Database security offerings from Guardium will remain database agnostic despite what their competitors have argued.
IBM is scheduled to completely absorb Guardium into its Information Management software group sometime later this year where partners will be asked to sign up to IBMs Software ValueNet partner program. However, the database security vendor is not planning to simply disappear, nor will IBM completely absorb Guardium and squander Guardium's advantage in the marketplace. Said Phil Neray, vice president of security strategy at Guardium:
|"Our advantage over Oracle is our heterogeneous support so we are serious about maintaining that."|