IBM on Monday will roll out a new installment of data breach and fraud protection software acquired via the 2009 acquisition of Guardium.
The software, InfoSphere Guardium 8, monitors structured data and application usage in the enterprise and sends alerts on unusual behavior. IBM is hoping that InfoSphere Guardium 8 garners enterprise interest since it plugs into ERP, accounting, CRM and other key corporate systems. The software is designed to thwart data breaches with fraud protection for SAP systems and protection for Microsoft SharePoint files.
IBM announced the Guardium acquisition in late 2009. The plan at the time was to integrate Guardium's products into its Information Management Software products and use its analytics consultants to sell the application. Guardium software monitors the databases attached to key corporate systems such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP and business intelligence systems. Big Blue has moved to integrate Guardium's software with its software applications ranging from Informix to Cognos to Tivoli.
According to IBM, the new features in InfoSphere Guardium 8 includes:
Better fraud protection for SAP systems. Guardium 8 will allow for real-time monitoring of users at the app layer as well as admin and contractor behavior.
SharePoint files. Guardium 8 will add real-time controls spot unauthorized access to SharePoint repositories.
Mainframe support. Guardium 8 will capture transactions on the mainframe without a performance hit. This feature is a no-brainer since IBM is a mainframe giant. Along those same lines, Guardium 8 is now integrated with Tivoli.
Regulatory templates have been added for Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA as well as other compliance headaches.