I’m pleased to announce the general availability of Azure SQL Database Transparent Data Encryption to protect your data and help you meet compliance requirements by encrypting your database, associated backups, and transaction log files at rest without requiring changes to your application. Thousands of customer databases are already enjoying the security and compliance benefits of TDE and we invite you to join them.
SQL Database TDE is based on SQL Server’s TDE technology which encrypts the storage of an entire database by using an industry standard AES-256 symmetric key called the database encryption key. SQL Database protects this database encryption key with a service managed certificate. All key management for database copying, Geo-Replication, and database restores anywhere in SQL Database is handled by the service – just enable it on your database with two clicks on the Azure Preview Portal: click ON, then click Save, and you’re done.