If you need an encryption component easy to use yet powerful you can try now
ArtiCrypt 1.0 from Artilogic, http://www.artilogic.com
With ArtiCrypt you can encrypt now without problems common data types as
Long, Single, Double, Date,
String, Currency and Decimal. Also, with ArtiCrypt you can encrypt and decrypt
This ActiveX component can be used on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT
4.0, Windows 2000, Windows Me.
You will find the installation program at http://www.artilogic.com/downloads/ArtiCrypt.exe