IBM Guardium Data Protection Valuable Features

Securead44
Trusted Security Advisor at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
This solution has a lot of functionality and there are hundreds of use cases for it. We are talking about the database, which is the main business core for the company that holds all of the data. The features used by any one customer are dependent on their requirements and the relevant regulations. That said, IBM Guardium has a lot of capabilities, even compared to other solutions on the market. It can do everything from detection to prevention, and it provides reports about this as well. View full review »
SeniorIn2f4b
Senior information security analyst at PFG
The most valuable is the GUI, the interface. It also interfaces well with REST API, if you want to automate some of the commands. Inside the GUI they've really done a lot, especially from version 9 to version 10, in how they lay it out and how user-friendly it is. I've been using it for a few years, but for someone newer it's now a lot easier to use and not as daunting. In terms of the advanced features, we do a lot of different regulations - some of the advanced ones, like GDPR, that's a big regulation in the EU. We do a lot of classifications and a lot more rules in our policy base around those regulations, that are advanced. Looking to the near future, we're looking at some of the cloud features, especially some of the classification they're putting in the cloud, so it's not so much appliance-focused. It will help automate some of that process and make it run a lot more smoothly, because it won't be on Linux appliances in our environment. Guardium has save us a lot of time, especially with the things it can automate. It has especially saved the DBA's time. We have a lot of other IBM products, so going with this one definitely gives us value, rather than going with another vendor. Senior management is absolutely aware that Guardium has been saving us time and money. View full review »
it_user631725
Application Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm not aware of our using any of the existing advanced features. I was only in on the initial implementation, so if they have added new things since then, I'm not aware of it. View full review »
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Sidney Monteiro
Information Security Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is using the capture operation mode “S-TAP/K-TAP agent”, because all activities in the database are captured, including direct access to the database server by privileged users. This is useful because, even if the database server logs were deleted, the Guardium Collector has already stored such data to enable traceability of access. View full review »
Vincent Ricchio
Systems Programmer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Satisfies audit requests, to give us an idea if anybody is accessing our privileged user IDs without our knowledge. We don't use any of the advanced features. Regarding other features we would like to implement, I don't deal with the actual setup of the product. We have a specialist for Guardium to do that for us. We tell him our requirements and he builds the policies. So far it's very limited on our side, but I imagine on the open systems, side there would be a lot more complex policies. View full review »
Lawrence Wells
IT Security Manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
* Our ability to see when users are accessing sensitive data. * The front-end works very well. * Gathering the data works very well. We are using quite a few of the advanced features. Some of those include some scripting for integration with our other security tools in the environment along with data collection, and the ability to use large data formats for monitoring and information. View full review »
Brian Dessoffy
Security Analyst at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Some of its reporting capabilities. Guardium does a great job of capturing data and having the ability of trying to pull it out and make sense of it. Using it for business applications is its biggest capability. We use many of the advanced features. We are one of the more advanced Guardium clients, thus we use features, such as custom tables and the ability to import custom data. We have used some of the data discovery pieces before, along with the classification builder. Therefore, we are pretty strong power users in the product. We have been looking into Guardium Big Data Intelligence and seeing if it makes sense for our organization. View full review »
SystemsDf14d
Systems DBA at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Probably the most valuable feature for me, in my role as systems DBA, is the expediting of internal and external audits. View full review »
Ketankumar Thakkar
Sr. Security Engineer
In terms of advanced features, we are using the Database Activity Monitoring and the Vulnerability Assessment as well. Now we are thinking of using the GDPR because that's going to be a compliance as well. So some but not all of them. View full review »
James Bigner
Database Administrator at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
It makes the auditors happy. It does not require our involvement to run it. It runs in the background and the people that do the reporting do so. The reports go to the directors who are in charge of the various data areas. It's pretty clean. Clearly there is some setup, but after you get it set up it just goes. I have no idea what the advanced features are, so we're probably not using them. View full review »
AppMainfaf77
App Mainframe And Storage at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I understand that it's one of the first to encrypt DB2 databases. I'm not able to answer whether we're using any of the advanced features. View full review »
Guardium9321
Guardium Engineer
It does the monitoring of access very well, although we currently don't use any of the advanced features. View full review »
Securitye721
Security Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Being able to go back to see what people are touching, and when they are touching it, then look at the risk of who is touching what and how they are touching the data. This will give us a better understanding of how people interact with our data. We do not use many of the advance features, but we will soon. We are looking at Sensitive Data and User Behavior Analytics. View full review »
Darren Chaker
Operator at Halliburton
IBM Guardium provides a unified key management system to help simplify encryption key management. In a large organization, this is a critical feature and IBM went above and beyond while developing the software. View full review »
it_user261765
-- at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The ability to collect the data without database administrators being able to modify it. View full review »
VpSystem5bc4
VP Systems Engg at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The ability to do its job properly, database activity monitoring for insider threat. That's primarily why we use it and it does a good job. Among the advanced features, we use Vulnerability Assessments. We are in the process of using Discovery Classification as well. View full review »
DataArchf732
Data Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The architecture and the robustness of the data it produces. Regarding advanced features, I'm using enforcement in the policies. In the future I would like to do more classification. View full review »
PeopleLe1e05
People Leader Of Cyber Strategy And Solutions at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Its ability to find data. Once I find data, I can leverage it to perform specific select statements against PII data and do smarter controls rather than monitoring the entire database. View full review »
Dirceu Soares
Cyber Security Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The Audit Trail. View full review »
Andre De Mattos
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's simple to use and managing the solution. It's very, very good for security and tracking users and databases in the organization. View full review »
Presiden4b1b
President at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
It provides a comprehensive security for databases, both on-prem and on the cloud. Among the advanced features we use automatic backups, DR. We'd like to implement more predictive, using Watson. View full review »
Databasefec0
Database Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
* Its band monitoring. We just started to use it. * The mobility assessment View full review »
Amr Elakkad
Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* Encryption * Data activity monitoring * It has a set of modules. * I compliment with Optum for a data masking solution. View full review »
Wainai2
‎IT Security Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
* Audit Process Builder – Workflow generator to enhance audit tasks and compliance workflows. * Compliance Quick Start – Quick, GUI, step-by-step guide to automate compliance and give the customer a quick ROI. View full review »
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