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Dicker Data brought on as Acronis partner for ANZ
Wed, 10th Aug 2022
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Acronis, a global expert in cyber protection, has announced its partnership with Dicker Data NZ, a New Zealand distributor of ICT hardware, software, cloud and IoT solutions, to introduce upgraded cyber protection solutions for cloud to resellers, enterprises and small businesses in New Zealand.

The news about the partnership comes in as cyber criminals continue to exploit gaps in traditional solutions and strategies in New Zealand and across the Asia-Pacific region.

Riding the wave of vulnerabilities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and threats arising from the ongoing global conflicts in Europe, cyber crime has taken the centre stage among potential threats for local businesses, the company states.

According to Acronis, in physical conflicts, an attack is far more costly than staying on defence - in cyber conflicts the situation is reversed. Defenders have to make no mistakes and the attackers need to just find the one. On top of that, in many situations a failed attack carries no consequence for the attacker.

One of the main reasons for the companies' persisting vulnerability is the growing complexity of the IT. Dicker Data NZ, a top local distributor, will help enhance the reach of Acronis' secure cyber protection technology to local businesses through its partner network across New Zealand.

In today's digital era when cyber protection solutions are of critical need, the artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities which are part of Acronis cloud products, provide increased security and reliability, presenting an effective method to block any ransomware attacks, the company states.

Lou Nunn, business unit manager at Dicker Data NZ, says, “Acronis is an integral part of Dicker Data NZ's goal to provide our resellers with access to the best security and data management solutions available in the market today.

“Our dedicated software BDM's are looking forward to helping our resellers build more efficient cyber protection services with the Acronis product suite.

Incorporating cybersecurity capabilities such as real-time antimalware protection, on-demand antivirus scans, web filtering, and videoconference protection into solutions, like the company's flagship solution Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, ensures businesses have complete cyber protection.

For small and medium-size business owners, unifying these capabilities in one solution makes their protection easier to manage and more affordable, while greatly improving the security of their data and devices, the company states.

David Clarke, Acronis head of ANZ Channels, says, “Dicker Data is a recognised brand name not just in New Zealand, but across the region. The launch of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud to Dicker Data's IT partners is another significant milestone in our ANZ strategy and a key partnership for Acronis. This alliance will bring even more opportunities, allowing us to further grow our Auckland data centre footprint supporting our local partners."

By integrating the company's VB100-certified antimalware technology into its software, Acronis can offer one single solution that tackles the complete range of modern data loss threats.

Dicker Data NZ will now be offering Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, a cyber protection solution that integrates backup, disaster recovery, next-gen anti-malware, cybersecurity and management tools into one solution.

Acronis cybersecurity solutions for cloud will help local businesses with anti-ransomware protection, backup, disaster recovery, file sync and share, solutions that are easy to use, efficient, and secure.

Dicker Data NZ will be one of the few distributors to be providing all these services, allowing its partners to resell these solutions and address the growing cyber security and data protection concerns of businesses in the country, the company states.