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Re: Securing Backups via Encryption
From: Stephane <stephane () basiclink com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 15:38:36 -0700

Dave,

We use Gnupg and a public/private key pair on each server to encrypt the backups before they ever leave the server. We don't use tapes, but hard drive/DVDs.
Some of the key points:
* Data is always encrypted, no matter where it ends up, it should be safe. This is assuming your private key is safe.
* Works on common OSs. We use it on Linux, Solaris and Windows.

Stephane

Dave Nardoni wrote:
I am interested in how many of you are securing your backups via encryption.

If you would not mind sharing some of your solutions.

What are you using to encrypt data that goes to tape? What are you using to encrypt data that goes to disk?
What are you using to encrypt data that goes to an offsite storage facility
via web (ie. Xdrive or similar service offsite service)?
What services do you employ to handle secure backups offsite?

Any other ideas around this would be helpful.

Thank you in advance for sharing your comments,

David Nardoni CISSP, EnCE
dnardoni () firstresponseconsulting com
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