Acronis TrueImage 2020

There are many constants, living on the Internet. The constant need to have efficient, uninterrupted connectivity, feeling secure on purchases and fuss-free posts to popular social networks. To top all those three, is a reliable backup system.

Acronis True Image 2020

For the consumer, Acronis has provided True Image as its best in class backup solution, the latest is the Acronis True Image 2020. For business users, Acronis has a diverse range of products, to suit every need from on-premise to private cloud servers, and varying budget requirements.

Launched in late August 2019, the Acronis True Image 2020, carried on the tradition of providing reliable backup, locally as well as to the Acronis Cloud. Acronis carried on the much vaunted 321 backup principle.

Create THREE copies of your data: one original that you use and two full image backups.

Keep the backups on at least TWO types of storage media (i.e. USB drive, external hard drive, NAS, etc.)

Send ONE full image backup to the cloud so you have an off-site copy that’s isolated from the original and local backup

Given the above guide, it is not considered an overkill, to have more than one copy of your data.

Aside from the data backup, there is another feature worth considering; the much vaunted Notarized Data backup, the feature that combines the strength of blockchain transparent accounting, to ensure that your data has not been altered.

On our computer, we have set up a Notarized Backup to the Acronis Cloud. Notarized Backup can be identified with the special red seal.
Using the URL as shown in the image, a user can check the files that has been notarized, to check for data integrity. Only the file hash is uploaded and compared with the Notary records.

Here’s a short video to summarize the experience.

First introduced in Acronis True Image 2017, the Notarized Backup, provide the assurance of data integrity.

“Considering how much we rely on data today, our digital assets have never been more valuable. But that use also means we’re dealing with more data and more devices than ever before. Protecting it all from the ever-growing risk of cyberthreats presents a few challenges – such as increased complexity, security, and cost concerns. By making comprehensive cyber protection easy, efficient and secure, Acronis can help individuals ensure all of their data is protected.”

Serguei “SB” Beloussov, founder and CEO of Acronis.

Pricing and Availability

Three versions of Acronis True Image are available:

  • Standard is a perpetual license designed for customers who store their data on local drives only. No cloud storage or cloud-based features are included.  Includes local backup of an unlimited number of mobile devices. Pricing starts at $49.99 for one computer.  
  • Advanced (the most popular option) is a one-year subscription that includes 250 GB of Acronis Cloud Storage and access to all cloud-based features, including both local and cloud backups of an unlimited number of mobile devices. Pricing starts at $49.99 per year for one computer.
  • Premium is a one-year subscription that includes blockchain-based data certification and electronic signature capabilities, as well as 1 TB of Acronis Cloud Storage. Starts at $99.99 per year for one computer.

All versions include Acronis Active Protection, the AI-powered anti-malware defense, and cover an unlimited number of mobile devices. Subscription customers can purchase additional cloud storage as needed.

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