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TDE with Database Level CMK Now Available in Public Preview for Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Database is a cloud-based relational database service that provides a range of benefits over traditional on-premises databases. With the introduction of TDE with database-level CMK, customers can now take advantage of advanced security features to better protect their data.
What are TDE and Database Level CMK?
TDE stands for Transparent Data Encryption, which is a feature of Azure SQL Database that enables encryption of data stored in the database. Database Level CMK stands for Customer Managed Keys, which allows customers to store their encryption keys in Azure Key Vault, an external key management service. This provides additional security by allowing customers to control and manage their encryption keys.
What are the Benefits of TDE with Database Level CMK?
The key benefits of TDE with database-level CMK are:
* Improved security – with customers having full control over their encryption keys, they can ensure that only authorized users have access to their data.
* Flexibility – customers can choose to store their encryption keys in either Azure Key Vault or an on-premises hardware security module (HSM). This allows customers to take advantage of the advanced security features provided by Azure Key Vault, while also having the flexibility to use an on-premises HSM if needed.
* Cost savings – customers can benefit from cost savings by taking advantage of the lower costs associated with storing their keys in Azure Key Vault.
How to Set Up TDE with Database Level CMK
Setting up TDE with database-level CMK is a straightforward process. Customers can follow the steps outlined below:
* Create an Azure Key Vault and store the encryption key in it.
* Create an Azure SQL Database server and enable TDE.
* Link the Azure Key Vault to the Azure SQL Database server.
* Create an Azure SQL Database and enable TDE with database-level CMK.
* Test the setup to ensure that data is encrypted and decrypted properly.
TDE with database-level CMK provides customers with an additional layer of security for their Azure SQL Database. Customers can now take advantage of the advanced security features provided by Azure Key Vault to better protect their data. Setting up TDE with database-level CMK is a straightforward process, and customers should be able to get up and running in no time.
1. What is TDE with database-level CMK?
2. What are the benefits of TDE with database-level CMK?
3. How do I set up TDE with database-level CMK?
4. Can I use an on-premises HSM with TDE with database-level CMK?
5. What are the best practices for using TDE with database-level CMK?