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 protect from local DBA
FIPS 140-2 Certified Encryption for GDPR, HIPAA, HITECH and PCI Compliance
Supports SQL Express and LocalDB

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

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.

Unique feature: Multiuser data masking

Recent DbDefence versions introduce the feature called "Multiuser data masking". It allows displaying different masks depending on the login name without any modification in your existing application (web or desktop). For example, a simple query

for an unprivileged login will return:

for a login with a bit more privileges:

for a special dedicated login (not necessarily a DBA or sa account) unmasked data will be returned:

Works in all ediitions of SQL Server from SQL Server 2008 R2 and above. Read more

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

BRE Inc., USA
Cytec Solutions, UK
CoreTEC, Kenya
Pharmasea, Australia
Wealden, UK
Ksoft, Argentina

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