Navigating the patchwork of compliance regulations

Experts give three strategies that can help you meet the constantly changing data compliance regulations.


Secure your organization’s data

IBM Security Guardium Data Protection supports a modern, zero-trust approach to security. It discovers and classifies sensitive data from across the enterprise, providing real-time data activity monitoring and advanced user behavior analytics to help discover unusual activity around sensitive data.

Uncover regulated data in your data stores and use pre-built templates for regulations such as PCI DSS, SOX, HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA and many more, to streamline and automate compliance workflows.

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IBM Security Guardium Data Protection helps companies of all sizes addresses common data risk use cases

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Why Guardium

Customers realize value quickly with the full set of Guardium features

of customers realized value within 1 month of deploying Guardium Data Protection.

billion security events per day in 130+ countries monitored by IBM.

ROI reported by a customer with benefits of USD 5 million over three years.


Simplify regulatory compliance

Address security and privacy regulatory compliance with out-of-the-box and customizable policies, streamlined audit workflows and fast reporting.

Uncover internal and external threats

Discover and classify sensitive data, and monitor and audit data activity using advanced analytics and outlier detection.

Protect data across the hybrid multi-cloud

Enforce security policies in real time that protect data across the enterprise — for all data access, change control and user activities.

Enforce security policies in real time

Monitor security policies for sensitive data access, privileged user actions, change control, application user activities, and security exceptions.

Adjust to changes in your data environment

Rely on agile data protection that adjusts quickly when new users, platforms, and types of data are added. Scale to any size data protection effort.

Easy integration with multiple data stores

To safeguard sensitive data wherever it is stored, Guardium Data Protection can be integrated with other Guardium products, the IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog, IBM Cloud Pak®, and existing enterprise tools.

Use Guardium Data Protection with your choice of data sources


Protect databases and other structured data sources

Guardium Data Protection for Databases provides automated data discovery and classification, real-time activity monitoring, and machine learning analytics to discover unusual activity around sensitive data stored in databases, data warehouses, and other structured data environments. Supports data on IBM DB2, Oracle, Teradata, Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows, UNIX, Linux, AS/400 and z/OS, Hadoop NoSQL. It also supports key enterprise resource planning, CRP, and custom applications as well.

Big data

Protect big data and semi-structured data sources

Guardium Data Protection for Big Data detects unusual activity around sensitive data with real-time data monitoring and machine learning analytics. The solution learns user access patterns to detect suspicious activity, giving administrators the option to block access or quarantine users to defend against internal and external threats. Accelerate compliance workflows through pre-built regulation templates. Gain full visibility on data activity. Supports both Hadoop and NoSQL environments.


Protect files and other unstructured data sources

Guardium Data Protection for Files provides automated discovery and classification of unstructured data in files and file systems, including NAS, SharePoint, Windows, Unix and Linux to help you better understand and control unstructured data risks. Machine learning analytics detect unusual activity around sensitive data with intelligent access management and file activity monitoring across files and file systems.


Protect your mainframe data and z/OS database environments

Guardium Data Protection for z/OS enables you to deploy on-premise mainframes, including IBM z Systems® with data protection built in. Protects against threats by automating data discovery and classification, with real-time activity monitoring and machine learning analytics. Alerts are sent to SIEM solutions for correlating threats and streamlining response. You can also proactively assess vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in your DB2z, IMS and data sets.


Protect files stored on databases-as-a-service

Guardium Data Protection for Database Services is optimized to provide automated data discovery and classification, real-time activity monitoring, and machine learning analytics to sensitive data stored in database-as-a-service platforms and cloud-native platforms, such as IBM Cloud Pak® for Data. The solution supports databases consumed as a service from the cloud, including AWS RDS and Azure Database-Platform-as-a-Service.


Unified data protection across your hybrid AWS cloud environment

IBM Security Guardium Data Protection enables you to scale and innovate in AWS while safeguarding sensitive data. You will quickly achieve smarter, unified data protection across your hybrid AWS cloud environment to leverage a unified set of powerful security controls, including discovery and classification, vulnerability and risk assessments, real-time monitoring and alerting, security policy controls, advanced analytics, and integration across the security stack.

Integrate your tools for connected security

Guardium Data Protection and Guardium Insights integration

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.

Case studies

Multicloud flexibility

Evolving Your Data Security for the Hybrid Multicloud World

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Data security for the hybrid multicloud world

Learn how to protect modern and legacy data environments simultaneously by centralizing visibility and monitoring, employing advanced analytics, and orchestrating a collaborative response.

Proactive security

Behind the Shield with Westfield: Protecting Client Data with Proactive Security

See proactive security case study (03:12)

Protecting client data with proactive security

Westfield Insurance uses IBM Security Guardium, IBM Security QRadar, and IBM Security SOAR to support their customers and enable their business to grow.

Open-source data analytics

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Improving public safety using open-source data analytics

To bolster public contentment and safety, a government agency runs a flexible, scalable and secure open-source intelligence solution on an IBM LinuxONE server to rapidly analyze huge volumes of data.

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Next steps

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