Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization and hyperconverged solutions, today announced it is offering Acronis SCS backup and disaster recovery solutions, as well as a cloud storage option, on the HC3 platform for US public sector customers, including federal, state and local government, public utilities, and education, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations.

Seamless integration with Scale Computing’s HC3 infrastructure provides the unparalleled backup and cyber protection capabilities of Acronis SCS Cyber Backup and Acronis SCS Cyber Backup 12.5 Hardened Edition on a simple, scalable platform that many public sector organizations already use. Built-in Active Protection against ransomware and unparalleled recovery flexibility ensure that, no matter the operating environment, public sector organizations’ critical systems remain operational and sensitive data stays safe.

The integration of Scale Computing HC3 infrastructure with Acronis SCS backup software solutions is more critical in today’s world than ever before. As more and more organizations have adopted remote work policies in response to COVID-19, related cyberattacks have jumped 30 percent, and the number of ransomware attacks on public sector entities is back on the rise.

“Scale Computing already enjoys a strong presence in the public sector,” said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder, Scale Computing. “Now, by adding support for Acronis SCS and its best-of-breed ransomware protection and backup software, we are even better equipped to meet the security requirements and unique needs of a wide range of public sector organizations, including the most sensitive government environments — something that has become even more critical today with the increase in ransomware and other cyberattacks.”

“By delivering both our regular and hardened backup solutions on the Scale Computing HC3 infrastructure, Acronis SCS ensures our public sector customers have access to the highly secure environment and affordable, self-healing platform they need to not only survive in today’s complex cyber threat landscape, but thrive,” said John Zanni, CEO of Acronis SCS. “That combination is incredibly valuable for IT teams responsible for ensuring America’s mission critical systems and sensitive data stay protected, both in these unprecedented times and well beyond.”

Acronis SCS Cyber Backup 12.5 Hardened Edition
Acronis SCS Cyber Backup 12.5 Hardened Edition, the company’s backup software for federal government and utilities, is purpose built to provide operational assurance to sensitive ‘no internet’ air gapped environments, including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and industrial control systems, Department of Defense weapons testing sites, development labs, training simulators, deployed tactical elements, and more. It is the only full-disk image backup and disaster recovery point solution available on the Department of Defense Information Network Approved Products List (DoDIN APL), is certified by Common Criteria, and is in process for FIPS 140-2 certification.

As a company that works closely with the US veteran community, including maintaining a workforce of 20 percent veterans and providing post-military IT job training and certifications to veterans via Acronis SCSVets, Acronis SCS has a unique understanding of public sector cyber protection needs and the critical importance of protecting sensitive government information and assets.