Williams Racing Formula One team expands cyber protection partnership with Acronis

The historic Williams Racing Formula One team has announced that it is to continue its partnership with Acronis, global leaders in cyber protection.

One of the most successful teams in the sport, Williams has won 114 Grands Prix, nine Constructors’ and seven Drivers’ World Championships as a privateer outfit with drivers such as Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, and Jacques Villeneuve creating the legend that endures to the day.

Starting in 2018, Williams began a technical collaboration with Acronis for driving the adoption of award-winning cyber protection technology across the entire Williams Racing IT infrastructure.

As part of the Official Cyber Protection Partnership, Williams Racing will continue the use of Acronis Cyber Protect for hundreds of servers, endpoints, and large volumes of critical data. The innovative solution, used by elite sports teams across the world, includes fast and reliable backup, AI-powered anti-malware and antivirus, and comprehensive endpoint management, all managed from a single interface.

This unique integrated approach to cyber protection will eliminate complexity and make it simple for teams to manage and monitor workloads, data, applications, and systems across an entire network.

“Acronis Cyber Protection encompasses all areas of workload protection, simplifies data management and prevents cyberattacks. It’s a constantly changing environment. To have a technology partner whose technology meets the modern-day needs and leads the market is critical for our team to regain competitive advantage,” commented Graeme Hackland, Williams Racing Chief Information Officer.

In extending the partnership, Williams Racing joins a rich portfolio of motorsport teams partnered with Acronis including Formula E champions DS TECHEETAH, ROKiT Venturi Racing, NIO 333 Formula E Team, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Prema Powerteam, Boston Red Sox, Manchester City FC, Arsenal FC, Ajax, and others, to ensure their data, applications, and systems remain fully protected.

“Acronis technology delivers safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) for all workloads, data, applications, and systems,” added Jan-Jaap Jager, Acronis Chief Operating Officer. “This design methodology ensures the highest caliber of cyber protection, keeping data tamper-free and easily accessible for smooth day-to-day operations. Data is critical in Formula One and we are proud of being part of Williams Racing’s journey.”

George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing FW43.
British Grand Prix, Friday 31st July 2020. Silverstone, England.

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