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Log file encryption question



The manual states that the log file can be encrypted using AES 128bit, is there any way to set this to be AES 256bit for added security ?




there’s currently no (built-in) way to configure it for 256 bit. However, even 128 bit AES is considered very secure and should be the “right” solution for most applications (trade-off between performance and security, among other reasons). Bruce Schneier (security expert, you probably know him) even recommends 128 bit over 256 bit:

That said, it is still possible to use AES 256, but you would need to implement your own custom file protocol or extend the built-in one. And since the SmartInspect Console has only support for 128bit AES, you would need to decrypt the log files manually before loading them into the Console.