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By debyteky ·
Can 128 bit encryption be applied to one application on a server or does it have to be applied to all applications on that server?

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by scottsman In reply to Encryption

You do not "encrypt" an application. You encrypt where the data is stored or the network communications.

If you are using Windows 2000 look at IPSEC for network encryption.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/planning/security/ipsecsteps.asp

For data encryption check out EFS for MS
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/planning/security/efssteps.asp

For open source do a search on kerberos and pgp

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by K.Grass In reply to Encryption

128 bit encryption is dependent on the transport protocol/client you are using to communicate with on you network/domain.

Some instances of this would include the Citrix Metaframe ICA (Internet Communications Alliance) thin-client solution. Another would be the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP 5.1) that comes bundled with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

Any communication across your domains with either of those clients in use is encrypted by default. Although you can increase the level of security with RDP in the Advanced Properties dialog to High (Recommended).

Either of those solutions will negate the need to 'encrypt an application'. Just remember that if you have data that qualifies in the high security arena, and you wish to keep it's content safe, to encrypt the folder and not just the files in it. This will ensure that any data saved to the folder(s) will be encrypted automatically.

If you are using EFS in either Windows 2000 or Windows XP it would be wise to remove the encryption certificate(s) and back them up to disk. 1) For use in decrption and 2) Another for safe keeping should the other fail.

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