Acronis Becomes The Official Cyber Protection Partner of Yokohama F. Marinos

Four-time J.League Japanese professional football title winners Yokohama F. Marinos use Acronis Backup, Storage, File Sync and Share solutions for robust Cyber Protection

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced a global technology partnership with Yokohama F. Marinos. As part of the partnership, Acronis will provide cyber protection to the Club to help them stay #CyberFit and ready to take on the technology challenges of 2020 and beyond.

In topflight football, teams rely on data to review their own performance and analyze the opposition. As is the case with many of the sports partners that Acronis partners with, developing a winning game plan involves meticulous analysis of many key elements, including passes, touches, set piece goals, player heat maps, and much more — which are studied before, during and after every match in order to get that vital competitor edge over the opposition.

Partnering with Acronis, the reigning J-League title champions will be able to access innovative cyber protection technology, significantly optimizing their workload management tasks.

Technology, data in particular, is increasingly important to teams in this ever-developing digital age. So much so, that during the days leading up to important matches, data is available through iPads in the Yokohama F. Marinos locker room so that players can review historical data with their coaches and make last-minute adjustments to the playbook. It is also vital for the team to analyse data in their post-match analysis.

However, in 2020, the situation has changed. COVID-19 has placed sports on hold on a global basis, with games postponed as countries implement lockdowns and social distancing policies to flatten the curve, keeping citizens, players and fans as safe as possible.

Sports teams worldwide have gone into hibernation, but cyber criminals haven’t. They are escalating their activities with ransomware, spear phishing, and other advanced attacks, making the cyber protection of data and systems and being #CyberFit more important than ever.

With Acronis, Yokohama F. Marinos’ data, applications, and systems will be fully protected. Acronis’ technology and solutions are designed around a principle known as the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection, namely Safety, Accessibility, Privacy, Authenticity, and Security (SAPAS).

The latest Acronis Cyber Protect solution takes care of security patch management, backup, and ransomware protection, immediately providing multiple layers of defense, covering all five vectors of cyber protection. It integrates backup, disaster recovery, AI-based malware protection, remote assistance security, patching, secure file sync and share, vulnerability assessment, and URL filtering into a single solution. It automates the response to emerging threats, significantly increasing effectiveness of cyber protection. This synergy offers prevention, detection, response, recovery, and forensic capabilities in an easy, efficient, and secure way.

“Acronis’ technology is perfectly suited for a high-pressure, digitally intensive environment with a proven, integrated approach that delivers easy, efficient, reliable and secure cyber protection for all data, apps and systems. Acronis cyber protection technology will help Yokohama F. Marinos to stay #CyberFit by protecting their valuable workloads and ensuring reliability of IT. We are confident this partnership will benefit Yokohama F. Marinos, Acronis, and all our partners and customers,” said Acronis Founder and CEO, Serguei Beloussov.

Ryoji Kurosawa, President of Yokohama F. Marinos, said: “It is my honor to announce this new partnership with Acronis, a leading brand in the world of cyber protection. On behalf of the club organization, I would like to thank them for joining the F. Marinos family and it is such an encouraging news for us in this difficult time. At Yokohama F. Marinos, we manage huge volumes of data from our players, fans and matches, and through to club administration and more.Acronis’ expertise is an invaluable addition to enhancing our data storage, backup & file sync and share requirements. As digital communication is currently an important key for us to maintain and drive club operation during this COVID-19 outbreak, I look forward to working with Acronis and I believe their latest technologies will enable us to be#CyberFit.”

To find out more about Acronis sports partnerships, please visit https://acronis.sport


About Yokohama F. Marinos

With its tradition and history, Yokohama F. Marinos asserts a distinct presence as one of the best major clubs in the J.League. The name MARINOS,means“sailors” in Spanish.

The emblem is an overlay of crossing the seven seas to conquer the world, and the image of our hometown, the International port of Yokohama. We arethe J.League “ORIGINAL10” founding clubs and we have been gihting in the top flight ever since. In 2019 season, the club sailed to glory and celebrated fourth J.League championship.

About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware, disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by its award-winning AI-based active protection technology, blockchain-based data authentication and unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment – including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications – all at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses, including 100% of the Fortune 1000 companies. Acronis’ products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 30 languages. Learn more at acronis.com