Facilitating secure hybrid cloud adoption with Guardium

Learn how IBM Security Guardium helps organizations expand data protection capabilities across hybrid/multi-cloud deployment models and take advantage of fast-paced innovation delivered through cloud-enabled services securely.

There is a fundamental shift in the way IT is providing services through modernized infrastructure and SecDevOps driven operational models. This shift, in turn, is affecting all the facets of application management, including the way organizations use and consume next-generation database management solutions.

Topics covered
  • Cloud trends
  • Database service use cases
  • Cloud journey
  • Data protection
  • External-TAP
  • Native logging
  • Streaming APIs
  • Considerations
  • Adoption
  • Guardium for database services

  • 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.

    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.

    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 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.

    Creating and populating Guardium groups

    Guardium 10.1.4 includes a new group builder application that  provides powerful tools you can use to add users to a group  and review  which resources use a given group. In this course, you learn to how to build and populate Guardium groups.

    Louis Fuka

    Create a Guardium policy from file activity discovery and classification results

    Guardium File Activity Monitoring provides tools to discover, classify, and build policies for files. In this lab, you 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 lab is useful for Guardium users and administrators who need to monitor access to files that contain sensitive information. The lab is based on Guardium version 10.5.

    Guardium 10.6 query-report builder

    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

    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

    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

    Deploying the Guardium S-TAP Agent

    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 lab, you install the S-TAP agent on a database server using the Guardium Installation Manager (GIM) and Guardium GUI.

    IBM Guardium Data Protection for Files, NAS, and SharePoint

    IBM Guardium Data Protection for Files discovers and classifies unstructured sensitive file repositories on various platforms, including Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Microsoft SharePoint. These videos cover:
    • Data-centric security approach
    • Partnership with STEALTHbits
    • Data Protection for Files, NAS, and SharePoint
    •  File Discovery, Entitlement, and Classification (FDEC)
    • File Activity Monitoring (FAM)

    Guardium session-level policy

    Starting with version 10.6, IBM Guardium features special policies that work at the session level. These policies are installed and processed before standard data-security policies, and respond to information that is available at the beginning of a database session. This feature allows quicker processing and response. In this lab, you create and test a session-level policy. 

    Franklin Almonte

    What's new in Guardium 10.6

    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.

    What's new in Guardium 11.0

    In this video, Shay Harel, Director of Data Security Engineering, explores the new features and updates in IBM Guardium v11. 

    Topics include:

    • Upgrade
    • Active threat analytics
    • Risk spotter
    • Policy analyzer
    • Smart Assistant
    • CyberArk integration
    • Data protection for files (Sharepoint and NAS)       
    • Vulnerability Assessment enhancements
    • External STAP with Kubernetes
    • Monitor DBaaS without STAP
    • New platform support database
    • Miscellaneous updates

    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.

    Creating a Guardium policy that ignores trusted user session database activity

    Guardium Data Security policies help flag suspicious database activity. When you configure 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 flag untrusted activity.

    The lab environment reflects Guardium 10.5.

    Guardium Full Appliance Issues - Detection, Root Cause, and Remediation

    The information in this Open Mic will help keep you out of trouble and possibly rescue you in the case of full appliance issues.


    • Introduction
    • Detection
    • 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
    • Vulnerabilities
    • The Discovery engine
    • High CPU

    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 v10 Enterprise Load Balancing

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    Guardium disk and database health analyzer

    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.

    Guardium in AWS

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

    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.

    Guardium in Azure

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

    Working with Guardium Certificates

    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.

    Build Your First Guardium App Using the New Ecosystem Technologies

    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

    Guardium appliance patching

    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.

    Guardium Installation Manager (GIM) Usage and Deployment Methods - Part 2

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    IBM Security Guardium Analyzer

    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. 

    In this course, you will learn how to:
    • 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

    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.

    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

    Tips and tricks to keep Windows S-TAP healthy

    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:

    • USE_TLS=1

    Create, install, and update a Guardium 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.

    Enabling IP-to-Hostname Aliasing

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

    IBM Guardium Flat Log Policy

    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.

    Guardium Installation Manager (GIM) Agent Installation - Part 1

    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.

    Archiving Guardium Data

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

    Using Guardium to quarantine database access

    IBM Guardium provides powerful functions you can use to monitor and control database access. Guardium can terminate sessions performing suspicious database access commands and even quarantine suspicious users. In this lab, you explore the session termination and quarantine functionality.

    The lab environment reflects Guardium 10.5.

    IBM 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.

    What's New in Guardium 10.5

    The IBM Security Guardium Data Protection v10.5 platform continues to evolve to support a wider variety of use cases, both by adding new functionality and by opening up the platform to support application integration.  In this tech talk, you will get an overview of the new and updated Guardium features, including:

    • 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

    Bookmarks in the video take you to the following topics:

    • 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)

    Creating an IBM Guardium report with drill-down capabilities

    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.

    IBM Guardium alerts: Database full troubleshooting

    If the IBM Guardium database utilization reaches capacity, this is a critical situation and operations will fail.  There are many reasons why this could happen, and it is important to review these causes to prevent this problem. It is also imperative that you are alerted when there is a problem.

    This course is a troubleshooting tool.  Depending on your situation, you will choose to take preventive steps to maintain the health of your Guardium environment and prevent this issue, or if you are experiencing symptoms your database is getting full, you will be guided through troubleshooting steps.

    Topics covered in this course:

    Appliance patch levels      
    Auto stop services  
    Alert notifications
    Purge periods Policy tuning
    Database percent used           
    Top database tables
    Aggregation / archive logs                          
    Disk & Database Health Analyzer                          
    Collectors S-TAPs


    • 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 

    Open Mic: How to Build Custom KTAP Linux STAP

    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 User Management

    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

    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, or modifying groups.

    Guardium Big Data Intelligence for Data Security Insights and Integration

    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.

    Part 2 takes a deeper look at the solution and its benefits, which includes: noise-reduction analytics, data integrations for enrichment and automation, workflow and orchestration, trusted connections, and Database User Entity Behavior Analytics.

    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

    Dos and Don'ts of Guardium GPU patch installation

    This video provides an example of installing a Guardium GPU patch; highlighting good practices and tips for the install.

    Guardium policy: Using the Continue to next rule functionality

    Guardium policies often have multiple rules. By default, after a rule is triggered, processing stops. If you do not want to stop processing after the first rule triggers, you must configure your policy to continue to the next rule. In this lab, you configure and test a policy to examine the continuation functionality.

    The lab environment reflects Guardium 10.5.

    Louis Fuka

    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.

    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

    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

    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.

    Detect database login failures with Guardium

    Guardium data security policies help flag suspicious database activity and events. In this virtual lab, you create a policy that will detect and alert on database login failures that occur multiple times over a short time period.

    Franklin Almonte

    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.

    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.

    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 .

    Guardium ATAP & EXIT functionality for database traffic collection

    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.

    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.

    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.

    What's new in Guardium 10.1.4

    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 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.

    Guardium Tech Talk: Hints and tips for a successful v10 upgrade

    During this Tech Talk, Guardium experts discuss hints and tips for a successful upgrade to v10

    IBM Guardium: Sniffer restart & High CPU correlation alerts

    This Open Mic discusses how to troubleshoot underlying problems causing you to receive Sniffer restart and High CPU correlation alerts.

    Upgrading IBM Guardium from V9.x to V10.1.3

    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.

    Guardium patching

    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.

    Is Your Guardium Environment Secure & Supportable?

    In this Guardium Open Mic, the following topics are discussed:  Shared Secrets, ID's and Passwords, Ports and Firewalls, Backups and Archives, Supportability Options

    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

    IBM Guardium Cloud Deployment Guides

    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.

    IBM Guardium: Running a 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 demonstration, you learn how to configure and run a database vulnerability assessment.

    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.

    Creating a IBM Guardium Policy to Log File Activity

    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.

    Using IBM Guardium to Create a File Activity Monitoring 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.

    File Activity Monitoring using IBM Guardium

    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.

    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

    How to download and install a Guardium patch

    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.

    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.

    Deployment Guide for InfoSphere Guardium

    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.

    IBM Guardium Foundations

    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.

    View enrollment options

    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.

    RSA Conference Presentation: Guardium GDPR Accelerator


    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.

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    Guardium Administrator

    As a Guardium Administrator you will learn how to implement and manage data security solutions using IBM Guardium

    Guardium Foundations

    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

    Commercial courses cover a broad range of tasks that are described in the course summary of each course.

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    Guardium User

    As a Guardium User you will learn how to configure Guardium resources to discover, harden, monitor, and protect your database environment

    Guardium Foundations

    These courses introduce you to basic Guardium concepts


    These courses teach you how to configure Guardium

    Vulnerability Assessment

    These courses teach you how to discover vulnerabilities in your data environment

    Commercial courses

    Commercial courses cover a broad range of tasks that are described in the course summary of each course.

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    Getting Started with Guardium

    This roadmap outlines fundamental courses that are intended for someone new to IBM Guardium who will focus on deployment. These courses describe the architecture, explain deployment options, and help you to deploy. This roadmap also introduces the how to apply upgrades to Guardium, and work with certificates. It discusses the Guardium installation management (GIM) agent and discusses S-TAP deployment to database servers, as well as using Guardium to manage a database hosted in Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure.


    These courses prepare the student to plan a Guardium deployment.


    These courses teach the student to deploy a Guardium environment.