IBM Guardium and Oracle Audit Vault: Buyer's guide and reviews June 2019

Discover what real IT Central Station users think of database security solutions.

Consider the importance of your own mission-critical databases. Although databases are the repositories of the most valuable information assets in the enterprise, too many databases remain poorly protected in today's enterprises. To remedy this, you should look to invest in an effective database security solution.

But, as the market becomes increasingly saturated with different vendors all claiming their solution is the best, how can you be sure which one is right for your business?

IT Central Station put together a new, independent report based on real users' feedback. The 12-page document selected two leading solutions in the database security market and compiled a detailed and a direct comparison of both the offerings.

Rating the top database security solutions

IT Central Station outlined an initial 14 solution providers in their vendor directory and selected two standout database security solutions, IBM Guardium and Oracle Audit Vault, to compare in this buyer's guide.

The criteria used to evaluate the solutions consists of product reviews, ratings and comparisons to other solution providers. Each offering included in the report is accompanied by a sample of its customers, its top comparisons and some also have a breakdown of the industries and company size the majority of their reviewers originate from listed.

All the reviews included in the report have been posted in the 24 months prior to publication and are from real, authenticated users. These reviews are comprised from a selection of four key topic areas to ensure readers get an unbiased overview of each offering. These topic areas consist of the most valuable features of the solution, the improvements it made to the users' organisation, how the solution could be improved upon to and where relevant, its pricing, set up cost and licensing fee.


Based on tens of thousands of comparisons and dozens of bespoke reviews this short report offers unbiased feedback on the most widely used database security solutions in the marketplace today.