ProtectDB offers column-level cryptographic protection of data stored in databases. The encryption is transparent for the user and the application. Data backups are also protected. If ProtectDB is used in development projects, it will release developers from all responsibility for encryption. ProtectDB also allows the use of additional access control. Database administrators will not have access to stored data. However, they will be able to monitor the work of the database systems, make backups or manage database users. ProtectDB cooperates with the KeySecure centralized key storage with FIPS-140-2 Level 1 and 3 certification (using HSM).