One of the new exciting features of SQL Server 2005 is its built-in T-SQL encryption functionality. Previous versions of SQL Server offered no built-in encryption functionality for data. In order to encrypt sensitive data, database administrators and developers had to turn to third-party tools or write their own extended procedures. Even with these tools in place various aspects of the system, such as encryption key management, left many databases in a vulnerable state.
KeywordsEncryption Algorithm Block Cipher Encrypt Data Current Session Asymmetric Encryption
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