Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is the new name for Acronis True Image. The name change reflects the fact Acronis is more than simple drive backup – in addition to a full backup suite you get comprehensive anti-malware protection.
In terms of its core capabilities, Acronis offers the full gamut of backup options, from individual files to complete drive imaging (with smart incremental and differential options to encourage daily backups without filling your storage), active disk cloning for migrating to faster or bigger hard drives, and support on higher-paid tiers for cloud-hosted backups to give you access to your files from anywhere on any device.
There’s also an Archive option for offloading larger files to the cloud, a Sync tool that works with two PCs with Acronis installed and a host of additional disk-related tools, including system clean-up and drive-scrubbing tools, Acronis Secure Zone (an encrypted partition for storing sensitive files), and Acronis Universal Restore (a tool for migrating all your apps, documents and settings to a new PC).
Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is simple to use – a user-friendly frontend packed with lots of wizards and step-by-step guides, with plenty of advanced tuning available to those who want full control over their system.
The Essentials package provides you with all the backup tools and a secondary layer of protection (basically security against ransomware and illicit cryptomining) to accompany existing security. No cloud storage is provided, leaving you the option of backing up to local disks, network attached storage or remote destinations via FTP.
Includes 1-Device license for either a PC or Mac with a 1-Year subscription.
Review by Mike Williams.