This database monitoring, auditing and protection appliance drew strong approval from its customers, rating very well across the board to earn the bronze. SecureSphere scored well in every criteria: granularity of access controls and integration with existing infrastructure, scalability and management, data protection, customer support and alerting and reporting. Respondents said they're getting their money's worth. SecureSphere assesses databases by profiling normal behavior in learning mode, and detects anomalous behavior based on that, as well as built-in and custom policies. It offers an enforcement capability, giving organizations the option to automatically block select unauthorized activities. In addition, its integrated IPS protects against attacks on known vulnerabilities in database platform and operating systems.
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