Encrypted Storage of network configurations

With rising data breaches taking a toll on enterprises, administrators have a tough time battling against data predators. In the year 2016, reported data breaches increased by 40% which led to companies facing loss in millions, which in turn disrupted their normal work cycle. Data breach can be controlled by carrying out methods which help to protect data. Storage encryption is one of the most effective methods to prevent hackers from wrecking havoc to your network database. In Network Configuration Manager, storage encryption can be used to store device configurations, username, password, emails, phone number and other sensitive information to maintain data security. Network Configuration Manager stores device configurations in an encrypted form in the PGSQL database bundled with the product, making the process safe and secure.

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How storage encryption works?

In Network Configuration Manager, all the configuration files can be encrypted and stored. The configurations and sensitive information will first be encrypted on the server and once the encryption is done, the data will be saved to the database in the encrypted format. When the data is stored to the database, it will be decrypted only by the server, when it needs to be shown on the UI. Network admins can be assured that the data is safe and that, it cannot be decrypted by brute force or any other decryption method. Thus, Network Configuration Manager helps to achieve utmost safety in your network environment using storage encryption.

Now let us see the importance of storage encryption:

1.  Encryption provides data security 

With Network Configuration Manager solution as your configuration managing tool, it is not possible for hackers and malicious users to access data. Moreover,  Network Configuration Manager ensures double protection by encrypting data to prevent hackers and unauthorized users from getting their hands on the raw data. Thus, network administrators can be assured of complete protection of their configuration files by practicing storage encryption.

2.  Protection across multiple devices  by encryption

With smartphones and mobile applications gaining popularity in recent years, network administrators find it hard to protect data stored  in these devices from a potential theft. Network Configuration Manager eliminates data breach in local devices and mobile applications as it does not store the encrypted data in such devices. Instead, the data is encrypted and stored on a server and is fetched by mobile applications and other personal devices whenever there is a need. Thus, security is ensured across multiple devices.

3.  Data security during transit by Encryption

A major problem network administrators face while managing configurations is encrypting data during transmission. Network Configuration Manager provides an effective encryption solution which helps to ensure that data is protected when it is stored and when it is transmitted. The data of devices which are provided with SSH credentials can be encrypted even during transit and thus the files that are shared or uploaded to cloud systems remain safe throughout the transmission  process.

4. Encryption helps to maintain data integrity  

Data alteration is one of the fraudulent methods handled by hackers apart from data theft, which leaves the organizations worry about the integrity of their data. Network Configuration Manager keeps your data safe from alterations by data encryption which prevents tampering of data by third party users/hackers. Thus storage encryption effectively safe guards all forms of data and maintains data integrity over a long period of time.

5. Encryption ensures compliance 

Ensuring compliance is extremely important, and IT industries must be compliant with internal and external guidelines. There are certain restrictions imposed on industries regarding how data should be handled and transmitted. Storage encryption provides one of the safest ways for a business to transmit and store data and to comply with the restrictions by HIPAA, PCI, SOX etc. Encrypting data allows you to achieve complete security across all devices, send and receive data safely, and guarantees absolute integrity.