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What's New in Data Security Technologies in SAS 9.1.2 and 9.1.3

Overview of Data Security Technologies

Data Security Technologies in SAS describes the technologies used by SAS to protect the confidentiality of data that is exchanged in client/server data transfers.

Details about Data Security Technologies

Data Security Technologies in SAS consolidates the information that was previously containedin multiple SAS documents. The data security technologies that are used by SAS are provided by the following:


Transport Layer Security (TLS) is the successor to SSL V3.0. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) adopted SSL V3.0 as the de facto standard, modified it, renamed it TLS V1.0, and adopted it as a standard.


In order to use the SAS 9.1.3 SSL software, you must review the licensing terms and download the appropriate SAS/SECURE SSL Add-In Package from the SAS download Web site.

SSH Functionality

Although SAS 9.1.3 software does not include a programming interface to SSH (Secure Shell) functionality, SAS does support the tunneling feature of SSH that enables a SAS client to make an encrypted connection to a SAS server.