The UD implementation is what Code42 calls a Hybrid Cloud implementation. All data is stored by Code42 CrashPlan in the cloud but is encrypted locally (on your machine) before being transferred. Only the user and a few designated UD IT personnel can restore data from the cloud location. The encryption keys are located on a server accessible to those University personnel; therefore, the vendor never possesses the encryption keys.
Files backed up using CrashPlan can be accessed in two ways:
Because there is a web-based option, files can be retrieved from anywhere, onto any device, including phones, tablets, etc.
The University’s implementation of CrashPlan requires two-factor authentication (2FA) for both the local application and web access. Because of this added layer of security, a VPN connection is not required for off campus data backup or retrieval.
If you are interested in obtaining CrashPlan for your University-owned system, please contact your IT-Pro or the IT Support Center.