Tag Archives: encryption

Backup software and backup hardware in one single and easy to manage box!

Backup appliances are meant for data protection, especially for SMBs and for branch office use. These appliances generally have backup software preloaded onto a hardware device with built-in storage media like SSDs and Hard drives. Conventionally, IT organizations often opt … Continue reading

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Why Shared folder encryption makes sense, despite Full disk encryption.

Firstly, Shared folder encryption means when files and folders are shared over networks, they are protected using encryption rules and protocols, hence securing sensitive data being shared. Full Disk encryption is when the entire hard drive is encrypted sector- by … Continue reading

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Virginia Medical Database Gets Hacked

Did you hear about this one? Apparently, somebody hacked into Virginia Department of Health Professions’ website last week, and is holding state medical records for ransom.  The claims have not been verified as of yet, but the hacker’s note states that he/she broke into the state-run website … Continue reading

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Using Encryption to help compliance efforts

A few months back we announced IP SAN-based encryption for our ISCs.  This new feature is pretty uncommon in IP SANs, and I know many of you were wondering how to use this in the real world.  Enterprise Storage Forum has a great … Continue reading

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3 data recovery tales

Found this interesting article from Network World about three unusual data recovery cases. Lessons: 1) Backup, Backup, Backup! 2) Encryption is necessary. 3) Some data is better than no data. Any unusual backup/recovery stories you’ve dealt with? Drop a line.

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Discerning the six myths about movable storage

Is the data on your laptop or movable media secure? If you answered “Yes!”, you may be buying into one or more of these myths:   1) Tapes are obsolete. 2) Protecting tapes and laptops is a job for technical people. 3) Losing … Continue reading

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