Acronis has released a new version of its backup software Acronis True Image Backup 2020 with improved performance and better anti-malware defences.
It can stop ransomware and crypto-jacking attacks in real time, automatically restoring any affected files, Acronis claimed.
There are more than 100 point enhancements in the update, which is presented under a cyber protection banner and combines data protection and security attributes.
Here’s whats new:
All IT experts agree that the 3-2-1 backup strategy is the most effective approach to data protection. The 3-2-1 backup rule is an easy-to-remember acronym for a common approach to keeping your data safe in almost any failure scenario. The rule is: keep at least three (3) copies of your data, and store two (2) backup copies on different storage media, with one (1) of them located offsite. To clarify, let’s take a look at each point of this rule.
Now Acronis makes the process easy and efficient by replicating local backups in the cloud automatically so you always have an off-site copy available for recovery. Once you’ve successfully completed the first backup, the backup and replication occur simultaneously.
Tray Notification Center
Safeguarding data requires you stay informed about your system, your files, and your protection. With Acronis True Image 2020, you can get messages pushed to your desktop tray that allow you to easily monitor the status of your backups, receive timely tips on how to enhance your protection, and quickly respond to any issues.
Back Up on Selected Wi-Fi
Where you back up should be your choice. Now you can easily avoid the metered connections and unsecure public networks that put your data at risk by selecting the Wi-Fi networks you use to back up your data – keeping your uploads secure.
Custom Power Management
Backups are great, but creating them uses electricity. Manage your backups so they don’t drain the battery, ensuring your laptop will run when you need it. You can set a minimum power level for backups, or completely block backups on battery power.
Power Nap Backups
How efficient would it be if you could get tasks done while you were asleep? Mac users come close now that they can choose to back up their machine’s data when it enters Power Nap mode. Not only will your Mac’s data be updated during its Power Nap, your backups will capture those changes too.
Restoring from the cloud should be just as easy and efficient as backing up. Now it is. We’ve enhanced the underlying backup technology to deliver a better overall performance of our already fast cloud restores, resulting in an even faster, more reliable and more stable cloud restore experience.
Enhanced Backup Technology
To retain control over their data, users need easy, efficient access to their backed up content. Our new backup format delivers a better overall performance, enabling faster browsing of cloud backups, improved backup / recovery speeds and data deduplication.
As cyberthreats continue to evolve, we constantly enhance Acronis Active Protection to stay ahead of them. Our new machine learning models make it more effective, and the latest version now stops illicit service termination attacks. You will be informed of the reason a particular process is being monitored or blocked as malicious.
Restore your data to a new Mac machine more easily, even if it is spread across APFS volumes on your current system. It’s a much more efficient way to migrate your APFS volumes.