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Pros
"It allows us to put in controls to make sure that only the right persons access the proper records in the database.""From the perspective of analysis and prevention, this product is pretty accurate.""Ease of deployment is a valuable feature.""The most valuable features are the reporting and data-level access control.""he solution offers trouble-free access.""One of the most valuable features is the accelerator. It has a predefined report for PCI SOX compliance and other compliances.""IBM Guardium Data Protection has better integration options than most of the leading competitors on the market, and the price is always better.""The product has proven to be flexible"

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"The number one feature I found was that the install was really easy, it was quite helpful."

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Cons
"The biggest complaint that I hear from customers and users is that using this solution requires database skills, yet it is a security and monitoring tool.""Sometimes the connectors to the databases need to be manually updated and we have to configure them again, which is something that should be improved.""Flexibility could be improved.""The price of this solution is quite high for smaller organizations, so they should release a version that is affordable for small and medium-sized businesses.""The technical support is very poor.""The most important requirements for us are integration with new database solutions and the ability to manage things like Jailbreak or something like that. Its reduction feature can also be improved. It has a functionality called reduction, which is like masking data, but it is just a replacement of characters. Sometimes the customer needs more than this. It would be good if it was more advanced or complete. We also have a problem with this solution because the IBM aggregator isn't working very well. IBM has created big data intelligence for Guardium, and occasionally, customers need three or four months of data, but they can't run it from the collectors. It can have a better dashboard and more pre-defined use cases for those customers who don't have any idea about data protection or don't have expert personnel in this area. For example, they can include five use cases for banks and five use cases for retail.""Guardium Data Protection is far better in terms of external integration. But in terms of firewall features, like when you're blocking activities, it's as if Oracle AVDF simply has superior features. This is just from third-party observations, but the users of Oracle AVDF are saying that when it comes to the firewall and protection functionality, they're much more inclined to AVDF.""The installation should be a bit easier."

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"For a future release, the interface looks a bit dated and could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"One of the deployments that I know of had three databases, and the yearly fees are approximately $50,000 USD.""Its cost is good. With the new metric of licensing, such as PDO not being available now, customers are expecting a good price for the solution.""For IBM Guardium, licensing is very simple and straightforward. There are no issues I can speak of."

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"I found some of their licensing is a bit complex. I am also finding that some of their cloud solutions are quite expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: IBM Guardium Data Protection has better integration options than most of the leading competitors on the market, and the price is always better.
Top Answer: For IBM Guardium, licensing is very simple and straightforward. There are no issues I can speak of. Regarding the pricing, Guardium's price is always better compared to competitors like Oracle. It's… more »
Top Answer: One thing I'm always thinking with regard to Guardium Data Protection is that, when compared to Oracle AVDF, Oracle's often got the upper hand when it comes to the standard features. So I believe that… more »
Top Answer: The number one feature I found was that the install was really easy, it was quite helpful.
Top Answer: I found some of their licensing is a bit complex. I am also finding that some of their cloud solutions are quite expensive. I am hoping the pricing would come down in the near future based on the… more »
Top Answer: Some of the complications we found were sometimes people did not like the type of changes that needed to happen, it was very difficult to get a product like that implemented into certain business… more »
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Also Known As
InfoSphere Guardium, Guardium, IBM Guardium
Micro Focus SecureData, Voltage, SecureData, Voltage SecureData
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Overview

The IBM Security Guardium portfolio empowers organizations to grow their business and prove compliance with smarter data protection capabilities. It provides complete visibility, actionable insights, real time controls and automated compliance workflows throughout the entire data protection journey, to support your most critical data protection needs.

IBM Security Guardium delivers discovery & classification, vulnerability & risk assessments, real-time monitoring & alerting, encryption, advanced analytics and compliance reporting across structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data in on-prem (including mainframe), cloud, and across hybrid cloud environments.

Across industries-from compliance mandates such as PCI and GDPR to new IT initiatives such as data analytics and cloud migration-businesses rely on Voltage SecureData to secure their information at its core while at rest, in motion, and in use for comprehensive protection without gaps.

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Sample Customers
Epicor, Allegiant Travel Company, EnvisionRxOptions
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm44%
Insurance Company15%
Healthcare Company11%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm13%
Insurance Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Financial Services Firm24%
Comms Service Provider13%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise60%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise82%
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IBM Guardium Data Protection is ranked 1st in Data Masking with 8 reviews while Micro Focus Voltage SecureData Enterprise is ranked 5th in Data Masking with 1 review. IBM Guardium Data Protection is rated 8.4, while Micro Focus Voltage SecureData Enterprise is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Guardium Data Protection writes "Proven record of preventing unauthorized access and modifications to our customer's data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Voltage SecureData Enterprise writes "Effortless install, features rich, and scalable". IBM Guardium Data Protection is most compared with Imperva SecureSphere Database Security, Oracle Audit Vault, Vormetric Application Crypto Suite, jSonar and Informatica Secure@Source, whereas Micro Focus Voltage SecureData Enterprise is most compared with Vormetric Data Security Platform, Protegrity Data Security, Oracle Advanced Security, Vormetric Application Crypto Suite and Digital Guardian.

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