What’s the Difference Between Classic Encryption and Shield Platform Encryption?
Available as add-on subscription in: Enterprise, Performance, and Unlimited Editions. Requires purchasing Salesforce Shield. Available in Developer Edition at no charge for organizations created in Summer ’15 and later. Available in both Salesforce Classic and Lightning Experience. Feature Classic Encryption Shield Platform Encryption
Pricing Included in base user license Additional fee applies Encryption at Rest Native Solution (No Hardware or Software Required) Encryption Algorithm 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) HSM-based Key Derivation “Manage Encryption Keys” Permission Generate, Export, Import, and Destroy Keys PCI-DSS L1 Compliance Masking Mask Types and Characters “View Encrypted Data” Permission Required to Read Encrypted Field Values Email Template Values Respect “View Encrypted Data” Permission Encrypted Standard Fields Encrypted Attachments, Files, and Content Encrypted Custom Fields Dedicated custom field type, limited to 175 characters Encrypt Existing Fields for Supported Custom Field Types Search (UI, Partial Search, Lookups, Certain SOSL Queries) API Access Available in Workflow Rules and Workflow Field Updates Available in Approval Process Entry Criteria and Approval Step Criteria