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Encrypted data recovery on-the-fly

by Brian Sims

Software engineers at Kroll Ontrack have unveiled ‘decryption-on-the-fly,’ technology that can reduce the amount of time it takes to recover encrypted hard drives with a logical or physical failure” a key development in light of the growing number of cyber threats that are driving the adoption of encrypted drives. This automated decryption technology allows engineers to target only areas of the hard drive that have been used while also automating the decryption process” improving the typical industry recovery turn time dramatically. A typical recovery project involving an encrypted drive can take up to five days to complete using traditional solutions. CA Technologies estimates IT downtime costs North American companies $26.5 billion per year, at an average cost of $42,000 per hour according to Gartner, Inc. ” Simply put, the longer a company is without its data, the more money it loses,” says Paul Le Messurier, data recovery operations manager, Kroll Ontrack.” We know our new ‘decryption-on-the-fly’ technology represents a breakthrough for the data recovery industry because it can make a significant impact on a company’s ability to rebound from an IT outage or other potentially catastrophic events with minimal damage to the business.”

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