Topic: LONE-TAR Data Encryption Article Bookmarks
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YouTube Video How to activate encryption with LONE-TAR

One of the great features of LONE-TAR that you cannot get with open-source backup software, is our HIPPA compliant encryption module. Our module uses 256bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) to encrypt your data. All you have to do is setup a pass-phrase that is easy to remember by the user but hard for a hacker to crack. Once a pass-phrase is entered for your device, all backups to that device will be encrypted and cannot be read without decryption first.

Pros to using data encryption:

  1. Protects your data from prying eyes.
  2. You can take backup media off-site when using encryption without free of exposing your data.
  3. Protect your data from internal sabotage.
  4. Safe from lost or stolen backup media.

Cons to using data encryption:

  1. Forgetting the pass-phrase
  2. Tendency for backup times to increase by 6%

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