DUBAI, UAE: Acronis announced today its partnership with Mindware, one of the leading Value Added Distributors (VADs) in the Middle East and Africa, as they have signed an agreement together. Mindware will offer the Acronis’ innovative cloud solutions ranging from cyber security to data protection, to enterprises in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, UAE, and Pakistan. The partnership will further Mindware’s ambitions as a ‘Cloud Distributor’ with Acronis’ strong value proposition in the Cloud protection space.
Acronis offers antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, endpoint protection management solutions, and award-winning AI-based anti-malware and blockchain based data authentication technologies through service provider and IT professional deployment models. These solutions protect data, applications, and systems in any environment. Acronis Cyber Protect, the company’s flagship product, is the first cyber protection solution that integrates backup, disaster recovery, next-generation anti-malware, antivirus, vulnerability assessment, patch management and remote management tools into a single console. It addresses all Five Vectors of Cyber Protection — ensuring the Safety, Accessibility, Privacy, Authenticity, and Security of data (SAPAS) in the data centre, cloud, and edge devices. The solutions have open APIs for developers to operate full integration of the platform to the other tools they might be using.
Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Silmi Khanfir, Director of Cloud & XaaS at Mindware comments, “We have a clear, strategic objective of being the regional Cloud distributor of choice, by offering our partners aggregated Cloud solutions from various leading vendors and helping them and their customers in their cloud transformation journey. ‘Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud’ business model perfectly complements our portfolio with a one-stop data protection and cybersecurity solution platform.”
“Through years of experience and constant close collaboration with our valued partners and customers, we have expertly crafted a comprehensive and ever-expanding portfolio of best-of-breed solutions. Acronis further strengthens our capabilities with the company’s award-winning technologies. Combined with our world-class services and support, this gives regional businesses of all sizes and market verticals a decisive digital advantage.”
As businesses are still adjusting to the remote-work environment demanded by the Covid-19 pandemic, they are counting on service providers to help them adapt. Acronis understands the challenges service providers are facing to provide a secure collaboration environment for remote workers outside of corporate networks, and offers ‘Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud’ – a solution that can be implemented during the outbreak at no cost. Service providers can meet the needs of their customers without taking on additional financial burdens or increasing their operational costs. Additionally, Acronis offers training videos and documentation support to help service providers train their customers and their end users and get them onboarded.
“Cyber protection is vital. Acronis is the only vendor offering a one stop solution that helps all audiences, from the SME to the enterprise and also the individual, with this critical need. By adding Mindware as our newest cloud distributor, we aim to continue offering the right solutions everywhere in the Middle East region, increasing our global-local approach and market share” concluded Mr. Ziad Nasr, General Manager Middle East at Acronis.
Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions powered by AI. With advanced anti-malware powered by cutting-edge machine intelligence and blockchain based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment – from cloud to hybrid to on premises – at a low and predictable cost.
Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 2,000 employees and offices in 34 locations worldwide. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through over 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries and 26 languages.
As one of the leading distributors of the finest IT products in the Middle East and Africa, Mindware’s extensive portfolio includes top-class global brands reaching out to over 4,000 partners. Mindware’s comprehensive offering includes a selection of infrastructure, networking, security, and storage leading brands. As part of its VAD methodology, Mindware also offers supplementary value-added services to its reselling partners including pre-sales consultancy, implementation services, local technical support, marketing enablement tools, and multiple channel-enabling programs. Headquartered in Dubai UAE since 1991, Mindware has been uncompromisingly serving its customers for more than three decades.