Securing and Protecting Your Data

Achieve cybersecurity standards for workstation protection and rest easy knowing your data is protected by enterprise-grade systems and processes.

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Our Philosophy

Protection of customer data is a top priority which merits continuous investment in our security systems and processes.

  • Ensure the safety and security of customer data through robust encryption and customizable access controls.
  • Maintain an intuitive and easy-to-use system interface, prioritizing simplicity and accessibility in data backup processes.
  • Proactively monitor all systems and processes.
  • Hire third-party organizations to continuously test the security of our systems and processes.
  • Provide our Chief Information Security Officer the resources needed to enable this security philosophy.
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Account Access

Deploy best-in-class security to prevent unauthorized use or access, and layer on Enterprise Control to help meet your full business continuity and data security standards for workstation data.

  • Group management controls to better protect your organization's data.
  • Single sign-on (SSO) via GSuite or Office365 available for all users.
  • Strategically manage multiple endpoints.
  • OIDC standard authentication including Okta and Azure AD.
  • Two-factor verification (2FA) via SMS or ToTP authenticator apps available for all users.
  • Maintain usage and access monitoring on all accounts.

Data Transmission & Storage

Data is encrypted on your computer, encrypted during transmission, and encrypted while stored.

  • Personal Encryption Key (PEK): PEK option available for all users. With a PEK, Backblaze cannot access your data (in case of lost password, subpoena, or any other event).
  • Data Transferred via HTTPS: Using a strong protocol, a strong key exchange, and a strong cipher. We continuously monitor using industry standard, independent sources like SSL Labs.
  • Public/Private Keys: 2048-bit public/private keys secure a symmetric AES-128 key.
Business Security Transmission Diagram

Storage Infrastructure & Data Durability

Our purpose built infrastructure—based on the Backblaze Storage Pod—is designed from the ground up to keep your data safe and secure. Backblaze Vaults and Backblaze Reed-Solomon encoding create a durable-by-design system so you can trust that your data is safe.

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An early photo of the Backblaze Storage Pod.

Data Centers

Our physical facilities have best-in-class security features and are staffed every hour of every day of the year.

  • SSAE-18/SOC-2 compliant.
  • Biometric security.
  • ID checks and area locks that require badge-level access.
  • Regions: U.S. West (California & Arizona), U.S. East (Virginia), & EU Central (Amsterdam).
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