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Pros
"he solution offers trouble-free access.""IBM Guardium Data Protection has better integration options than most of the leading competitors on the market, and the price is always better.""The vulnerability assessment is a valuable feature.""Has a great Big Data Intelligence feature.""Guardium lets you centrally manage aggregators and collectors.""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.""I think IMB's technical support is good.""The reporting side is also very, very good, especially its flexibility which allows you to tailor the reports to whatever information you want."

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"The technical support is good; they are knowledgeable."

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Cons
"It would be helpful, and convenient to improve the Chat support.""Could be more user friendly; deployment is a little complex.""An area for improvement would be the user interface - currently, it takes around two to three months to become comfortable using it.""The backup and recovery is very resource-hungry and requires a huge amount of storage capacity.""An improvement would be to make the pricing relative in terms of regions.""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.""The technical support is very poor.""The installation should be a bit easier."

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"Technical support could be more responsive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "IBM Guardium Data Protection charges you based on the number of users, e.g. based on the number of licenses, and it's either on a per-license or a per-data basis."
  • "The cost depends on the number of databases. You can purchase advanced licenses, but the standard license is calculated based on the number of databases you have to onboard."
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  • "It's not expensive compared to other products that are available."
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    Top Answer:IBM Security Guardium Data Protection is a solution for database security from IBM that gives complete visibility, control, and analysis to secure sensitive data and comply with regulations. IBM… more »
    Top Answer:Guardium lets you centrally manage aggregators and collectors.
    Top Answer:We pay for a yearly license, and the price is reasonable.
    Top Answer:The technical support is good; they are knowledgeable.
    Top Answer:It's not expensive compared to other products that are available.
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    Also Known As
    InfoSphere Guardium, Guardium, IBM Guardium
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    Overview

    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.

    McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases automatically discovers databases on your network, determines if the latest patches have been applied, and tests for common weaknesses.

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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm42%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Insurance Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Insurance Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Database Security
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM, Imperva, Oracle and others in Database Security. Updated: July 2022.
    621,548 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Guardium Data Protection is ranked 1st in Database Security with 18 reviews while McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases is ranked 8th in Database Security with 1 review. IBM Guardium Data Protection is rated 8.2, while McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases is rated 0.0. 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 McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases writes "Reasonably-priced with knowledgeable technical support, but they could be more responsive". IBM Guardium Data Protection is most compared with Imperva SecureSphere Database Security, Oracle Audit Vault, Oracle Advanced Security, jSonar and Protegrity Data Security, whereas McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases is most compared with Imperva SecureSphere Database Security.

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