>I was asked a question about how you make sure that your SQL Server database backups are secured and I ended up saying, “go get a third-party tool like LiteSpeed for SQL Server from Quest Software.” While it is true that third-party tools can provide additional layer of security on your database backups, budget is always a constraint. Good thing SQL Server 2008 has included a feature called transparent data encryption which you can use to secure your database backups. I have a written an article on MSSQLTips.com and created a video at BlogCastRepository.com about this feature which is worth having a look at.