Hardware Encryption

Since DbDefence version 2.10, we have included support for AES Instruction Sets on modern CPUs. This speeds up the encryption process, making it five to eight times faster. However, on most systems, this feature does not increase load times by much. This feature is primarily for extensive database systems with extremely large databases. You can see if your CPU supports the feature by executing the dbd_status command.

Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Instruction Set is an extension of the x86 instruction set architecture for microprocessors from Intel and AMD. Intel proposed this instruction set in March 2008. The purpose of the instruction set is to improve the speed of applications performing encryption and decryption using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).

List of supported CPUs from Wikipedia