Hi! My name is Karol and I’m SME’s Linux Systems Engineer.
Today I would like to talk a bit about one of my personal favourite features of the SME solution – Encryption.
Nowadays it’s really important to store your data safely. There are a few methods to do this. You can put your data on an offline device such as a pen drive or external hard drive. However the drawback to this method is that once someone has access to your physical copies they can access your data at will.
This is the main reason why encryption is so important, even if your data is available to someone physically they will not be able to access it unless they get your secret passphrase.
Cloud storage is a great thing, but there is also a “dark side” to it. You need to control permissions, your passwords and your data to prevent a breach.
SME has a built in encryption feature, you just need to check one checkbox, provide your passphrase and that’s it! Your file(s) will be encrypted on your storage provider, and no one will be able to read your file. In addition to this, SME provides a 256 bit AES, which is widely considered as being among the top ciphers.
If you’re curious to learn more about what goes on behind the curtains there is a really good explanation about SME Encryption on our blog.