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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about IBM Guardium Data Protection?

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What do you like most about IBM Guardium Data Protection?

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21 Answers
Farkhund Abbas - PeerSpot reviewer
Internet Security Specialist at National Bank of Pakistan
Real User
Top 20
11 August 22

What I like about IBM Guardium Data Protection is that some of its features were deployed by collectors during the installation phase. The solution has collector and aggregator features, license installation, and even server patches that you won't find in other security providers. I like the collector-aggregator capabilities of IBM Guardium Data Protection where you install each component on separate servers, then on the aggregator, you collect all the logs on a central server or central console.

CyberSecurity Leader Specialist at KLNCIT
Real User
Top 20
16 June 22

Guardium lets you centrally manage aggregators and collectors.

Head, Cybersecurity at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
08 May 22

The reporting side is also very, very good, especially its flexibility which allows you to tailor the reports to whatever information you want.

AsifIqbal - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Security Officer at MIB
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
06 May 22

The vulnerability assessment is a valuable feature.

DevidharsanJ - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Engineering Consultant at Optum
Top 20
11 April 22

I rate Guardium 10 out of 10 for data activity monitoring and nine for vulnerability assessment. It's easy to implement and does its job. But I would rate it seven out of 10 in terms of advanced features.

Peter Arabomen - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Engineering, Team Lead at Fidelity Bank Plc
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
23 March 22

Easy to set up data activity monitoring solution that provides competent technical support. Scalable, stable, and has good performance.

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Technical Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
04 January 22

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.

Security Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
15 December 21

The most valuable features of this product are activity monitoring on the database servers, discovery capabilities, and vulnerability scanning.

Senior Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
03 December 21

I think IMB's technical support is good.

CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
10 November 21

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.

Security Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
02 October 21

The solution supports a lot of databases.

Security Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
01 October 21

Setting up Guardium was easy and straightforward.

mehrab hussain - PeerSpot reviewer
Junior Software Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
15 September 21

IBM Guardium Data Protection is very good at keeping your database secure.

DBA at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
30 July 21

Has a great Big Data Intelligence feature.

Md Saiful Hyder - PeerSpot reviewer
AGM, Enterprise Solutions at Omgea Exim Ltd
Top 5Leaderboard
26 January 21

IBM Guardium Data Protection has better integration options than most of the leading competitors on the market, and the price is always better.

Socio Director at RAMDIA
Real User
Top 20
20 December 20

One of the most valuable features is the accelerator. It has a predefined report for PCI SOX compliance and other compliances.

AsifIqbal - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Security Officer at MIB
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
28 July 20

he solution offers trouble-free access.

Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
08 June 20

The most valuable features are the reporting and data-level access control.

VP - Enterprise Security & Cloud Business at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
03 June 20

Ease of deployment is a valuable feature.

Information Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
10 May 20

From the perspective of analysis and prevention, this product is pretty accurate.

Trusted Security Advisor at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
04 June 19

It allows us to put in controls to make sure that only the right persons access the proper records in the database.

Related Questions
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 01, 2021
How does IBM Guardium Data Protection compare with Imperva SecureSphere Database Security? Which is the better product?
See 1 answer
01 November 21
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 Security Guardium is ideal for enterprise-level companies. One of our clients, a bank, uses it for monitoring their database activity. IBM Guardium can track the database activity and detect vulnerabilities such as SQL injections. It is very stable and ideal for safeguarding sensitive client information and data. It prevents leaks and data loss. One of the advantages of IBM Guardium is that it monitors the database without changing the configuration. The policy setup process enables you to define security policies down to the last detail. Guardium makes it easier to comply with regulations because it has pre-defined policies according to GDPR. The support is very good, and the reporting is very straightforward. The interface is not very user-friendly if you are not used to IBM products, though. Once you get over the learning curve, it does get easier. We found that the SIEM integration is pretty poor. Imperva Data Security is also an enterprise application for data security, but unlike IBM Guardium, it combines a database with file security management. Imperva is very reliable and sends alerts whenever it detects suspicious activity. It records all database transactions for analysis. Imperva works very well to monitor new access to the database and provide alerts about unauthorized users. Regarding compliance, Imperva offers multiple options for auditing; the data is presented in an audit-friendly format and is extremely resilient, even in Linux. The user interface can be confusing, though, with so many menu options. Someone not familiar with the product will have a difficult time trying to configure the agents. Additionally, it requires fine-tuning to get actionable insights from the alerts. A big inconvenience is that some common encryption keys are not compatible with Imperva. Conclusions All in all, if your use case requires tight auditing processes, then Imperva is a better solution. IBM would be more suitable for enterprises using other IBM products.
CarlosRibeiro - PeerSpot reviewer
Diretor Comercial e de Marketing at DKRLI
Jul 07, 2020
Hi community, I'm a Director in a tech services company. I'd like to know how IBM Guardium Data Protection compares to Vormetric.
See 2 answers
07 July 20
IBM is reselling Vormetric. IBM Guardium Data Protection includes Vormetric as part of the Data Protection Family.
Sidney Monteiro - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
07 July 20
I have been working with Guardium for 5 years, but I had not heard of Vormetric. So, I will not be able to help. Something I can report is from the IBM website: " IBM Security Guardium Data Encryption runs on a variety of Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux platforms. It requires prerequisite software available from Vormetric, Inc. Visit the Vormetric website for information. For additional information, refer to the Software requirements section. Vormetric is not affiliated or associated with IBM. Vormetric software products and licenses are subject to change in accordance with the policies and procedures of Vormetric. " Source: