IBM Guardium Data Protection Review

It tests security to support SOX compliance

What is our primary use case?

It tests security to support SOX compliance.

How has it helped my organization?

It supports our audit compliance. We use IBM Guardium to support security initiatives and compliance policies within our organization. We have a lot of self controls which require the database to be monitored, especially for the privileged user.

What is most valuable?

  • Its band monitoring. We just started to use it.
  • The mobility assessment

What needs improvement?

I would like them to support cloud services.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is pretty good, though we have had some issues. Sometimes the performance is not good, and also sometimes we have sudden bugs causing difficulties. Therefore, it is hard for IBM to fix.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is good.

How is customer service and technical support?

My experience with technical support depends. Sometimes, with Level 1, it is not good. However, when the case goes to Level 2, the support is pretty good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was pretty straightforward.

What was our ROI?

Senior management is aware that Guardium has saved the organization time and money

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We just talked to IBM. If we have a problem, maybe they can offer us something new, new features, etc.

What other advice do I have?

IBM Guardium is good.

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: reliability.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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