9.24.02. DBAssociates recently released SQL LiteSpeed 2.6, a backup and restore utility that can securely back up databases. The software encrypts and compresses all data as it backs up. The size of the backup file is usually only 10 percent of the original database size. The 128-bit encryption algorithm secures data while the software transports data to an offsite backup facility.
In a restore situation, you can use SQL LiteSpeed to bring data back online. The current version of SQL LiteSpeed doesn't support backups directly to tape, but SQL LiteSpeed does offer full cluster support.
SQL LiteSpeed 2.6 is available immediately, with pricing ranging from $300 - $2000. A free 15-day evaluation release is also available for download. SQL LiteSpeed supports SQL Server 7.0 and 2000. For more information, see the SQL LiteSpeed Web site.