I have SQL Server 2008 standard edition running on Windows Server 2003.
I need to encrypt the databases.
One obvious option is to upgrade to enterprise edition and use TDE.
However, this might not be an option due to cost.
Can anyone provide any information about if it is possible to use Windows Encrypting File System to encrypt the SQL Server Data directories?
Would this work? Would this cause any major performance hit?
Any other alternatives would also be greatly appreciated.