Acronis supplies secure file access and sharing platform to Toro Rosso

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Formula 1 racing Team Toro Rosso has had a long-standing partnership with Singapore-based ‘hybrid cloud data and protection’ firm Acronis. The company protects the race team’s key data while making it accessible to the team across a number of devices, as and when they need it.

The Italian Formula 1 team is one of the two F1 teams owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull. Scuderia Toro Rosso, based in Faenza, Italy, employs hundreds of engineers, with some based at the factory and others travelling the world to support drivers during the racing season.

Participating in Formula 1, the team conducts vast amounts of data-driven R&D, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling, and manufacturing at its factory, processing and generating large amounts of data every day. The team produces four cars every season, fully relying on the uninterruptible performance of the IT and manufacturing infrastructure. Data security and availability is critical for the company’s performance and competitive advantage on and off the track.

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Motorsport data is highly sensitive and must be secured. Scuderia Toro Rosso needed an easy way to allow access from any device while preventing any leakage. Data is also extremely valuable. The team’s performance and success depends on data’s safety and integrity.

Scuderia Toro Rosso needed to be able to share data with team engineers and external parties, while remaining in full control, with an option to wipe off the data from remote devices if the need arose.

While the previous method of sharing data had sufficient security, it required manual setup and file management. In addition, it was difficult to control the data once it was shared and accessed through mobile devices. Scuderia Toro Rosso required a solution that would automate the file sharing process, offering advanced levels of flexibility without compromising security.

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As part of its partnership agreement with Acronis, Scuderia Toro Rosso deployed Acronis Access Advanced to streamline the management of sharing external data.

Acronis helped the team to design a system with performance in mind. It is capable of handling hundreds of users and an unlimited number of files while maintaining exceptional levels of security.

Acronis Access Advanced is an easy, complete, and secure enterprise file sharing solution that increased productivity by freeing up time that was previously spent of manual management. The new solution gave Scuderia Toro Rosso’s IT complete control over the shared content, ensuring advanced security, maintaining compliance, and enabling the use of mobile devices.

“The system has been tested by our trackside engineers. They’re always on the road and always need to share data. Now they can do it simply by using their work mobile phones. Receiving the correct information (insight) on time is extremely important for the team success,” said Raffaele Boschetti, Scuderia Toro Rosso head of IT.

The new solution allowed Scuderia Toro Rosso to define different security policies for different users and even ensured that shared data is only accessible for a specified period of time. It also enabled IT to track the information path and even remote-wipe a laptop, tablet or mobile device if it is lost or stolen, to prevent a competitor from accessing the data.

“The plan is to share sensitive data that way. Obviously, some data that doesn’t require advanced security will continue to be sent by email, just because it’s easy. For everything else, we’ll use Acronis Access Advanced,” Boschetti added.

Supplied by Acronis

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive portfolio. Prior to joining the company, John worked for leading automotive design website, Car Design News. Currently editor of Engine Technology International, Professional MotorSport World, Professional MotorSport Circuit, and Transmission Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web and social media content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as chairman of the annual Professional MotorSport World Awards.

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