Discover Germany, Issue 55, October 2017

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Discover Germany  |  Special Theme  |  Safety & Security

The reliable airbag of data protection

Made in Munich by CTT AG Every company, regardless of size or sector, must ensure that all data is kept safely and can be restored easily if it is lost. Especially with the upcoming European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), mistakes in that area will not only be a costly affair but also can financially challenge a company’s whole existence. Bavarian IT expert CTT AG has developed the perfect solution with their exoCrypTT external storage system.

hard drive and then a third one, which is kept elsewhere. The third option is where CTT comes in. Their exoCrypTT system encrypts data and then stores it geographically separately at their secure CTT data centre in Munich.

TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE  |  PHOTOS: CTT

Most importantly, the client is without exception the only one who holds the key to the encryption. CTT never gets any keys, which also means that CTT nor anyone else (other than the key owner) is able to view the unencrypted data at any given time. For the hardware-based encryption, the AES-256 standard is applied. This is the encryption method approved in the US for government documents of the highest security level and is currently

There are many threats for businesscritical data, from data theft and malware to hard drive crashes and local problems that cause a loss of data such as heat, dust, magnetism or water damage to name but a few. It is common sense to not just rely on good fortune and leave everything to chance. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial to have an external storage system that pro86  |  Issue 55  |  October 2017

vides a comprehensive safety net. The new storage system exoCrypTT by CTT ticks all the boxes. The 3-2-1 strategy for data back-ups is widely seen as the best IT solution. There are three copies of your data: One that you are working with, a second that is kept locally within the company on a back-up