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Curious how Guardium compares? Get the details here. Compare modern data security

On June 8th, EMA and IBM discuss data security findings and Guardium Insights version 3.0.

Simple data security for a complex cloud world

Many cloud data sources come with security controls that only monitor that individual source. This fragments visibility, putting data privacy, security, and compliance at risk. With Guardium Insights, adapt and scale as multicloud environments change and grow by centralizing data security, reducing time to compliance, and understanding risky user behaviors across data sources to support a zero trust approach. Built on containerized architecture, Guardium Insights is a lightweight-but-powerful platform that can flexibly deploy wherever an organization needs - aligning to data security goals without hindering business objectives in the cloud.
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Accelerated Compliance

Automated compliance audit and reporting processes can help reduce hours spent preparing for and performing an audit by 75%.

Intelligent Action

Centralized data security visibility and advanced analytics help identify data risks faster and share insights across security teams, helping to reduce the likelihood of a data breach by 40%.

Deployable Anywhere

34% of organizations use two cloud sources. 11% use more than three. Guardium Insights, deployed in Kubernetes containers, can scale and adapt to match that growth.

Key Features

  • Centralized monitoring across the hybrid multicloud
  • Advanced analytics to identify, analyze, and score risks
  • Automated workflows and long-term storage to meet compliance
  • Modernized architecture for flexible deployment and scaling
  • Integration with mission critical security and IT tools
  • Fast reporting to understand trends and notify stakeholders

Common use cases

  • Centralize data security visibility


    In a hybrid multi-cloud environment, data multiplies at an exponential rate as new public and private cloud or on-premises databases are added to aide in business expansion or continued digital transformation. There needs to be a way to centralize visibility across the entire data estate.


    Guardium Insights can connect to Guardium Data Protection, AWS Kinesis, or Microsoft Azure to centralize structured and unstructured data across the hybrid cloud. In this video, learn how easy it is to connect—in this case to Guardium Data Protection—to achieve greater data visibility. This, in turn, helps deliver deeper insights, detect threats, and identify user behavioral patterns.

  • Build reports out-of-the-box


    In the case of an audit, breach, risk analysis, or other high-priority event, information must be compiled quickly and refreshed in near real-time. Many times, data security reports can take hours, due to technological limitations or data security data not being centralized within one platform.


    In this video, watch how easy it is to generate a self-service, out-of-the-box report in Guardium Insights—turning a task that can elsewhere take hours, into one that can be done in a matter of seconds. These templates are based on common reports organizations must run to notify stakeholders of changes, assist in achieving regulatory compliance, or maintain good data security hygiene.

  • Generate fully custom advanced reports


    Every organization is different and often times data security teams cannot solely rely on out-of-the-box reporting templates. Many times custom reports can take hours due to the significant amount of work that administrators must do to build out custom parameters, let alone run the report and schedule its distribution.


    This, too, can be accomplished quickly in Guardium Insights, taking only minutes to define custom parameters and filters. In this video, use the below timestamps to explore each step in the creation of a from-scratch report.

    0:00 - 1:42 – Name, tag, and set report range
    1:43 - 3:18 – Adjust report parameters
    3:19 - 5:51 – Advanced filters by users and groups
    5:52 - 8:01 – Create a new report from scratch

  • Give visibility across the SOC into data security issues


    Data security should be everyone’s business. With the cost of a data breach continuing to rise, siloes hindering security visibility across disparate teams, and an expanding threat landscape as hybrid cloud environments grow, it’s become imperative—yet difficult—to share data between data security teams and the greater security organization to help support a collaborative response to threats.


    A key function of Guardium Insights is its ability to integrate with IBM Cloud Pak for Security cases. Through this integration, a ticket created in Guardium Insights—i.e. a for large, unexpected data extraction by a user that does not typically access the involved database—can be mapped to Cloud Pak for Security and opened as a case within the platform, giving greater visibility to security analysts in the SOC. This helps boost collaboration by supporting cross-functional investigation and incident response. In this video, see how this integration is configured and tickets are shared.

  • Combat tool sprawl through integration


    Most organizations have disparate ticketing platforms and other relevant IT and security systems involved in data security operations, but struggle to find a way for them to work together more efficiently as they do not currently integrate well with one another.


    In a digitally transformative organization, there is surely an abundance of security point solutions. In this video, learn how Guardium Insights leverages REST APIs to share data security information with other security and data applications, helping to connect disparate tools and helping build a more cohesive data security strategy.

  • Integrating with common, critical security platforms


    Outside of general integrations, there are mission critical security platforms that data security tools must communicate with, such as Splunk. This must be done quickly and easily to ensure data security data is properly shared.


    Certainly, one important aspect of Guardium Insights is its ability to integrate with the rest of the Security portfolio—from the IBM Cloud Pak for Security SOC to the IBM Security Qradar SIEM. But there are other tools in our customers’ security stack, and one that is often used in the quest for greater data security control is Splunk. In this video, watch how Guardium Insights can quickly integrate with Splunk to share critical data security event data.