Privacy Advisor

Guardium, Inc. Joins Data Governance Council Formed By IBM

December 1, 2005

Guardium, Inc., a leading provider of database security, audit and compliance solutions, has joined the Data Governance Council, a group formed by IBM along with dozens of leading corporations, institutions and technology solution providers.

The Council is working to redefine the management of data governance policy, the impact of policy on business processes and practices, and the enforcement of IT infrastructure, information management and organizational behavior. Council members are collaborating on ways to address these issues using IBM and business partner solutions and concepts.

"Nowadays, companies store information inside technology silos such as databases, storage arrays and content management systems," said Steven Adler, chair of the Data Governance Council and program director for IBM Data Governance Solutions. "To achieve success, organizations must provide employees, partners and customers continuous access to the critical information, especially when more and more companies do business online. The Council is working to find ways to manage and control access to this information without interrupting the business or compromising data integrity."

Based in Waltham, Mass., Guardium addresses the growing need to provide database security, auditing and compliance solutions that were previously unavailable, costly or impractical. The company fills the gap by delivering products that allow organizations to manage the complexities of auditing and protecting databases.

"We are very pleased to help drive the industry forward through the Data Governance Council," said Roy Barr, Guardium's director of business development. "There is great synergy between the Council's efforts and Guardium's ability to help customers continuously monitor, audit and control database access activity throughout the entire enterprise. Guardium's technology helps simplify and automate adherence to corporate governance initiatives."