Southampton FC officially announced its renewed partnership with Acronis and Tailor Made Technologies (TMT) today. Under the agreement, TMT will be providing the team with a full suite of Acronis cyber protection solutions to protect the team’s data assets and optimise data workflow, facilitating the team to perform at its best both on and off the pitch.
Southampton Football Club is a professional football club that plays in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football. The club chose Acronis Cyber Protect because it provides fast and reliable backup, AI-based anti-malware, and is accessible from a single intuitive console. While using a patchwork of five-star solutions for separate aspects of cybersecurity will still leave gaps in a system’s defences, Acronis’ integrated approach ensures such gaps are eliminated, delivering superior resiliency for organisations like Southampton FC.
Director of IT, Huw Fielding, comments: “Southampton FC takes cyber protection very seriously. Global organisations like ours often come under fire from cyberattacks targeting our sensitive data, including information on thousands of fans. Protecting the data we have been entrusted with is a significant priority for us, and we have the utmost confidence that Acronis’ solution, delivered by Tailor Made Technologies will help us do so.
Acronis’ solutions are developed based on the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection— Safety, Accessibility, Privacy, Authenticity, and Security (SAPAS). This means that Acronis solutions are designed to provide the highest level of security possible and ensure that data is easily accessible to those with authorised permission and that it is both authentic and tamper-free. While security and accessibility are often considered polarised concepts in data security, Acronis solutions prove that you can have the best of both worlds.
Building on its existing partnerships with both Acronis and Southampton FC, the solution will be delivered by TMT as the Official Acronis Delivery Partner. As experts in managed IT, cyber security, and communication solutions, TMT brings a wealth of experience from over 29 years of providing managed technologies that power SMEs to achieve their business goals.
Darren Scott-Healey, CEO at TMT said: “As CEO of TMT and a lifelong Saints fan, I am thrilled to announce our partnership with Southampton FC as their Acronis CyberFit Partner. We are excited to work alongside the club to meet their cyber security needs with the most innovative managed solutions. This partnership is a great opportunity for us to leverage our industry-leading expertise, local focus, and technical support to help Southampton FC defend its operations, enhance its performance and push for promotion.”
“We are proud to be renewing our partnership with Southampton FC, one of the best known and liked clubs in English football. We are thankful that the team shares our vision and passion for cyber protection, and we are excited to work with TMT who will deliver our first-class cyber protection solutions to protect the workloads of the club”, added Ronan McCurtin, Vice President of Sales Europe, Turkey and Israel at Acronis
For more information about Acronis #CyberFit Sports Partnerships, visit https://acronis.sport/
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 https://www.acronis.com/
About Southampton Football Club
Southampton Football Club is a professional football club that plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.
Based in Hampshire, on England’s south coast, the club plays its home games in the 32,000-capacity St Mary’s Stadium, a stone’s throw from St Mary’s Church, where the club was formed in 1885.
Nicknamed ‘The Saints’, the club’s proudest moment came in 1976 when they beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.
After a seven-year absence, the club returned to the Premier League in 2012 following successive promotions from League One and the Championship. Having been named one of the world’s fastest-growing football club brands in 2015, the club went on to achieve its highest-ever Premier League finish of sixth in 2016 to secure European qualification for a second consecutive season.
Proud of its 135-year heritage, but constantly moving forward, the club is renowned for doing things differently and using its robust set of guiding principles to turn potential into excellence, both on and off the pitch.
About Tailor Made Technologies
Experts in managed IT, cyber security, and communication solutions, Tailor Made Technologies (TMT) is on a mission to help small and medium-sized enterprises leverage managed technology to achieve their business goals.
Partnership-focused with a deep and deliberate understanding of customers’ strategic goals, our in-house teams tailor our services to suit every client’s unique requirements and drive business growth.
Through comprehensive offerings, broad technical knowledge, and excellent customer service, we ensure your business-critical IT and communications systems work seamlessly in the background, unleashing you to achieve your targets.
Founded in 2018 when Peach Technologies and Taylor Made Computer Solutions (TMCS) — two of the largest service providers in the South — joined forces. By combining Peach Technologies’ expert telecommunications knowledge, TMCS’ outstanding track record as an MSP, and our founders’ dedication to providing superior customer experiences, we dive deep into our clients’ technology to add value and solve problems proactively. Learn more at www.tmtech.co.uk
Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions powered by AI. With advanced anti-malware powered by cutting-edge machine intelligence and blockchain based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment – from cloud to hybrid to on premises – at a low and predictable cost.
Acronis is a Swiss company, founded in Singapore. Celebrating two decades of innovation, Acronis has more than 2,000 employees in 45 locations. Acronis Cyber Protect solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by 18,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.