Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 54 | Page 27

As one of the leading distributors of IT products in the Middle East and Africa ( MEA ) region , Mindware ’ s extensive portfolio includes top-class global brands reaching out to over 4,000 partners . Mindware ’ s comprehensive offering includes a selection of infrastructure , networking , security , and storage leading brands . Recently , the company was granted distribution rights by Acronis to advance cyber protection for regional enterprises in MEA .

Data protection and cybersecurity vendor Acronis has announced a partnership with Mindware , one of the leading value-added distributors ( VADs ) in the Middle East and Africa ( MEA ).

In terms of the agreement , Mindware will offer the Acronis ’ innovative cloud solutions ranging from cybersecurity to data protection , to enterprises in Lebanon , Jordan , Iraq , Palestine , Saudi Arabia , Kuwait , Bahrain , Qatar , Oman , UAE , and Pakistan . The partnership will further Mindware ’ s ambitions as a ‘ Cloud Distributor ’ with Acronis ’ strong value proposition in the cloud protection space .
Acronis offers antivirus , backup , Disaster Recovery , endpoint protection management solutions , and AI-based anti-malware and Blockchain based data authentication technologies through service provider and IT professional deployment models . These solutions protect data , applications , and systems in any environment .
Acronis Cyber Protect , the company ’ s flagship product , is the first cyber protection solution that integrates backup , Disaster Recovery , next-generation anti-malware , antivirus , vulnerability assessment , patch management and remote management tools into a single console . It addresses all Five Vectors of Cyber Protection – ensuring the Safety , Accessibility , Privacy , Authenticity , and Security of data ( SAPAS ) in the data centre , cloud , and edge devices . The solutions have open APIs for developers to operate full integration of the platform to the other tools they might be using .
Silmi Khanfir , Director , Cloud and XaaS , Mindware , commented : “ We have a clear , strategic objective of being the regional cloud distributor of choice , by offering our partners aggregated cloud solutions from various leading vendors and helping them and their customers in their cloud transformation journey . Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud business model perfectly complements our portfolio with a onestop data protection and cybersecurity solution platform .”
“ Through years of experience and constant close collaboration with our valued partners and customers , we have expertly crafted a comprehensive and ever-expanding portfolio of best-of-breed solutions . Acronis further strengthens our capabilities with the company ’ s awardwinning technologies . Combined with our world-class services and support , this gives regional businesses of all sizes and market verticals a decisive digital advantage .”
As businesses are still adjusting to the remote-work environment demanded by the COVID-19 pandemic , they are counting on service providers to help them adapt . Acronis understands the challenges service providers are facing to provide a secure collaboration environment for remote workers outside of corporate networks and offers Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud – a solution that can be implemented during the outbreak at no cost . Service providers can meet the needs of their customers without taking on additional financial burdens or increasing their operational costs . Additionally , Acronis offers training videos and documentation support to help service providers train their customers and their end-users and get them onboarded .
“ Cyber protection is vital . Acronis is the only vendor offering a one stop solution that helps all audiences , from the SME to the enterprise and the individual , with this critical need . By adding Mindware as our newest cloud distributor , we aim to continue offering the right solutions everywhere in the Middle East region , increasing our global-local approach and market share ” said Ziad Nasr , General Manager Middle East , Acronis . •