Security experts agree and still recommend that passwords be as tough as possible to prevent access to information on computer systems/networks. Yeah, it sounds very redundant and has become a bit tiring to read but it truly is the best protection ever for a computer may it be in the office or home. Encryption is one of the most promising technologies that has swept the IT security arena but even these robust encryption technologies (hardware/software based) protection technologies can be circumvented given enough time and resources.
Some companies have even turned to military-grade encryption which is tough and almost impossible to break but a wrong move along the way (encryption, transmission and decoding) can lead to catastrophic data loss. Carbonite has another approach to data security by actually backing up data offsite from subscriber’s computers may they be corporate or home users. The initial process of copying and indexing may take a few hours or even days depending on the amount of data to be copied but the subsequent back-up process which is simultaneous (which means that it works in the background when there is not much going on in terms of resource use) as one connects to the internet. So you can be working all day and stop fro a few minutes for a coffee break and return to a computer that has all the necessary information backed up by the system automatically.
Data loss due to hardware failure, software corruption due to malicious code (viruses and the likes) and people simply being reckless and deleting information without following the proper assessment of the information still cost a lot of money to recover from and the approach Carbonite uses is a better option. The system uses secure military-grade encryption which even the Carbonite servers cannot break and use adding to it the use of SSL in the transmission of the information for one mean back-up solution. As a user in the article says, it is like getting an insurance policy for your data. More on the said technology in the coming posts so do return and check us out from time to time for more information on the latest and hottest information from all over the world in terms of IT Security. Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to all.
[tags]Data Security, Data Backup, Strong Passwords[/tags]