Browse Definitions :
Definition

engine-level encryption

Contributor(s): Won Gil Kim

Engine-level encryption is cryptographic encoding and decoding of data that is executed within a database engine.

Encryption can be executed at many locations, including appplication servers, database management system (DBMS) servers and appliances. In a DBMS like Oracle, MS-SQL or MySQL, database operations are conducted in an operation engine. Such DBMS also have a storage engine. Engine-level encryption occurs in an encryption engine inserted between the operation engine and the storage engine.

Database encryption is categorized in a number of ways in addition to the location of its execution. It can be categorized according to the unit of encryption as well, for example as table-level or column-level encryption. Engine-level encryption may be used to encrypt any unit of encryption. Column-level encryption in an engine-level database encryption product indicates that the data is encrypted on the level of columns, rather than tables, rows or some other unit.

Engine-level encryption software products include Oracle TDE, MS-SQL TDE and MyDiamo.

 

This was last updated in May 2013

Continue Reading About engine-level encryption

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

SearchCompliance

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to ...

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

SearchSecurity

  • tokenization

    Tokenization is the process of replacing sensitive data with unique identification symbols that retain all the essential ...

  • incident response

    Incident response is an organized approach to addressing and managing the aftermath of a security breach or cyberattack, also ...

  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)

    The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) is United States legislation that defines a framework of guidelines and ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

  • cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR)

    Cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR) is a combination of strategies and services intended to back up data, applications and other ...

SearchStorage

Close