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Encrypting data for storage and transfer

Encryption protects your information by making it unusable to anyone not authorised to access it.

What is data encryption?

Data encryption is the process of converting information into a code that can only be decoded with a specific “key” or password. This makes it unreadable and unusable to anyone else.

Data encryption can be a highly effective way of securing information for transmission and storage.