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SAS/CONNECT User's Guide

Data Encryption

SAS/CONNECT provides data encryption to guarantee the security of data that is sent across a network.

For the OS/390, OpenVMS, OS/2, and UNIX platforms, the purchase of a license for SAS/SECURE is necessary. SAS/SECURE provides access to the encryption services of the RSA BSAFE Crypto-C Toolkit.

[IMAGE]In Version 8, SAS/SECURE introduces support for the RSA BSAFE Crypto-J Toolkit, which supports Java clients that access SAS servers.

Encryption is specified by the following SAS options:

specifies the encryption algorithm.

specifies the requirement to operate in encryption mode; for example, both the client and the server sessions must be operating in encryption mode.

specifies the key length, 40-bits or 128-bits, to be used by the encryption algorithm.

controls the use of Message Authentication Codes (MACs) on network communications. A MAC is the equivalent of a checksum that is used to ensure that the original message has not been modified.

For more information about data encryption, see Encryption Services.

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