Transparent encryption and column masking for SQL Server

DbDefence for Microsoft SQL Server is a database encryption and data protection software. DbDefence provides data-at-rest encryption, masking and additional levels of protection for databases.

DbDefence can hide table structure, SQL queries and data from prying eyes, even from DBA!

Transparent database encryption for database files and backups
Flexible Data Masking
Can hide database schema
Can hide fields in tables
Zero Trust model: Can protect from local DBA
FIPS 140-2 Certified Encryption for GDPR, HIPAA, HITECH and PCI Compliance
Can be seamlessly integrated even into a very old project
Supports all SQL Server Editions

Becton, Dickinson and Company Case Study

We're proud to announce that Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) is an American, medical technology company relies on DbDefence for medical device encryption.

Read the Case Study

DbDefence for SQL Server 2022

We are excited to announce a major update for our software. This new version offers full compatibility with SQL Server 2022, enhancing performance, scalability, and security.

This update is the result of extensive development and collaboration with our customers, ensuring a more user-friendly and productive experience.

DbDefence gets algorithm validation from NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has validated DbDefence's database encryption algorithm.

This technology, which is used for strong database encryption, is a core component of Activecrypt's solutions for database security.

DbDefence's algorithm validation in NIST's Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program

Encrypted SQL

This is how protected code may look like when protected with SQL Shield

returns @retContactInformation TABLE (
FirstName NVARCHAR(50) NULL,
LastName NVARCHAR(50) NULL )
WITH /*sqlshield6proc*/ ENCRYPTION
vKR6PBHcLDnA3wOAFRJHzzwkAgypWi6wmb+M3S5L3Do= */

Data Masking

Data masking is a special way of encrypting and displaying sensitive data. Unauthorized users or applications see data in masked form. For example "****-****-****-9363" or "0000 0000 0000 0000" for credit cards. Authorized users or applications see the data transparently in its original form.

Schema Protection

DbDefence's schema protection provides protection from local DBA. Database structure will be completely hidden.

ONE license for ALL SQL Servers

For large companies and software vendors Activecrypt Software offers "Unlimited servers" license:

  • All servers in your company
  • DbDefence as a part of your software
  • Perpetual license. One-off payment
  • Low annual support-and-updates costs
  • All SQL Server editions

What our customers have to say

Cytec Solutions, UK
CoreTEC, Kenya
Pharmasea, Australia
Wealden, UK
Ksoft, Argentina

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