Acronis Acquires Israel Based CyberLynx, Enhances Middle East Cyber Protection Portfolio
By Ron Chen, Correspondent ASEAN Region
With the strengthening of UAE- Israel bilateral ties, the acquisition of Israel-based CyberLynx by cyber protection leader Acronis, strengthens the cyber protection offerings in the region. This acquisition marks Acronis’ third in the past year, which continues the company’s accelerated growth plan through CybeLynx, a leading Israel based cybersecurity consultancy firm with a presence in the UK, Switzerland, and Luxembourg.
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. Acquiring these capabilities will advance Acronis’ mission to deliver world-class cyber protection to organizations around the world.
“Acronis’ acquisition of CyberLynx demonstrates its commitment to strengthening its expertise in cybersecurity,” said Frank Dickson from IDC. “By providing integrated cybersecurity and data protection offerings, Acronis reduces the complexity of implementing cybersecurity and improving IT resiliency. The CyberLynx acquisition will strengthen Acronis’ services offering, further enhancing Acronis’ ability to be an active partner in improving client organization’s security posture with training and consulting solutions.”
Acronis will integrate CyberLynx’s services into its suite of Acronis Security Services, expanding the training and solutions available to increase an organization’s 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 defense” against the latest threats.
“Adding CyberLynx to our portfolio helps Acronis to provide security evaluations services to our partners, empowering them to improve their clients’ protection,” said Serguei “SB” Beloussov, Acronis’ Founder and CEO. “Working with our security team and network of Cyber Protection Operation Centers, we will assist MSPs as they transition to MSSPs delivering training in incident response, penetration testing, and forensic analysis.”
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 organizations should be thinking about data protection and cybersecurity against the today’s cyberthreat landscape, and we’re thrilled that the next stage of CyberLynx’s contributions will be as part of such a visionary company,” said founder and CEO of CyberLynx, Noam Herold. “Our team looks forward to collaborating with our new peers to continue strengthening the security of organizations 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 today’s data, applications, and systems.