Your data can be protected with AES encryption by using the "-K" command line option to require encryption for a transaction. You can also set the Encrypt configuration variable to require encryption on all transactions.
Usernames and passwords are always encrypted, even when content encryption is turned off.
Administrators wishing to ensure that data is always encrypted can do so using the server's RequireEncrypt option.
Using encryption will increase the CPU load of both the server and the client computers. This may cause a slight reduction in performance on very fast networks or very busy CPUs.
Due to U.S. export restrictions, encryption may not be available in some regions.
For more information about data security, see Tech Note 0016.