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Data protection solutions

Data protection platform

Take a smarter, more adaptive approach to protect critical databases, files and more with a comprehensive data security platform. Discover where your data is most at risk across your IT environments, gain contextual insights and analytics, and take action to monitor, protect and mitigate issues.

Data security services

Transform your cybersecurity strategy. Using data security technologies and expertise, IBM security experts can help you discover, protect and monitor your most sensitive data, wherever it resides.

Data privacy

Address compliance with privacy mandates, build trust with your stakeholders, and stand out from your competitors as data privacy concerns continue to drive new regulations.

Cloud data security

Protect your enterprise hybrid cloud environment confidently with a cohesive security program, from strategy to threat containment.

Encryption and cryptography for data protection

Retain full control of your organization’s sensitive data that is accessed, stored and transmitted by other parties with a combination of technologies and expertise from IBM and our Business Partners.

Protect critical data

Tap into the five key practices of our comprehensive approach to critical data protection, from discovery to monitoring.

A market leader in data security

KuppingerCole ranks IBM® Guardium® a leader in all categories in Leadership Compass.


Data provides a critical foundation for every operation of your organization. Protecting and using it securely is central to a zero trust strategy.

Unfortunately, cybercriminals also see the value of data and seek to exploit security vulnerabilities to put your information at risk. Data security solutions, whether on premises or in hybrid cloud environments, help you gain greater visibility and insights to investigate and remediate threats, and enforce real-time controls and compliance.

Solving your most complex data security challenges

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Discover data security vulnerabilities in real time

Does your security team know where your critical data resides and who has access to it? The key steps in protecting sensitive data include automating visibility, controlling access policies and implementing ongoing monitoring to discover vulnerabilities and risks before they become breaches.

Protect critical data with secure solutions

What valuable data is at risk in organizations like yours? Personally identifiable information, personal health information, payment card information, intellectual property and more. An integrated suite of capabilities can tackle cybersecurity gaps in on-premises or hybrid cloud deployments.

Help simplify compliance with regulations

Addressing the growing number of privacy mandates is difficult enough; keeping up with reporting can be another hardship for your team. Simplify the process with automation, analytics and activity monitoring.

IBM Cloud Pak® for Security

Integrate security tools to gain insights into threats across hybrid cloud environments.

Improving public safety through large-scale, open-source data analytics

A government agency sought to turn social media information into actionable insights to better understand the population it serves. IBM Security™ and IBM Business Partners built a flexible, scalable and secure open-source intelligence solutions to rapidly analyze huge volumes of data.


Gartner Report on five technologies to operationalize privacy

In preparing for various privacy regulations, security and risk management leaders can find a set of balanced controls for privacy and security in the implementation of five key technologies.

Best practices for data encryption and key management

Understand data security trends, challenges and best practices in this hybrid cloud world.

Five common data security pitfalls

Data breaches are growing. Do you know how to avoid the top data security pitfalls?

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