Encryption for SQL Server

DbDefence for Microsoft SQL Server implements server-side encryption and additional level of protection for databases.

With DbDefence you can hide table structure and data from prying eyes, even from DBA!

Compatibility: All modern versions and editions of SQL Server including SQL Express and LOCALDB

  • SQL Server 2016 New!
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2005

New DbDefence with SQL Server 2016 support and FIPS 140-2 validated encryption module.

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Top features:

  • Can be used as alternative to TDE
  • FIPS 140-2 validated encryption for HIPAA and HITECH, PCI Compliance Software (more).
  • Uses hardware accelerated 128-bit and 256-bit AES encryption to completely encrypt database files.
  • Can hide schema, data and SQL statements even from DBA.
  • Can work absolutely transparently for desktop,services and web applications.
  • Can encrypt SQL statements sent over network.
  • Automatically encrypt backups.
  • Supports Replication, Log Shipping and Mirroring.
  • Supports SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005
  • Free version for databases less than 200 MB.

Use cases

Encrypt and protect databases with no programming.

Desktop: Encrypting database for popular GoldMine CRM.

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Web: Encrypting Kentico CMS database.

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Prices start from $698 per server. Flexible upgrade policy. Read more.


Download latest free version here. Absolutely free for databases less than 200 MB.

For Developer

To encrypt databases we have GUI, command line, API and VB.NET example.