47112: Acronis Software and Services as a Part of the HIPAA Compliance Strategy

Use Acronis software as a part of your HIPAA compliance strategy.

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup
  • Acronis Cloud Storage
  • Acronis Access


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) states requirements as to how healthcare companies should handle their data. You can implement Acronis software into your company's HIPAA compliance program.

There are three main areas for HIPAA compliance:

a.      Administrative Safeguards
b.      Physical Safeguards
c.       Access Control.

And Acronis software plays a key role in each of those requirements.


Acronis products ensure your organization fulfils these HIPAA requirements: 

Administrative Safeguards

  • Data Backup Plan. Create your backup strategy with Acronis Backup (for small medical institutions) or Acronis Backup Advanced (for medium and large medical institutions). Acronis Backup software offers you scheduling backups, replication to second location, automated retention of older backups.
  • Disaster Recovery Plan. A DRP is a document that contains a list of backed up data items and detailed instructions on how to recover these items from a backup, available in both Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced.
  • Tiered admin privileges. Acronis Access Advanced allows assigning different admin roles to different administrators, limiting high level access to only though who need it.
  • Audit logging. Acronis Access and Acronis Access Advanced keep a full audit log of all client/server access to, sharing of, and modification to files.
  • Mobile device management (MDM) integration. The Acronis Access Advanced mobile app can be integrated with MobileIron's AppConnect or Good Technology’s Good Dynamics, providing additional deployment, management, and policy options.

Physical Safeguards

  • Data Backup and Storage. Use Acronis Backup (for small medical institutions) or Acronis Backup Advanced (for medium and large medical institutions) to back up your data.
  • On-premise file access. Acronis Access and Acronis Access Advanced allow all data being accessed by users to be stored on-premise on servers controlled by the organization.
  • No cloud components. Acronis Access and Acronis Access Advanced are provided as software that the organization installs and controls. There are no shared, hosted, cloud components. Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced can be used for local backup.
  • Full time mobile app encryption. All data residing within the Acronis Access or Acronis Access Advanced mobile applications is protected with full time encryption

Access Control

  • Active Directory controlled permissions to existing file repositories. User access to files on existing file servers, NAS and SharePoint servers is controlled in Acronis Access and Acronis Access Advanced by the file permissions already in place on those servers.
  • App lock passcode. Acronis Access or Acronis Access Advanced mobile app can be configured to require a passcode is entered to unlock the app before use.
  • App enrollment PIN. Acronis Access Advanced mobile app can be configured to require a unique one-time-use PIN during the initial configuration process.
  • Mobile app policies. Acronis Access Advanced mobile app policy can be configured, limiting the capabilities of the user, including the ability to download files to the device, open file into other apps, share files, copy and paste text from file previews, etc.
  • Sharing policy. The file and folder sharing features of Acronis Access and Acronis Access Advanced can be configured to limit the ability to share files and folders with internal and external users.


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