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Senior Middleware Engineer at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 05 2017

What is most valuable?

Database logging and audit functions are the most valuable features. In some fields like banking, it's very important to be aware of the actions of database users, and ensure that those without the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We succeeded at hardening our customer databases by defining policies for alerting and blocking access to prohibited and restricted data.

What needs improvement?

I would like to be able to upgrade appliances within major versions without needing to rebuild the appliance. Once, I tried to upgrade a Guardium Appliance from v9.5 to v10 and there was no available… more»

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

Back when I was a developer, I developed an audit trail module in Java/JEE. Obviously, it was not as sophisticated as Guardium.

What other advice do I have?

At first, IBM Guardium may seem complicated, but once you learn the basics, it becomes simple to use.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, I did not evaluate other options. We implement exclusively IBM products.

What is IBM Guardium Data Protection?

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.

Also known as
InfoSphere Guardium, Guardium, IBM Guardium
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