Acronis adds Intel TDT technology to its security products

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Acronis, a global company in cyber protection, announced the enhancement of its security defence against advanced file-less attacks using Intel Threat Detection Technology (Intel TDT) leveraging the Intel integrated GPU to offload memory scanning operations from the CPU. Acronis is the latest cyber protection company to integrate Intel TDT to enrich its security products.

Acronis experts have observed an increase in cyber threats that are constantly changing and becoming more complex. These threats include new types of malware and attack methods, such as polymorphic malware and file-less attacks. Some of these threats operate in a way that makes them difficult to detect, as they only exist in computer memory. However, Acronis cyber protection solutions now have access to Intel TDT technology, which enables them to scan hard disk drives and memory without overburdening system resources. According to Acronis researchers, when scanning all processes in system memory on supported CPUs, Intel TDT technology reduces the load on the CPU by 2.4 times by delegating the job to the Intel® integrated GPU, resulting in improved system performance.

Complete single-agent cyber security is combined with Intel TDT in the Acronis solution. As a consequence of this improvement, the CPU is used less frequently, freeing up more processing power for productivity and office software used by end users of Acronis, while processing-heavy security operations are handled by Intel®’s integrated GPU. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, Acronis Cyber Protect, and Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office products will all offer Intel TDT innovation.

Patrick Pulvermueller, CEO at Acronis said “The integration of Intel TDT into Acronis cyber protection solutions is a logical step to meet the needs of our users.”

Pulvermueller added “During the last year, we observed that almost 50% of attacks detected were file-less. The use of this Intel technology is a great milestone as we continue to optimize and enhance our anti-malware engine.”

Carla Rodríguez, Vice President and General Manager, Ecosystem Partner Enabling at Intel said “Through our collaboration with Acronis to integrate Intel® Threat Detection Technology into their cyber protection solutions, customers of all sizes that utilize Intel vPro can perform frequent and highly performant memory scanning. This is a great benefit for our mutual customers as we help them stay ahead of increasingly sophisticated threats.”

Michael Suby, Research Vice President of Security and Trust, IDC. “As the IT world grows in sophistication and continues its migration to the cloud, more stress has fallen on security teams with less-integrated technology, creating complexity and unintentional blind spots in security systems,” said Research Vice President of Security and Trust Michael Suby at IDC.”

Suby added “According to a recent IDC survey of 1,015 security professionals in North America, this is particularly the case for smaller organizations who are less equipped to effectively operate separate products from multiple vendors or benefit from a position of strength in negotiating with multiple vendors. As such, they are more likely to resonate with an integrated hardware and software approach to endpoint security.”

Acronis provides its users with the ability to take back control and overcome complexity with an integrated platform which results in greater operational efficiency. By implementing an integrated solution like Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, organizations can reduce the time that security teams spend on various operational activities, lower training costs, reduce the complexity in their environment by minimizing the number of tools managed, and ultimately drive business growth.

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