Important Changes

Build 1083

  • Fixed non-exportable keys issue and FILESTREAM.
  • Fixed bug in the GUI.
  • Improved logging.

Build 1082

  • This build fixes performance degradation appeared in build 1046 (and above) on x64. It happened with enabled schema protection and when database was unlocked by frequent Open Symmetric Key statements.

Build 1081

  • Compatibility with SQL Server 2019 CU1.
  • Fix in API to prevent double encryption.

Build 1080

  • Database limit for the Free Version is set to 30 MB.

Build 1076

  • Support for SQL Server 2019.

Build 1058

  • Fixed bug in 64-bit dbdefence.dll appeared in June. Non DBO user couldn't unlock the database if schema protection was enabled.

Build 1057

  • Fixed minor bugs in Encryptor GUI

Build 1052

  • Fixed bug appeared in the previous release. Bug affects mostly SQL Server 2016 and 2017. Highly recommended to upgrade.

Build 1046

  • New feature: data masking.

What's new in DbDefence build 1023

  • New licensing options: 1 TB and 2 TB limits.
  • Improved performance on large servers.
  • Minor changes in Encryptor GUI.

What's new in DbDefence build 1021

  • Compatibility with Sophos AV Software.
  • Improved performance on large servers with many clients.
  • Binaries signed with High Assurance EV certificate from Digicert.

What's new in DbDefence build 1019

  • New 500,000 MB license.
  • Minor custom changes.

What's new in DbDefence build 1015

  • Compatibility with SQL Server 2014 SP3 (X86 and X64).
  • Security improvement in the command line encryptor. Now it reset the command line to hide sensitive data from Windows Task Manager.
  • Minor improvements in client dll.

What's new in DbDefence build 1010

  • SSL issues in DbDefence client DLL fixed.

What's new in DbDefence 7.4.1

  • Support for databases with memory optimized tables added.
  • Installer on SQL Server 2017 LOCALDB fixed.
  • Issues with activation on cluster fixed.

What's new in DbDefence 7.3.17

  • This build improves overall performance if all encrypted databases use Maximum transparency mode.

What's new in DbDefence 7.3.16

  • Issues with FILESTREAM with large number of files fixed.

What's new in DbDefence 7.3.10

  • Compatibility with SQL Server 2014 SP2 CU12 (X64) added.

What's new in DbDefence 7.3.3

  • A bug in backup system fixed: On average aproximately 0.5% of backups were corrupted (not critically). It is a good practice to verify backups with RESTORE VERIFYONLY command.
  • Compatibility with SQL Server 2012 build 11.0.7462.6 (X86) fixed.

What's new in DbDefence 7.3.1

  • Checks to encryption API added.
  • Function dbd_profiling to enable/disable profiling without re-encryption c.
  • Compatibility with SQL Server 2017 CU4 (build 14.0.3022) fixed.

What's new in DbDefence 7.3

  • New FIPS 140-2 validated module. Read more about this important change.
  • Compatibility with SQL Server 2014 32-bit build 12.0.5571.0 fixed

What's new in DbDefence 7.1

  • Support for SQL Server 2017 added.

What's new in DbDefence 7.0

  • Support for PKCS#11 Modules
  • Speed improvements for SQL Servers with large number of queries

What's new in DbDefence 6.5

  • Not-exportable keys added.
  • Options in Encryption API to allow access by login and non-exportable keys added.
  • Visual improvements in Encryptor GUI.

What's new in DbDefence 6.1

  • Support for SQL Server 2016 added.
  • Automatic access by login added.
  • Improved performance.
  • Several bugs fixed.

What's new in DbDefence 5

  • Support for SQL Server 2014 added.
  • Improved after-encryption tests.
  • Several bugs fixed.

What's new in DbDefence 4

The DbDefence 4 has several important improvements.

  • Client Program Configuration is completely rewritten. You do not need to specify passwords in the command line anymore. Once setup, the password is securely stored on the computer in encrypted form and neither viewable nor transferable. Read more.
  • The way DbDefence loads itself into the SQL Server process was also improved. It simplifies the distribution of encrypted data as a part of your installer.
  • The replication part was changed. If you used replication before, please check the documentation. You will need to setup passwords manually. Previous version of the software tried to do that automatically, but often failed due to a SQL Server security restrictions.
  • DbDefence can be installed automatically in one command line. Read more.
  • Improved documentation on encryption with certificates.

Previously encrypted databases are fully compatible with the new version. If you have purchased copy of DbDefence 3, you may install the new version over the old one. Your activation key will work if you ordered it less than a year ago.