Most Important Job is to Secure Your Data
traditional backup systems do a good job of archiving data, they
do little to actually secure it. A ZIP cartridge, CD, DVD or tape
can easily be misplaced or stolen. Once in the wrong hands, your
confidential data is easily compromised.
Fortunately, the Dr.Backup online backup service does not suffer
from these shortcomings.
We secure your data through a combination of:
to leaving your PC, all of your valuable data is encrypted. By
employing military-grade encryption technology, we make it virtually
impossible for anybody to read your data - even if they were somehow
able to physically intercept it. The data leaving your PC is completely
protected at all times.
Our PC client software offers you the choice of multiple different
encryption algorithms including DES, TDES (triple DES), AES 128,
AES 192, AES 256 and Blowfish with a variable length key of up
to 448 bits.
Each time the client software is installed, a random, unique encryption
key is generated. This key is automatically loaded into the backup
program and used to backup or restore your data from the offsite
At installation time, you MUST record the value of this
encryption key and store it in a safe place. You alone are responsible
for securing and keeping your key private. As this key is completely
random, Dr.Backup personnel do not know your encryption key value.
If for any reason you need to reinstall the backup client software
to recover data, you will need this key.
Remember, your password is NOT your encryption key!
the encryption key, nobody can access your information - not even
the employees of Dr.Backup. This
provides you with assurance that your data cannot be read by unauthorized
The Dr.Backup data vault is a network of purpose-built servers. Each server performs
only one function - securing your data. Operating system software
is mirrored on dual high-speed disk drives. Your encrypted data
files are stored on a Raid-5 storage arrays equipped with hot standby
disk drives, which automatically activated in the event of a hard
disk failure. Critical system components - including the power supply
- are all spared onsite.
Sophisticated network port blocking and packet filtering techniques are used to prevent unauthorized access to the server. All failed attempts to access the server are logged and reviewed by the system administrator. Remote administration of the server is performed using remote terminal software over an encrypted management link.
End users do NOT have an operating system account on the server and can perform no tasks other than backup and restoration of encrypted data files.
Dr.Backup servers are collocated in a carrier-grade data center facility. All equipment is secured in a locked cage.
Security guards on premise provide 24x7 access control to the collocation facility. All visitors to the facility must be pre-authorized and escorted by a registered system administrator. Cameras and other security features are used to supplement the onsite security personnel.
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