Cylix uses the most secure encryption standard, namely AES-256. AES is short for Advanced Encryption Standard. AES 256 uses a 256-bit key for protecting your data. It is the most widely used encryption and is preferred by many governments and banks. RSA-2048 further protects this encryption key.
RSA is one of the public key cryptosystems. It has a very slow and complex algorithm and is used only for small amounts of data. In the case of Cylix, RSA is used to secure the AES key used.
The key is only available while the project is open. Once the project/application is closed, Cylix disposes of the key. But you have the responsibility of keeping the password safe. Hackers can’t access data unless they know your password. In short, your precious data is under a two-layer security in Cylix.
For more information please read our Encryption Overview White Paper.