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We would like to offer you a free version of DbDefence before you make the decision to purchase it from us. The free version functions exactly the same as the full version; however, the database encryption function is limited to a database size of 30 megabytes.  

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Our company, "Activecrypt Software Ltd.", has digitally signed all the DbDefence executable commands and setup programs within the software. The certificate is issued by Digicert Inc. and SSL.COM

Installer updated March 18 2024. What's New


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Latest tested builds:

SQL Server 2022: CU13

SQL Server 2019: CU26

SQL Server 2017: CU31 (with an update from October 10, 2023)

SQL Server 2016: CU17 (with with an update from October 10, 2023)

SQL Server 2014 SP3 CU4 (with an update from October 10, 2023)

SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2008 R2

SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2005

Frequently Asked Questions about installation.

Q: Can I install DbDefence on a remote computer? What about Amazon AWS?

You need to run installer directly on the server. To install DbDefence remotely use Remote Desktop tools. DbDefence works on Amazon AWS. You must be a Windows Administrator and SQL Server DBA.


Q: Can I install DbDefence on Azure SQL?

Azure SQL service is not supported; however you can install DbDefence on Azure VM.


Q: How can I install DbDefence silently?

You can run installer from the command line link


Q: If my database is very small, can I use DbDefence commercially?

Yes!