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Data Camouflage

FairCom DB 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 FairCom DB server process can access the protected files.

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