Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, and Think Technology Australia announce a turbo-charged partnership with the eight-time Bathurst 1000 winner Walkinshaw Andretti United (WAU) Supercars team. The partnership will rev up the racing team’s cyber protection posture by using Acronis' advanced technology solutions delivered by Think Technology Australia to protect the motorsport team’s critical data and systems. Protecting over 40 major sports teams worldwide, Acronis brings its #TeamUp partner program to Australia, offering managed service providers (MSPs) an opportunity to join forces with leading sports teams, helping them identify cybersecurity risks, block cyberattacks and keep their data safe.
“Here at Walkinshaw Andretti United, we are extremely excited about partnering with Acronis and Think Technology Australia. Protecting sensitive information such as data generated on track is of significant priority to us,” said Bruce Stewart, CEO of WAU. “We are confident that Acronis’ solution, delivered by Think Technology Australia, will help us achieve this. We are thrilled to partner with Acronis and Think Technology Australia to better manage our cyber protection across not only our race team but broader businesses as well.”
Through the #TeamUp partnership, Think Technology Australia will support WAU with Acronis' cyber protection solutions trusted by thousands of Australian businesses, including Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, Acronis Advanced Backup, and Acronis Advanced Management, along with co-managed support. In return, the partnership will offer powerful sports marketing and business development opportunities, including attendance at business events, case studies and powerful branding.
It’s an incredible honor and a privilege to support Walkinshaw Andretti United with Acronis,” said Caleb Bright, CEO of Think Technology Australia. “Motorsport requires incredible precision and performance, which aligns perfectly with our specialty of optimising IT performance and security for Australian businesses. This partnership is a great opportunity for us to leverage our industry-leading expertise, local focus and technical support to help Walkinshaw Andretti United defend its operations and enhance its performance.”
"The latest #TeamUp partnership with Think Technology Australia and Walkinshaw Andretti United underscores Acronis' unwavering dedication to bolstering the cybersecurity defenses of professional sports teams. We are thankful that Walkinshaw Andretti United shares our vision and passion for cyber protection, and we are excited to continue working with Think Technology Australia, who will deliver our first-class cyber protection solutions to protect the workloads of the team,” added Pasha Ershow, SVP, APJ and MEA Sales and Global Channel at Acronis. “As part of our #TeamUp program, we are thrilled to announce this latest partnership and support Walkinshaw Andretti United with a suite of data protection solutions that will enable them to reach a secure digital landscape. Together, we embrace the challenge of safeguarding their valuable assets, ensuring the team can focus on the race with cybersecurity confidence."
The Acronis #TeamUp program is one of many benefits available to MSPs using the Acronis cyber protection platform, which unites backup and next-generation, AI-based anti-malware, antivirus and endpoint protection management solutions — making it easy to integrate and deliver cybersecurity services to their clients. Additional benefits include:
- Training opportunities.
- Certification through the MSP Academy.
- Opportunities to join CSR and humanitarian projects through the Acronis Cyber Foundation Program.