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cryptography

(krip-tog′ră-fē) [ crypt- + -graphy]
The science and techniques of concealing or disguising information through encoding and decoding. In the health professions cryptography is used to ensure the confidentiality of medical records.
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Data encryption is nothing new, but when it is used in conjunction with high-performance, high-volume enterprise storage, it poses some legitimate challenges.
Gazzang ezNcrypt for Databases[TM] enables customers to protect, encrypt and provide key management for open source databases using transparent data encryption features traditionally reserved for more expensive, complex commercial databases.
To protect stored data, Jetico's BestCrypt delivers compliant data encryption software for whole disks, virtual drives and selected files or folders.
Microsoft's Transparent Data Encryption feature encrypts the database, but in cloud computing the question of encryption key management comes into play.
The second part of this article will explore some recent examples of data loss and vulnerability, how data encryption is being implemented today and discuss which data should be encrypted.
Data encryption is one of the original means of protecting information; it has been used for centuries by both spies and lovers to send messages.
One Japanese company is already producing and selling throughout the world computer chips that offer considerably stronger cryptographic security than the Data Encryption Standard, he remarks.
Although not primarily password protection programs, Lockit I (listed with write-protect programs) and Softsafe (listed with data encryption programs) also provide protection against starting the computer from another DOS disk.
Data Encryption becomes priority as enterprises realize the potential for data loss on laptops and workstations
NET data providers have added data encryption and Operating System (OS) authentication.
Given that sensitive data stored on removable media or virtualized tape subsystems can be stolen, tampered with, or corrupted, more safeguards must be put in place--namely, stored data encryption and authentication.
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