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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 covers your database security needs broadly and deeply—from secure configuration to granular access, encryption, and auditing. The world's biggest databases are powered by SQL Server 2005; protect your mission-critical application data and systems and insure business integrity with world-class reliability and confidentiality.


SQL Server 2005 offers secure configuration right out of the box, rich authentication, granular access control, hierarchical encryption and much more. Take a look at how these features can protect and enhance your business.

Review the new and enhanced security features in this easy-to-read matrix.

A considerable investment has been made in features that help to provide a high level of security for your enterprise data. Read about what goes into SQL Server 2005 Trustworthy Computing.

This Flash demo provides a high-level overview of the security capabilities in SQL Server 2005 that can help organizations protect enterprise data.

Take a Closer Look

Read in-depth information about Encryption, Security for Administrators, and SQL Server 2005 and Oracle 10g Comparison.

Over 15 webcasts on a wide variety of Security topics from Security Overview to Encryption and Key Management.

View rich media presentations to learn about the SQL Server 2005 Security capabilities which will protect your Enterpise data.

Access e-Learning, Books online, and additional information.

Microsoft announces Common Criteria evaluation of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 has been submitted to the BSI for certification and Service Pack 2 is underging EAL4+ evaluation.

News and Reviews

Customer Spotlight


See how ServiceU, who works with organizations to leverage SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for a security data management solution


Learn how ASB Bank built a Basel II risk management data mart on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition.

Read more case studies from real-world businesses using SQL Server 2005 to stay ahead in constantly changing business environments.

Security Highlight

Microsoft SQL Server Security Runs the Security Table

This recent Enterprise Strategy Group research note compares the security of Microsoft's SQL Server to industry competitors.

Note: Microsoft has met the comprehensive requirements for the Common Criteria evaluation program and been accepted as of January 2006.

Related Links

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SQL Server 2005 Security on MSDN Developer Center
SQL Server on TechNet Security Center

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