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Acronis Acquires DeviceLock for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Security Software


Acronis has acquired DeviceLock for data loss prevention (DLP) software, ChannelE2E reports this morning. The acquisition further converges the cybersecurity, data protection, backup and disaster recovery (BDR) software markets for MSP and MSSP (managed security services provider) partners.

This is M&A deal 287 that MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2020. See the complete M&A deal list here.

DeviceLock’s software protects 4 million computers in more than 5,000 organizations worldwide, the company says. Protected platforms include PCs running Microsoft Windows and Apple Macs running macOS, along with virtualized Windows sessions and applications. Acronis says the overall platform addresses safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) of all data, applications, and systems.

Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. The company’s installed base spans more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 organizations, Acronis says.

Cybersecurity and Data Protection: Converged MSP, MSSP Solutions

Multiple MSP- and MSSP-focused technology companies are converging security, data protection and storage services. Key moves in and around the market, ChannelE2E notes, include:

Still, Acronis has been moving quickly on its own R&D coupled with tuck-in acquisitions — including today’s DeviceLock deal.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.