Security boost for SQL Server

Wednesday, 26 May 2004, 3:42 PM EST

Microsoft is to add data encryption to its SQL Server database as well as seek US federal government security certification for the platform at its TechEd conference in San Diego, California.

The company also will release to manufacturing a tool that advises on best practices for administering SQL Server databases.

Native data encryption will be featured in SQL Server 2005, codenamed Yukon and due next year, said the company. "Itís just another layer of protection for customers to secure their data," said Tom Rizzo, director of product management for SQL Server at Microsoft.

By Paul Krill at microscope.co.uk.

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