Cloud Backup Series

This post is one of a series regarding cloud backup.  See these links for more information concerning Unitrends cloud backup along with an overview of Vault2Cloud: Unitrends enterprise level cloud backup service.

Cloud Backup: Security and Privacy

Security and privacy, for both at-rest and in-flight data, must be taken into account.  Different industries have different requirements so it’s important that security and privacy be addresses in a flexible manner.

Ensure that your vendor supports in-flight and at-rest data security via encryption technology. Almost all vendors support this, so this isn’t a high bar to hurdle.  More importantly, also make sure that this encryption technology is optional – encryption can have a tremendous impact on data protection so you want to make sure you have the flexibility to employ it where you need it and not employ it where you don’t.  Thus the flexibility associated with encryption policies is very important.