IBM Guardium Data Protection Review

Helps us support security initiatives and compliance policies like HIPAA and PCI


What is our primary use case?

To provide cyber security for databases.

It has performed very well.

How has it helped my organization?

It has made us more responsive and more productive, more efficient.

We use Guardium to support security initiatives and compliance policies. We are in the healthcare world, so it helps us with HIPAA compliance. It has also helped us with PCI. We haven't gone with GDPR.

We have not yet integrated Guardium with other systems we use.

It has saved us time and money by definitely making us more productive. Senior management is aware of this.

What is most valuable?

It provides a comprehensive security for databases, both on-prem and on the cloud.

Among the advanced features we use automatic backups, DR. We'd like to implement more predictive, using Watson.

What needs improvement?

More predictive, using Watson AI would be good.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable.

How is customer service and technical support?

We sometimes use technical support from IBM. It has been good, very good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using traditional cyber security stuff. But this is a pretty good product. We became an IBM business partner, we are a cyber security business partner for IBM. We have other products besides Guardium that we are marketing.

The most important criteria when selecting a vendor are their

  • stability
  • quality
  • support.

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

Buy it.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: IBM Business Partner.
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