IBM Guardium Pricing and License Cost

Securead44
Trusted Security Advisor at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
In the past, the pricing of IBM Guardium was very complex. It was dependent on the number of CPUs and other things to support the servers. Nowadays, things have changed. Pricing is dependent on the number of databases and the number of servers. The licensing fees are paid yearly. One of the deployments that I know of had three databases, and the yearly fees are approximately $50,000 USD. There are some additional add-ons that are available, but I do not see many people taking them. There is encryption, and there is a Guardium Inspection license, but I am not sure of the costs. View full review »
Sidney Monteiro
Information Security Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The price of Guardium is higher than the main competitor, Imperva. In addition, it's complex as the calculation of the licensing is done by Processor Value Unit (PVU). However, before purchasing a DAP solution, it is important to analyze specific points to evaluate the cost-benefit of each tool. For example: Does the environment to be monitored have mainframes? If so, it's a point for Guardium. If not, a point for Imperva. Note: IBM is looking into a new licensing policy and reducing the price of Guardium. View full review »
Brian Dessoffy
Security Analyst at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
If you are researching this type of solution, work with IBM. View full review »
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Guardium9321
Guardium Engineer
The biggest challenge is the cost associated with the product, and the cost of maintaining. Everything is not translated directly to the benefits we see. There are benefits, yes, but if I were writing the check, would I buy Guardium? No. View full review »
Darren Chaker
Operator at Halliburton
I would suggest to review the type of data, need for security, and if the organizational structure needs the options IBM Guardium provides. View full review »
Andre De Mattos
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing was for a big package, including all IBM products. As such, it was good value. View full review »
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