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Acronis CEO Serguei Beloussov On Security, Data Protection And The Need To Tie The Two Together

Joseph F. Kovar

‘There’s about probably a $250 billion industry segment for software and services for security and data protection. And there are zero companies in this space who have a single agent, single UI, single policy, single product and single vendor strategy. This is the core of our strategy,’ says Acronis CEO Serguei Beloussov.

Bridging Data Protection And Security

There are security vendors and data protection vendors and attempts to bring the two together have not always been successful—think Symantec’s acquisition of Veritas.

Now think Acronis. Acronis is a unique hybrid company, one of the few that actually combines data protection and security as part of an integrated offering aimed for the most part at the service provider community. The company started as a data protection technology developerand eventually brought that technology to the cloud before the addition of cybersecurity capabilities in 2018, followed by the integration of the two.

Acronis CEO Serguei Beloussov recently sat down with CRN to discuss the company’s blend of security and data protection and where those offerings might change in 2021. He also talked about the company’s differentiation in the market and how it takes advantage of an increasing number of acquisitions.

Here’s a look at the present and future of Acronis, according to Beloussov.

 
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Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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