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What is Encryption and How Does it Work?

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on December 10, 2015

Online service providers usually offer bank grade security to protect your data, but what does that really mean? Is it safe during data transmission to the offsite storage? And what about while it is on the servers at the provider’s data center? For most services, it simply means that they encrypt your data before transmission using algorithms that are being used by banks and the military to secure information. Access to the data is only possible using a unique key that unlocks the encryption; and it is essential that this access is absolutely private – available only to you and no one else.

So what is this encryption algorithm and how does it work? 

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Topics: encryption, offsite storage, datat transmission, onnline backup, cloud backup, security, bank grade security

Understand Encryption to Ensure Safe Online Data Backups

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on August 13, 2015

More and more businesses are finding that the cloud is their company's best option for backup and recovery. But, despite all its benefits there are still concerns about data security in the cloud. However, through strong encryption, data protection in the cloud is possible, and available.

Even though encryption is the most common technology for security, with so many different types available, encryption in the cloud can be confusing.  It is important that small to mid-size business understand encryption in order to make a well-informed decision.

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Topics: encryption

"Heartbleed Bug" Encryption Flaw

Posted by Alisa Alvich on April 16, 2014

You've likely heard of the "Heartbleed bug," recently making national headlines. The "Heartbleed bug" is a vulnerability found in OpenSSL, a widely used encryption mechanism for connectivity to Internet applications such as web sites, email, and virtual private networks (VPNs).

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Topics: data backup, data loss, encryption

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