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Database Encryption

2 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2003-08-06 21:16:14.0Z
Craig Posted on 2003-08-06 17:40:38.0Z
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Hi Everyone:

I understand that the encryption option
when building a database provides a simple encryption
scheme. One of my clients has a security question regarding
the algorithm used to encrypt the db. Can someone provide
me with some general information regarding the algorithm
used to encrypt our iAnywhere 8.0 database.

Thank You,

Craig


Chris Keating (iAnywhere Solutions) Posted on 2003-08-06 21:16:14.0Z
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If your customer is concerned about security, the simple encryption option
is not very secure. Please review the following documentation reference in
the online help:

Adaptive Server Anywhere Database Administration Guide
13. Keeping Your Data Secure

Encrypting a database

which states that

"Simple encryption is equivalent to obfuscation and makes it more
difficult for
someone using a disk utility to look at the file to decipher the data in
your database."

You may be better served with the optional Strong Encryption technology.

/ck


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<Craig> wrote in message news:3f313d95.728.846930886@sybase.com...
> Hi Everyone:
>
> I understand that the encryption option
> when building a database provides a simple encryption
> scheme. One of my clients has a security question regarding
> the algorithm used to encrypt the db. Can someone provide
> me with some general information regarding the algorithm
> used to encrypt our iAnywhere 8.0 database.
>
> Thank You,
>
> Craig