If you do not have a network parser such as netmon and want to verify if the connection from the client to the SQL server is encrypted, the following query can be utilised:
SELECT encrypt_option FROM sys.dm_exec_connections WHERE session_id = @@SPID
-- Note: remove the WHERE clause to see all connections.
good tip.. without installing network parser able to find encryption status.
MSDN KB article should have listed this.. instead of pushing for netowkr parser install...