IBM Guardium Data Protection Review

With the GIM, you can remotely enable/disable, install and upgrade the S-TAP agent. DB user profiling should be part of the auditing systems.


What is most valuable?

For us, the most valuable features are the auditing capabilities and the Guardium inspection engine. The GIM (Guardium Installation Manager) makes it easy to manage the S-TAP agent. You can enable/disable, install and upgrade remotely with no need for the system administrator.

What needs improvement?

DB user profiling is something that should be part of Guardium auditing systems.

Also, reporting is not user friendly as compared to other tools. Moreover, for each report, you have to create an audit policy to create the report. It should be policy-based.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Guardium for 2 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We did experiences a few system crashes.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at McAfee and Fortinet.

What other advice do I have?

I would consider IBM brand value.

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