With cyber crimes engulfing the cyber space at a rapid speed, one has to be sure about data security while transfer or storage. Incidents like photo leaks from celebrity profiles, business data infringement and malware attacks have become quite common and it surely poses a huge question on the safety of storing your digital data.
This is exactly why IDrive online backup focuses on privacy and security. Our services are built from the ground up using our own infrastructure, APIs, and a sharp focus on privacy and security, with 256-bit AES encryption and a private encryption key option, known only to you, which makes it impossible for anyone to have access to the data except the user.
What is Data Encryption?
Encryption is the process of converting normal data into a code, using certain algorithms, which makes the message uninterpretable. You must have access to the reversal process to revert that code into the original readable form. Thus, encryption secures data from any unwanted or unauthorized access.
IDrive online backup uses the Advanced Encryption Standard for securing your files during online data transfer. AES is one of the strongest encryption techniques available, today! Right from high profile security agencies to leading banks, AES is widely used for securing data.
The size of the AES key defines the complexity of the encryption. It indicates the number of transformation rounds your data undergoes during the process.
The cycles of repetition per key size are as follows:
- 10 cycles of repetition for 128-bit keys
- 12 cycles of repetition for 192-bit keys
- 14 cycles of repetition for 256-bit keys
IDrive cloud backup uses 256-bit AES, the maximum key-size available, for encrypting your files; which means your data undergoes 14 rounds of transformation before it is transmitted or stored! These figures speak volumes about your data security.
That’s not all! IDrive provides you an option to select Private encryption over Default encryption.
How Is Private Encryption Different From Default Encryption?
During default encryption, 256-bit encryption key is generated using a random metadata from your account. Conversely, during private encryption, the 256-bit encryption key is generated using the private key that you provide, which acts as an additional layer of security. We do not store your private key on our servers, which means it is known only to you, ensuring utmost security for all your files.
- Continuous Data Protection via IDrive Cloud Backup
IDrive cloud backup recognises small files (the files you usually work on throughout the day) for modifications at regular intervals and backs them up to provide real-time protection.
Since your data is on the IDrive cloud backup account, resizing your storage space is effortless. Your IDrive online backup account is capable of taking in volumes of data, as your need grows.
- Mobile Data Protection with IDrive Online Backup
Backup your device contacts, photos, videos, calendar events on iOS. Also, you can backup SMS, and call logs, on Android to your online backup account.
- Unlimited Device Backup
IDrive online backup lets you protect the data on all your PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets into a single account.
Value your data and its privacy? Sign up with IDrive, today!
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