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Data Security for SQL Server 2014, 2012, 2008, 2005 and 2000

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Protecting customer data or just becoming compliant (HIPPA Omnibus, PCI, FIPS 140-2), NetLib's Encryptionizer Platform can easily solve your problem.

Transparent Data Encryption (TDE): SQL Server vs Encryptionizer

Transparent Column Encryption: SQL Server vs Encryptionizer

Encryptionizer encryption software delivers server-side data encryption for Microsoft SQL Server databases and columns. It provides an additional layer of security on top of Windows security and SQL Server security, in case perimeter defenses are breached. It secures data on servers as well as on backup media. Combined with Encryptionizer for SQL Express, Encryptionizer secures distributed databases all the way down to the workstation or laptop. It supports SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005, and SQL Server 2000 -- Enterprise, Standard, Web, Workgroup and Express Editions. (PDF data sheet)

Encryptionizer delivers two types of security for SQL Server: automatic transparent database encryption and column-level encryption. These two types of encryption are available separately or can be seamlessly combined to provide the benefits of both.

Automatic Transparent Database Encryption

Transparent database encryption has one simple purpose: to make databases and backups unusable if they are stolen, copied, downloaded, lost, or otherwise compromised. It provides transparent, on-the-fly encryption for an entire database using industry-standard algorithms such as AES, DES, Triple DES (3DES), and Blowfish. Data is never decrypted on disk, only in memory as requested by SQL Server. In addition, data is automatically encrypted when written back to disk. And all of this happens without requiring changes to existing applications that connect to SQL Server. Transparent Database Encryption is a two-step process:

  • Encrypt the desired database(s).
  • Secure SQL Server with Encryptionizer to allow SQL to access the protected databases.

Once that is done, no one will be able to use that encrypted data base anywhere else! If you have encrypted backups, no one will be able to restore the encrypted backups anywhere else.

Encryptionizer with Transparent Database Encryption is transparent, easy to use, maintenance-free, requires no user intervention, developer friendly and can usually be deployed in a couple of hours, using the included utilities. There are programming APIs available for encrypting/decrypting data-bases and non-database files. These are useful if you are planning to distribute encrypted databases, files, or other digital content to workstations, laptops, or other servers (e.g., connected by LAN, over the internet, or via CD).

Column Level Encryption

Column encryption can be deployed in combination with (or depending on your requirements, instead of) transparent database encryption. Encryptionizer with Column Encryption protects specific columns from users/groups who normally need access to the underlying table. Encryptionizer Column Encryption supports repeating values protection (RVP) -- the ability to mask the occurrence of frequently repeating values such as salaries, PIN's, and test scores.

Column Encryption can be implemented one of two ways, or a combination of both:

Col-E Manager - The Encryptionizer Column Encryption Manager (Col-E) utilizes a point-and-click interface that allows you to quickly set up column encryption that in most cases can be transparent to existing applications. The Col-E Manager allows you to encrypt a column and specify the groups of users that are allowed to view the encrypted data through the use of database roles.

Column Encryption APIs - Also available are column encryption APIs that allow you to incorporate encryption functions into your applications directly. Column encryption APIs are extremely easy to use in SQL 2000, SQL 2005, SQL 2008 and SQL 2012. They can be used anywhere built in SQL functions can be used, including views, triggers, procedures, user-defined functions, jobs, and in-line SQL commands.

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