Demystifying Cloud Series: A NIST FIPS 140-2 Certification Equals Trusted & Secure Data Recovery

Apr 2013
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Demystifying Cloud Series: A NIST FIPS 140-2 Certification Equals Trusted & Secure Data Recovery

 

FIPS Validated 140-2The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that develops and promotes measurement, standards, and technology. Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). FIPS 140-2 is the most current security requirement for cryptographic modules, or encryption. Asigra was the first Cloud Backup and Recovery vendor to have received validation that its encryption meets these strict standards. View Asigra's FIPS 140-2 Certification. What does this mean for users of Asigra Cloud Backup™?

Business Benefits of NIST FIPS 140-2 Certification

Storing your mission critical data in a service provider's cloud is often a source of contention for enterprises as security and reliability is of utmost concern (as well it should be). What a service provider who utilizes a NIST FIPS 140-2 certified backup and recovery software provides to the enterprise and the users of the backup and recovery software is data that is encrypted at flight and at rest. Not only that but Asigra's technology ensures that the customer is provided two encryption keys – one at the account level and another one at the customer end that aggregates, encrypts and compresses the data. Only a person who knows both the keys can restore the data in unencrypted form from a secure offsite vault. Because we take security so seriously, our software is agentless meaning we don't have traditional agents utilizing a port in the firewall for every agent, creating vulnerability in the server architecture.

Award-winning Asigra Cloud Backup and Recovery is secure, trustworthy and dependable.

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