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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Akamai

Akamai is a well-established brand name with a great product. It meets and many time exceeds the needs for global content delivery and security management layer at the edge. Fine grain security tuning seems cumbersome as the definition of the app keeps changing. It also requires an investment of time for the setup which doesn't necessarily make sense for smaller scale scenarios. Some products offered by AWS, Azure or the Google Cloud can be more tightly integrated with cloud provider offerings thus easier to configure.
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IBM Security Guardium

The product integration is very bad on the SIEM platform. We also use IBM Qradar (the same product). While alerts can be sent successfully with Syslog, admin activities cannot be sent successfully. According to us, alert/query flexibility is very successful. Also, data masking is better at alerts, queries or reports. Due to its architecture, the management of all components is very efficient. Database vulnerability scanning with the same agent is also excellent
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Pros

Akamai

  • Edge caching with Akamai's CDN tools allow for offloading repetitive work from more expensive application servers
  • Akamai's DDOS protection services are amongst the most robust in the industry
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IBM Security Guardium

  • Safeguard sensitive client information and data.
  • Prevents leaks from databases to ensure the most secure knowledge and details our company has.
  • Easy-to-use features and a user-friendly platform for all levels of expertise.
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Cons

Akamai

  • Comparing releases - you have a facility to compare releases, which is good but is at a very granular level and I think the UI for this could be improved as it is essentially an XML text compare.
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IBM Security Guardium

  • GUI was very complex older than v10, it becomes a little bit easy to use, but the user interface should be developed to become easier.
  • The error logs are hard to understand. If there is an issue about any function, the error messages cannot be understand easily.
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Support

Akamai

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IBM Security Guardium

IBM Security Guardium 6.5
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In the last few years there has been slow and unsolved in support from IBM. Not only for IBM Guardium but also for other IBM products.
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Alternatives Considered

Akamai

I haven't had much experience with other CDNs and to be honest I haven't heard of many more other than Akamai which just goes to show which one is the most trusted and proves to be the best. There are others out there, such as CloudFlare, that claim to provide a similar service but there is always something missing that Akamai just already has.
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IBM Security Guardium

IBM is the only company that I have used. It is reliable and easy to use, I trust it and my company and employers do as well.
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Return on Investment

Akamai

  • Akamai RoI improved over a period of times since it comes with heavy costs, however global deliveries in over 100 counties and global web platforms usage helps improve RoI
  • With the complex UI challenges, ROI could be impacted negatively when you have to invest in operations and time.
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IBM Security Guardium

  • IBM Security Guardium helps you to be compliance ready like GDPR,SOX,PCI,vs. If you configure it correctly, you are ready to audit.
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Pricing Details

Akamai

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Security Guardium

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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