Acronis forms Cyber Protection Partnership with Chris Vlok Motorsport

Global cyber protection leaders Acronis have announced yet another addition to their burgeoning sports partnerships portfolio by teaming up with Chris Vlok Motorsport (CVM), a New Zealand team participating in the 2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series.

“Technology is at the very core of everything we do in motorsport, whether analysing data or designing and engineering new components, and the data we produce is critical to our performance both on- and off-track,” said Chris Vlok, Founder and CEO of CVM.

Vlok himself is no stranger to the advantages of having such a tech partner aboard, as more and more teams are turning to Acronis for innovative cyber protection solutions that protect their data, applications, and systems, helping them to keep a competitive edge.

“Having worked with Acronis closely for the past three years, I am thrilled to be extending our relationship into the sporting side of our motorsport business to protect all of our on-track activities as well as those that take place in our workshop, and even more excited to be at back behind the wheel myself with their support.

“Acronis will protect CVM’s on-premise and cloud service workloads with Acronis Cyber Protect. Our whole team is delighted to be partnering with Acronis — who share our same values and vision for technology and innovation — and I am looking forward to implementing their solutions into my day-to-day driving and business activities,” concluded Vlok.

Acronis’ range of cyber protection solutions are developed upon a five-pronged principle which aims to deliver safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) to organisations and users. This design methodology ensures that Acronis solutions not only deliver the highest calibre of safety and security to data, applications, and systems, but also guarantee that data is tamper-free and easily accessible for smooth day-to-day operations.

In particular, CVM will be using Acronis Cyber Protect, which provides fast and reliable backup, AI-powered anti-malware and antivirus, and comprehensive endpoint management capabilities in a single solution. This unique integrated approach to cyber protection eliminates complexity and makes it simple for users to manage and monitor data across an entire network.

With more than 50 partnerships in its #CyberFit sports portfolio, Acronis is now a leading provider of cyber protection solutions to top-tier professional teams in a wide-range of data-driven sports around the world, including motorsports, football, and baseball.

To explore how Acronis’ technology helps world-class sports franchises protect the proprietary data, applications and systems so they can compete, visit

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