Why enhance cybersecurity
Modern Multilayered cybersecurity, data leaks, and ransomware outbreaks all show the same thing: cybersecurity is failing. This failure is the result of weak technologies and human mistakes caused by clever social engineering. In cases where a backup solution was working well and wasn’t compromised, it usually takes hours and days to restore systems (with data) to an operational state. Backup is essential for when cybersecurity solutions fail, but at the same time backup solutions can be compromised, disabled, and perform slowly, causing businesses to lose a lot of money due to downtime.
To solve these problems, Acronis has developed Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud: a cyber protection solution that combines antimalware and backs up into a single agent running under a family of Windows operating systems. This integration lets you maintain optimal performance, eliminate compatibility issues, and ensure rapid recovery. If a threat is missed or detected, while your data is being altered it will be restored from a backup immediately – because of its one agent, it knows that data was lost and needs to be restored.
This isn’t possible with an antimalware agent separate from a backup product with its own agent. Your antimalware solution may stop the threat but some data may already be lost. A backup agent won’t know about it automatically and, in the best case, data will be restored slowly – if at all.
Of course, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud strives to make data recoveries unnecessary by detecting and eliminating threats before they can damage your environment. This is achieved with enhanced, multilayered cybersecurity functionality, which we’ll explore in-depth in this white paper.
Dealing with emerging threats
Today a proper cybersecurity solution requires multilayered threat protection. This should be delivered through a set of smartly integrated technologies each of which should work on dedicated stages of threat prevention. For example, if a security product uses signature-based detection engines, it won’t be able to react to new dangerous threats including zero-day malware strains.
Modern cybersecurity or antimalware solutions should be able to deliver solid real-time protection. That includes the ability to detect an incoming current, new, or unknown threat the moment it arrives at your endpoint and tries to compromise it. In a typical endpoint security solution, this will be covered by so-called “on-access” or “on-execute” detection methods, which are of course implemented in Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud. In addition, admins can run on-demand scans: let’s say new software appears on a user’s machine, it can be scanned before execution. These real-time detections can be achieved with several technologies, in the case of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, including.