Hammers and Acronis sign cyber protection deal

07 April 2022

West Ham United Football Club has selected Acronis as its official cyber protection Partner.

The Premier League club will utilise Acronis Cyber Protect, which has been described as an “innovative machine intelligence (MI) enhanced cyber security solution that helps prevent cyberattacks and reduces downtime.

Furthermore, this technology combines automation and integration, ensuring the prevention, detection, response, recovery, and analysis needed to safeguard all areas of the business. Acronis also said its solution provides the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security services required to protect the modern-day elite sports teams.

“Protecting our data, which includes that of our supporters, is of the highest priority for us and Acronis is the perfect partner to help us do so,” said Nathan Thompson, chief commercial officer, West Ham United.

“Acronis are the industry benchmark of quality and security and are a company we are looking forward to working very closely with over the coming seasons.”
Ronan McCurtin, Acronis vice president of sales Europe, Israel and Turkey added: “At the highest level of competition, data is a critical asset in football.”

Ingram Micro, a global distributor of technology products and services, will serve as Acronis’ #CyberFit Partner in line with the Acronis #TeamUp program for services providers and cloud distributors.