Under the agreement, the Swiss-Singaporean company will provide the team with innovative cyber protection solutions designed to improve data resiliency and create a more efficient, secure workflow.
M-Sport Ford World Rally Team will be able to access backup, disaster recovery, file sync and share, notarization and e-signature services from a single, intuitive console. As a result, the team’s data will be fully protected from modern cyber threats while remaining easily accessible to team members so it can be used to deliver a competitive edge.
While this partnership is Acronis’ first with a team competing in the FIA World Rally Championship, the company is already a technology partner of choice for many Formula One, Formula E, and other professional motorsport teams. World-class teams prefer Acronis because of the company’s comprehensive and innovative approach. Utilizing cutting-edge artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain technologies, every Acronis solution addresses the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security of data (SAPAS).
These solutions will help M-Sport Ford World Rally Team ensure the security and safety of the team’s data both at events and at the workshop, while allowing Acronis to showcase its capabilities as it continues growing its business worldwide.
Malcolm Wilson OBE, M-Sport Managing Director, said:
“It’s great to welcome Acronis to the team. Cyber protection is becoming increasingly vital and it’s important that our data is kept secure. Working alongside a company like Acronis means that our engineers can continue to push the boundaries of development their work kept safe, secure and protected from modern cyber threats.”
Dan Havens, Acronis Growth Officer, said:
“Acronis technology meets the efficiency and reliability of teams competing in the FIA World Rally Championship. It covers all aspects of cyber protection, helping the team focus on the development of their car and achieving results without worrying about the safety of their data. We are proud to be associated with the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team and look forward to a long, successful partnership.”
About M-Sport Ford World Rally Team
Joining forces in 1997, M-Sport and Ford have been at the forefront of international rallying for more than 20 years. Together, the two companies secured the FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers in 2006 and 2007. And in 2017, M-Sport secured the Triple Crown by winning the FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers, Drivers and Co-drivers a feat they came close to repeating when securing a second Driver and Co-driver crown in 2018.
Acronis (acronis.com) sets the standard for cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware; disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by AI-based Active Protection technology, blockchain-based authentication and a unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications.
Founded in Singapore in 2003, today the company is trusted by more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses worldwide, including 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands.