IBM Guardium Data Protection Competitors and Alternatives

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Rashid Alsalmi
Reseller
Consultant at a tech services company
Jun 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The competitive edge is that this is an agent-based solution. We usually provide network-level solutions, but if the server is misplaced or removed then the control is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution helps our clients to monitor their database use, and detect violations of the policy. There are three layers in the software and they are all useful. They… more»

What needs improvement?

I think that they can do a lot more in terms of being able to control, or enforce policy, on a database. Right now they are really amazing when it comes to monitoring, but… more»

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

The licensing fees, including support, are approximately $5,000 USD per database, per year. Without support, the licensing fees are half of that, at $2,500 USD per year.

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

We have had only one customer that switched to this solution after using IBM Guardium. They made the change because of the complexity. I did not have direct experience… more»

What other advice do I have?

The market here is very limited for database protection. For the past five years, we have been pushing it as a "good to have" or "nice to have" solution. However, it is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated IBM Guardium, and we chose this solution because it is agent-based, and you don't have to install it at the network level. You can just look at one machine… more»
Sanjeet Bhuyan Kumar
Real User
Senior IT Governance and Security Specialist and Technical Auditor at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 29 2019

What is most valuable?

* DB Activity Monitoring * DB Firewall * CounterBreach Their web application firewall (WAF) is quite good.

How has it helped my organization?

As we are very sensitive to financial impacts, this product provides great protection for our organization. It enabled us to monitor the most critical DBA activities, and… more»

What needs improvement?

They have to put more focus on the administrative part of the application, especially on upgrades. There are a lot of packages to download and install that you have to be… more»

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

We have all the licenses, which we pay for annually. The price is a little high, but the product is good.

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

We previously used IBM Guardium. Before 2015, it was bit complicated to use.

What other advice do I have?

Identify the proper use cases, then implement it. Resource overhead management is a good option. The OS chain option provides the real user behind the DB application user.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, Guardium.
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