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Senior Database Administrator at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 05 2016

What is most valuable?

* SecureSphere Database Assessment * SecureSphere Database Activity Monitoring

How has it helped my organization?

It was instrumental in scanning a large inventory of databases to identify sensitive data. Using Imperva Assessment scans, we were able to identify SHR, PII & confidential data sources in a large inventory of database systems. This helped… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a better web management console; the UI is not very intuitive, unless you really know what you’re doing. And scan error details should be readable from the web console, instead of running Unix commands on the backend… more»

What other advice do I have?

Out of the box, Imperva comes with a lot of security modules & features that straight away add value to your organisation’s security objectives. That’s just the beginning in my opinion. There are enough customization options available for… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate many software solutions & IT service providers, but none of them were close to meeting our project objective. We had a vast inventory of 5000+ databases, hosting data for thousands of applications, each having different… more»
Mikael Takeo
Consultant
Security Professional with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 30 2015

What is most valuable?

There are many features that are valuable, it depends on the purpose. If the purpose is compliance or auditing, the most valuable feature are the audit log system, as it helps you to secure an audit trail and from user to action even if the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

If the purpose is compliance or auditing, ex PCI-DSS you need a system like this to pass part of the compliance. As I help customers with compliance, this is a great tool to make it all "simple" and the report part makes the lives easier… more»

What needs improvement?

This product needs a good team of UX people, because it's not always that understandable, and sometimes it's straight up confusing.

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

It's expensive, and their licensing is kind of strange, but it is what it is.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at IBM InfoSphere Guardium.
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Vendor
Information Security Compliance Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 04 2015

What is most valuable?

The database activity monitoring module used for real time database monitoring and integrated into the security event and incident monitoring solution. Most importantly for our critical legacy… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides a more granular monitoring of database activity at the column and row level as opposed to high level database management system logs.

What needs improvement?

The professional services and customer training aspect needs to be improved.

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

I used a different solution with a former employer.

What other advice do I have?

Ensure the vendor clearly captures your specific database monitoring requirements and that might include importing the metadata of the database for proper monitoring. Training should be included in… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Sentrigo Hedgehog by McAfee.

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.
Imperva SecureSphere Database Security customers

BlueCross BlueShield, eHarmony, EMF Broadcasting, GE Healthcare, Metro Bank, The Motley Fool, Siemens

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