IBM Security Guardium
Wide visibility, compliance and protection throughout the data security lifecycle
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IBM Security® Guardium® is a family of data security software in the IBM Security portfolio that protects sensitive on-premises and cloud data.

Data security is everyone’s business

As digital transformation and cloud migration continues, so does your need for expanded data security. You’re faced with a wide spectrum of use cases in the complex data landscape—all of which make data security an even more pressing challenge. IBM Security Guardium is a data security solution that can adapt as the threat environment changes, providing complete visibility, compliance and protection throughout the data security lifecycle.

Guardium is a modern, scalable data security platform that is ready to meet the demands of today’s progressing environments. It protects sensitive and regulated data across multiple cloud environments while managing compliance obligations, discovering where sensitive data lives, encrypting and monitoring what’s important and reducing your risk while responding to threats.


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Why Guardium 406%

A Forrester study commissioned by IBM found a 406% ROI with benefits of USD 5.86 million over 3 years.

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Benefits Automate data discovery and classification

Enterprises are challenged with understanding where their data resides and whether it needs to be further protected. Guardium can discover, classify and catalog regulated structured and unstructured data residing on premises and in the cloud to uncover vulnerabilities.

Monitor activity and protect data

A fundamental challenge with data security is identifying who has access and what can they do. Enterprises need real-time activity monitoring for on-prem and cloud data sources, so mission-critical data remains protected. Guardium protects data with encryption, key management, real-time alerts, dynamic redaction, quarantining suspect IDs and more.

Speed up data compliance

Varying and often-changing compliance needs are a challenge. Guardium can speed compliance activities by using a simplified technical environment and prebuilt templates for regulations such as PCI DSS, SOX, HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA and many more that automate compliance workflows. This enables faster reporting, streamlined processes, reduced TCO and stronger compliance posture.

Understand risk and prioritize investigations

Your security analysts can quickly become overburdened with non-prioritized threats. Guardium provides advanced analytics and risk scoring to identify unknown threats. By integrating with major security tools, it enables your security analysts to prioritize and orchestrate responses across the SOC and ticketing systems.

Guardium products
IBM Security® Guardium® Insights Uncover data security risks in your hybrid cloud with risk scoring, centralized visibility, simple compliance enablement, advanced analytics, flexible deployment options and limitless scalability. Pair multiple Guardium portfolio products for best-in-class data security posture management. Strengthen data security and compliance
IBM Security® Guardium® Data Protection

Monitor data activity and accelerate compliance auditing and reporting for your data stored anywhere. Discover and classify data and data sources, monitor user activity and respond to threats in near real time.

Automate data protection
IBM Security® Guardium® Data Encryption

Encrypt sensitive data in all states and across environments: your files, databases and applications. Address data security and privacy regulations, and control encryption keys for cloud-based data.

Protect with powerful encryption
IBM Security® Discover and Classify

Rely on zero-trust based discovery and classification of sensitive and regulated data, wherever it resides—whether structured or unstructured, at rest or in motion—for visibility, context and insight into your data.

Gain greater visibility
IBM Security® Guardium® Vulnerability Assessment

Understand your security posture by scanning your data infrastructure to detect vulnerabilities, cyberthreats and security gaps.

Find vulnerabilities quickly
IBM Security® Guardium® Key Lifecycle Manager

Deliver centralized, secured key management with reduced costs and greater operational efficiency.

Simplify and automate encryption keys
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Resources The Need for Data Compliance in Today's Cloud Era

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2023 Cost of a Data Breach report key takeaways

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Cost of a Data Breach Report

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Gartner 2023 data security report

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KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Data Security Platforms

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