It’s a case of football focus in Edinburgh as Hibernian FC has made a multi-year partnership with Acronis and Dunedin IT for cybersecurity defence.
Swiss cyber company Acronis and Edinburgh-based technology and connectivity provider Dunedin IT will act like towering goalkeepers or marble-headed defenders and protect the famous football club from malicious ‘strikers’ (who are usually bad actors).
Hibs has been around since 1875 but the world is a-changing and it naturally is aware of the latest 21st century threats. (Celtic, Rangers, Hearts, et al, aside.)
Acronis seems to be a decent player and has had plenty of other results in the field of football.
Murray Milligen, Hibernian FC’s Commercial Manager, comments: “Acronis is trusted with the cyber protection of some of the biggest institutions in European football, namely Manchester City, AFC Ajax, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan.”
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The exact duration of the partnership has not been revealed, but Acronis will provide hybrid cloud solutions for backup, disaster recovery, file sync and data access. Dunedin IT will deliver Acronis’ solutions for data storage and access.
In what is a “significant” agreement for the team, Acronis and Dunedin IT will have Principal Partner status at the club. Dunedin IT will have its logo printed on the lower back of the men’s first team home, away, and third kits for the start of the 2022/2023 season.
Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 2,000 employees and offices in 34 locations worldwide. Its solutions are used by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, and professional sports teams as noted above.
Along with the capital, Dunedin IT has a presence in Glasgow, Northumberland and the South Coast of England.
The Scottish company was set up in 2009. Case studies on its website include Perth Racecourse, Scottish Wildlife Trust and Capital Credit Union.