Encryption is a process of scrambling & encoding information so that it cannot be read by others unless they have the key needed to decode it.
How Does it Work?
Encryption works by scrambling the original message with a very large digital number (key). This is done using advanced mathematic algorithms. Commercial-level encryption uses 128 bit key that is impossible to crack.
Blowfish Encryption is the type used by Datasure software. It is a keyed, symmetric block cipher, designed in 1993 by Bruce Schneier and included in a large number of cipher suites and encryption products. Blowfish provides a good encryption rate in software and no effective cryptanalysis of it has been found to date.
The encryption process is performed before any data leaves your computer and it remains so until it is restored to your machine using your exclusive key.
Ransomware is a specific malicious software that encrypts files and renders them inaccessible until the user pays a ransom to, theoretically, decrypt the files. A ransomware infection can be devastating to businesses as well as individuals who rely on their data.
Ransomware infections can enter a system through a variety of ways, including: infected attachments, embedded links in phishing emails and by taking advantage of vulnerabilities in existing networks.
By protecting your backup through DataSure, your data will be safeguarded and protected from ransomware attacks. Even if your files are encrypted, your backups may be safely restored to your system without any ransom payment.