Reporting

The courses in this category address creating Guardium reports.

Reporting Courses:

Identifying and resolving Guardium sniffer issues with the buffer usage report

This video goes over how to identify common problems using the buffer usage report, how to resolve those problems and other tips for sniffer health.

Guardium Query-Report Builder

Starting with version 10.6, Guardium has a new query and report builder. This builder incorporates many of the 10.x design features, including a format that presents configuration options as sections, as well as an intuitive, step-by-step guide to create and configure the query. The report is automatically generated from the query. If the query is modified, the report is automatically regenerated when the query is saved.

In the lab exercises, you create a query and report that shows SQL commands. Then you generate data to test the report and view the results.

Create Guardium reports with drill-down capabilities

Guardium contains a powerful tool that links related reports. Users can click report entries and view a list of other reports that provide more granular information related to the entry. In this lab, you create a drill-down report to extend the capabilities of existing reports. Then, you test your new report.

This lab environment reflects Guardium 10.5.

Franklin Almonte

IBM Guardium Distributed Reports

In this Open Mic, you will learn about IBM Guardium distributed reports. This Central Manager feature provides a way to automatically gather data from all or a subset of the Guardium managed units that are associated with this particular Central Manager. Distributed reports are designed to provide a high-level view, to correlate data from across data sources, and to summarize views of the data.

Clone a Guardium query and report

Guardium provides over 600 preconfigured reports. As well as being useful in themselves, these reports can serve as templates to create a report customized to your specific needs. This saves time and effort. In this course, you clone a Guardium query. Then, you customize the fields and conditions of this query and generate a report from the new query.

The lab environment reflects Guardium 10.5.

Lou Fuka


Create a Guardium File Activity Monitor dashboard and report

File activity monitoring (FAM) includes two major components. The first component discovers and classifies files stored in the file system, and the second component is the activity monitor. It extracts the security policy from the appliance and enforces it on file activity in real time. 


In this lab, you view the settings necessary to perform file access monitoring, create a dashboard and add a file entitlement report, and then perform some file operations to view how the FAM functionality reacts to changes.

Franklin Almonte, Guardium 10.5

Create a Guardium query and report

Guardium gathers a large amount of data about your database environment. You use reports and queries to learn the details of your data security environment. In this virtual lab, you create a dashboard, simple query, and report that is used to examine user data you generate.

The lab environment reflects Guardium 10.5.

Franklin Almonte

Guardium Open Mic: Using Buffer Usage Monitor Report & Sniffer Must-gather for Troubleshooting

Guardium technical support commonly analyzes the Buffer Usage Monitor Report & Sniffer must_gather to determine problems occurring with in the Guardium environment. This Open Mic explores those reports and information commonly analyzed.

How can I check if the correct data is being logged on my Guardium Appliance?

In this video, you will see how to use specific Guardium GUI reports to check the data being logged on a Guardium Appliance .

Using Guardium health tools

IBM Security Guardium provides deployment health tools to help you visualize and gather information about problems that affect the central manager, collectors, aggregators, S-TAP and GIM agents, and inspection engines. 

Different tools provide different views into the health of your Guardium deployment. Some tools, such as the Deployment Health topology view, show the data flow relationships between various components. Others, such as the Deployment Health table, provide insight into issues that affect numerous components across your deployment. Others, such as the Deployment Health dashboard provides charts that summarize data and allow you to drill down to explore issues in greater detail.

In this lab, you explore various Guardium deployment health tools. You search for common issues, such as resource availability, a problem with K-TAP loading, changes in S-TAP agents and inspection engines, or with version control of GIM and S-TAP agents.


File Activity Monitoring using Guardium

Guardium 10.x includes functionality you can use to monitor file activity. In this course, you view the discovery and classification capabilities of the file activity monitoring (FAM) tools and learn how to set up a blocking rule to prevent someone from deleting files in a directory and logs the attempt. You also learn how to create and install policies to monitor files.

Tech Day Replay: Guardium Insights

IBM Security Guardium Insights for IBM Cloud Pak for Security provides centralized views of your security data and risk-based alerts, so that you can view, investigate, apply data protection, and uncover hidden threats across your on-premises and cloud-based data sources.

In this course, delivered by Josh Klahn and Devan Shah, you learn more about this next generation approach to data security, including:

  • Guardium Insights demonstration and deep-dive with data security experts
  • Hands-on lab walk through
  • Hands-on lab
  • Live Q&A session



Exploring Guardium Insights

IBM Security Guardium Insights is a hybrid cloud data security hub that helps you improve visibility into user data activity and risk. Guardium Insights helps you protect data more efficiently, enhance information technology flexibility, and reduce operational costs as you embrace new business paradigms like moving data to the cloud. Guardium Insights helps reduce the cost and complexity related to collecting, managing, and retaining data security and compliance data. It provides new analytics to enhance threat investigations and it provides quick reporting functionality with custom or predefined reports. Risk scoring and alerting in Guardium Insights helps you prioritize your activities.

IBM Security Guardium Insights is a powerful tool that can help you secure your data. Simple to use, Guardium Insights allows you to set up connections to your data sources.

After your data sources are scanned, Guardium Insights provides this information to help you analyze data:

Data sources and users that are at risk. Anomalies that indicate events that are atypical.

Reports Activity that has been undertaken as a result of data analysis.

In this lab, you explore and familiarize yourself with the Guardium Insights GUI and a variety of features including:

  • Reporting
  • Risk-based analytics
  • Ticketing
  • Auditing
  • Groups

Duration: 30 minutes

franklin almonte

IBM Guardium Reporting and audit process

In this session from Virtual Master Skills University 2020, Bill Manty covers reporting in Guardium today: Custom queries,  reports, domains and compliance workflow , distributed reports, data marts, and how to enhance with a modern approach.

Getting started with Guardium Database Entitlement Reports

Employees in organizations need access to various assets to perform their job. Managing this access can be a challenge as requirements change. For example, new applications are added or existing users need additional access rights. This gets more complex when you collaborate with outside organizations  and you might not know who in the other organization needs access to your organization's resources and vice versa.

IBM Security Guardium can aid you with entitlement management. You can use Guardium Database Entitlement Reports to verify that users only have access to the appropriate data. Your IBM Security Guardium system includes predefined database entitlement reports for several database types. Database entitlement reports provide up-to-date snapshots of database users and access privileges.

In this lab, you learn how to prepare and run these reports to validate and ensure that users only have the privileges required to perform their duties.

Franklin Almonte


How to use Guardium reports to see how data is spread across tables

In this video, you will see how to use Guardium reports to show how data is spread across tables and across time.  This is important information to help prevent database full issues.

Demo: Integration of IBM Cloud Pak for Security with Guardium Insights

A walk through of integration between IBM Cloud Pak for Security "Cases" and Guardium Insights

  • Map a ticket in Guardium Insights to the “Cases” application and assign to a user
  • Allow SOC analyst to view and respond through the Cloud Pak for Security console