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Secure Operation (Database Engine)
SQL Server 2008 R2
Securing SQL Server includes maintaining a secure environment and following all best practices for system security. This page provides links to help you locate the information that you need in order to more securely operate and manage your SQL Server environment.
SQL Server provides several tools for configuring SQL Server features, connections, and services. This topic explains the tools that you can use to enable and disable features, such as stored procedures, Windows services, Web services, and remote client connectivity.
Encryption is the process of changing data through use of an algorithm to hide its original meaning. SQL Server can use encryption for connections, code, and data. This section explains how to implement encryption in SQL Server.