SQL Backup Pro Differences

kermikermi Posts: 47
edited March 23, 2006 4:25PM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
We are currently using the standard version of SQL Backup. I noticed that there is a Pro edition available. Not being an encryption expert what benefits are there with the 256 encryption vs. the 128 encryption. I know that the 256 is stronger, but how?

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  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    Hello,

    256-bit encryption simply means that the key used to encrypt the data is twice as long. Cracking programs need to work exponentially longer to break the 256-bit key. There was an 'RSA Secret key challenge' running on the Internet a few years back, and even with the power of thousands of computers chewing away at the 256-bit key, it still took several months to break. This would sufficiently deter people from even trying to steal your data if they knew it would take several years to crack it open.
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