To ensure the highest data security, Pyxis uses data encryption. When defining a task, you can choose one of two ways to save data using encryption: ZIP archive with password and ZIP archive with strong encryption. If a “Simple copy” was selected as the data save method, Pyxis does not use encryption, all data is saved without this protection!
ZIP archive with password
This is an encryption technique provides a simple protection against casual users who do not have the password and are trying to determine the contents of the files. However, this type of encryption is susceptible to password cracking software.
ZIP archive with strong encryption
Pyxis uses an advanced AES-256 encryption method, which is approved in the United States to encrypt state-level documents with the highest classification level! AES, or Advanced Encryption Standard, was commissioned by the American Federal Agency NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). In 2000, NIST accepted it as a standard used in government administration. The cypher is available in three basic versions – AES-128, AES-192, and AES-256 (the numbers represent the key length).
Both encryption methods are compatible with WinZIP software, which means that knowing the password, you can read and unpack archives created by Pyxis with third-party software. A ZIP archive with a password is possible to open and unpack using Windows Explorer (it is necessary to enter the password).