Acronis has acquired secure enterprise file access, sharing and syncing software company GroupLogic in a deal that becomes the first for the company.
The disaster recovery and data protection solutions provider hopes the move will help organisations keep their dynamic data accessible and available at all times, on any platform, from creation to storage.
Acronis says the acquisition of the company will help address new market demands for data availability, accessibility and protection against the rise in enterprise mobility, the volume and velocity of content creation, user driven collaboration tools and rising storage costs.
“Our customers are facing a new IT environment,” says Alex Pinchev, Acronis president and CEO.
“The growth of big data, the drive for greater collaboration and the rise in mobile working have introduced new devices and unsecure file sharing practices into the enterprise.
“Confidential corporate content is regularly leaving the network on iPads, smartphones or via a public Cloud.
“With the acquisition of GroupLogic we are positioned to help organisations of all sizes realise the benefits of enterprise mobility and secure collaboration, while keeping corporate content and systems available and accessible at all times.”
Founded in 1988, GroupLogic’s employees will be joining the Acronis team while current CEO Chris Broderick will join the Acronis Executive Management team.
“GroupLogic and Acronis share a common vision that software for the modern IT organisation has to be easy to use, support a diversity of platforms and most importantly, reduce operating costs while mitigating risk,” sys Broderick.
“Together, we can give CIO’s the tools that address secure collaboration and data accessibility from creation at the edge of the network, to making sure that data is easily recoverable from storage.
“Helping IT organisations manage the diversity of file types, platforms, environments and devices that end users are demanding, is a critical mandate of the enterprises we talk to today.”