We have SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition On amazon EC2 Cloud.we would like secure our database files and backup files encrpyted.
Upon original research I thought I could use TDE but did not realize that it was only available for Enterprise or DataCenter versions of SQL Servers.
What is the most efficient and low cost method for data encryption? Should I do something through SQL Server or just use third party tools to encrypt the whole volume where DB and backups are? Also if someone can point to a way to use "Data encryption" that comes as feature in standard edition I would really appreciate. Every time I search for encryption on sql server I keep ending up on how to use TDE and in current scenario it is not feasible for the size of business to purchase Enterprise Edition.
Thanks in Advance.