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AppSuppAnalyst790
Real User
L3 Application Support Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 14 2017

What is most valuable?

I believe the most valuable feature is the GUI. It is still very much oversized for the job it does, but in comparison... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before SecureSphere was used, the native auditing tools were used, and now there is a segregation of duties when... more»

What needs improvement?

All areas of this product have room for improvement. There are a lot of things that can be improved if you want this to... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

I don’t know anything about pricing and licensing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Before, we were using native database auditing tools. Regulators have pointed out that DBAs are managing auditing tools... more»

What other advice do I have??

Use the newest version (at the moment I think it is 11.5) and pay extra for staff training and additional consultation... more»
SeniorAnb381
Consultant
Senior Analyst at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Jan 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this product is vulnerability management since you don’t need to run different scans by... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Some of the ways in which this product has helped our organization are: * All the databases are being monitored. * All... more»

What needs improvement?

The stability and the ease of use of this product can be improved. I believe the product can be made more flexible and... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Since this tool is far better than the competitors and manages a lot of compliance requirements, the pricing seems to... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I have not used any other solution before. I have only used Imperva SecureSphere 11.0.

What other advice do I have??

You should follow both the guide and the tutorials. The tool is handy only if it is implemented properly.... more»
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reviewer579513
Real User
Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 03 2017

How has it helped my organization?

Database auditing has become simple and easy, releasing storage previously used for native database audit processes. We found new patterns of... more»

What needs improvement?

Mainframe mappings/agents/optimization for CPU usage are areas with room for improvement. Agent on z/OS does not have a limit for CPU usage like... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Be careful if you have a mainframe. Calculate well...

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We did not previously use a different solution. We had some pilot projects and chose this solution.

What other advice do I have??

We are very satisfied with this product. It's simple to use, customize and administer. Installation is simple and easy, even on mainframe.
Arūnas Vaitekūnas
Real User
Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 16 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are: * DAM Module * Third-party data source integration: Feeds automation * Data enrichment: Provides better data... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The solution has improved our organization as follows: * Better agent performance compared to v9.5 * Gateways are much more stable * Gateway... more»

What needs improvement?

BUGs, BUGs, BUGs. The product is under high development and the amount of bugs is bit disappointing. The product has lots of limitations which... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We had a previous solution. We switched because the new requirements couldn’t be accomplished with the old solution.

What other advice do I have??

Give it a try. Write down your requirements as detailed as possible, and perform a PoC using this list. If you find gaps that require additional... more»
Darren Chaker
Real User
Operator at Halliburton
Jul 10 2017

What is most valuable?

I like Imperva SecureSphere platform forms. Imperva SecureSphere is the foundation for SecureSphere data, file and web... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Imperva SecureSphere allows people to secure data, while seamlessly allowing the distribution of that data in an... more»

What needs improvement?

SecureSphere activity log can be used with Imperva CounterBreach in an effort to protect enterprise data from theft and... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Compare other similar products and definitely use the free trial. I truly enjoyed using it, and recommend Imperva... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

No.

What other advice do I have??

Imperva SecureSphere provides great options to secure data and would not hesitate to use it.
Jorge Acevedo
Consultant
IT Security Consultant at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 14 2017

What is most valuable?

Data discovery and classification: It gives you the ability to find your sensitive data where it exists, even though... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product has helped us to protect the environment against malicious activities. We have detected some security... more»

What needs improvement?

Imperva must work on more features for z/OS.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

The product is not cheaper, but is one of the best options. Besides, the other options have more or less the same pricing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We made a PoC with other solutions but Imperva was the best.

What other advice do I have??

They must take into account that this solution, like others, must be sized correctly. If they do not size the solution... more»
AccessMgr8730
Real User
Sr. IT Governance and Security Specialist and Technical Auditor at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 11 2018

What is most valuable?

* DB Activity Monitoring * DB Firewall * CounterBreach

How has it helped my organization?

It enabled us to monitor the most critical DBA activities, and most critically helped us identify default accounts and... more»

What needs improvement?

It should add an application availability dashboard feature and should focus more on the alerting mechanism.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Imperva is a bit costly but reliable in terms of investment.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Not exactly, but we have worked a little bit with Guardium.

What other advice do I have??

Resource overhead management is a good option. The OS chain option provides the real user behind the DB application user.
SeniorSe3a66
Consultant
Senior Security Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 08 2017

What is most valuable?

As the member of an MSSP SOC team, we monitor dozens of appliances from multiple vendors. SecureSphere is one of the many tools that feeds our SIEM with relevant alerts regarding client activity of concern. Once we receive this, we use the alert monitor to delve into the details about what took place, when and where. The level of detail provided is excellent,... more»

What needs improvement?

We currently export PDF files to provide to the client. Rebranding this is a pain in the current environment. Having multiple and flexible export options would be better. Exporting to CSV or other formats and allowing the simple application of corporate logos to the reports, instead of vendor logos would be helpful. In our environment, we use the SIEM to monitor... more»
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What is Imperva SecureSphere Database Security?

Imperva SecureSphere Database Security:

  • Audits all access to sensitive data.
  • Alerts or blocks database attacks and unauthorized activities, in real time.
  • Detects and virtually patches database vulnerabilities.
  • Identifies excessive user rights and dormant users, and enables a complete rights review cycle.
  • Accelerates incident response and forensics investigations with advanced analytics.
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