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SQL Server 2005 Premieres
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of October 2005
TECHKNOWLEDGE Next month, Microsoft adds a star--studded cast of security features to its database system. When SQL Server 2005 debuts next month, you'll see a lot more than the new feature functions you may have heard about, such as native XML support and .NET integration. A lot of the buzz around this release is security, as this is the first major SQL Server release since Trustworthy Computing was instituted in 2002. Some of these improvements are incremental, such as enhancements to existing SSL support and network login security, while features such as data encryption and user/schema separation bring powerful new protection capabilities. Security managers are bound to stand up and take notice of these and other dramatic security enhancements to the popular database server. We'll review some of the most significant of these new and improved features, starting with one of the philosophical mantras of Trustworthy Computing, "Secure by default." Off by default These SQL Server 2005 features are turned off out of the box, so ...
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