Tools to enhance Sql server Security


Can anyone Suggest Third party Tools which are available to enhance sql server security in terms of access and data integrity(i.e. encryption).

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We are using sql server 2012  on AWS (amazon cloud) EC2.

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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
hmm, I would use SQL Server.. but on the other hand: of what levels of security are we talking about?

As it's a cloud hosted, you cannot control access. Cause physical access control is not in your hand.
Encryption of cloud system means in a strict sense, that you need to encrypt data on cell level and handle the encryption/decryption on a third system which is totally under your control (not hosted).

On the other using the default encryption provided by SQL Server itself allows you to loose backup files without further consequences.

Basically: Security in a cloud system heavily depends on the basic security provided by the cloud hoster.
Rich RumbleSecurity SamuraiCommented:
HSM's are a best practice when encrypting a database: but being cloud-hosted, I don't know. Perhaps there are HSM's available to AWS... it looks like there are:
ccfcfcAuthor Commented:

Here i am talking about encryption for sql server database files (.mdf and .ldf and backup files). as we are in cloud we would like to secure our database files with third party software tools as sql server standard edition does not support TDE.

Can anyone suggest some tools that support encryption on cloud .

Rich RumbleSecurity SamuraiCommented:
Maybe your cloud provider can give you your own HSM:

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