How to Enable TayzGrid Encryption

Encryption is the process of converting information in to unreadable form for anyone except authorized person. It helps users to protect sensitive information that is being stored within the TayzGrid data grid. Encryption is the most effective method of data security and is necessary for businesses that handle sensitive information. TayzGrid provides the following encryption algorithms that you can choose from:

  1. 3DES: extremely strong 168-bit encryption
  2. AES-128: strong 128-bit encryption
  3. AES-192: very strong 192-bit encryption
  4. AES-256: extremely strong 256-bit encryption

Within TayzGrid both encryption and decryption occurs on the client side of client-server architecture. This ensures that any data traveling over the network is secure and protected. If encryption is enabled than the data sent to and stored within the In-Memory Data Grid is in encrypted form.

How to Configure Encryption with TayzGrid

Follow the steps given below to enable encryption in TayzGrid:

Step 1

Open the TayzGrid Manager and find the cache cluster you are looking for in TayzGrid Explorer at the left side of the screen.

Step 2

On the right hand side a TabControl panel will appear displaying configuration options for the selected In-Memory Data Grid.

Step 3

Open the Security tab. At the bottom you will find a panel named Encryption.

Step 4

Check the Enable check-box in Encryption Panel. You can now choose the algorithm that you wish to use for data encryption and decryption from Provider drop-down list.

Now add your encryption key in the Key field. Following diagram illustrates the process:

Enable TayzGrid encryption to secure data

Step 5

Save these settings by right clicking on the same In-Memory Data Grid in the left pane and then click on Apply Configurations

Verify Encryption Feature

You can verify that TayzGrid Manager has enabled encryption with the selected data store as follows:

Step 1

Open the configuration files that are located in TayzGrid installation folder, for example, C:/Program Files/TayzGrid/config. This folder contains all configuration files for TayzGrid in the form of cache.conf files

Step 2

Open the config.conf file in any text editor. Within the <cache-settings> tag you will see the <encryption> tag. If you can find this tag in your configuration file, than it is verified that encryption has been enabled.

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