Full Database Encryption

SAP ASE version 16.0 introduces the ability to fully encrypt databases.

Earlier versions of SAP ASE allowed you to encrypt columns. With version 16.0, you can fully encrypt entire databases, providing protection for an entire database. When you fully encrypt a database, all of its data, indexes, and transaction logs become encrypted. This encryption is transparent, so that users can perform operations on tables, indexes, and so on, as usual, without noticing any differences.

SAP ASE encrypts data at the page level. Once your database is set up as encrypted, the encryption and decryption process is automatic. Data is encrypted just before the page is written into disk, and decrypted as soon as the data page is loaded into memory.