Latest Acronis Acquisition to Help MSPs Transition to MSSPs

This is Acronis’ third acquisition in the past year.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

November 17, 2020

2 Min Read

The latest Acronis acquisition, of Israel-based cybersecurity consultancy firm CyberLynx, will help the company better assist MSPs and MSSPs.

Acronis can help MSPs make the transition to MSSPs. CyberLynx also has a presence in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

This is Acronis’ third acquisition in the past year, which continues the company’s accelerated growth plan. It also acquired DeviceLock in July and 5nine last December.

CyberLynx Capabilities

CyberLynx provides security audits, penetration testing and proprietary training solutions.

Acronis will integrate CyberLynx’s services into its suite of Acronis Security Services. That will expand the training and solutions available to increase an organization’s security.

Gaidar Magdanurov is Acronis’ chief cyber officer and COO.


Acronis’ Gaidar Magdanurov

“The acquisition allows Acronis to provide partners with security consulting services, and partners will be able to resell the services in the future,” he said. “Therefore, partners will be able to improve their security posture, as well as generate an additional revenue stream.”

CyberLynx partners will be able to offer Acronis cyber protection solutions to their customers, Magdanurov said. They can also provide cyber consulting to Acronis’ partners and customers.

“Our M&A team at Acronis is constantly working on enhancing Acronis’ portfolio of services,” he said. “CyberLynx provides a high level of service that is in demand among Acronis partners and customers. The acquisition is a natural fit in our service portfolio.”

Keep up with the latest channel-impacting mergers and acquisitions in our M&A roundup.

New Layers of Security

With this acquisition, Acronis adds new layers of security and training services to its 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 cyber threat 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, CyberLynx’s founder and CEO. “Our team looks forward to collaborating with our new peers to continue strengthening the security of organizations around the world.”

Acronis plans to consider additional acquisitions to further enhance its offerings with new technologies and capabilities that address five vectors of cyber protection. Those include solving the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges that face data, applications and systems.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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