Southampton strengthens cyber security with Acronis partnership

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Southampton Football Club has secured a partnership with Acronis as the club looks to strengthen its cyber security solutions, protecting team data assets and optimising data workflow.

As a result of the deal the firm has been named as Southampton’s official cyber protection partner, the partnership will see Acronis safeguard against cyberattacks in order to keep the clubs critical data, applications, and systems safe.

Southampton FC Head of IT, James Grove, commented: “Southampton FC takes cyber protection very seriously. Global organisations like ours often come under fire from cyberattacks, targeting our sensitive data which includes information on our thousands and thousands of fans. Protecting the data we have been entrusted with is a major priority for us, and we have the utmost confidence that Acronis is the perfect partner to help us do so.”

In addition to keeping data safe, Acronis’ solutions, which will be delivered by Cobweb Solutions, are designed to ensure that data is easily accessible to those with authorised permission making data workflow more seamless. 

Acronis’ Founder and Executive Officer, Serguei Beloussov, added: “We are proud to be partnering with Southampton FC, a household name in professional football. We are thankful that the team shares our vision and passion for cyber protection, and we are excited to work with partners who are so passionate about keeping their data safe. 

“With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic causing many employees to work from less secure home networks, more of the world’s workforce is being exposed to the digital threats. At this time, taking the necessary steps to protect an organisation from both real world and virtual threats amid the pandemic is critically important.”

One of Acronis’ solutions Southampton will be using is ‘Cyber Protect’, which provides fast and reliable backup and AI-based anti-malware, accessible from a single and intuitive console.