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Consultant
Senior IT Security Consultant at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

WAF is a great security layer to protect an organization from a wide spectrum of application attacks residing in OSI layer 7. The Imperva device relies on signature-based policies, as well as on a web correlation engine. In addition, the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Imperva helps you comply with data regulations such as SOX or PCI. It helps SOC analysts to enlarge the scope analysis, significantly providing great procedures to drill down into the audit or a customizable enrichment fed by several types of... more»

What needs improvement?

To have the mind at ease with a security solution has been always a chimera. Even SecureSphere suffers from some limitations, which I believe will be handled in the near future. I see two main things to improve at this point: * SSL tunnel... more»
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Real User
Database Management Manager at a financial services firm
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The following features of the product provide additional benefits for the user: * If it's from an Oracle family, we can get quick support from Oracle support. * Reporting screens are more useful, we can get many summary reports very quickly.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before this product was used in the company, the tables with some critical presets were checked with the triggers on them. The old and new versions of the changing records were written to another table. These triggers caused the database... more»

What needs improvement?

We were using Audit Vault 10.3 before and could not migrate to the new version (AVDF 12.1 and 12.2) (because Oracle support said it was not possible) and we continued to get old Audit Vault databases when we needed old audit records, and we... more»
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Real User
Oracle Technical Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The two most valuable features of this product are: * Database access control * Auditing of users First of all, it is very easy to configure users and their appropriate roles and permissions on a database. The product allows us to set rules... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Information technology outsourcing: Audit Vault and Database Firewall has helped us in many ways; specifically, to restrict and control access to data. It also has helped us identify/recover from many accidental transactions. The product has... more»

What needs improvement?

According to Oracle, the best practice is that Audit Vault Server and DB Firewall should be deployed on different boxes (servers). There is no option to co-locate them together. If you wish to deploy AV server and Database Firewall, you will... more»
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Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

Reports and alerts are most valuable to us. Management wanted complete traceability of non-DBAs accessing databases using a database power user account. With the help of Audit Vault custom alerts, we were able to control this with 100%... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Some major improvements in organizational operations: * Our organization has a complete alert and control mechanism to identify unauthorized access of PROD databases. * Compliance with United States government security and audit standards. *... more»

What needs improvement?

Large scope of improvements: * A method to group targets (databases generating audit files) logically is missing; for example, PROD, QA, UAT & DEV targets. * An alert mechanism based on logical grouping is missing. * A simplified graphic... more»
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Consultant
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

Oracle Database Firewall, Database Vault and Data hiding tools present a layered security approach to protecting, controlling, auditing and hiding sensitive data and access to sensitive data. The following key features make this product a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall expands protection beyond Oracle and third party databases with support for auditing the operating system, directories and custom sources. Our client needed a product which can provide a holistic... more»

What needs improvement?

Although Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall serves as a critical detective and preventive control to protect against the abuse of legitimate access to databases responsible for almost all data breaches and cyber attacks, using Database... more»
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Real User
Senior Database Administrator at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

* SecureSphere Database Assessment * SecureSphere Database Activity Monitoring

How has it helped my organization?

It was instrumental in scanning a large inventory of databases to identify sensitive data. Using Imperva Assessment scans, we were able to identify SHR, PII & confidential data sources in a large inventory of database systems. This helped... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a better web management console; the UI is not very intuitive, unless you really know what you’re doing. And scan error details should be readable from the web console, instead of running Unix commands on the backend... more»
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Real User
Software Enginner at a tech company with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

Idera SQL Secure provides printable reports along with advice on how security settings should be configured. That in itself allows for more clear and detailed discussions with the organization’s auditing/compliance, as you move towards... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were about to receive a group level audit when we deployed Idera SQL Secure. In a previous audit, we had received some bad ratings and advice on security for our SQL Server instances. Idera SQL Secure comes bundled with the best practices... more»

What needs improvement?

Usability and installation procedure could be made easier.
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Real User
L3 Application Support Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

I believe the most valuable feature is the GUI. It is still very much oversized for the job it does, but in comparison to other alternatives, it is still the best at the moment.

How has it helped my organization?

Before SecureSphere was used, the native auditing tools were used, and now there is a segregation of duties when managing audit data from DBAs and DBS teams. It is a much more secure way to have audit data from databases and to monitor... more»

What needs improvement?

All areas of this product have room for improvement. There are a lot of things that can be improved if you want this to run in a corporate environment with thousands of database servers. If your database server count is low, it is a fine... more»
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Real User
Sr. Lead Consultant - Database at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this product are auditing the old and new values after each change in the database, REDO_COLL and capturing application context functionalities. REDO_COLL is a function provided by Oracle Audit Vault where the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Auditing as an imperative function of any Enterprise company. We require the audit logs for compliance needs and for tighter control of the infrastructure. Being in the Health Insurance industry and handling PHI & PII data, there are... more»

What needs improvement?

The price factor makes it “out of reach" for small players in the IT industry. Even the SaaS model is very expensive. SaaS is an alternative hosting model where Oracle hosts the audit vault in their data center and installs audit collection... more»
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Real User
Security Software Presales Specialist at a tech services company

What is most valuable?

Heterogeneous support for data activity monitoring. I have not been able to find any other product that can monitor as many platforms from one application. Guardium can monitor Windows servers, Linux, Unix, mainframe, and big data... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We now have one go-to application for all data monitoring. This has decreased the number of skills needed and enabled a faster route to compliance. Reporting is automated and activity alerts are routed to the appropriate responders.

What needs improvement?

While Guardium is great at structured monitoring (DAM), the product is lacking features on the file activity side (FAM). We would also like to see tighter integration with Active Directory and Exchange monitoring.
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Real User
Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jul 05 2017

What is most valuable?

* Quick search * Ability to define reports based on SQL query, especially when you have complex report criteria. * Stream audit data to 2 collectors simultaneously. * GIM passive install. You can connect GIM from Colletor or CM when GIM is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Can't tell as I did POC only.

What needs improvement?

* First of all. GUI and user experience needs to be reworked from scratch. Product management console look like from 90's. * Deployment process is very complicated as you need to now all advanced parameters. Almost not possible to figure out... more»
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Real User
DB Admin at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 21 2017

What is most valuable?

AVDF can monitor SQL traffic to look for alerts on and prevent unauthorized or out-of-policy SQL statements. Because the final target of external attacks is SQL, it's very effective to check SQL level. In addition, this product transparently... more»

How has it helped my organization?

AVDF not only has an audit function, but it also has a database firewall function that protects the database, which is an important company asset, from external attacks typified by SQL injection. It supports a wide range of databases (Oracle... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a link-state tracking feature that quickly notices network failures. The benefit would be quick detection of network disconnection in DPE (inline) mode. If there is a network disconnection inline configuration, AVDF... more»
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Consultant
Oracle Database Consultant, SME Database at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Audit log collection from a heterogeneous RDBMS environment * Offers warehouse-based control over the log DB in a secured and encrypted way Additionally, it offers a RAC option along with DB vault configuration.

How has it helped my organization?

I am in the training field and I can express my views based on that experience only. This is a configuration-based product that offers you full control of the audit settings and the configurations. It helps in generating all the required... more»

What needs improvement?

There were some bugs in beginning. Oracle has given us some patches for that. Now, we also have the Audit Vault and Database Firewall Product version 12c in the market with more features.
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this product is vulnerability management since you don’t need to run different scans by logging into different databases. Everything can be done and monitored through the centralized console by a few clicks and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Some of the ways in which this product has helped our organization are: * All the databases are being monitored. * All the compliance requirements can be taken care of through a console. * The daily and weekly reports are helpful in... more»

What needs improvement?

The stability and the ease of use of this product can be improved. I believe the product can be made more flexible and stable. Additionally, it is very unlikely for a new professional to easily use this tool to its full potential. For this... more»
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Real User
IT Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this product are: * PL/SQL auditing: It helps to control the code updates in a sensitive environment. * Inbuilt compliance reports - In data-sensitive environments where auditing teams require generation of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are the implementers of the product to our clients.

What needs improvement?

This product should improve capturing more auditing information for database sessions that connect via applications and also through database links. When the database sessions are generated from the applications that use database links from... more»
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Real User
Database Security Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Monitors database activities of end users who are connected to databases (DBAs and developers) * Classifies critical objects on the databases * Discovers databases on your network * Finds vulnerabilities of your databases * Blocks critical... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Helps us define and monitor critical data in the environment, even when stored in RDBMS, big data, or unstructured files. * Helps us to pass compliance audits, such as like HIPAA, SOX, and PCI.

What needs improvement?

The blocking and dynamic data masking features need improvement.
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CA Technologies
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Real User
Chief Strategist at Mainframe analytics

What is most valuable?

This product provides excellent quality for security in the mainframe environment.

How has it helped my organization?

Basically, it ensures that data is handled only by those who should be handling it and only in the way that they should be handling it. This product provides visibility and security as to how the data is being used.

What needs improvement?

There is always room for improvement in this product. If possible, I would recommend to have an Eclipse interface which can provide simplicity in programmable access. This will help in putting together more flexible solutions that interact... more»
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Real User
Operator at Halliburton
Jan 17 2018

What is most valuable?

IBM Guardium provides a unified key management system to help simplify encryption key management. In a large organization, this is a critical feature and IBM went above and beyond while developing the software.

How has it helped my organization?

Efficiency is key and IBM Guardium provides information in a heartbeat, but protects the data with military grade encryption. IBM Guardium is used for file and database security for protecting structured and unstructured data. Security policy... more»

What needs improvement?

Personally, I would like to see IBM Guardium have other encryption algorithms employed, such as DES/3DES or TripleDES, Twofish, Blowfish, or IDEA. I especially would like to see Twofish used, since it is a block cipher designed by Counterpane... more»
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Real User
Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

How has it helped my organization?

Database auditing has become simple and easy, releasing storage previously used for native database audit processes. We found new patterns of database users' behaviour and corrected some user authorisations.

What needs improvement?

Mainframe mappings/agents/optimization for CPU usage are areas with room for improvement. Agent on z/OS does not have a limit for CPU usage like on other platforms. If you specify filter too "wide", the agent would consume too much cpu so that could cause more cost for your mainframe. Agents are a bit special for configuration because the logic is different than... more»
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Real User
Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are: * DAM Module * Third-party data source integration: Feeds automation * Data enrichment: Provides better data quality and session handling * API: Used for process automation

How has it helped my organization?

The solution has improved our organization as follows: * Better agent performance compared to v9.5 * Gateways are much more stable * Gateway cluster improves resource utilization and provides better resiliency * Offers the option to manage... more»

What needs improvement?

BUGs, BUGs, BUGs. The product is under high development and the amount of bugs is bit disappointing. The product has lots of limitations which are not clearly documented. You can only find out the limitations by engaging the support By using... more»
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