SQL Database Encryption

I am aware that you can apply encryption to SQL when using an enterprise version, but is it possible using the standard versions?

We have version 10.50.1600.1 (Standard 64-bit)
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
You can at least encypt columns in the standard edition: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms179331.aspx

a good summary is available from http://sqlmag.com/database-security/sql-server-encryption-options
DBAduck - Ben MillerPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Yes you can use encryption to encrypt columns, but the Transparent Data Encryption used to encrypt the entire database at rest is only available in Enterprise Edition.

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