Naeon in short

Naeon is the safest way to store your private data in untrusted environments, like a public cloud. It protects critical data by using advanced cryptographic methods. It minimizes the risk of data loss due to ransomware- and other cyber attacks, as well as insider threats related to cyber security incidents. Last but not least: it is free to use.

Naeon in simple terms:

Naeon uses client-side encryption, which means that your data is encrypted on your device before being sent to the cloud, and only you have access to the encryption key. This gives you more control and privacy over your data than cloud-based encryption services that may store your key on their servers or use weaker encryption algorithms.

Naeon uses sharding and obfuscation techniques, which means that your data is split into small pieces and disguised with random data before being uploaded to the cloud. This makes it harder for anyone who intercepts or accesses your data to reassemble it or identify its contents. Naeon is free and open source, which means that you can inspect its code, modify it, or even contribute to its development if you like. This also ensures that there are no hidden backdoors or malicious code in the software.

Naeon in more technical terms:

Naeon is a method for secure distribution of confidential data to an untrusted environment, using unbreakable, client-side, military-grade encryption and zero-knowledge privacy for a truly secure cloud storage solution. The encrypted data are protected by rendering them unusable, unreadable, and indecipherable to unauthorized individuals or processes, before being transferred to a public network. A combination of obfuscation, sharding, and generalisation techniques are used for this purpose. The encryption key, as well as the concatenation order of the sharded chunks of encrypted data, remain with the user, who should have a proper key management strategy in place.

Naeon works under the hood by using a combination of encryption, sharding, and obfuscation techniques. It uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption algorithm with a randomly generated 128-character passphrase to encrypt your data. This algorithm is considered very secure and has 2^256 possible combinations for the encryption key. Then, it splits your encrypted data into a random number of small pieces called chunks that have similar sizes, equal timestamps, and hashed filenames. This makes it virtually impossible for anyone to reassemble or identify the chunks without knowing their order. Finally, it adds random data to each chunk to obfuscate them further and make them look like noise. This way, your data becomes unusable, unreadable, and indecipherable to anyone who does not have the encryption key and the concatenation order.

Using Naeon as a backup tool helps minimize the risk of data loss due to ransomware- and other cyber attacks, as well as insider threats related to cyber security incidents.

Naeon is a free and Open Source Bash program under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. For more in-depth information on Naeon, please check the paper which can be downloaded here or read in your browser in the 'Paper' section of this site.