We performed a comparison between IBM Security Guardium Data Protection and jSonar based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Database Security solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"One of the most valuable features is the accelerator. It has a predefined report for PCI SOX compliance and other compliances."
"The solution supports a lot of databases."
"IBM Guardium Data Protection has better integration options than most of the leading competitors on the market, and the price is always better."
"I think IMB's technical support is good."
"Easy to set up data activity monitoring solution that provides competent technical support. Scalable, stable, and has good performance."
"he solution offers trouble-free access."
"Setting up Guardium was easy and straightforward."
"The reporting side is also very, very good, especially its flexibility which allows you to tailor the reports to whatever information you want."
"The centralization of the data is probably the most useful feature because we span multiple database technologies. We also find the GBDI portion of it very helpful."
"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."
"An improvement would be to make the pricing relative in terms of regions."
"An area for improvement would be the user interface - currently, it takes around two to three months to become comfortable using it."
"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."
"IBM Guardium Data Protection is a mature product. There is a lot of encryption that is not owned by IBM and is done by a third party and is not an integral part of the solution."
"Guardium's storage capabilities could use some improvement. I'd also like to have some better integration using digital technology or a connector."
"Could be more user friendly; deployment is a little complex."
"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."
"It would be better if it were more user-friendly. Right now, it's a little bit of a complicated product to use. Another problem that we have is with encrypted traffic on Oracle. This is because it requires a database outage. That's a pain in the butt because you're monitoring critical systems, and they don't like outages."
IBM Security Guardium Data Protection automatically discovers and classifies sensitive data from across the enterprise, providing real-time data activity monitoring and advanced user behavior analytics to help discover unusual activity around sensitive data.
Deploy the solution to help discover regulated data in your data stores and use pre-built templates for regulations such as PCI, SOX, HIPAA, CCPA and many more, to streamline and automate compliance workflows.
At JSonar we're passionate about solving today's complex and costly approach to database security. We empower enterprise organizations to meet the needs of their transforming business by delivering a 360-degree view of their database security and compliance program across any on-premise and cloud environments. We rapidly deploy a comprehensive database security platform at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions, delivering greater database coverage and richer, actionable security intelligence, all out of the box!
IBM Security Guardium Data Protection is ranked 1st in Database Security with 20 reviews while jSonar is ranked 7th in Database Security with 1 review. IBM Security Guardium Data Protection is rated 8.2, while jSonar is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Security Guardium Data Protection writes "Provides visibility, has a single console that shows all information, and collector-aggregator capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of jSonar writes "A database security solution with a valuable GBDI feature". IBM Security Guardium Data Protection is most compared with Imperva SecureSphere Database Security, Oracle Audit Vault, Oracle Advanced Security, Informatica Persistent Data Masking and Oracle Data Masking and Subsetting, whereas jSonar is most compared with Imperva SecureSphere Database Security.
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