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Acronis accelerates growth plans with CyberLynx acquisition

Acronis has announced the acquisition of CyberLynx, cybersecurity consultancy firm based in Israel with a presence in the U.K., Switzerland, and Luxembourg. 

This acquisition marks Acronis' third in the past year, which continues the company's accelerated growth plan.

"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," Acronis says.

"Acquiring these capabilities will advance Acronis' mission to deliver world-class cyber protection to organisations around the world."

IDC's Frank Dickson said Acronis' acquisition of CyberLynx demonstrates its commitment to strengthening its expertise in cybersecurity, 

"By providing integrated cybersecurity and data protection offerings, Acronis reduces the complexity of implementing cybersecurity and improving IT resiliency," he says.

"The CyberLynx acquisition will strengthen Acronis' services offering, further enhancing Acronis' ability to be an active partner in improving client organisations security posture with training and consulting solutions."

Acronis will integrate CyberLynxs services into its suite of Acronis Security Services, expanding the training and solutions available to increase an organisations 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 defence against the latest threats.

"Adding CyberLynx to our portfolio helps Acronis provide security evaluations services to our partners, empowering them to improve their clients protection," says Serguei SB Beloussov, Acronis founder and CEO. 

"Working with our security team and global network of Cyber Protection Operation Centres, we will assist MSPs as they transition to MSSPs delivering training in incident response, penetration testing, and forensic analysis," he says.

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 organisations should be thinking about data protection and cybersecurity against the today's cyberthreat landscape, and were thrilled that the next stage of CyberLynxs contributions will be as part of such a visionary company," says Noam Herold, founder and CEO of CyberLynx. 

"Our team looks forward to collaborating with our new peers to continue strengthening the security of organisations 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 todays data, applications, and systems.