2019-06-04T07:43:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for IBM Guardium Data Protection?

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VT
Inforomatica tech lead at Tata Consultancy
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2022-10-10T19:23:44Z
Oct 10, 2022

There are various licensing models.

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Farkhund Abbas - PeerSpot reviewer
Internet Security Specialist at National Bank of Pakistan
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Top 10
2022-08-11T11:33:54Z
Aug 11, 2022

My company purchased IBM Guardium Data Protection in a package, so I'm unable to give its exact licensing cost, but for the package of three IBM solutions, it wasn't very expensive. I'd rate the pricing for all three solutions three out of five. When my team deployed IBM Guardium Data Protection, all features were included.

AF
CyberSecurity Leader Specialist at KLNCIT
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2022-06-16T12:13:00Z
Jun 16, 2022

We pay for a yearly license, and the price is reasonable.

CR
Head, Cybersecurity at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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2022-05-08T05:51:30Z
May 8, 2022

Guardium's pricing is quite high, but it gives good value for money for all sizes of enterprises, especially for partners.

AsifIqbal - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Security Officer at MIB
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Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-06T10:32:49Z
May 6, 2022

Licensing costs are higher than other solutions on the market. It's part of our concern and one of the reasons we are discontinuing the use of this solution.

DevidharsanJ - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Engineering Consultant at Optum
Consultant
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2022-04-11T18:30:00Z
Apr 11, 2022

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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VG
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
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2021-12-15T17:35:00Z
Dec 15, 2021

The cost of this product is reasonable but could be lowered to a more competitive level.

RM
Senior Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
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2021-12-03T13:53:00Z
Dec 3, 2021

We pay yearly.

AK
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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2021-11-10T11:02:00Z
Nov 10, 2021

Guardium is most suitable for large scale enterprises because the pricing model is better if you are implementing a large number of databases. It may be suited to medium enterprises, but to a lesser extent. It depends on customer requirements, but it's best suited to large companies because of affordability.

MS
Security Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-02T07:20:45Z
Oct 2, 2021

The price of the solution could be better.

MS
Security Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2021-10-01T05:57:00Z
Oct 1, 2021

It's an enterprise license.

mehrab hussain - PeerSpot reviewer
Junior Software Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
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2021-09-15T13:27:47Z
Sep 15, 2021

We are working with the trial version. Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis. I don't have all of the information regarding the pricing, but my understanding is that it is on the high side.

Md Saiful Hyder - PeerSpot reviewer
AGM, Enterprise Solutions at Omgea Exim Ltd
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Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-26T03:19:13Z
Jan 26, 2021

For IBM Guardium, licensing is very simple and straightforward. There are no issues I can speak of. Regarding the pricing, Guardium's price is always better compared to competitors like Oracle. It's not expensive compared to what the leading competitors are providing and on top of that, the integration options with IBM are also better for the price you pay.

VD
Socio Director at RAMDIA
Real User
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2020-12-20T08:09:07Z
Dec 20, 2020

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.

AsifIqbal - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Security Officer at MIB
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2020-07-28T06:50:18Z
Jul 28, 2020

I'm not sure of the exact cost of the solution, however, I believe the features have separate costs. We have a data protection license and on top of that, we need to buy however many databases we need to monitor everything effectively.

MN
Trusted Security Advisor at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-04T07:43:00Z
Jun 4, 2019

In the past, the pricing of IBM Guardium was very complex. It was dependent on the number of CPUs and other things to support the servers. Nowadays, things have changed. Pricing is dependent on the number of databases and the number of servers. The licensing fees are paid yearly. One of the deployments that I know of had three databases, and the yearly fees are approximately $50,000 USD. There are some additional add-ons that are available, but I do not see many people taking them. There is encryption, and there is a Guardium Inspection license, but I am not sure of the costs.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 1, 2021
How does IBM Guardium Data Protection compare with Imperva SecureSphere Database Security? Which is the better product?
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Nov 1, 2021
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.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 10, 2022
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AsifIqbal - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Security Officer at MIB
Jul 28, 2020
We primarily use the solution for database access management where they are using DML commands. We use it for compliance and validation. If there's any change in the record, this solution will notify us.
VD
Socio Director at RAMDIA
Dec 20, 2020
One of my customers is a company that manages telecommunications in Mexico. It is a very important company, and they use Guardium for compliance purposes. They use it to comply with PCI, for example. We have on-premises and cloud deployments. We are currently deploying a customer's environment in Microsoft Azure with SQL Server.
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