49ers welcome Visual Edge IT from Acronis as organization’s #CyberFit delivery partner
Franchise adds best-in-class cyber protection partner to enhance online security capabilities
SANTA CLARA, California, October 6, 2021 – The San Francisco 49ers today announced a multi-year partnership with Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, to serve as the team’s official cyber protection partner which will be supported by Visual Edge IT. Through this partnership, the 49ers will access innovative cyber protection solutions to safeguard data, applications, and systems to optimize data management and defend cyberattacks.
“Being in the business of football, we know that emphasizing the importance of protection is vital to a winning team,” said Jim Bartholomew, 49ers Director of Information Technology. “Just like a great offensive line, Acronis and their state-of-the-art cyber security solutions will allow us to focus on pushing forward confidently with innovation on behalf of our customers and partners.”
The team will use Acronis Cyber Protect, an innovative Machine Intelligence (MI) enhanced solution that integrates data protection with cybersecurity, prevents cyberattacks, and helps avoid downtime. Acronis combines automation and integration, ensuring the prevention, detection, response, recovery, and analysis needed to safeguard all workloads while streamlining protection efforts. Acronis cyber protection provides the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) services required to protect the modern sport.
“Acronis started partnering with the National Football League in 2020, and we are thrilled to welcome the San Francisco 49ers to our #CyberFit Sports family,” said Acronis Vice President and General Manager, Americas, Pat Hurley. “With Visual Edge IT, now the Official #CyberFit Delivery partner for the 49ers, we are confident we will be able to deliver the data protection and cyber security solutions to fit the needs of their entire personnel and partners. With Acronis Cyber Protect, the 49ers are beyond equipped to stop cyber threats at their origin, allowing the team to stay #CyberFit and give them a winning edge.”
Visual Edge IT joined the Acronis #TeamUp program to deliver cyber protection to professional sports teams. Visual Edge IT is one of the largest national providers of leading-edge business technology solutions whose experience spans more than two decades and includes end user support, managed IT, managed cyber security, collaboration solutions, cloud migration/consulting, business continuity services, and print/copy solutions. Headquartered in North Canton, Ohio, Visual Edge IT has employees in more than 90 locations across the U.S., covering 350 technology experts.
“Acronis continues to be a strategic partner to Visual Edge IT, assisting our customers and mitigating cybersecurity risks,” shared Jason Bowra, General Manager, Managed IT Services for Visual Edge IT. “Their ability to proactively stay ahead of threats and adjust to meet our customers’ needs provides a level of comfort to our customers and builds trust.”
Beginning with the 49ers regular season home opener on Sunday, September 26, visitors to Levi’s Stadium could see Acronis and Visual Edge IT signage around the stadium. The partners are planning an engaging campaign to promote cyber protection for business and home use.
Acronis #TeamUp Program for managed service providers
Service providers are invited to join the Acronis #TeamUp Program to deliver Acronis Cyber Protection solutions to world-class sports properties on behalf of Acronis and enjoy a rich world of sports benefits and brand exposure. For more information, please visit https://www.acronis.com/en-us/lp/msp-sports/.
To learn more about Acronis’ extensive sports partnership program, please register to attend the Acronis #CyberFit Summit World Tour 2021, kicking off in Miami, Florida on October 25, 2021.
About The San Francisco 49ers:
The San Francisco 49ers, owned by Denise and John York, currently play in the NFC West division and have won five Super Bowl trophies including Super Bowl XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV and XXIX. The franchise also has seven conference championships and 20 divisional championships and was the first major league professional sports team to be based in San Francisco 75 years ago. Please visit 49ers.com and follow the 49ers on Facebook and Twitter @49ers.
ABOUT VISUAL EDGE INC.
Visual Edge Inc. specializes in managed IT services and security, cloud computing, and print/copy solutions for businesses across the U.S. including remote office locations. We offer a full line of office technology and services including 24/7 remote monitoring and administration of networks, service desk, and data backup and restore to improve business processes across a variety of industries. Plus, Visual Edge represents the industry’s leading manufacturers of office technology allowing businesses to get equipment, supplies and service from a single source. Backed by more than 20-years of technology service and a national network of expert engineers, Visual Edge is uniquely positioned to support business technology needs. The company is headquartered in North Canton, OH, USA. For more information, visit www.visualedgeit.com.
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