Guardium Courses:

Guardium Vulnerability Assessment Demonstration

This video provides a short demonstration of Guardium Vulnerability Assessment v10. 

How to install GUI certificates in Guardium

This course contains a step by step guide for installing a Guardium GUI certificate signed by an internal organization certificate authority.

Finding vulnerabilities with Guardium Vulnerability Assessment

This course demonstrates how to use Guardium Vulnerability Assessment to locate various security risks in your environment.

Guardium database vulnerability assessment

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.

This lab environment reflects Guardium 10.5.

Franklin Almonte

Archiving Guardium Data

In this video, you learn how to configure the Guardium archive.

Tour Guardium on the Security Learning Academy

Join the IBM Security Learning Services team for an in-depth tour of the Security Learning Academy, with a focus on IBM Security Guardium course offerings. In this video, you will see how to navigate the platform, search the course catalog, enroll in a course, view your enrollments on your dashboard, create progress reports, and see how Security Learning Academy is integrated with IBM VIP Rewards for Security.

Deploying the external S-TAP on AWS EKS using the Guardium UI

This video demonstrates the process of deploying the Guardium external S-TAP on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) in order to monitor AWS cloud databases with Guardium.

Enabling IP-to-Hostname Aliasing

In this video, you learn how to enable IP-to-Hostname alias mapping.

Explore active threat analytics in Guardium 11

The IBM Guardium 11 active threat analytics dashboard shows potential security breach cases, based on the outlier mining process and on identified attack symptoms. In this video, you see how to use the dashboard to view cases, investigate them, and take action.

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.

Getting started with Guardium alerts

It is easy to use the predefined alerts in Guardium. In this course, you to learn about the different Guardium alert types and how to use them to monitor your Guardium ecosystem.

Getting started with Guardium policy actions

Policy actions are key components of Guardium polices and are critical to policy strategy and tuning. This interactive video introduces you to common blocking actions, alerting actions, and logging actions. It also includes general tips about using policy rule actions.

Franklin Almonte

Create, install, and update a Guardium policy

A policy is a key component of your data security strategy. To keep your data secure, you must implement rules that monitor, log, and control data.  In this course, you learn how to create, install, and modify IBM Security Guardium policies and policy rules that control data access.

This video is based on Guardium 11.2.


  • Create, install, and test a Guardium policy
  • Modify a Guardium policy and policy rule
  • Add rules to a Guardium policy
  • Test a reinstalled Guardium policy

Guardium 10.6 improved policy builder

Starting with version 10.6, 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.

Franklin Almonte

Guardium 11 risk spotter

IBM Guardium 11 introduces risk spotter, a semi-automatic process that hones in on the most risky users and the most risky databases. This dynamic risk assessment considers all risk factors, including but not limited to: outliers, vulnerability, volume of activities, access to sensitive data, type of commands (privileges). It scans unmonitored users and databases beyond your current policies to spot previously unmonitored risks, and it suggests proactive actions.

Guardium 11 smart assistant for compliance monitoring

In Guardium 11, the smart assistant for compliance monitoring helps you quickly configure monitoring for GDPR, PCI, SOX, and other security standards by automating policy installation and scheduling, populating policy groups, discovering sensitive data in your databases, and more.

Guardium 11 Smart Assistant: Industries and Applications demonstration

This video presents a deep dive with a Use Case and supporting screen shots showing how to use the functionality of Smart Assistant.  

Guardium Access, Exception, and Extrusion Policy Rules

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.

Guardium external S-TAP overview

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.

Guardium in AWS

In this video, you will see the steps to create an IBM Guardium instance in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Guardium in Azure

In this video, you will see how to set up an IBM Guardium instance in Microsoft Azure.

Guardium integration with Cloudera Distribution of Hadoop (CDH)

In this video, Leila Johannesen demonstrates a Guardium integration with Cloudera Distribution of Hadoop (CDH).

Guardium policy stacking

Organizations have many goals for monitoring data servers. These goals require many rules, some of which  apply to a broad set of data servers, and some of which might apply to only one or a few data servers.

In this video, you learn how to organize these rules into a series of policies to optimize maintainability.

Guardium Selective and Non-Selective Audit Policy

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.

Guardium Vulnerability Assessment for MongoDB

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.

Guardium Windows S-TAP performance and stability improvements v10

In this video, you will learn about some major performance improvements and stability improvements in the Guardium Windows S-TAP V10 series.

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 .

How to download a Guardium patch

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.

IBM Guardium 10.6 Multi-threading capability

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.

IBM Guardium S-GATE Policy

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 troubleshooting and Support

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

IBM Guardium: 10.1.3 Overview - Speed Compliance and Simplify Deployments

The video provides details on IBM Guardium release 10.1.3. This release helps to speed compliance and simplify deployments.

Installing and configuring S-TAP

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:

  • 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

Managing Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol Versions in IBM Guardium 10.1.4

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

Overview of the IBM Guardium User Interface

This course introduces  you to the Guardium interface and command line interface. You learn how to access common Guardium features and applications. You can use the Guardium command line interface (CLI) to automate and script functions that are frequently used. You learn how to search the CLI for commands and list applicable options.

In the lab, you explore the Guardium GUI and learn how to classify data in your database environment. You create a new classification policy that searches for credit card numbers and populates the Sensitive Objects group with the table name and column name for each detected incident. 

The lab environment reflects Guardium 10.5.

Franklin Almonte

PCI compliance quickstart with IBM Guardium

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.

Preventing and Reacting to Guardium Database Full Issues

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.

The Case of the Missing Guardium DB Users

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. 

Troubleshooting Missing Guardium Database User Problems

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.

Upgrading a Guardium appliance to version 11.0

The correct approach for upgrading Guardium depends on multiple factors, which include the version you are upgrading from, the hardware of your system, and any special partitioning requirements you might have. A common way to upgrade Guardium to the latest version is the upgrade patch method. Use an upgrade patch to upgrade all systems in a managed environment. The upgrade patch preserves all data and configurations with the exception of UI customizations due to a new UI architecture.

In this course, you learn how to plan a Guardium 11 upgrade, how to install the upgrade patch, and how to troubleshoot common installation failures.

Franklin Almonte

Use system alerts to monitor your Guardium environment

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.

Using IBM Guardium 10.1.4 for Cloud database service protection

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.

Using IBM Guardium APIs to Speed Deployment and Automate Repetitive Tasks

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, and modifying groups.

The lab environment reflects Guardium 10.5.

Franklin Almonte

Using the Flat Log Policy

Peak database traffic periods can overload monitoring solutions. The Guardium flat log policy provides a way to defer analysis and logging of traffic to off-peak periods. In this video series, you learn about the flat log policy and how it can help you avoid resource overload.

Windows S-TAP debug log changes from Guardium v10 to v11

In this video, you learn about the Windows S-TAP debug log changes that were implemented in Guardium versions 10 to 11.

Guardium and Resilient integration: Email Connector


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.