Data security and protection

Safeguard critical data wherever it resides

IBM® Security Guardium is a comprehensive data security platform that provides a full range of capabilities – from discovery and classification of sensitive data to vulnerability assessment to data and file activity monitoring to masking, encryption, blocking, alerting and quarantining to protect sensitive data.

Guardium helps secure sensitive data across a full range of environments – from databases to big data, cloud, file systems and more. Guardium also provides automated analysis to quickly uncover internal and external risks to sensitive data. The solution also easily adapts to changes in your IT environment – whether that includes adding new users, requiring more scalability, or adding new technologies.

IBM Security Guardium helps clients support a full range of use cases – compliance initiatives, privacy initiatives, big data security projects, and projects to outthink insiders …all the way though comprehensive data protection.

IBM Security Guardium helps:

Analyze your data risk:

Protect your critical data:

Seamlessly adapt your data security to changes in your environment

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IBM Security Guardium is available to support different use cases. For example:

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IBM® Security Guardium® is designed to safeguard critical data, wherever it resides. This comprehensive data protection platform empowers security teams to automatically analyze what is happening across the data environment to help minimize risk, protect sensitive data from internal and external threats, and seamlessly adapt to changes that affect data security.

IBM Security solutions for data security and protection include:

IBM Security Guardium Vulnerability Assessment

Scan and detect vulnerabilities on a scheduled basis.

IBM Security Guardium Activity Monitor for Files

Continuously monitor unstructured data access and protect sensitive data across the enterprise.

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

Infographics, Demos and Videos

  • Common customer trends for data security and protection


  • IBM Security Guardium: Analyze, Protect, Adapt


  • The Forrester Total Economic Impact for IBM Security Guardium


Webcasts and Podcasts

Solution Briefs, Whitepapers, and eBooks

  • Protecting Against Database Attacks and Insider Threats


  • Four steps to a proactive big data security and privacy strategy


  • Top tips for securing big data environments. Why big data doesn’t have to mean big security challenges


Analyst Reports

  • The Total Economic Impact of IBM Security Guardium


  • Analyst Research: IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly – 4Q 2015

    Learn the value of preparedness to combat the latest threats

  • Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection

  • 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis

    Independently conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM

  • IBM Security Guardium Benefit Estimator

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