Microsoft Plans Security Perks for SQL Server 2005

Tuesday May 25th 2004 by Staff

The software giant adds encryption/decryption to its next-generation database and will put it through the government's security ringer.


Little by little, Microsoft (Quote, Chart) is peeling away the layers of SQL Server 2005, the company's forthcoming database server software. The Redmond, Wash., software giant unveiled new native security encryption and decryption support as well as government security certification.

Operating under the "Do More with Less" mantra at its TechEd 2004 conference in San Diego, Calif., Microsoft is touting more capabilities, reliability and security at less cost and complexity for the duration of the show.

Along those lines, Tom Rizzo, director of product management for SQL Server, said the company is writing complex encryption and decryption functionality directly into the product so customers don't have to procure security features from a third party, or roll their own when the product becomes generally available next year.

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