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Data Camouflage

c-treeACE provides an older, legacy method of hiding data called "Camouflage" (or "camo").

Note: CAMO or "Camouflage" is an older, legacy method of hiding data, which is not a standards-conforming encryption scheme, such as AES. It is not intended as a replacement for Advanced Encryption or other security systems. Please see Advanced Encryption Configuration for information on implementing with AES.

Data Camouflage adds a light masking to an application’s data: it simply scrambles the data to mask the file on the disk from casual observation. With this approach, you can protect data on disk from unauthorized inspection, but any c-treeACE server process can access the protected files.

For best practices, FairCom strongly recommends using Advanced Encryption to protect sensitive information.