Wednesday, October 7, 2020

ePLDT partners with Acronis offering better Cyber Protection Solutions to Business and Enterprise

With the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, enterprises need to employ Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans to ensure continued operations given these uncertain times.

To cater to businesses, ePLDT, the ICT arm of PLDT Enterprise, has strategic partnered with Acronis to bolster its portfolio. Renowned for setting the standard for cyber protection, Acronis offers its award-winning AI-based Active Protection technology, blockchain-based authentication and unique hybrid-cloud architecture to protect all data in physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications – all at a low and predictable cost. Both organizations strengthened their portfolio and footprint following the partnership on marketing and technology.

Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups adds “Part of our mission is to innovate and co-innovate with partners in support of our thrust which is to simplify the complex for our customers. We are pleased to partner with Acronis for us to truly deliver solutions of real value to the market and we are sure that our combined expertise in DR systems will enable enterprises to work with ease of mind and confidence,”

According to Acronis’ recent Cyber Readiness Report 2020, 92% of global companies adopted new technologies to enable remote work. Same research shows 50% of these companies have encountered cyberattacks at least once a week in the past few months making it critical for enterprises to ensure their preparedness for the new way of doing business and be able to respond to disruptions.

Vic Tria, PLDT FVP and Enterprise Revenue Group Head states “The increasing need to employ work-from-home arrangements today requires extreme vigilance when it comes to securing a company’s IT infrastructure. We believe that this partnership will allow us to better improve the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans of our customers in different industries - which are crucial given these uncertain times,"

Through the partnership, ePLDT will be offering solutions that will leverage on the Acronis Cyber Cloud - a platform that enables service providers to deliver data protection in an easy, efficient and secure way. One solution is Data Back-up and Recovery Solution, customers can gain access to hybrid cloud backup, recovery and AI-powered anti-malware, manageable from a single, comprehensive console.

Jeff Mendoza, PLDT Enterprise Asia Pacific Regional Head shares “These platforms will enable ePLDT to deliver not only an easy, and efficient access to backup and disaster recovery for its customers, thru a single management console, but also provide an additional layer of cyber protection,”

ePLDT and Acronis has formalized their partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, with the said new products set to be introduced subsequently.

“We are delighted to closely collaborate with ePLDT on delivering innovative and impactful solutions to businesses here in the Asia Pacific, right after announcing the launch of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, our fully integrated cyber protection solution for businesses” said Neil Morarji, Acronis General Manager for APAC. “Moving forward, our portfolio of services will allow companies to ensure their ultimate cyber protection – one that solves safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world, no matter what form their work operations take. They will stay protected with superior and expert support from ePLDT and Acronis.”