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Pros
"The reporting side is also very, very good, especially its flexibility which allows you to tailor the reports to whatever information you want.""The vulnerability assessment is a valuable feature.""IBM Guardium Data Protection is very good at keeping your database secure.""The solution supports a lot of databases.""One of the most valuable features is the accelerator. It has a predefined report for PCI SOX compliance and other compliances.""Setting up Guardium was easy and straightforward.""The product has proven to be flexible""Has a great Big Data Intelligence feature."

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"The most valuable feature of Protegrity Data Security is the reduction of information being exposed."

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Cons
"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.""The analysis part of this product could be improved. It's a very comprehensive product, so the features it has complement customer requirements. But I would like to see more emphasis on analytics, and it would be great if they added machine learning. They already have analysis insights, but a comprehensive analytical feature that's already incorporated into the solution would be very helpful.""The technical support is very poor.""More automation, user guides, and tips would make this solution better.""Personally, I would not recommend this product.""IBM should add more database security features to Guardium. They could add user profiling, anomaly detection, and machine learning. IBM has user profiling, but they need to strengthen it. It should make sense for the users. It should remove most of the false positives.""An area for improvement would be the user interface - currently, it takes around two to three months to become comfortable using it.""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."

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"Protegrity Data Security could improve by having more integration."

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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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    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:The reporting side is also very, very good, especially its flexibility which allows you to tailor the reports to whatever information you want.
    Top Answer:Guardium's pricing is quite high, but it gives good value for money for all sizes of enterprises, especially for partners.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Protegrity Data Security is the reduction of information being exposed.
    Top Answer:Protegrity Data Security could improve by having more integration.
    Top Answer:Protegrity Data Security is used for masking or the tokenization of data.
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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.

    Organizations leveraging networked applications and services benefit from the flexibility and convenience of being able to create and access data across multiple devices and users. At the same time, sensitive data, including health and personally identifiable information, may need to be protected or de-identified to satisfy regulations or internal privacy policies.

    Protegrity Data Security Gateway addresses these security, privacy, and compliance risks with advanced encryption and tokenization to transparently protect sensitive data as it moves across the network. By securing data in real-time as it is transmitted, enterprises are assured that data automatically adhere to rules governing sensitive data at all times.

    Transparently protect sensitive data across the network without modifying applications or database calls. Protect applications and API’s quickly without impacting your business.

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    Sample Customers
    A $4 billion retail conglomerate and holding company
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm40%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Insurance Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Insurance Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Insurance Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    IBM Guardium Data Protection is ranked 1st in Database Security with 17 reviews while Protegrity Data Security is ranked 5th in Database Security with 1 review. IBM Guardium Data Protection is rated 8.0, while Protegrity Data 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 Protegrity Data Security writes "Beneficial data security, good support, and straightforward initial setup". IBM Guardium Data Protection is most compared with Imperva SecureSphere Database Security, Oracle Audit Vault, Oracle Advanced Security and jSonar, whereas Protegrity Data Security is most compared with Micro Focus Voltage SecureData Enterprise, Oracle Advanced Security, Vormetric Application Crypto Suite, Informatica Dynamic Data Masking and IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Privacy.

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