Welcome to MyDefender

In this article, we will show you the necessary steps to protect your data with MyDefender.

Managing MyDefender

You can manage MyDefender easily and conveniently in the Backup Console.

You can store your backups either in data centers in Europe or in the US. For each backup destination, there is a separate backup console where you can manage the devices you want to back up, your backup plans, and the backups you have already created. You can open these backup consoles from the Cloud Panel interface.

You can find more information here:

MyDefender: Getting Started

Downloading Cyber Protection Agent and the Acronis Cyber Protect App

To back up computers running either Windows or macOS, or to back up either Android or iOS smartphones or tablets, you need to install the Acronis Cyber Protection Agent on these devices.

Developing a Backup Strategy

To recover your data quickly, efficiently, and completely, you should develop a backup strategy. When developing the appropriate backup strategy, you should consider various factors. These can vary in importance depending on the application scenario. Especially in the case of servers, for example, you should check any relevant legal requirements. You can learn more about how to develop an individual backup strategy in the following article:

Protecting Data and End Devices with an Effective Backup Strategy

To protect your computers, you must configure a protection plan in the Backup Console. The protection plan is required to ensure that regular backups are made. You can learn more about how to configure a new protection plan in the following articles:

MyDefender: First Steps

Protecting Computers and Servers from Viruses and Ransomware

With the Antivirus & Antimalware Protection module, you can secure Windows and Mac computers against malware threats, including cryptomining malware. Additionally, it offers a device control module that allows you to detect and prevent unauthorized access to and transmission of data over local data channels on computers. For this purpose, you can define access to device types and interfaces in this module and prevent certain actions. You can also define exceptions using positive lists for device types and USB devices.

The Vulnerability Assessment module allows you to scan computers and virtual machines running Microsoft Windows and Linux (CentOS 7/Virtuozzo/Acronis Cyber Infrastucture) operating systems for vulnerabilities. This way you can ensure that all installed applications and the operating systems used are up to date and working correctly.

These modules are enabled by default when you create a protection plan and can be customized by you at any time.

Restoring Backups

For instructions on how to restore backups from computers running Microsoft Windows and macOS operating systems, see the following articles:

Restore backups on a PC
Restore backups on a Mac
Restore backups to an iPhone or iPad
Restore backups on an Android mobile device

Documentation on How to Use the Backup Agent

For detailed documentation on how to use the Backup Console, Cyber Protection Agent and Acronis Cyber Protect App, click here:

Acronis Cyber Protection Help