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Monitor data access and take action against threats

Guardium Data Protection for Databases 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, like AWS RDS and Azure Database-Platform-as-a-Service.

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How customers use it

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    Address data security challenges for cloud-native platforms


    Cloud-native platforms allow enterprises to spin up storage on demand; but this agility can come at a cost to data security and compliance concerns.


    Guardium Data Protection for Databases Services provides visibility into your cloud-native data platforms and databases-as-a-service, allowing you to monitor user access, enforce data governance and facilitate compliance auditing and reporting.

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    Analyze data and gain visibility


    Because data is constantly changing, moving and being accessed by new users, it can be difficult to understand what data you have, how it is being used and by whom. This can put your organization at risk from a security or compliance perspective.


    Guardium Data Protection automatically discovers critical data and uncovers risk, providing visibility into all transactions and protocols across your cloud-based platforms and users.

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    Protect sensitive data in the hybrid multicloud


    Insider threat and external attacks pose dangers to data, but traditional approaches can’t enforce separation of duties, recognize suspicious activity in real time or help you act. Compliance mandates and potential audits increase complexity.


    The solution enables complete protection for sensitive data via real-time monitoring, alerting, blocking and quarantining capabilities. These functions are extensible across hetergeneous environments and scale easily with your cloud deployments.

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    Adapt to changing environments and requirements


    Constantly expanding environments, new platforms, evolving compliance requirements and dynamic users make data protection a complex challenge.


    Guardium Data Protection seamlessly handles changes within your IT environment, enabling you to secure new data sources, expand your deployment or add new users. This flexible approach helps reduce costs while protecting your most critical assets.