With IBM® Informix® 12.10.xc6, you now have increased capabilities when you audit the user actions for your Informix database server with IBM Security Guardium®, version 10.0. IBM Security Guardium prevents leaks from databases, ensures the integrity of information, and automates compliance controls across heterogeneous environments. IBM Security Guardium can now mask sensitive data in Informix databases. IBM Security Guardium can now audit, and if necessary, close, any Informix connection, regardless of the connection protocol. Previously, IBM Security Guardium audited and closed only TCP connections.
After you set up the IBM Security Guardium server, you start the ifxguard utility to monitor connections to your Informix databases. You can set the logging mode and the number of worker threads to prevent heavy locking by editing the ifxguard configuration file. You can enable auditing and set the actions of the database server if the IBM Security Guardium server does not respond in the timeout period by setting the IFXGUARD configuration parameter in the onconfig file.
For more information, see Auditing with IBM Security Guardium.
Note: This description has been updated from what is currently published in the IBM Knowledge Center. The original feature description stated that the ability to use Guardium with Informix was new. Not true! Guardium has worked with Informix for many years, but the capabilities of Guardium with Informix were significantly increased with this release.