SQL Server 2019 Standard Receives TDE

SQL Server 2019 Standard edition receives security, deployment, and performance features, previously limited to the Enterprise edition, which could help reduce cost for small applications with high-security needs. The additions will interest organizations that can use SQL Server Standard (rather than Enterprise) in branch offices or in small installations for specialized applications that need elevated security levels. Key additions include Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), which protects data at rest and is easier to implement than Always Encrypted security.

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