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SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Security » Transport-layer security


FIPS-certified encryption technology

You can use FIPS-certified security algorithms to encrypt your database files, or to encrypt communications for database client/server communication, web services, and MobiLink client/server communication.

Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 specifies requirements for security algorithms. FIPS 140-2 is granted by the American and Canadian governments through the National Institute of Standards and Testing (NIST) and the Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE).

SQL Anywhere uses a FIPS-certified module for encryption, both from Certicom. On Windows (desktop and Windows Mobile) and Unix platforms, SQL Anywhere uses Certicom Security Builder GSE (FIPS Module v2.0). This is number 542 on the page [external link]

 Enforcing FIPS