According to enterprise users on reviews website IT Central Station, important criteria to consider when choosing a database security solution include customization capabilities, reporting features, database discovery, vulnerability management, and database auditing, among others. Here's how IBM Guardium and Imperva SecureSphere Database Security stack up.Ranked as the number one database security solution among IT Central Station users, IBM Guardium is most frequently compared to Imperva SecureSphere Database Security, a pairing that constitutes 32 percent of comparisons between IBM Guardium and its competitors. Imperva SecureSphere Database Security ranks as the number two solution, and 35 percent of its comparisons are to IBM Guardium.Here's what enterprise users of these products say are the pros and cons of each solution.IBM GuardiumValue to my organization:The database activity monitoring and firewall features of Guardium address our database security requirements. The combination of policies, alerts, baselines, reports, and query rewrite functions are easy to use and provide enough room for customization. \u2014 Farhan T., Information Security Analyst at a government agencyRoom for improvement:When pointing to areas that could be improved in IBM Guardium, Farhan T. emphasizes the backend database capabilities, writing that it \u201crequires improvement for faster searching,\u201d which would \u201cmake it easier for analysts to investigate older data.\u201dValuable features:Monitors database activities of end users who are connected to databases (DBAs and developers)Classifies critical objects on the databasesDiscovers databases on your networkFinds vulnerabilities of your databasesBlocks critical activities\u2014 Adem \u00c7., Database Security Specialist at a tech services companyHow IBM addresses improvements:Some improvements were needed in version 9.6, those are covered in version 10 already. If we face any issues or bugs in the product IBM provides the patch on that.\u2014 Harish K., Senior System Administrator at a financial services firmRead more IBM Guardium reviews by IT Central Station users.Imperva SecureSphere Database SecurityMost valuable feature:The most valuable feature of this product is vulnerability management since you don\u2019t need to run different scans by logging into different databases. Everything can be done and monitored through the centralized console by a few clicks and without any hassle.\u2014 A Senior Analyst at a financial services firmDatabase auditing capabilities:Database auditing has become simple and easy, releasing storage previously used for native database audit processes. We found new patterns of database users' behaviour and corrected some user authorizations.\u2014 A Senior System Engineer at a financial services firmRoom for improvement:SecureSphere activity log can be used with Imperva CounterBreach, in an effort to \u00a0protect enterprise data from theft and loss caused. Since such is core to its function, I would like to see future versions to integrate such options.\u00a0\u2014 Darren C., Operator at HalliburtonI would like to see a better web management console; the UI is not very intuitive, unless you really know what you\u2019re doing. And scan error details should be readable from the web console, instead of running Unix commands on the backend server to view detailed logs.\u2014 Sudarshan N., Senior Database Administrator at a media companyRead more Imperva SecureSphere Database Security reviews and database security reviews by IT Central Station users.