IBM Guardium Data Protection Room for Improvement

Securead44
Trusted Security Advisor at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
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. Specifically, it is a tool that is used for monitoring the database administrator. The database expert will not want you to implement control on top of him, so you instead need to utilize a person from security. However, security people do not have a complete set of database skills. So, there is always a gap in the administration and the person who is going to manage this tool. As such, the person using this tool feels that it is complicated, doesn't know where to go and what to do. I have heard that the latest version has better support, with better access, and a better GUI that is easier to use than before. At the same time, this is still one of the main concerns that I always hear from the customers. The second most common complaint that I hear is in regards to the support from IBM. Some of the cases are open for a very long time because they do not have local engineers to come and look at the issues. In our region, my company is providing 24/7 support to help close these gaps. This has strengthened our presence in the market, but in other regions, this is still a complaint that customers have. View full review »
SeniorIn2f4b
Senior information security analyst at PFG
I'd like to see a smoother GUI interface for the CAS agent - CAS does configurations on the database - to interface better with the vulnerability assessments. I'd also like to make sure that the data sources can be more easily managed, because some of them are tied to multiple things. You try to remove one and you have to go to all the different spots to remove the associations before you can get rid of it. The user groups are really good for giving them feedback. I've seen, over the years, that they take a lot of that customer feedback and they actually implement some of those changes. View full review »
it_user631725
Application Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If I used it every day I'd probably be able to give you a really good answer. But I don't. View full review »
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Sidney Monteiro
Information Security Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I have already mentioned to IBM that a primary need is to improve the number of records in the reports above 65,535. View full review »
Vincent Ricchio
Systems Programmer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Right now we're having some issues where it's using a high CPU, we don't know why. So, better testing before the product is ready would help. View full review »
Lawrence Wells
IT Security Manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
One of the limitations that everyone who uses Guardium knows is its ability for back-end reporting. Guardium in and of itself is a big data platform. It creates big data all by itself. The ability to collect it sometimes is easier than the ability to retrieve it, use it, or give a good representation of it for incidence response or questions which come from the different people who want to use the data. Then, it goes back to the use of the data. Using the data in native Guardium is difficult, at best. I know there are current advancements. I know they are integrated with jSonar, which used to be a partnership. However, it is now integrated into the company, which is nice, but we are far beyond that. We have already purchased and implemented other solutions, so now we have to go back and retroactively add that, which would be a good addition, but we are just not there today. View full review »
Brian Dessoffy
Security Analyst at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Overall testing and quality need improvement. It is fairly buggy at times, so it feels like it could use additional staff on the product, testing and trying it out. I would like to see a lot of additional reporting and analytics features. They have basic outlier detection, but I would love to see that go further, and model it after analytics tools like Splunk. If the product could integrate with Splunk, or mimic it, it would provide a lot of value. View full review »
SystemsDf14d
Systems DBA at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The one thing that I would like to see improved, but I don't think it's going to be in the next release, is its reporting capabilities. I think that's been offloaded to another third-party product that I think IBM actually endorses for that. It was built by the guy who helped develop Guardium but left IBM and spun up his own company. They found a need and they filled it. I think they filled it better than at least IBM thinks they can do for now. View full review »
Ketankumar Thakkar
Sr. Security Engineer
Initially it did not have support external applications like, say, Tableau, ServiceNow, Remedy, and the like. They have started growing into it, but I would like to have more and more integration with outside applications. So that, let's say my one of my application owners has Tableau and wants to directly report on that; if I can just pick and see that report with one click, that would help. View full review »
James Bigner
Database Administrator at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Lower pricing would always be good but apparently we're getting our money's worth or we wouldn't be using it. View full review »
Guardium9321
Guardium Engineer
Get rid of the collectors. Stream the data directly from the agents to the Big Data link. View full review »
AppMainfaf77
App Mainframe And Storage at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
This would be a question for one of the technical folks, probably not for me. View full review »
Darren Chaker
Operator at Halliburton
Personally, I would like to see IBM Guardium have other encryption algorithms employed, such as DES/3DES or TripleDES, Twofish, Blowfish, or IDEA. I especially would like to see Twofish used, since it is a block cipher designed by Counterpane Labs. It was one of the five Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) finalists and is unpatented and open source. View full review »
Securitye721
Security Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It will not go as fast as you want. View full review »
it_user261765
-- at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* There are some GUI improvements that I have provided to development already. * Performance and the ability to use resources could be improved. * The ability for Central Managers to talk to one another could be improved. I have 26 Central Managers and 26 silos which are independent. * Some of the data handling or data recording could be improved. We are doing it with external software, components, etc. View full review »
VpSystem5bc4
VP Systems Engg at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We have made a list of RFIs. There are features like end-to-end and S-TAP mapping, and the ability to install policies for your configuration builder. They're not there, but we'd like to see them in the next version. View full review »
Dirceu Soares
Cyber Security Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
They could improve the Data Masking a little. View full review »
DataArchf732
Data Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
More cloud support. View full review »
PeopleLe1e05
People Leader Of Cyber Strategy And Solutions at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
My only negative thing on Guardium would be it is too smart. I am struggling getting through to social. In an ideal world, I would be able to populate every US zip code and have Guardium find the number, then identify it as a zip code. Right now, I have to pull it down and compare it. View full review »
Presiden4b1b
President at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
More predictive, using Watson AI would be good. View full review »
Databasefec0
Database Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I would like them to support cloud services. View full review »
Amr Elakkad
Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
An integration with Optum. Optum is another solution, but it is a segmenting software, portfolio not security. However, I am selling them together as one solution, Guardium and Optum. View full review »
Wainai2
‎IT Security Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Needs easier integration with custom applications. View full review »
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