Acronis acquires South Africa’s Synapsys to fortify cybersecurity standing

Singapore-bred, Swiss-incorporated cybersecurity giant Acronis has announced the acquisition of its long-time South African partner Synapsys, making it the company’s fourth acquisition in the past 18 months.

Synapsys is the distributor of Acronis’ Cyber Protection Solutions in South Africa and across the African continent. The company works with a network of distributors, resellers, and managed service providers (MSPs) to make product and service offerings for Acronis.

Serguei ‘SB’ Beloussov, Founder and CEO of Acronis, said that this acquisition will give users direct access to the company’s technology and support.

“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 MSP channel, and the organizations and users that need to safeguard their workloads and systems against the modern threat landscape,” he explained.

The acquisition is also in line with Acronis’ ongoing Global/Local Initiative, which aims to provide expanded in-country access to the company’s worldwide resources.

Synapsys Managing Director Peter French added that clients can look forward to a closer relationship with Acronis that will boost the cybersecurity ecosystem in the region. Upon the acquisition, French will also now serve as Acronis’ General Manager for the Middle East/Africa market.