Williams Racing extends technical partnership with Acronis

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Cybersecurity specialist Acronis has extended its technical partnership with the Williams Racing Formula 1 team, which will see the adoption of its cyber protection technology across the entire Williams Racing IT infrastructure.

As part of the partnership, Williams says it will continue the use across its IT infrastructure of Acronis Cyber Protect, which integrates fast and reliable backup, AI-powered anti-malware and antivirus, and comprehensive endpoint management, all controlled from a single interface.

“Acronis Cyber Protection encompasses all areas of workload protection, simplifies data management and prevents cyberattacks. It’s a constantly changing environment. To have a technology partner whose technology meets the modern day needs and leads the market is critical for our team to regain competitive advantage,” explained Graeme Hackland, Williams Racing chief information officer.

Jan-Jaap Jager, Acronis COO, added, “Acronis technology is designed to address the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity and security (SAPAS) challenges of modern organizations – at the highest levels of business and competitive sport. This design methodology ensures the highest caliber of cyber protection for all workloads, data, applications and systems, keeping data tamper-free and easily accessible for smooth day-to-day operations. Data is critical in Formula 1 and we are proud of being part of Williams Racing’s journey.”

Acronis’s other motorsport partners include Toyota Gazoo Racing, Roborace and Airspeeder.

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