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[Discuss] NAS: encryption

Rich Braun wrote:
> I have two other requirements that at least until now have favored
> "build" rather than "buy": encryption at rest...

Good point. Thanks for the reminder.

I imagine it would be challenging to pull off encryption well with
appliance hardware. The first problem is getting the software to do it.
(Plus all the automation you've previously discussed to set up the keys
on boot.) The second challenge is having the horsepower to perform the
encryption. Not impossible if they chose their embedded CPU well, but
unlikely to be optimized for that.


Tom Metro
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