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Imperva SecureSphere Database Security Valuable Features

Derrick Akankwasa - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Security Engineer at Isolutions Associates Ltd (ISOLS)

I would say the discovery module is the most valuable feature as it provides good visibility of the database environment to particular sites. It scans the entire front of the environment to detect any new databases found just to make sure there are not any malicious things going on. I think it's a very powerful tool in that sense. It also helps that the solution is able to block queries that are able to be run by given database administrators on databases and manages user rights. 

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EA
Core Banking Application Support at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Currently, we have audit features for auditing databases, for example, granular auditing, which we really enjoy. We've been using it to check what users do. 

Apart from the WAF, which we've had issues with, every other feature we've been able to use very well. We use it for scanning databases, which is perfect. We need to run vulnerabilities counts as well, and this solution is great for that.

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DK
Technical Account Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The feature that I have found the most valuable is the firewall component.  

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SA
Manager - IT Security

There are three major main use cases of this solution. The first one is to fulfill compliance regulations. Customers—especially the banks, health sector, and manufacturing—need to comply with the regulations in different countries. They have to fulfill compliance regulations around the privacy of data. In order to fulfill those requirements, they're using Imperva. It helps them to fulfill these requirements, and they are not fined by the regulators. That is the first use case why people buy Imperva.

The second one is for security itself. They don't want a cybercriminal to have access to the data. Imperva is a security solution, and you can use it to block unauthorized access to your data. 

The third one is related to rightful access to the data. They want to know:

  • Who has access to the data internally?
  • What queries were being issued on the database?
  • What time did they log in?
  • What is going on within the environment?
  • Who is touching the data?
  • What are they doing with the data internally? 

Customers or organizations want to have access or have visibility into all these.

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Mangalik Pal - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Security Engineer at SNSIN

The audit feature is great. It is totally encrypted. Nobody can tamper with the details. For example, a DB admin can change the audit, however, if they are using the DAM product, that is totally different infrastructure so that the log, since it is an agent-based solution, whatever the activity will be done in the server regarding the database audit will be captured by the audit and that agent. The communication is totally encrypted and nobody can tamper with that data.

The initial setup is not overly complex.  

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RH
Senior Database Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The beauty of it is that it provides segregation of duties. Typically, in the traditional environment, DBAs administer the database, and they have too much access. We are in the process of implementing other Oracle solutions, and it brings some kind of segregation. Just because someone is a DBA does not mean that he or she should have access to all of the data. Some of the data can be masked so that privacy and security are enhanced, especially when it is customer data for an institution like a bank.

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MariyaKuklyeva - PeerSpot reviewer
BDM at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

The most valuable features of Imperva SecureSphere Database Security are the user-friendliness, easy-to-use interface compared to competitors, database operations do not need a specialist, and simple to manage for our security team. Additionally, the solution can show all the databases and the level of sensitivity. It can show what is more sensitive or less sensitive.

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BO
Security Engineer at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees

The solution is very good for auditing purposes, including collecting and archiving logs. 

We appreciate that we can use it on the DB server without harming the performance of the database is fantastic. It doesn't feel like it's lagging.

The initial setup is very simple. 

Overall it's a solid product.

The pricing is okay.

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AJ
Database Security Specialist

The most valuable feature is the automatic reports on new databases, which gives us up-to-date inventory management.

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Rana Shahid - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Development Manager at gwc networks

It has a very user-friendly interface that's very detailed. 

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AP
Chairman & CEO at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

The cyber intelligence feature is the most valuable. 

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GD
Information Security Specialist with 51-200 employees

It has a user-friendly interface. It is a stable and scalable product. 

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MS
Security Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The performance of the solution is good.

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Buyer's Guide
Imperva SecureSphere Database Security
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about Imperva SecureSphere Database Security. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.