To understand more about security with cloud backups, Asigra’s next question in its white paper titled: “What you need to know about cloud backup: your guide to cost, security, and flexibility” was “How does a cloud backup system guarantee data is being transferred securely?”
Essentially, Asigra explains that after selecting files, your cloud backup software platform de-duplicates and compresses data in order to reduce transfer time. At this point, it is encrypted at your site before it is transmitted to your cloud backup service provider. Ultimately, you hold the key for decrypting the data guaranteeing your data is safe and secure.
Because your data is being transferred via the Internet, Asigra recommends ensuring your service provider is using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) along with FIPS 140-2 certification to guarantee the highest level of encryption.
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