Securing SQL Server: – Transparent Data Encryption -TDE

By | October 4, 2020

In this video we cover TDE or transparent data encryption. It is a feature that allows the DBA to protect files in the disk such as MDF, LDF and NDF. It doesn’t prevent the DBA from viewing the data. But it does protect the database from being restored on an unauthorized server where other security features can be bypassed. The biggest drawback is the significant performance impact it has because it encrypts the temp database files as well.


Here is the link to implement and test TDE as shown in the video.

Category: Security

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This post was written by Jayanth Kurup. A Microsoft SQL Server Consultant and Trainer based out of Bangalore, India. Jayanth has been working on MS SQL Server for over 15 years. He is a performance tuning and Business Intelligence expert. Having worked with companies like Microsoft, DELL, Wells Fargo, Thomson Reuters and many other fortune 100 companies. Some other technologies Jayanth works on include Microsoft Azure, PowerBI, Python and AWS. When he isn’t consulting or training, Jayanth like to travel, paint and read. He is also very active in social causes and the founder of Enabled Business Solutions. Visit his company by clicking the link in the menu or email him directly.