Posted on December 19, 2019 by staff

Liverpool FC announces new cybersecurity defence partner


Liverpool Football Club has announced its ‘Official Global Cyber Backup and Storage Partner’ in cybersecurity firm Acronis.

The firm is now in a multi-year partnership with the club, and will provide it with cyber backup and cloud solutions for data, applications, and systems.

Acronis will provide the club with the capacity to address safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security to efficiently manage its workloads.

The announcement was made today at the Acronis #CyberFit Day held at the club’s home ground in Liverpool.

Speaking at the event were Liverpool FC’s senior VP of technology, transformation Enrico Tizzano and Acronis Founder and CEO Serguei Beloussov alongside Liverpool FC legend Ian Rush.

Liverpool FC’s CCO Billy Hogan said the club was looking for ways to enhance the way it stores and shares important files and information across the business.

“Our data is incredibly valuable, and safely and efficiently storing and accessing that information is critical to the way we operate as a business and a football club,” he said.

Tizzano added: “We look forward to working closely with Acronis to utilise its expertise and innovation in data storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions to help us meet our modern data needs. From how to best protect our valuable data assets, to how we can make the best use of the petabytes of the data we have and securely distribute it.”

Acronis has established sports partnerships with sports partners in football, baseball, and Formula One racing, which include the Boston Red Sox and Roush Fenway Racing.

“At the highest level of competition, data is a critical asset. Acronis’ technology is perfectly suited for helping organisations in high-pressure, digitally intensive environments. We are proud to partner with this great club, and look forward to our joint projects in the future,” said Beloussov, Acronis Founder and CEO.

In September the football club announced a £16m investment in new technology.