Secure Sensitive Data in Microsoft SQL Server Databases

Appliance-based solution ensures data privacy

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- August 30, 2004 -- Ingrian™ Networks, Inc. today announced the release of software that lets organizations securely and effectively offload all cryptographic functions from Microsoft SQL Server databases onto Ingrian’s network-based hardware appliances. With this new software release, Ingrian DataSecure™ Platforms can be integrated with SQL Server databases via standard interfaces.

DataSecure provides an intelligent, cost-effective way to protect data throughout an enterprise. As a result, organizations can better ensure that they are compliant with legislative and policy mandates for security, and eliminate the risks of a breach. Ingrian’s breakthrough solution features dedicated hardware appliances and patent-pending cryptography software.

Ingrian’s products offer flexible implementation options so organizations can deploy in a way that makes sense for their business and security needs -- whether at the Web, application, or database level. Ingrian Platforms can be efficiently integrated in Windows, Java, Linux, and Unix environments, and they work seamlessly with leading databases --including IBM DB2 and Oracle. With this new release, DataSecure can be integrated with SQL Server databases in order to secure such data as credit card numbers, social security numbers, passwords, account balances, and email addresses. This release offers an array of features:

  • Capabilities for encrypting sensitive data in SQL Server databases at the column or field level

  • Centralized key management in a secure network appliance

  • Comprehensive logging, auditing, and administration capabilities for all cryptographic operations performed in SQL Server databases

  • Robust authentication and authorization capabilities to allow only authorized access for decrypting sensitive data

  • Complete transparency to application infrastructure, minimizing integration time

  • Tightly coupled integration with SQL Server user security

“Our customers are looking for ways to adopt encryption in a way that makes most sense given their infrastructures as well as their business and security requirements,” said Karim Toubba, Ingrian’s vice president of product management and marketing. “By adding more intuitive support for SQL Server integration, we’re making it easier for SQL Server customers that are looking to encrypt data in their databases. Not only do we help these companies optimize database performance and security, but we also help them address the growing trend of embedding business logic in the database.”

This new software release is available immediately. For more information about Ingrian, visit the company’s Web site at

About Ingrian Networks

Ingrian Networks brings complete data privacy to the enterprise. Ingrian DataSecure Platforms ensure that sensitive information is impervious to attacks, whether data is in storage, in transit, or in use. For more information, visit