Database security vendor Guardium's SQL Guard is a network-based data access security appliance focused on deterring unauthorized access to critical data residing in corporate relational databases.
The product provides visibility into the activity of all internal and external users of distributed, relational databases. The product's application functionality extends from database access security to access policy, intrusion detection, compliance reporting, auditing and data transaction archiving and analysis.
The SQL Guard appliance is positioned outside the database and does not degrade network, application or database performance by siphoning off CPU cycles from servers, or introducing latency into database queries.
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