Guardium is to compliance and audit what a Cup is to Coffee. It is the perfect container to combine and maintain the ever-growing need to protect and monitor the sensitive data and transactions within an organization.
Guardium provides Real-time Database security and monitoring. It is a very robust solution that addresses today’s critical compliance, audit and security concerns across heterogeneous DB environments. This includes many facets of proactive data protection such as Vulnerability Assessments, monitoring of Privileged Users and critical tables to name just a few. The hardening tools can help prevent database leaks and increase the enforcement of strong company policies around Data access.
It allows for segregation of duties within an organization while keeping the people responsible for the overall protection of sensitive data and transactions on the same page. The tool can be managed by the Information Security team without involving members of the DBA team. This alone removes a tremendous conflict that exist when the DBA group is both responsible for enforcing and implementing security of the organizations valuable Data Assets.
For companies that are serious about the overall information Governance within their organization this is a tool worth the investment. If you are or have been recently engaged in a Guardium project or any Information Governance initiatives I would really like to hear what it is that you did and how you did it.