Question: Recent news stories have highlighted a risk associated with data backups. Some high profile financial institutions admitted the loss of backup media holding unencrypted data. We currently use Veritas BackupExec 10 for our nightly server backups. Is there a way for us to encrypt our backup media?

Answer: Yes, but you’ll have to upgrade to the latest version of BackupExec. BackupExec 11d includes an option to encrypt data backup jobs. In the event the media is lost or stolen, it will be important that your financial institution demonstrated due diligence in protecting it. Failure to do so could result in significant financial harm and reputation damage. Please contact Safe Systems support services for any assistance in upgrading and/or configuring your backups.

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