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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Encryption Standards

Veeam Backup & Replication uses the following industry-standard data encryption algorithms:

Data Encryption

Enterprise Manager Keys

  • To generate Enterprise Manager keys required for data restore without a password, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the RSA algorithm with a 4096-bit key length.
  • To generate a request for data restore from a backup server, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the RSA algorithm with a 2048-bit key length.

For more information, see http://www.emc.com/emc-plus/rsa-labs/standards-initiatives/pkcs-rsa-cryptography-standard.htm.

Hashing Algorithms

Veeam Backup & Replication uses the following hashing algorithms:

  • For digital signature generation: SHA-1, SHA-256
  • For HMAC generation: HMAC_SHA1
  • For random number generation: SHA1

Encryption Libraries

For Microsoft Windows-based repositories and software-based encryption for tapes, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the Windows Crypto API complying with the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS 140). For more information, see http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/standards.html.

Veeam Backup & Replication uses the following cryptographic service providers:

For Linux-based repositories, Veeam Backup & Replication uses a statically linked OpenSSL encryption library, without the FIPS 140 support. For more information, see http://www.openssl.org/.

Veeam Backup & Replication encrypts stored credentials using the Data Protection API (DPAPI) mechanisms. For more information, see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms995355.aspx.

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