Key backup and recovery is vital for any encryption tool. You might want to store your keys on a floppy disk, so only when it inserted, can data be encrypted. Don't buy software that doesn't make backup and recovery a simple task. You have better things to do than manage encryption keys. Why pay money for a headache? You will need a simple interface in an emergency.
The Encryption Wizard for Oracle now offers complete or partial key backups to a flat-file.This will allow users to backup database encryption keys to removable disks and/or use removable disks as a requirement to read encrypted data. Notice the easy-to-use interface that manages both backup and recovery.
The Encryption Wizard also allows you to password protect your backups and insures that backups from one Oracle database cannot be loaded into another database. Because the Encryption Wizard performs another Triple DES round on these keys, it is not necessary to encrypt the backup file - unless you want another level of protection.