Yosemite adds encryption

By Ann Silverthorn

—Yosemite this week released a new version of Yosemite Backup, which includes media encryption to keep data secure in the event the media is lost or stolen. Geared for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), Yosemite Backup 8.5 allows users to choose between low, medium, and high levels of encryption.

Yosemite Backup 8.5 allows users to set up a piece of media for encryption and create a password. When the backup job runs, the software creates the key. Users don't have to be concerned with complicated key-management strategies. To restore the data, the password allows access. Yosemite OEMs its encryption offering from RSA (which was purchased by EMC in June 2006).

Other new features in Yosemite Backup 8.5 include support for Microsoft Vista files and 64-bit support. The software also offers native support for Windows, NetWare, and Linux. Additional enhancements include support for Windows SharePoint services with Microsoft SQL Backup 8.5 2000 Desktop Engine.

Yosemite Backup Standard can also now be purchased as a core-to-edge Data Protection suite that includes a Yosemite FileKeeper 10-pack license, which has continuous data protection (CDP) functionality. (Yosemite acquired FileKeeper, a CDP software vendor, in February.)

For environments that need higher performance, the Yosemite Backup Advanced edition now includes a FileKeeper 10-pack license, two SAN Media Servers, and disk-to-disk-to-any (D2D2Ne) software licenses.

A new single-server edition of Yosemite Backup 8.5 is also available for $295, compared to $895 for the enterprise edition. The single-server edition protects local files to local devices. Customers can add bare-metal restore and open file capabilities as an option.

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This article was originally published on March 30, 2007