IBM Guardium 10.6 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 and report. Additionally, the report is automatically generated from the query, rather than requiring an additional step. If the query is modified, the report is automatically regenerated when the query is saved.
In this set of exercises, you will create a query and report which show SQL commands. Then you will generate data to test the report and view the results.
- Create a query and report which shows SQL commands executed on a monitored database server
- Test the query and report, viewing the results
New in IBM Guardium 10.6, File Activity Monitor (FAM) adds a new feature to monitor and audit Microsoft SharePoint servers and network attached storage
In this Tech Talk, Shay Harel discusses several new IBM Guardium 10.6 enhancements that improve usability, core functionality and enable greater extensibility to new types of data environments. In the area of usability, there is a new policy builder user interface, as well as easier to use query report builder. There are new monitoring capabilities for Database as a Service. In addition, Guardium performance has been enhanced. Vulnerability assessment has improved accuracy and scan granularity. File access management with NAS and SharePoint enables consistent data protection across unstructured as well as structured data.
In this course, you learn how to monitor your Guardium environment with system alerts. You will see how to set up the Inactive S-TAPs Since alert.
Starting with version 10.6, IBM Guardium has a new policy builder. This builder incorporates many of the 10.x design features, including a format that presents configuration options as sections, and an intuitive, step-by-step guide to create and configure the policy.
- Describe the differences between the new and legacy user interfaces
- Create a policy that logs any attempt by a group of privileged users to run an INSERT command on a sensitive database table
- Generate data to test the policy
- View the results
The information in this Open Mic will help keep you out of trouble and possibly rescue you in the case of full appliance issues.
- First Response
- Getting to Root Cause
- Questions & Answers
In the follow-up to the Open Mic, John spends time answering audience questions on that and other topics.
- Reboot the appliance
- Issues with fixes
- The Discovery engine
- High CPU
In this video, you will learn how IBM Guardium supports monitoring capabilities for Database as a Service (DBaaS) and containerized databases, offering a consistent approach to data protection for on-premise and cloud environments.
Load balancing automatically allocates managed units to S-TAP agents
when new S-TAPs are installed and during fail-over when a managed unit
is unavailable. The load balancing application also dynamically
re-balances loaded or busy managed units by relocating S-TAP agents to
less-loaded managed units. These topics are discussed in this Open Mic.
In Guardium, when a database user name in a report is blank, the cause should be investigated by the Guardium administrator. In this course, you will learn various causes and solutions for missing DB USER information, illustrated with specific examples.
- Data-centric security approach
- Partnership with STEALTHbits
- Data Protection for Files, NAS, and SharePoint
- File Discovery, Entitlement, and Classification (FDEC)
- File Activity Monitoring (FAM)
New in IBM Guardium 10.6, alerts are sent when the system predicts that a
DB size or files on disk (/var) will reach 50% in the next 14 days.
Alerts detail the predicted size and the largest tables or files. Alerts
are also shown in the deployment health dashboard of the central
manager. In this course, you will see a quick overview of this feature
and then a deeper dive into the function and its architecture.
In this video, you will see the steps to create an IBM Guardium instance in Amazon Web Services (AWS).
In this video, you will learn about some major performance improvements and stability improvements in the Guardium Windows S-TAP V10 series.
In this video, you will see how to set up an IBM Guardium instance in Microsoft Azure.
This Open Mic covered different aspects of IBM Guardium certificates,
including the prerequisite for installing certificates, how to create
request certificates, converting certificates in the format that
Guardium supports, and the hierarchy of certificates.
Guardium 10.5 includes an ecosystem to extend and enhance your current Guardium deployment with new capabilities. Guardium apps are the centerpiece of the ecosystem, allowing you to augment and enrich your current Guardium system. You can create your own Guardium apps or download and install shared apps created by IBM, business partners, or other Guardium customers.
In this tech talk, John Haldeman from Information Insights will share his experiences using the Guardium Ecosystem and demonstrate how to:
- Create a Guardium app using the Software Development Kit (SDK)
- Deploy your app on your Guardium appliance
- Share your app on the IBM Guardium App Exchange
In this Open Mic video, Avi Walerius from Guardium Technical Support
discusses different aspects of appliance patches: differences between
patch types, advice on the health check patch, and best practices for
installing GPU patches.
The Guardium Installation Manager (GIM) allows you to install, upgrade, and manage agents on individual servers or groups of servers. In this course, you will learn about GIM deployment and usage, and includes GIM reports, registration and authentication, and troubleshooting. This is Part 2 of a two-part series.
MongoDB is a free and open-source cross-platform document-oriented database program. In this video, you will see a detailed demonstration of Guardium Vulnerability Assessment for MongoDB, including the process to set up and run the test, and what happens after you harden the database per recommendations from the assessment.
In Guardium, you may have a situation where the database user name in a report is blank, or there is a question mark, or may be a string of random characters. In this course, you will learn how to import the new missing DB user dashboard and use it to troubleshoot and take actions to resolve the problem.
Global enterprises are discovering the rigorous task of becoming GDPR compliant. IBM Security Guardium Analyzer can help with your GDPR impact assessment plan by answering the question of "Where is my GDPR- relevant data?" It enables you to efficiently identify risk associated with personal and sensitive personal data that falls under the GDPR.
- Analyze on-prem and cloud-based databases to find GDPR relevant data
- Use next generation data classification and vulnerability scanning
- Surface data exposures through dynamic dashboards; providing information, such as, the number of databases affected, severity breakdown, and geographic breakdown
- Take steps to minimize risk based on the information provided
In this course, you will become familiar with the IBM Guardium v10 user
and command line interfaces. You see how the Guardium user interface
allows easy access to commonly used features and applications. The
Guardium CLI allows you to automate and script frequently used
functions. You see how to search for commands and list applicable
In the hands-on lab, you will explore the interface and learn how to classify data in your database environment.
IBM Guardium version 10.6 introduces multi-threading capabilities to vulnerability assessment. With multi-threading, you can run vulnerability assessments in parallel, reducing completion time while more efficiently using CPU resources.
In this video series, you will see how to configure vulnerability assessment multi-threading.
In this course, you will create Guardium groups made up of different
users. You will also add some objects to a pre-defined built-in group.
In this video, you will learn some tips and tricks for keeping your Windows S-TAP up and running with fewer issues. You will investigate the following parameters and settings:
- SOFTWARE_TAP_HOST or TAP_IP
IBM Guardium v10.6 introduces session-level policy. This feature allows you to create policies that use database session information to make key decisions about actions, and makes Guardium database monitoring more efficient.
In this lab, you create and test a session-level policy.
A policy is a key component of data security. To keep your data secure, you must be able to implement rules on how data access is monitored, logged, and controlled. In this course, you will learn how to create, install, and update IBM Guardium policies
on data access.
In this video, you learn how to enable IP-to-Hostname alias mapping.
Peak database traffic periods can overload monitoring solutions. IBM Guardium flat log policy provides a way to defer analysis and logging of traffic to off-peak periods. In this video series, you will learn about flat log policy and how it can help you avoid resource overload.
The Guardium Installation Manager (GIM) allows you to install, upgrade, and manage agents on individual servers or groups of servers. In this course, you will learn about GIM Agent installation planning, installation steps and validation, and installation troubleshooting. This is Part 1 of a two-part series.
In this video, you learn how to configure the Guardium archive.
IBM Guardium provides powerful functions to monitor and control database access. IBM Guardium can terminate sessions performing suspicious database access commands, and even quarantine suspicious users.
In this lab, you will explore the session termination and quarantine functionality.
IBM Guardium policy rules fall into three categories:
- Access rules
- Extrusion rules
- Exception rules
In this video series, you learn about the three types of rules , what criteria and actions are associated with each type, and some of the uses for each type of rule.
- An apps ecosystem that enables integration of your own functionality into Guardium
- An expansion of file discovery and classification to more deployment models
- Updates to Vulnerability Assessment, including support for SAP HANA
- Enhanced integration to support Guardium Big Data Intelligence use cases
- Platform enhancements for currency, security, and manageability
- Guardium App Exchange (Ecosystem)
- File Access Monitoring (FAM) for SharePoint and NAS
- Platform / OS changes
- CyberArk integration
- Currency updates
- Sniffer updates
- Guardium Big Data Intelligence (GBDI) integration
- STAP, ATAP, and GIM updates
- Vulnerability Assessment (VA)
- IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT)
IBM 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.
|Appliance patch levels
||Auto stop services
|Purge periods||Policy tuning
||Database percent used
|Top database tables
||Aggregation / archive logs
|Disk & Database Health Analyzer
- Identify symptoms that indicate the Guardium database is getting full
- Describe possible reasons the database utilization increases
- Navigate through decision points to determine how to take preventive or corrective action
- Troubleshoot based on the scenario you are experiencing
- Prepare the required information to present to Guardium Technical Support, if needed
This IBM Guardium Open Mic discusses the following topics:
- How to tell if KTAP will install directly on a kernel version? (i.e how to use ktaposmatch)
- Options to build KTAP for unlisted kernel versions (flex_loading, and custom ktap build), including examples of each case, with GIM and non-GIM installs.
Guardium S-TAP is a lightweight software agent installed on database servers. S-TAP agents collect the data that are used by traffic reports, alerts, and visualizations. S-TAP agents also enact certain policy rules.
In this hands on exercise, you install the S-TAP agent using the Guardium Installation Manager (GIM) and the Guardium GUI.
During this Open Mic session, Carolina Leme from Guardium Level 2 support discusses user management and roles and responsibilities. The bookmarks in the video will take you to the following topics:
- Administrator responsibilities
- Root user
- GUI users
- CLI access
- Roles and permissions
Regular upkeep of your data security environment is required to keep the system aligned with the ever-changing IT environment, including new data servers, new uses of sensitive data, new users, and new applications. Organizations that use IBM Guardium for data security and compliance can take advantage of a rich set of APIs to automate processes and maintain the system in a more efficient manner.
In this course, you learn how Guardium APIs can speed deployment and automate repetitive tasks such as creating a datasource, updating users, or modifying groups.
Guardium Big Data Intelligence complements existing Guardium deployments with the ability to quickly integrate an optimized security data lake.
Part 1 covers architecture, reporting, and data retention.
IBM 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 30 minute course, you will clone a Guardium query. You will customize the fields and conditions of this query, then generate a report from this new query.
This video provides an example of installing a Guardium GPU patch; highlighting good practices and tips for the install.
When you create Guardium policies with multiple rules, you might want to ensure that processing does not stop when one rule is triggered.
In this hands-on lab, you investigate the Continue to Next Rule check box and how it affects policy processing.
The prerequisite for this course is basic knowledge of configuring IBM Guardium Policy.
IBM Guardium policies are powerful resources to monitor your data environment. However, due to the large amount of data activity in a database production environment, you must configure your policy carefully to filter out innocent traffic.In this course, you learn the differences between selective and non-selective audit policies.
IBM Guardium gathers a large amount of data about your database environment. Queries probe this data, while reports display this data in an easily viewable format.
In this lab, you will create a simple query and a report based on that query.
This hands-on lab is targeted towards Guardium users and administrators who create and maintain reports. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
IBM Guardium 10.1.4 introduces the capability for all managed units, agents, and clients to communicate by using Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol version 1.2. This capability enhances security in your data center.
In this series of three videos, you learn how to enable TLS1.2 in your IBM Guardium environment.
Duration: 15 minutes
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.
Guardium Data Security
policies help flag suspicious database activity and events.
In this lab, you create a policy with rules to flag events where a database user has failed at multiple attempts to login during a short duration of time.
This hands-on lab is targeted towards Guardium users and administrators who maintain database security policies. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Guardium 10.1.4 provides a new group builder application which provides powerful tools for populating group members and allows you to see which resources use a given group.
In this exercise, you learn to how to build and populate the Guardium groups.
This hands-on lab is targeted for IBM Guardium users and administrators who need create and maintain groups. The lab will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
With Guardium, you can set up rules that automatically terminate database sessions when Guardium detects improper data access, limiting the damage from hostile attacks on your database.
In this videos, you learn how to configure the S-TAP agent and create policy rules to take advantage of S-GATE functionality.
IBM Guardium provides tools to discover, classify, and build policies for files.
In this lab, you will use the quick search GUI window to find files that contain sensitive information, select a set of these files, and create a policy that monitors attempts to access these files.
This hands-on lab is targeted to IBM Guardium users and administrators who need to create policies to control access to files which contain sensitive information.
Guardium Data Security policies help flag
suspicious database activity. By configuring policy rules to ignore trusted database activity, you can reduce the load on the network and Guardium managed units.
In this lab, you create a policy with rules to discard trusted activity and to flag untrusted activity.
This hands-on lab is targeted towards Guardium users and administrators who maintain database security policies. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
In this video, you will see how to use specific Guardium GUI reports to check the data being logged on a Guardium Appliance .
This Guardium Open Mic discusses the usage of ATAP and EXIT. ATAP allows
interception of encrypted traffic at the database server application
level, and EXIT functionality makes it possible to intercept any traffic
while eliminating the need for loading the KTAP module into the kernel.
IBM Guardium 10.1.4 has new functionality to protect Oracle 11 databases that reside on Amazon AWS. In this video series, you will learn how to discover cloud databases. Then you will see how to classify and audit sensitive objects.
IBM Guardium provides tools for helping meet the requirements of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standard.
In this video series, you become familiar with Guardium features that pertain to the PCI data security standard. You see a demonstration of how the features are configured.
In this Tech Talk, Guardium experts provide an overview of what is new in Guardium 10.1.4, including enhancements in compliance, ease of use, agents, and platform.
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.
During this Tech Talk, Guardium experts discuss hints and tips for a successful upgrade to v10
This Open Mic discusses how to troubleshoot underlying problems causing you to receive Sniffer restart and High CPU correlation alerts.
IBM Guardium released an upgrade patch that allows you to upgrade your Central Manager, aggregators, and collectors from version 9.X to version 10.1.3. In this video series, you learn how to prepare your environment and apply the upgrade patch to your Central Manager and managed units.
Updating your Guardium environment is an important part of maintaining your site, and can provide new features and enhancements as well as fixing bugs. In this video series, you learn how to download a Guardium patch from IBM Fix Central and upload patch files to your Guardium environment.
In this Guardium Open Mic, the following topics are discussed: Shared Secrets, ID's and Passwords, Ports and Firewalls, Backups and Archives, Supportability Options
S-TAP and K-TAP are Guardium components that can intercept database communications between clients and the database server. This course includes the following materials:
- IBM Guardium: Linux S-TAP installation guidance
- Troubleshooting the Guardium S-TAP Verification Process
- How can a SLON capture be created on an InfoSphere Guardium Appliance
IBM Guardium uses data activity monitoring, file activity monitoring, and vulnerability assessment to help ensure the security, privacy, and integrity of your data. Guardium can be deployed on various cloud environments, including Amazon AWS EC2, Google, IBM SoftLayer, and Microsoft Azure. The following guides provide instructions you can use to deploy a Guardium instance in a specific cloud.
The Guardium Vulnerability Assessment application enables organizations to identify and address database vulnerabilities in a consistent and automated fashion. The assessment process in Guardium evaluates and recommends actions to improve the health of your database environment. In this demonstration, you learn how to configure and run a database vulnerability assessment.
The video provides details on IBM Guardium release 10.1.3. This release helps to speed compliance and simplify deployments.
The Guardium Vulnerability Assessment application enables organizations to identify and address database vulnerabilities in a consistent and automated fashion. The assessment process in Guardium evaluates and recommends actions to improve the health of your database environment. In this lab, you learn how to configure and run a database vulnerability assessment.
Using IBM Guardium, you can create policies to monitor access to unstructured data, such as that found in files, as well as structured data, such as that found in databases. In this lab, you learn how to create and install policies to monitor files. Then you modify the FAM policy and add a rule that prevents a group of users from copying a file.
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.
IBM Guardium version 10 includes functionality to monitor file activity. In this video, you will view the discovery and classification capabilities of the file activity monitoring tools and learn how to set up a blocking rule to prevent someone from deleting files in a directory as well as logging the attempt.
This course covers:
- How to capture must gathers from Guardium
- Collecting a guard_diag for a Guardium S-TAP installed on UNIX
- How to Upload Data to a Support Ticket (PMR)
- Using Guardium cli commands iptraf and tcpdump to troubleshoot network issues
Patching your Guardium installation is a periodic administrative task. In this video, you learn how to download a Guardium patch from IBM Fix Central, upload it to your IBM Guardim appliance, and use the API to install the patch.
Guardium processes large amounts of information about database access. In this video, you will learn to take steps to prevent your Guardium internal database filling up, troubleshoot when it is filling up and take action to reduce the space when needed.
This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a guide for deploying the Guardium solutions.
This book also provides a roadmap process for implementing an InfoSphere Guardium solution that is based on years of experience and best practices that were collected from various Guardium experts. We describe planning, installation, configuration, monitoring, and administrating an InfoSphere Guardium environment. We also describe use cases and how InfoSphere Guardium integrates with other IBM products.
This is a commercial course that is available through our training partners. Please follow the link below to enroll in this course.
Are you getting ready to administer database security policies? Learn how to configure Guardium to discover, classify, analyze, protect, and control access to sensitive data. You learn to perform vulnerability assessment, and how to monitor data and file activity. This course teaches you how to create reports, audits, alerts, metrics, and compliance oversight processes.
Database administrators, security administrators, security analysts, security technical architects, and professional services using IBM Guardium.
Before taking this course, make sure that you have the following skills:
- Working knowledge of SQL queries for IBM DB2 and other databases
- Working knowledge of UNIX commands
- Familiarity with data protection standards such as HIPAA and CPI
Click on this link to go to the IBM Training Website to find a training partner for this course.
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In this video, you will see how to set up IBM Guardium email alerts in an IBM Resilient incident response workflow using the Resilient Email Connector.
This video demonstrates the 5 different areas within the GDPR accelerator for IBM Guardium. The accelerator is used to implement and manage many of the processes you will need for GDPR compliance.
As a Guardium Administrator you will learn how to implement and manage data security solutions using IBM Guardium
These courses introduce you to basic Guardium concepts
These courses teach you how to deploy a central manager, aggregators, collectors, and S-TAP agents
These courses teach you how to configure Guardium
These courses teach you how to administer and patch a Guardium environment
These courses teach you how to gather information on basic Guardium issues and work with support to remediate them
Commercial courses cover a broad range of tasks that are described in the course summary of each course.
As a Guardium User you will learn how to configure Guardium resources to discover, harden, monitor, and protect your database environment