Vertica Encryption - Hardware / Data
Is Voltage SecureData the only tool in Vertica used for encryption? Does this option incur additional cost (in terms of $) or is it an out-of-box option that can be enabled on already installed/running system? I understand that this option mandates that dates and numeric data types must be cast to varchars in order for encryption to work - in my case, the encryption does not apply to personal data (SS/DOB..etc) - instead, it applies to activity - units sold/dlrs and/or ProductIDs - and all are numbers.
Which method would be best suited for encryption in such case?