Backup Security

 

Synoptek's Online Backup Solutions use world-class, bank grade security-techniques to ensure that the backup data is 100% private and not accessible to anyone but the end-user.


Secure SSL connection

All communication between the PC, laptop or server and the Synoptek Online Backup Server takes place through a secure SSL (Secure Socket Layer) channel. This ensures the same security level as Internet Banking. Although all the backup data is transferred through a public network (internet), nobody can obtain any knowledge of the information exchanged.


SOAP and Message Signing

All communication with the Synoptek's Backup Server is conducted through a secured SOAP/XML interface. Each request is signed by a unique signature per user. This offers an extra security layer on top of SSL, which not only protects the transfer of the data, but also secures the total integrity between client and server processes.


Secure encryption

All the backup data is zipped first and encrypted using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 128 or 256 bit encryption technology. Once encrypted, the backup data is transferred to the Synoptek Online Backup Server. The encryption key is only known by the end-user, so nobody but the end-user can open the backup data on the Backup Server.


The best encryption technology is used

The encryption algorithm used to encrypt the backup data is Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128 or 256 bit. This standard, also known as Rijndael, is a block cipher that has been adopted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to be the selected encryption standard. It is the used encryption standard of the US government since 2000.