Imperva SecureSphere Database Security Review

Offers flexible deployment modes and custom policy creation.

What is most valuable?

  • Flexible deployment modes
  • Custom policy creation
  • Complex vision of web apps
  • DB security
  • Intuitive logs

How has it helped my organization?

We have seen our security risk decreased due to customization and meeting all the security needs for every application.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more parameters configurable for the kernel reverse proxy.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this product for eight years, on both sides; from deployment to customers and administration of the existing infrastructure.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stabillity issues we encountered were fluently fixed.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did not encounter any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support was very professional and elastic.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used to deploy a different solution. We switched due to the valuable features mentioned.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was straighforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a good idea to invest in threat detection licenses.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated:

  • WAF: F5 and Radware
  • DAM: IBM Guardium

What other advice do I have?

For DAM, I recommend that you invest proper resources in the business part of the project. It is very important to set expectations properly.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

5.0 to 11.5
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarDarren Chaker (Halliburton)
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Great points raised in comments about Imperva. Keep up the good work!
Best, Darren Chaker