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How does Vawlt work?

At Vawlt, data is distributed in multiple clouds, simultaneously, creating a cloud-of-clouds solution. Only the data owner has access to file contents, and all the data is encrypted at the client side. Data never goes through the Vawlt server; it travels directly between the users’ machines and the storage clouds.

Distributed Storage

Data is distributed in multiple clouds simultaneously, creating a cloud-of-clouds. All users’ data is available even if some of the clouds are down, if they lose or corrupt the data, and also in case of a ransomware attack. Some of the techniques used by Vawlt include erasure coding and Byzantine-quorum systems for both dependability and cost-effectiveness. Vawlt’s architecture takes advantage of the selected providers that have the best performance at any moment, to always deliver the best outcome.

Every file placed inside a Vawlt volume is automatically encrypted with a zero-knowledge end-to-end protocol.

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Encrypted files are broken into several segments, then each piece is sent directly to different cloud providers through a data plane. In all this process, no data gets through Vawlt’s server.

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Segments are sent to different clouds and redundantly stored. Vawlt only needs a subset of segments to rebuild the stored files, therefore the platform can tolerate arbitrary faults from any of the providers.

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Data-Centric Architecture

Your data never goes through Vawlt’s servers - it travels directly between the users’ machines and the storage clouds. This increases scalability and decreases operational costs. Performance, availability, and security of the data plane are never compromised, even if Vawlt server is down or overloaded. Vawlt’s servers only handle users and cloud accounts, billing, and data volumes configuration.

Your data never goes through Vawlt’s servers - it travels directly between the users’ machines and the storage clouds.

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Performance, availability, and security of the data plane are never compromised, even if Vawlt server is down or overloaded.

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Vawlt’s servers only handle users and cloud accounts, billing, and data volumes configuration.

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Improved Data Security

Vawlt applies a proprietary zero-knowledge end-to-end encryption protocol to your data, assuring that only the owner has access to file contents. All data is encrypted and signed (for privacy and integrity) at client-side, and the keys are never sent to Vawlt’s servers unencrypted. Vawlt works with a combined set of state-of-the-art algorithms: Asymmetric Encryption (RSA-2048), Symmetric Encryption (AES-256), Cryptographic Hashing (SHA-256), Password Hashing (PBKDF2), Secret Sharing (Shamir’s).

Vawlt applies a proprietary zero-knowledge end-to-end encryption protocol to your data, assuring that only the owner has access to file contents.

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All data is encrypted and signed at client-side, and the keys are never sent to Vawlt’s server unencrypted. Vawlt works with a combined set of state-of-the-art algorithms.

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The keys used for these tasks are never sent to Vawlt servers in an unencrypted form.

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Simple

As a software-only multicloud solution simple to use and manage, there’s no need for IT experts to create and configure data volumes in the cloud.

Secure

Vawlt offers data encryption all through the journey and offers protection against ransomware attacks while avoiding a cloud vendor lock-in. Also, it is an enabler for your business to be GDPR compliant.

Cost-efficient

With a pay-as-you-grow model, Vawlt is a naturally scalable system that fits your architecture and needs. By choosing the best clouds for each case, it suits your storage workload most efficiently.

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