IBM Security Guardium Insights
Automate and streamline your journey to data security and compliance with software that protects your data, wherever it lives
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Data compliance or data security? You don’t have to choose.

The IBM Security® Guardium® Insights data security platform allows any enterprise to quickly address its data security and compliance needs. Robust capabilities help enterprises incorporate the automation of compliance policy enforcement and centralize data activity from multiple clouds. This enhances visibility to achieve a consolidated view of how critical data is being accessed and used across hybrid environments. 

Designed for data security specialists

Guardium Insights is designed to provide data security specialists with a centralized hub where they can retain monitored data for compliance or analytic purposes for as long as they need to. With best-in-class features such as automated compliance, auditing, reporting and near real-time monitoring, Guardium Insights can help users meet data compliance regulations with a reduction in audit prep time. Guardium Insights can complement and enhance existing IBM Security® Guardium® Data Protection deployments or be installed on its own to help protect customer data and sensitive information, and solve data compliance and cloud data activity monitoring challenges.


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19+ data sources are directly monitored by Guardium Insights.

Monitor sources across your multicloud environment

8 preconfigured compliance templates position your information security to meet the most rigorous security standards and compliance requirements.

Compliance monitoring for GDPR, CCPA, PCI DSS, SOX, PHI and more
Accelerated compliance Access preconfigured and advanced compliance capabilities and workflows that allow your enterprise to quickly address its compliance needs.

Faster, intelligent action Strengthen your risk management by using the risk engine to reduce noise and exclude non-critical assets from your reports. Advanced analytics help you understand the broader story, identify data risks and threat patterns, enable immediate action against data breaches, and keep all stakeholders informed.

SOC integration to improve ROI Enable easy integration with open architecture to deliver connected, automated data security. Quickly integrate with other IT and security tools—such as Splunk and ServiceNow—to share enriched, contextual data security and compliance insights across teams.

Centralized visibility Monitor and analyze activity across 18 cloud environments that provide a consolidated view of how critical data is being accessed and used across your hybrid multicloud. See data sources directly monitored by Guardium Insights
Being able to scan for threats and monitor data in real time strengthens our security posture by great margins. Maria Coulter Full Stack Engineer NexusTek Read the review
Integrate with Guardium Data Protection

IBM Security Guardium provides a data security and compliance solution designed to help clients locate, classify, and take action to protect sensitive data residing on premises and in the cloud. By integrating Guardium Data Protection and Guardium Insights, you can streamline your architecture, increase agility and improve response to threats and business requirements, all while supporting your specific business needs.

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Learn more about features of the modern data security solution built to adapt to changing environments, connect to critical IT and security tools, streamline compliance and audit processes, and intelligently respond to data threats. 

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Guardium products 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.

IBM Security® Discover and Classify

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

IBM Security® Guardium® Data Encryption

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

IBM Security® Guardium® Key Lifecycle Manager

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

IBM Security® Guardium® Vulnerability Assessment

Scan your data to detect vulnerabilities, threats and security gaps to help safeguard your data.

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Frequently asked questions

Find the answers to some frequently asked questions. For more information, contact an IBM representative.

Are any other offerings needed to use Guardium Insights?

Guardium Insights supports IBM Security Guardium Data Protection and database-as-a-service (DBaaS) environments. It supports IBM Security Guardium Data Protection for Databases (v11.x), IBM Security Guardium Data Protection for Data Warehouses and IBM Security Guardium Data Protection for Big Data. For DBaaS, Guardium Insights supports Amazon AWS Kinesis (PostgreSQL) and other environments. Contact IBM to learn more.


Does Guardium Insights have any prerequisites?

To deploy Guardium Insights, customers must first deploy Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform.

For database as a service (DBaaS), can I stream my data security and compliance data directly into Guardium Insights?

Yes, you can stream data directly from DBaaS sources right to the Guardium Insights hub.

What DBaaS sources does Guardium Insights support?

Guardium Insights supports a variety of private and public cloud DBaaS sources, including AWS and Microsoft Azure and other providers. To learn more, please contact your IBM representative, your IBM Business Partner, or contact IBM directly.

What is the recommended environment needed to run Guardium Insights?

Specific requirements will vary based on your environment. To learn more, please contact your IBM representative or contact IBM directly.

Does Guardium Insights help address regulatory compliance and security standards?

Guardium Insights helps to address non-compliance for some of the most rigorous data compliance standards, data privacy laws , and personally identifiable information (PII) mandates, including:

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), PCI, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), DSS, SOX, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability act (HIPAA).

Does Guardium Insights implement data governance?

Guardium Insights is a powerful tool to have in your data governance arsenal—but it does not implement data governance. Data security is about protecting data from external and internal threats, whereas data governance focuses on ensuring effective data management and compliance with data-related policies and regulations within an organization. Both concepts are essential components of a comprehensive data management strategy.

Does Guardium Insights enhance or replace management systems?

Guardium Insights is a comprehensive data security platform—and is a complement to any organization's data management strategy.

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