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Shape the future of IBM Security

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including the product roadmap, by submitting enhancement ideas that matter to you the most.

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Start by posting ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and vote for them if they matter to you,

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Guardium Data Encryption

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Add RADIUS Authentication for cli users

We are using local authentication for CLI access on appliance which is not secure. Due to this limitation, we had to share CLI password to all the teams who access the Guardium servers to provide operational support. Because of this we can’t tr...
8 months ago in Guardium Data Encryption 1 Future consideration

Allow CTE agent to properly handle Active Directory group names longer than 20 characters

It appears that CTE only checks the first 20 characters of the Active Directory group name when processing the GuardPoint policy. If there is more than one group with the same first 20 characters, it might not match the policy. In our case, the ne...
10 months ago in Guardium Data Encryption 2 Future consideration

Ignore symlink files when encrypting Guardpoints

We have another department that uses a product that creates a massive amount of symlink files within a folder that we encrypt. Each one of these logs an entry saying that CTE "skipped" the file, which is making for a lot of log entries on the prot...
over 1 year ago in Guardium Data Encryption 2 Functionality already exists

Agent Last Sync

As I get more agents connected to the DSM, it gets harder to track which ones are active. I would like to be able to run a report to find agents that haven't contacted a DSM recently. Ideally, it would include the data and time of last sync. The m...
over 1 year ago in Guardium Data Encryption 1 Not under consideration

Rename the Default_SQL_Symmetric_Key_Template to default_tokenization_Symetric_key

Since the Default_SQL_Symmetric_Key_Template is required to make the tokenization key functional name it as such.
over 1 year ago in Guardium Data Encryption 1 Not under consideration

LDAP (MSAD) support: Rather than using an internal user registry for Application Encryption

LDAP support: Rather than using an internal user registry that has to be regularly sync'd/maintained with an enterprise LDAP (such as MSAD), we require customers to manage authentication and access controls separately within our product. RBC needs...
almost 2 years ago in Guardium Data Encryption 0 Planned for future release

Technology/Platform support for Access Methods(BDT and Java Library) and GAE

Certain access methods (specifically Batch Data Transformation (BDT) tool and Java library API) need to be certified with and support a broader set of technologies/platforms, which also included our GAE encryption agent. +Severity: LIKELY SHOWSTOP...
almost 2 years ago in Guardium Data Encryption 0 Planned for future release

Need to be able to used multiple License file on DSM

TD has entitlements with IBM and some entitlements with another Vendor for the Thales solutions. Unfortunately only one license file can be used on the DSM. TD needs to have the solution allow them to use more than one license file on the DSM.
almost 2 years ago in Guardium Data Encryption 0 Not under consideration

IBM Guardium Database Encryption product signature is incorrect

Per official documentation (, IBM Guardium Database Encryption requires prerequisite software available from Vormetric. In o...
about 2 years ago in Guardium Data Encryption 0 Not under consideration