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Acronis acquires Israel based CyberLynx, enhances Middle East cyber protection portfolio

November 19, 2020

With the strengthening of UAE- Israel bilateral ties, the acquisition of Israel-based CyberLynx by cyber protection leader Acronis, strengthens the cyber protection offerings in the region. This acquisition marks Acronis’ third in the past year, which continues the company’s accelerated growth plan through CybeLynx, a leading Israel based cybersecurity consultancy firm with a presence in the U.K., Switzerland, and Luxembourg.

As a premier provider of security audits, penetration testing, and proprietary training solutions, CyberLynx enjoys a global customer presence built on cutting-edge technical expertise and strong connections with leading forensic suppliers. Acquiring these capabilities will advance Acronis’ mission to deliver world-class cyber protection to organizations around the world.

“Acronis’ acquisition of CyberLynx demonstrates its commitment to strengthening its expertise in cybersecurity,” said Frank Dickson from IDC. “By providing integrated cybersecurity and data protection offerings, Acronis reduces the complexity of implementing cybersecurity and improving IT resiliency. The CyberLynx acquisition will strengthen Acronis’ services offering, further enhancing Acronis’ ability to be an active partner in improving client organization’s security posture with training and consulting solutions.”

Acronis will integrate CyberLynx’s services into its suite of Acronis Security Services, expanding the training and solutions available to increase an organization’s security posture. Drawing on CyberLynx’s expertise in threat simulation and analysis, Acronis can better assist managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security service providers (MSSPs) as they protect their clients and serve as the “last line of defense” against the latest threats.

“Adding CyberLynx to our portfolio helps Acronis to provide security evaluations services to our partners, empowering them to improve their clients’ protection,” said Serguei “SB” Beloussov, Acronis’ Founder and CEO. “Working with our security team and network of Cyber Protection Operation Centers, we will assist MSPs as they transition to MSSPs delivering training in incident response, penetration testing, and forensic analysis.”

With this acquisition, Acronis adds new layers of dynamic security and training services to its community of 50,000 IT channel partners.

“In advancing its vision of cyber protection, Acronis has been redefining how organizations should be thinking about data protection and cybersecurity against the today’s cyberthreat landscape, and we’re thrilled that the next stage of CyberLynx’s contributions will be as part of such a visionary company,” said Noam Herold, founder and CEO of CyberLynx. “Our team looks forward to collaborating with our new peers to continue strengthening the security of organizations around the world.”

As the company continues its accelerated growth strategy, Acronis plans to consider additional acquisitions that will further enhance its offerings with new technologies and capabilities that address the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection — solving the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges that face today’s data, applications, and systems.

About CyberLynx

Founded in 2017, CyberLynx provides cybersecurity consulting services including IT security audits, penetration testing, and post-event cyber forensic services. With offices in Israel, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the U.K., CyberLynx has enabled companies to overcome sensitive and complex information security challenges, including those posed by state-actors. For more information, visit CyberLynx online at https://www.cyberlynx.lu.

About 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. With award-winning AI-based antimalware 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 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.