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SecureSphere from Imperva in California is an enterprise application and file security suite, combining database and file security management and monitoring under its database and file security products with the SecureSphere Web Application Firewall, and provides total visibility through its management products (MX Management Server and Manager of Managers).https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/uh/XH/2Z9F7RFUQZQT.pngImperva ReviewThis is currently used as a database monitor to monitor activity in all of our critical databases. We monitor transactions, log activity, user activity, and all edits, adds, drops, inserts, etc.,Alerts when suspicious activity is detected Records all database transactions for analysis Determines activities in stored procedures,Alerts require a lot of tuning to get actionable intelligence Certain common encryption ciphers are incompatible with Imperva and have to be disabled at the server level Technical support is sometimes a little hard to work with,8,Allowed us to meet important compliance requirements. When protecting critical data, we can see exactly how it's being used and by whom. Licensing costs are very reasonable. It takes a fair amount of administration to use properly.,Symantec Endpoint Protection, Palo Alto Networks PA-3000 Series, Symantec Critical System ProtectionImp-erva is Imp-pressiveSecureSphere has been purchased mostly due to either a major concern around protecting web applications or adhering to PCI compliance. It provides great insight into web applications outside alerts and can be used not only by the security unit but the applications teams as well.,Alert Aggregation - Correlates different violations into perceived correlated attacks. Ease of deployment - as one of the only WAFs that allow bridge mode deployment, this can be deployed with without downtime and no Network Architecture modifications. If the need for proxy is required at a later time, Transparent Reverse Proxy can be deployed within seconds and minimal configuration. Custom Policies - Custom security policies are easy to configure. Reporting - There are a good amount of pre-configured reports available by default.,Attack Correlation Validation - This specific policy produces a lot of false positives as well as the SQL injection policies. Of course it is difficult to tell what a legitimate query is on a public facing web app. Profiling - I tend to spend more time than any other feature tuning the Web App Profiles. Plugins are used to help cope with this, but on extremely large web apps we are forced to turn off the profiling feature.,9,Meet compliance requirements - Check. Better Insight into web application - Absolutely great, checks all the traffic against RFC standards and will alert on common development mistakes that duplicate application traffic or provide attack vectors for potential attackers. Have had several issues blocking a customer without producing alerts, while it happened only one week out of 2 years of working with the devices, it did produce a lot of headaches.,ForeScout CounterACT, Juniper SRX, VMware ESXi
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Score 7.6 out of 101
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March 06, 2017

Imperva SecureSphere: "Imperva Review"

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This is currently used as a database monitor to monitor activity in all of our critical databases. We monitor transactions, log activity, user activity, and all edits, adds, drops, inserts, etc.
  • Alerts when suspicious activity is detected
  • Records all database transactions for analysis
  • Determines activities in stored procedures
  • Alerts require a lot of tuning to get actionable intelligence
  • Certain common encryption ciphers are incompatible with Imperva and have to be disabled at the server level
  • Technical support is sometimes a little hard to work with
Imperva is great to monitor when new users access a database and will monitor when there are unauthorized users or activity is occurring. Imperva is not well suited to interpret whether an activity is unauthorized or not. The administrator has to be familiar with what the organization determines as good or bad traffic.
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January 29, 2016

Imperva SecureSphere Review: "Imp-erva is Imp-pressive"

Score 9 out of 10
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SecureSphere has been purchased mostly due to either a major concern around protecting web applications or adhering to PCI compliance. It provides great insight into web applications outside alerts and can be used not only by the security unit but the applications teams as well.
  • Alert Aggregation - Correlates different violations into perceived correlated attacks.
  • Ease of deployment - as one of the only WAFs that allow bridge mode deployment, this can be deployed with without downtime and no Network Architecture modifications. If the need for proxy is required at a later time, Transparent Reverse Proxy can be deployed within seconds and minimal configuration.
  • Custom Policies - Custom security policies are easy to configure.
  • Reporting - There are a good amount of pre-configured reports available by default.
  • Attack Correlation Validation - This specific policy produces a lot of false positives as well as the SQL injection policies. Of course it is difficult to tell what a legitimate query is on a public facing web app.
  • Profiling - I tend to spend more time than any other feature tuning the Web App Profiles. Plugins are used to help cope with this, but on extremely large web apps we are forced to turn off the profiling feature.
If you are looking for a cheap product to meet the bare minimum requirements for PCI or any other compliance regulations, this is not the product. Also, the WAF portion only inspects on HTTP/HTTPS traffic which can be very limiting into other forms of web apps that utilize other protocols.

The HTTP/HTTPS inspection that it does do is very in depth and well worth the investment.
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SecureSphere from Imperva in California is an enterprise application and file security suite, combining database and file security management and monitoring under its database and file security products with the SecureSphere Web Application Firewall, and provides total visibility through its management products (MX Management Server and Manager of Managers).

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