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"IBM Guardium Data Protection has better integration options than most of the leading competitors on the market, and the price is always better.""The solution supports a lot of databases.""Ease of deployment is a valuable feature.""The product has proven to be flexible""he solution offers trouble-free access.""There are different modules but the most valuable ones are firewalling and masking. Additionally, the auditing of the entire database is helpful, which includes all the activity of the database users and administrators. We can monitor everything and log as well.""The most valuable features of this product are activity monitoring on the database servers, discovery capabilities, and vulnerability scanning.""I think IMB's technical support is good."

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"Informatica is user-friendly, stable, and scalable. These three aspects are the most valuable for us. If we can make it work well with the CRM, we can continue or try again this year to complete that part of the project. I am confident that this kind of solution is what we need because we have a third-party resource that works in the development.""The most valuable features are the structure masking and platform masking."

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"Sometimes the connectors to the databases need to be manually updated and we have to configure them again, which is something that should be improved.""The most important requirements for us are integration with new database solutions and the ability to manage things like Jailbreak or something like that. Its reduction feature can also be improved. It has a functionality called reduction, which is like masking data, but it is just a replacement of characters. Sometimes the customer needs more than this. It would be good if it was more advanced or complete. We also have a problem with this solution because the IBM aggregator isn't working very well. IBM has created big data intelligence for Guardium, and occasionally, customers need three or four months of data, but they can't run it from the collectors. It can have a better dashboard and more pre-defined use cases for those customers who don't have any idea about data protection or don't have expert personnel in this area. For example, they can include five use cases for banks and five use cases for retail.""Could be more user friendly; deployment is a little complex.""Guardium's storage capabilities could use some improvement. I'd also like to have some better integration using digital technology or a connector.""The price of this solution is quite high for smaller organizations, so they should release a version that is affordable for small and medium-sized businesses.""The technical support is very poor.""If IBM Guardium Data Protection could find a way to not have a lot of coding and development required to get the solution up and running it would be an advantage. The information of the agent could improve, which is necessary for us to monitor the databases would be a great benefit.""Guardium Data Protection is far better in terms of external integration. But in terms of firewall features, like when you're blocking activities, it's as if Oracle AVDF simply has superior features. This is just from third-party observations, but the users of Oracle AVDF are saying that when it comes to the firewall and protection functionality, they're much more inclined to AVDF."

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"The data discovery isn't that good yet for Salesforce. We have another tool that we use for this. It may be a problem because Salesforce on the cloud.""Informatica's support understands the solution, but they lack the experience we need for our use case. That was one thing that we prioritized when we started searching for this kind of solution."

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  • "Its cost is good. With the new metric of licensing, such as PDO not being available now, customers are expecting a good price for the solution."
  • "For IBM Guardium, licensing is very simple and straightforward. There are no issues I can speak of."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "The price of the solution could be better."
  • "Guardium is most suitable for large scale enterprises because the pricing model is better if you are implementing a large number of databases."
  • "Reasonable cost but could be lower."
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    The cost of this product is reasonable but could be lowered to a more competitive level.
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    Also Known As
    InfoSphere Guardium, Guardium, IBM Guardium
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    The IBM Security Guardium portfolio empowers organizations to grow their business and prove compliance with smarter data protection capabilities. It provides complete visibility, actionable insights, real time controls and automated compliance workflows throughout the entire data protection journey, to support your most critical data protection needs.

    IBM Security Guardium delivers discovery & classification, vulnerability & risk assessments, real-time monitoring & alerting, encryption, advanced analytics and compliance reporting across structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data in on-prem (including mainframe), cloud, and across hybrid cloud environments.

    De-identify, de-sensitize, and anonymize sensitive data from unauthorized access for application users, business intelligence, application testing, and outsourcing.

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    Sample Customers
    Vale, Hot Telecommunication, UPMC
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm39%
    Insurance Company13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Insurance Company6%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Insurance Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise78%
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    IBM Guardium Data Protection is ranked 1st in Data Masking with 16 reviews while Informatica Persistent Data Masking is ranked 6th in Data Masking with 2 reviews. IBM Guardium Data Protection is rated 8.2, while Informatica Persistent Data Masking is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Guardium Data Protection writes "Better integration options than competitors, with affordable licensing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Informatica Persistent Data Masking writes "It's useful for extracting data from production for testing". IBM Guardium Data Protection is most compared with Imperva SecureSphere Database Security, Oracle Audit Vault, Oracle Advanced Security, jSonar and Vormetric Application Crypto Suite, whereas Informatica Persistent Data Masking is most compared with Delphix, Protegrity Data Security, TCS MasterCraft DataPlus, Oracle GoldenGate and IBM InfoSphere Optim.

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