Acronis has acquired Synapsys, its long-time partner located in Cape Town, South Africa, that specialises in distributing Acronis Cyber Protection Solutions through the service provider channel. This being Acronis’ fourth acquisition in the past eighteen months marks the latest move in the company’s accelerated growth plan, the company said.
“Synapsys has been a trusted and valuable partner in our efforts to extend our cyber protection solutions to organisations across the African continent. This acquisition will give their users direct access to our technology and support,” said Serguei Beloussov, Acronis’ founder and CEO.
“At the same time, Africa is becoming a strategic growth opportunity for Acronis and acquiring Synapsys provides us with a permanent presence on the continent. The move is beneficial for Acronis, the African managed service provider (MSP) channel, and the organisations and users that need to safeguard their workloads and systems against the modern threat landscape.”
The company said the acquisition dovetails perfectly with Acronis’ ongoing global/local Initiative, which aims to provide expanded in-country access to the company’s worldwide resources. As demand for cloud and managed services increases around the world, it creates opportunities for service providers that deliver Acronis Cyber Protection Solutions. The initiative reflects the company’s commitment to stay close to its partners and help them grow their business while protecting their clients against modern threats.
Peter French, Synapsys’ managing director, will now serve as Acronis’ general manager for the Middle East/Africa market. “No business school advice tells you to put all your eggs in one basket. But this is exactly what we did with Acronis, and we have never regretted it,” he said.
After a planned transition period, Synapsys will be integrated into Acronis and will be responsible for all Africa sales of Acronis’ cyber protection solutions.
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