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Database encryption solutions

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Database encryption solutions

Database encryption aims to protect sensitive data from attackers, comply with industry regulations and secure data processing requirements. Modern approaches to database encryption go beyond simply ticking a checkbox “data at rest encryption” but using column level encryption or field level encryption.

Cossack Labs offers tools and services to cover database encryption requirements. Our software allows encrypting data transparently for the database and the client applications – ensuring that sensitive data fields are written encrypted to the database and then decrypted when read. Encrypting data before it gets to the database protects against insiders, leaks and misconfiguration.

Typical database encryption requirements

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Follow data privacy regulations

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Solve insiders risks & misconfiguration

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Encrypt data with minimum work

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Zero code changes

Modern database encryption solutions

Encrypted, yet searchable data

Stack compatibility

Plug-and-play encryption SDK

Database encryption methods #

Different database encryption methods provide various security guarantees. Acra field level encryption works transparently for the app and the database, requires zero application code changes and hides cryptographic details from developers.

Database at-rest encryption

Encryption of

The whole database

Access to encryption keys

The database

Plaintext leakage from DBAs

Yes

Plaintext leakage from backups

Yes

Number of keys

One for the whole database

Application code changes

None

Microsoft / Oracle TDE

Encryption of

The whole database

Access to encryption keys

The database

Plaintext leakage from DBAs

Yes

Plaintext leakage from backups

Yes

Number of keys

One for the whole database

Application code changes

None

Client-side field level encryption

Encryption of

Selected sensitive fields

Access to encryption keys

Client app

Plaintext leakage from DBAs

No
data is encrypted before it gets to the database

Plaintext leakage from backups

No
data is encrypted before it gets to the backup

Number of keys

Per field, per app

Application code changes

Significant

Encryption of

Selected sensitive fields

Access to encryption keys

Acra

Plaintext leakage from DBAs

No
data is encrypted before it gets to the database

Plaintext leakage from backups

No
data is encrypted before it gets to the backup

Number of keys

Per field, per app, per zone

Application code changes

None, or very small

Our mission is simple.

We help you focus on serving your customers better, while relieving your team from security engineering pains and making your users confident that their data is safe with you.

Database encryption software and services

Acra

Acra

Acra offers a field level and searchable database encryption which is easy-to-integrate in already-built infrastructures. Acra works with SQL and NoSQL databases. Acra gives transparent field level encryption proxy and encryption-as-an-API service.

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Security engineering & architecture

Security engineering & architecture

Our security engineers team will assist with integrating field level encryption for sensitive data in your infrastructure (re-design the dataflow, optimise SQL queries, ensure HA and load balancing, migrate data, etc.) to mitigate the risks of data leakage.

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Database encryption for SQL, NoSQL and KV data stores

Fast time to solution

Database encryption in use

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We've started Cossack Labs to develop new tools and methods for protecting the data and enabling novel solutions to emerging problems — so that at the edge of your innovation, you’ve already got fitting tools handy.

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