IBM Guardium Pricing and License Cost

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 »
Ar┼źnas Vaitek┼źnas
Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We haven't talked much about pricing and licencing. But it is not cheap for sure View full review »
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 »
Senior System Administrator IBM Certified Specialist Infosphere Guardium at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Little high as compare to other products available in the market but the service provided by vendor is great and there are many additional functionalities as compare to other tools 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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