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Acronis True Image 2021 adds vulnerability assessments

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By Ally Winning

The new tool will allow users to scan operating systems and applications for exploitable vulnerabilities. The tool will also give recommendations on effectively closing the security gaps.

An estimated 60% of data breaches come from vulnerabilities that haven’t been patched, even though a patch is available. With over 11,000 common vulnerabilities and exploits (CVEs) listed for popularly used software, being able to quickly locate and fix those openings is critical in stopping cybercriminals. Incorporating vulnerability assessments in the same personal solution as Acronis’ advanced antimalware and backup ensures a significant reduction in the risk of malware.

“During the past five years, the emergence of ransomware as a service means criminals don’t need to be particularly technical – they can just pay for a malicious toolkit that exploits unpatched vulnerabilities,” said Serguei “SB” Beloussov, founder and CEO of Acronis. “Users need an easy and efficient way to identify and close those vulnerabilities to ensure their system data and backups are secure. Providing that capability in one solution with antimalware and backup delivers comprehensive cyber protection and tremendous value.”

The new autumn update also includes an enhanced antiransomware engine to further strengthen Acronis True Image’s next-gen, full-stack antimalware technology. The technology recently earned VB100 certification by returning a 99.9% detection rate with zero false-positives in the independent lab’s tests.

Peter Karsai, Head of Testing at Virus Bulletin, said, “We were pleased to welcome Acronis True Image to our endpoint security certification programme and it came as little surprise that it achieved VB100 certification on its debut, the product’s business counterpart Acronis Cyber Protect now having earned its third VB100 certification. We look forward to continuing to test both products.”

“Increasingly, cybercriminals are leveraging artificial intelligence and other technologies to make their malware more effective and increase the frequency of attacks. Stopping these attacks starts with fixing vulnerabilities so they are denied access to your system,” noted Candid Wüest, VP of Cyber Protection Research at Acronis. “Yet even with strong system defenses and an antimalware solution, the reality is an attack can still get through. That’s why cybersecurity without backup – and backup without cybersecurity – is ineffective against today’s threats. Only Acronis True Image delivers the cyber protection today’s users need.”

More information

www.acronis.com/en-us/products/true-image/

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