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"I think IMB's technical support is good.""The most valuable features of this product are activity monitoring on the database servers, discovery capabilities, and vulnerability scanning.""IBM Guardium Data Protection is very good at keeping your database secure.""Setting up Guardium was easy and straightforward.""The product has proven to be flexible""The most valuable features have been how easy it is to deploy and use, as well as the comprehensive monitoring options. These are a few things that customers like most about this product.""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.""Has a great Big Data Intelligence feature."

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"The most valuable feature is the data encryption option for columns and tables.""The features that are the most used by the customers and partners are, at the moment, for GDPR, so obviously data encryption and data reduction. Our customers also like the partitioning option."

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"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.""Flexibility could be improved.""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.""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.""An area for improvement would be the user interface - currently, it takes around two to three months to become comfortable using it.""Could be more user friendly; deployment is a little complex.""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."

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"Having a single command to encrypt a table would be an improvement.""It is really constrained as an environment because you cannot change something that would be useful. It is a very good product because it is very similar to what you have on-premises. Yes, it is constrained, but it is expected because it is a platform as a service so it has to be constrained."

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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."
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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.

    Oracle Advanced Security provides data encryption and strong authentication services to the Oracle database, safeguarding sensitive data against unauthorized access from the network and the operating system. It also protects against theft, loss, and improper decommissioning of storage media and database backups.

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    Insurance Company13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company10%
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    IBM Guardium Data Protection is ranked 1st in Data Masking with 15 reviews while Oracle Advanced Security is ranked 8th in Data Masking with 2 reviews. IBM Guardium Data Protection is rated 8.2, while Oracle Advanced Security is rated 8.0. 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 Oracle Advanced Security writes "Has good data encryption and data reduction but the solution is constrained ". IBM Guardium Data Protection is most compared with Imperva SecureSphere Database Security, Oracle Audit Vault, jSonar, Informatica Persistent Data Masking and Vormetric Application Crypto Suite, whereas Oracle Advanced Security is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Micro Focus Voltage SecureData Enterprise, Protegrity Data Security, Delphix and Symantec Endpoint Encryption. See our IBM Guardium Data Protection vs. Oracle Advanced Security report.

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