Data security and privacy

Safeguard critical data wherever it resides

IBM® Security solutions for data protection, including data security and privacy, provide a comprehensive approach that helps prevent data loss while enabling data access to support business operations, growth and innovation. These solutions help automatically discover critical data and uncover risks, protect critical data, and streamline compliance while seamlessly adapting to environmental changes that affect your data security.

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IBM Security solutions for protection, including data security and privacy, help you ensure regulatory compliance, defend against both internal and external attacks, secure big data environments, file systems, and more. These solutions can lower storage and data management costs.

IBM Security solutions for data security and privacy include:

IBM Security Vulnerability Assessment

Scan and detect vulnerabilities on a scheduled basis.

IBM Security Guardium Data Activity Monitor

Monitor access to databases and automate compliance controls.

IBM Security Guardium Express Activity Monitor for Databases

Streamline compliance and rapidly improve database security

IBM Security Guardium for Applications

Secure web application data to protect privacy and support compliance

IBM Security Data Privacy for Hadoop

Monitor and mask confidential information within Hadoop to protect privacy


  • Common customer trends for data security and protection

  • Trial: Guardium Vulnerability Assessment Evaluation Edition

    Thirty-day trial version for scanning database infrastructures to detect vulnerabilities, and suggests remedial actions.

  • Avoiding the most common data protection pitfalls

  • Podcast: Learn how to secure big data environments

    Learn top tips for securing big data environments.

  • Smarter Mainframe Data Security

  • X-Force Threat Intelligence: Fight Insider Threats and Protect your Sensitive DataSlideshare: X-Force Threat Intelligence: Fight Insider Threats

Analyst reports and white papers

  • IBM

    Three guiding principles to improve data security and compliance

    A holistic approach to data protection for a complex threat landscape

  • Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology

    A Gartner analyst report

  • Analyze, protect and adapt for comprehensive data protection

  • Data Protection Blog articles

  • Three guiding principles for data security and compliance

  • Analyst Research: IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly 2Q 2015

    Key insights from the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly

  • Protecting against database attacks and insider threats

    Top five scenarios and the best practices for preventing database attacks and insider threats.

  • IBM

    Manage compliance and protect enterprise data

    IBM InfoSphere Guardium eBook

  • IBM

    Overcome the mounting threats to your critical data

  • IBM

    Four steps to proactive big data security & privacy

  • IBM

    2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis

    Independently conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM

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