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james_bray

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Hi,

I have a few questions regarding the new encryption option on Linux.

1. Are other applications able to read the encrypted files whilst the system is live or just Kerio? For instance, if I use standard volume-based encryption on Linux, the volume requires a password during mount, but after that any application can read files on the mounted volume. Is that the case for Kerio encryption?

2. Are emails stored in backups (using the Kerio backup system) encrypted?

3. There is mention that "encryption locks the data to this particular device, hence changes to the device hardware could make the data in-accessible". I assume this means that the encryption key is based upon the hardware configuration?

Thanks for your time,

James
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hijacker

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Missing white paper and KB-Articles...
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ian.bugeja

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Hi

Manual reference on Encryption in Kerio Connect are found here. https://manuals.gfi.com/en/kerio/connect/content/server-conf iguration/security/securing-kerio-connect-1239.html#Encrypti ng

To answer your questions
1) Yes, they are. Since Kerio Connect requires unattended reboot support, it is Kerio Connect that mounts the encrypted volume. Any application that has the necessary security permissions can read from the volume.

2) No backups emails are not stored in encrypted format. This is purely done to avoid losing access to backups. Backups should be stored in safe physical locations.

3) Yes, the encryption key is built from different parameters including the hardware configuration.

Hope this answers your queries. Should you require further information please let us know.

Regards

Ian Bugeja
GFI Software
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james_bray

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Magic. Thanks for clarifying.
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