What is Application Encryption?
Application Encryption is a data-security solution that, at the application level, encrypts sensitive data, so only authorized parties can read it. When encryption occurs at this level, data is encrypted across multiple (including disk, file and database) layers. This application layer encryption approach increases security by reducing the number of potential attack vectors. Another advantage to application encryption is that, since it encrypts specific fields at the application layer, organizations can secure sensitive data before storing it in database, big data, or cloud environments.