousands of scouting reports, more
than 500 TB of performance data, coaching videos of every Red Sox
player, and thousands of videos clips of MLB prospects. Creating,
protecting, and sharing this information generates huge amounts of data
and demands high levels of security. Through Acronis’ enterprise-level
cyber protection services, this proprietary data is available when and
where the team needs it while staying private and secure both in storage
and in transit.
Cyber protection off the field
Additionally, Acronis’ cyber protection services will enable the Red
Sox’s IT experts to manage their enormous data volumes and sophisticated
digital environment more easily, efficiently, and securely than ever
before. Acronis cyber protection services will also extend to over a
hundred events hosted at Fenway Park annually, including concerts,
conferences, and charitable events. Through their partnership with
Acronis, the Red Sox will be able to provide data protection for
critical digital assets across a large number of individual compute
points for each year of the agreement.
Defending sports legends around the world
For more than 15 years, Acronis has provided innovative protection to
organizations of all sizes including forward-thinking teams in
data-driven professional sport and motorsport arenas. These
partnerships include Formula One, Formula E, English Premier League
football, NASCAR, and now Major League Baseball. These partnering teams
know that Acronis cyber protection can improve their competitive
performance and financial returns.
“Everyone at Acronis – particularly those at our Burlington, MA office –
is thrilled that the Red Sox decided to team up with Acronis,” said
Acronis Vice President and General Manager of the Americas Pat Hurley.
“As a Boston native and life-long Red Sox fan, the opportunity to
contribute to the success of one of baseball’s most storied franchises
is very exciting. Acronis shares the Red Sox’s commitment to excellence
and with the world’s most secure cyber protection solutions defending
their digital environment, they’ll be empowered to achieve even more.”
This partnership announcement is well-timed, given the recent rise in
malware attacks on high profile targets, including professional sports
teams. Acronis’ innovative anti-malware defense, Acronis Active
Protection, has already become a key line of defense for organizations.
In 2018 alone, it blocked more than 400,000 attacks, saving an estimated
$208 million in downtime and recovery costs.
Access to such innovative AI-based technology is also why the Red Sox
are exploring a number of joint projects with Acronis that will push the
limits of data analytics for the benefit of the entire game.
“Inside baseball” of cyber protection
A partnership between the World Series Champions and the world’s most
secure cyber protection service underscores how vital it is for
data-reliant organizations to understand and implement a cyber
For IT and cybersecurity professionals investigating this field, Acronis’
Global Cyber Summit is the perfect opportunity to learn how cyber
protection supports the safe and efficient growth of modern business.
The Acronis Global Cyber Summit, which takes place in Miami, FL from
October 13-16, will feature an appearance from a Boston Red Sox legend
and world-renowned industry and cybersecurity speakers, including Robert
Herjavec and Eric O’Neill.
Full details on the Summit’s speakers and agenda are available at acronis.events/summit2019.
Acronis leads the world in cyber
protection; solving safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity,
and security (SAPAS) challenges with innovative backup,
recovery, and enterprise
file sync and share solutions, running on hybrid
cloud storage: on-premises, or in the cloud or at the edge. Enhanced
technologies and blockchain-based
authentication, Acronis protects all data, in any environment,
including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications.
With 500,000 business customers, and a powerful worldwide community of
Acronis API-enabled service providers, resellers and ISV partners.
Acronis is trusted by 79
of the top 100 most valuable brands and has over 5 million
customers. With dual headquarters in Switzerland and Singapore, Acronis
is a global organization with 14 offices worldwide and customers and
partners in over 190 countries. Learn more at acronis.com.
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