Get Secure Online Backup with KineticCloud Backup
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KineticCloud Backup has been built with the highest level of security in mind every step of the way.
Secure Bank Grade Encryption
Your files are then stored in this encrypted state at our SSAE 16 certified secure data center.
Further Protection with Individual Data Security
With KineticCloud Backup, each user gets his or her own individual account and password. This is significant because it means that each user also gets a unique encryption key. This encryption key ensures that while your data is securely stored at our data center, only you have access to your data. In fact, even our most privileged systems administrators do not have the ability to access your data.
Password Security that is Second to None
Great lengths are taken in our system to ensure your password remains a secret. A few examples:
- Your password security practices have been modeled after premiere online banking web sites.
- Your password is encrypted before it is stored in our database. At no point is an administrator able to retrieve your password, nor does an administrator have the ability to set your password to a known value.
- When you activate your account, you are required to choose a password and set up a security question. If you forget your password or repeatedly try to log in with an incorrect password, the system will lock you out after a few attempts. You may then reset your password by correctly answering your security question.
- if you incorrectly answer your security question, you are again locked out after a few attempts. In the unlikely event that you forget your password and the answer to your security question, you must contact KineticD Support directly for manual identity verification.
Secure SSAE 16 Certified Data Center
Your data is securely stored in KineticD’s Carrier Grade SSAE 16 data center. KineticD’s all Cisco-based switched network employs redundant Internet providers, redundant routers and redundant firewalls. KineticD uses BGP and HSRP protocols to implement fail-over and redundancy. Even during the big blackout of August 2003 KineticD’s data center was up and running without any service interruption to our customers.
KineticD uses only Carrier Grade computer hardware from major manufacturers to store your data. There are no – clones in KineticD’s data center. All systems operate on redundant power. Servers have dual power supplies fed from separate electrical panels. The facility includes triple redundant diesel generators, dual redundant UPSs, the latest fire suppression equipment, and 24/7/365 guards on-site.
When your data is stored on KineticD’s servers, it is written to RAID 6 disk arrays (including hot spare drives). Each storage server is then replicated in real time to a second RAID 6 storage server for backup. Every precaution is taken to protect the integrity of your data.
There are two key things to know about KineticD’s data center: your data is safe from crashes, and your data is safe from hackers.
More Reasons to Trust KineticD™ End-to-End Verification
As each file is transferred to KineticD’s data center, we carefully verify its integrity against a known CRC signature. Files are re-verified each time they are written to disk. If any file fails verification, it is retransmitted from your system or recovered from the replication server. This ensures that the data stored on our servers is the same data that was stored on your system.
The KineticCloud Backup software communicates with our servers over a proprietary protocol that was designed specifically for online backup. Other online backup products that use popular web protocols like HTTP, FTP or WebDav can be vulnerable to hacker and virus attacks. The extreme popularity of these protocols makes them a target. It is extremely unlikely that a hacker is going to invest the time and effort to go after a proprietary protocol. Even if they did, the 448 bit Blowfish Encryption has never been cracked.
To maximize compatibility with home and corporate firewalls, the protocol used by our lightweight online backup software was designed to look to a firewall just like the SSL protocol used in web browsers. This means that if you are able to access our web site, you will be able to connect with our backup software.
More specifically, the KineticCloud Backup software runs on port 443 and mimics SSL’s handshaking protocol. Almost all firewalls will pass KineticD’s backup traffic without reconfiguration. KineticD also supports the use of proxy servers. Our web browser interface also uses generic HTTP and HTTPS on ports 80 and 443.
Corporate Remote Access Policy
What your IT Administrator needs to know:
Many organizations have a policy to control access to their data from outside of the organization. VPNs and Firewalls are generally used to control this, but become ineffective when the data is stored offsite. The same features that empower a laptop user to backup and restore his or her data while on the road may violate corporate information policy.
KineticCloud Backup includes the ability to restrict data access to only specific IP addresses. A Corporate Administrator can define the IP address ranges of their firewalls and access points. Once the definitions are in place, users can only access the data from the allowed locations.
If you consider the risks to which your data could be exposed on your computer- everything from hardware damage to hackers – it’s not hard to see that your valuable data is actually better protected by the multiple levels of security and safeguards listed above.
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