End-to-End Database Security: What do You Need To Know?

End-to-End Database Security: What do You Need To Know?

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Lukas Vileikis
13 May 2021

If you are a developer or a database administrator, chances are that you are using certain tools to backup and (or) restore your data. This blog post will tell you what you should know about encryption methods during backup processes.

Why Backup?

Before actually telling you why you should encrypt your backups, we should probably tell you why you should backup your data in the first place. In short, backing up your data helps you ensure that you have a copy of your data incase a disaster strikes - when you have backups of your data, you do not need to stress about your data getting corrupted etc. - if you are already backing up your data with any kinds of database storage engines, you have probably heard that Backup Ninja can make your life as a developer or a DBA easier because it’s a simple, secure and cost-effective way to backup the world’s most popular open source databases: locally or in the cloud. Now we will tell you about some of the advanced features of Backup Ninja: we are going to talk about database backup security & encryption.

Database Backup Security & Encryption with Backup Ninja

Securing your database backups should be on the mind of every DBA or developer that deals with databases. By securing your data in this way you can be sure that your backups are safe whatever happens - with Backup Ninja’s advanced TLS 1.3 encryption which is used to encrypt all data which is in transit during backup operations you can sleep soundly knowing your backups are safe. Data encryption at rest is not an issue either - Backup Ninja uses an advanced military-grade encryption standard (AES-256) to safeguard your backups when they are not in use. Backup Ninja also never stores any information on security keys - keys are generated randomly or entered manually and are stored on the users’ server to decrypt encrypted backups. Backup Ninja can never access your data.

Here’s how encryption in transit looks like when using Backup Ninja:

Encryption in Transit

And here’s how encryption at rest looks like:

Encryption at Rest

Simply select “Yes” when answering the “Do you want to use encryption?” question and you should be good to go.

Summary

To summarize, end-to-end database security is a must-have for every DBA or developer that works with database instances. By using Backup Ninja’s advanced encryption at-rest and in-transit features, you can be sure that your backups are always safe and can be restored within no-time. If you want to learn more how Backup Ninja might help you achieve your backup goals, consider having a read through the Backup Ninja’s documentation.

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