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Is the data transferred between two linked SQL Servers protected (encrypted) by default? If not, is there a way to accomplish this?

I have two SQL Server 2005 databases running on separate servers, separate machines, separate networks. How can I ensure that data transmitted from one linked server to another is secure? I have tried researching the subject but am unable to find anything.

Many thanks, Sebastian

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Nevermind, I was pointed in the right direction by this posting:

http://serverfault.com/questions/98084/can-i-setup-a-link-sql-server-connection-between-servers-on-different-networks

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