Anonymous UserTrusted Security Advisor at a tech services company
Rashid AlsalmiConsultant at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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"
"This solution helps our clients to monitor their database use, and detect violations of the policy."
"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."
"We have not been able to integrate this product with a lot of standard incident response solutions, so an open API would help in this regard."
"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."
"The licensing fees, including support, are approximately $5,000 USD per database, per year."
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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.
Trustwave DbProtect is a security platform designed for consistent monitoring and management of enterprise databases within the data center.
Built on a centrally managed and distributed architecture, DbProtect uncovers database weaknesses. This includes configuration mistakes, identification and access control issues, missing patches, or any toxic combination of settings that could lead to escalation of privileges attacks, data leakage, denial-of-service (DoS), or unauthorized modification of data held within data stores – both relational databases and big data stores.
IBM Guardium Data Protection is ranked 2nd in Database Security with 8 reviews while Trustwave DbProtect is ranked 7th in Database Security with 1 review. IBM Guardium Data Protection is rated 8.4, while Trustwave DbProtect is rated 0.0. 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 Trustwave DbProtect writes "An agent-based solution that provides comprehensive security and is easy to configure". IBM Guardium Data Protection is most compared with Imperva SecureSphere Database Security, Oracle Audit Vault, Vormetric Application Crypto Suite, jSonar and Oracle Advanced Security, whereas Trustwave DbProtect is most compared with Imperva SecureSphere Database Security, Trustwave AppDetectivePRO and Oracle Audit Vault.
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