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Performance issues with securing remote database connection

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http://serverfault.com – I am involved in creating a system where the web application and the database won't be hosted on the same LAN or WAN, i.e. data will be transferred across public network. The web server and database server will be located in the same country. As the data communication needs to be secure I am researching a couple of options: Option 1: IPsec tunnel between web server and database server Option 2: Encrypting data using SSL between web server and database server To try to give some background, the purpose of the web application is to present data (mostly graph co-ordinates, text labels, etc) f (HowTos)