With its optional Encryption Module, Backup EDGE can encrypt some or all of the data in an archive using strong encryption methods. Encryption is fully integrated with other product functions, such as FFR / IFR, Compression, Disaster Recovery, etc.
User data is encrypted with 256 bit AES encryption, while the AES key exchange is handled via 2048 bit RSA encryption.
Because BackupEDGE uses the asymmetric RSA encryption algorithm for key exchange, you do not need to have the decryption key on a machine in order to make encrypted backups! For example, you can easily configure multiple machines to use the same RSA encryption key, without any risk that a mistake at any one of them will compromise the security of all three because the decryption key can be kept elsewhere!
However, encryption can also be configured to be totally transparent, so that restores of encrypted data do not require any special steps. When set up like this, the archive is still encrypted, so attempts to restore it on other systems will fail. If you want to protect backups taken off-site without changing many procedures, then this "transparent" configuration may be suitable.
- OpenServer 5.0.4-5.0.7 (includes RecoverEDGE)
- Open Server 6.0 (includes RecoverEDGE)
Linux for Intel 2.4.x and 2.6.x kernels (includes RecoverEDGE)
- UnixWare 7.0, 7.1.x (includes RecoverEDGE)
- IBM AIX 5.x
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