Acronis: Received PC Magazine's “Editors' Choice Award”

South San Francisco, CA – Acronis, Inc., the technological leader in storage management software, announced that Acronis Privacy Expert Suite has been named a PC Magazine Editors’ Choice for the second year in a row. Also winning accolades was Acronis Disk Director Suite. Both products were awarded the second-highest rating available from the magazine – 4.5 Stars out of 5. The results were published in the magazine’s annual Best Utilities issue, published in the May 24, 2005 issue.

The award follows the honoring of Acronis True Image 8.0 with an Editors’ Choice award in February. That was the third such honor for the Acronis True Image, giving Acronis five PC Magazine Editors’ Choice awards in the past two years.

“Acronis Privacy Expert Suite 8.0 is everything you could want in a trace remover, and more,” said PC Magazine. “The slick (Acronis) Drive Cleanser module can reboot into a Linux variant and wipe an entire drive or a single partition using your choice of overwrite algorithms. The help system consists of a manual in PDF form, but you really don’t need much assistance.”

PC Magazine also was impressed with Acronis Disk Director Suite. “With features that will please ordinary users and experts alike, Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0 offers a well-thought-out set of tools for partitioning and maintaining hard drives. This minisuite bundles enough chops for basic and advanced partitioning tasks, and it provides more options in case of real data emergencies,” the magazine stated.

“Acronis is proud to be honored once again for its dedication to quality software for corporate users and consumer,” said Max Tsypliaev, CEO of Acronis. “The disk-wiping component of Acronis Privacy Expert Suite – Acronis Drive Cleanser – is an invaluable tool for anyone who will be retiring, reusing or recycling an old disk drive. Security concerns mandate that all confidential data be removed from old disk drives and the data be securely wiped so that it can never be recovered,” Tsypliaev continued. “This is the foundation of protecting intellectual property and personal data. The fact that Acronis Privacy Expert Suite has been recognized two years in a row for having the best disk-wiping software underscores our commitment to corporate and personal privacy.”

“Acronis has made a concerted effort to provide the most advanced disk-wiping and personal privacy software available in its Acronis Privacy Expert Suite,” added Stephen Lawton, director of marketing for Acronis. “The recognition of this effort by PC Magazine underscores our commitment to deliver what we promise. Corporate users and consumers can rely on the Acronis promise that wiped data is gone forever and can not be recovered for illegal or inappropriate purposes.”

About Acronis

Acronis offers storage management solutions that are technically advanced for mission-critical applications and easy to use. The company provides disaster recovery, backup and restore, partitioning, data migration, and other storage management products for enterprises, corporations, and consumers. As a global company, Acronis has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia and sells its products both direct and through resellers and retail outlets. For additional information, please visit or contact Director of Marketing Stephen Lawton at [email protected].