Extended Protection available in SQL Server 2008 R2

Written By: Tim Cullen

In this world of ever-increasing and evolving computer exploitation, the company I work for is looking for additional methods to employ so that our applications and data are secure. We use Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) within the trusted domains, but use the Negotiate Security Support Provider for our web applications. What other security methods can we employ with SQL Server?

Microsoft is always working on fixes and enhancements to further secure the communications between systems. One of these methods ships with SQL Server 2008 R2: Extended Protection when connecting to a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance using NTLM authentication. First, let’s talk about what NTLM authentication is and how it works.


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