Compare CA ACF2 vs. IDERA SQL Compliance Manager

CA ACF2 is ranked 6th in Database Security with 3 reviews while IDERA SQL Compliance Manager is ranked 5th in Database Security with 4 reviews. CA ACF2 is rated 8.6, while IDERA SQL Compliance Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CA ACF2 writes "Saves resources through fully automated reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IDERA SQL Compliance Manager writes "Enables us to track changes to databases and tables, but the dashboard doesn't always work as expected". CA ACF2 is most compared with IBM Resource Access Control Facility, CA Top Secret and IBM Security zSecure, whereas IDERA SQL Compliance Manager is most compared with IBM Guardium Data Protection, Imperva SecureSphere Database Security and IDERA SQL Secure. See our CA ACF2 vs. IDERA SQL Compliance Manager report.
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Pros
Excellent real-time reporting that saves time and resources.The NOACCESS by default is another very good feature. Also, access rules are straightforward, and easy to understand.We use this tool to quickly assign privileges to different users as soon as they come in.I love their support. The support is great. They are number one.

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The tool can track logins and login failures. I made my own alert so that if there is a certain number of login failures for a server, it emails me. That is really useful. If I want logins to automatically lock out after a certain number of failed attempts, I can know when that happens.The ability to track activity including the SQL statements is definitely valuable. I really like how the database is laid out. It's straightforward. I can query the back-end tables. I've made a few of my own email alerts based on the data and the tables. It's accessible.

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Reporting can sometimes include false positives.It needs longer rules. The max rule is 32K.I would like my team and me to be able to use simple browsers, like Chrome, to be able to access mainframe data and provision users using the browser.​

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I submitted a ticket (last year) about archiving/grooming of old records because the GUI functionality was not working. Per their recommendation, I ended up using a command line to do it.The set up is kind of clunky, in my opinion. It's not really intuitive. If they had either a smoother install or better instructions, that would be nice.There is an agent that collects the data on SQL Server. Sometimes it will stop collecting. I'm not exactly sure what's happening but I have to go in and manually restart the agent. It would be nice if the central collection server could send a request to the agent to restart.What would really a good thing is if you could refer to an external list or table for filtering on, say, certain applications, IP addresses, or host names; or perhaps even combinations of host name and application name.

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The product is cheaper than other products I checked but it is still a good idea to check again and compare.I feel the product's pricing is a good value.The pricing is pretty good.It's a good price value... The other tools weren't cheaper.

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Overview

CA ACF2™ for z/OS provides innovative, comprehensive security for your business transaction environments—including Linux, UNIX and z/OS on System z—helping you realize the reliability, scalability and cost-effectiveness of the mainframe. CA ACF2 provides an Advanced Authentication Mainframe feature, system entry validation, resource control, auditability, accountability, and administrative control. In conjunction with distributed security solutions from CA Technologies, CA ACF2 provides mobile-to-mainframe enterprise class security and compliance management.

IDERA SQL Compliance Manager is a comprehensive auditing solution that uses policy-based algorithms to track changes to your Microsoft SQL Server objects and data. SQL Compliance Manager gives you detailed visibility to determine who did “what”, “when”, “where”, and “how”, whether the event is initiated by privileged users or hackers. SQL Compliance Manager also helps ensure compliance with regulatory and data security requirements such as SOX, PCI DSS, GDPR, HIPAA, and more. SQL Compliance Manager goes beyond traditional auditing approaches by providing real-time monitoring, alerting, and auditing of all data access, selects, updates, schema modifications and permission changes to SQL Server databases.

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Hanger; AmerisourceBergen, CMS Energy, Manulife Financial, Patterson Companies, Pfizer, Rockwell Automation, TrialCard, Unum, Verizon Communications
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