Imperva SecureSphere Database Security Review

Monitors and protects internet banking applications. Provides the option of deployment architectures.

What is most valuable?

  • Flexibility
  • Provides the option of deployment architectures

How has it helped my organization?

  • Easy monitoring
  • Protection of internet banking applications

I was working for Crescendo International, which is a small company in Romania. My primary role was in network solution integration. I was the only person in the country with experience of three deployments of Imperva products at two major banks.

What needs improvement?

  • The upgrade procedure is not clear
  • There is no easy rollback
  • There is no possibility to select different ways for two different types of cipher suit negotiation in two arm deployments. Most of the banks now use ECDHE for PFSC.
  • No SNI support

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were many stability issues with the upgrade procedure. The technical support team didn't know how to handle them.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We encountered some stability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

The level of technical support is bad.

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

We did not use a previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

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

Please be more transparent about licensing on subscriptions such as for ThreatRadar.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated F5 Networks.

What other advice do I have?

We recommend implementing it.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

X2010 + VM150 + X1010 (ONEBOX)
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user538203 (Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees)
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Completely agree re licencing & technical support, hence technical support is improving a bit ;)
What version do you use? We had big stability issues with 9.5 and a bit of 10.5, once upgraded to 11.5 we haven't encountered any big issues yet, apart from random small bugs.