Release of 06.09.2022

A1 Telekom Austria Group and Acronis Launch Cyber Backup in Slovenia, the Republic of Serbia and North Macedonia

Data protection is one of the most important tasks to ensure business success and continuity. This is not only because of the huge increase of ransomware attacks. Furthermore, configuration errors or hardware failures can lead to data loss, therefore a trusted backup solution is mandatory for the availability of data.

A1 Telekom Austria Group expands its cyber-security proposition with its strategic partner Acronis, that includes state-of-the-art backup and variety of security controls, in three additional markets of its footprint. Following the successful launch of A1 Cyber Backup in Bulgaria and Austria, the service will now be further available in Slovenia, the Republic of Serbia and North Macedonia.

A1 Cyber Backup is intended for business customers across all segments. It provides protection against loss of data caused by human errors (such as unintentional deletion of files), natural disasters, suboptimal data storage (such as an outdated in the cellar), or malware. The solution combines the intelligence of Acronis secure Backup Solutions and A1´s secure Datacenter storage, professionally maintained and located in Europe, so that in the event of lost or corrupted data, the customer can restore the information from a backup copy.

The second part of the service is cyber protection: advanced and AI-based anti-ransomware and anti-malware security that protects both the backup copy and the live environment of the customer. The services include many automatic data protection features, as well as a user-friendly interface, where all configurations can be easily managed.

Both the backup and the integrated cyber-security features of the service are provided in cooperation with Acronis.

“Individuals and companies around the world are heavily relying on data. Yet the cyber risks to that data don’t stop at a nation’s border. Given the comprehensive and effective approach Acronis uses to develop and deliver its solutions, it is important that all markets including Slovenia, the Republic of Serbia and North Macedonia have access to modern cyber protection. We rely on our partner A1 Telekom Austria Group with their wide and comprehensive presence in the region to reach and protect more businesses”, said Ivan Doudin, Regional Director of Sales for Balkans and Turkey.

Thomas Snor, Security Director A1 Digital: The trend of using decentralized data storages and the huge increase of cyberattacks makes it very important to have an easy to use backup solution with embedded security features in place. With Acronis we found a partner with a state of the art portfolio to serve our customer demands and is a perfect fit in A1's holistic cyber security offering”.

About A1 Digital
A1 Digital makes digitalization usable. Experienced cloud, security and IoT experts turn demanding transformation projects into reality every day. Flexible solutions guarantee business success. The A1 Digital team stands for dedicated, personal consulting including practical implementation. As a result, A1 Digital customers are already among the world leaders in the digital space. 

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 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 in 34 locations in 19 countries. Acronis Cyber Protect solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.

About A1 Telekom Austria Group
A1 Telekom Austria Group, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe with around 26 million customers, currently operating in seven countries under the brand A1: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Belarus, Slovenia, the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Serbia.

Offering communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions, A1 Telekom Austria Group achieved revenues of 4.75 billion Euros by year end 2021. Around 18,000 employees and state of the art broadband infrastructure make digital business and lifestyle possible and enable people, companies and things to connect everywhere anytime. As European unit of América Móvil, one of the largest wireless services provider in the world, A1 Telekom Austria Group is headquartered in Vienna and gives access to global solutions.