Data Encryption

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    Data security is an important part of the backup strategy. You must protect your information from unauthorized access, especially if you back up sensitive data to remote locations. To keep your data safe, you can use data encryption.

    Data encryption transforms data to an unreadable, scrambled format with the help of a cryptographic algorithm and a secret key. If encrypted data is intercepted, it cannot be unlocked and read by the eavesdropper. Only intended recipients who know the secret key can reverse encrypted information back to a readable format.

    In Veeam Agent for Mac, encryption works at the backup job level.

    Veeam Agent uses the block cypher encryption algorithm. Encryption works at the source side. Veeam Agent reads backed-up data, encodes data blocks, transfers them to the target location in the encrypted format and stores the data to a backup file. Data decryption is also performed on the source side: Veeam Agent transfers encrypted data back to the source side and decrypts it there.

    To create encrypted backups, you must enable the encryption option and specify a password that will be used for data encryption. To do this, you can use the Veeam Backup & Replication console. To learn more, see the Storage Settings section in the Veeam Agent Management Guide.

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