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please add Kerberos as AuthenticationMethod for MS SQL Server DataDirect datasource


We have been using ntlm2java as authentication method for MS SQL Server DataDirect datasource. But, our security team informed us that ntlm uses password hashing and are not salted, as a result systems become vulnerable to brute force attacks. They are planning to disable ntlm soon on all servers & domain controller. In that case we won't be able to run VA and classification process, as currently ntlm is the only option supported by Guardium 11.3 & above.

The product that is supposed to provide data protection itself should not have security gaps.

Please add Kerberos as AuthenticationMethod for MS SQL Server DataDirect datasource. Please consider this as a urgent enhancement request.

  • Guest
  • Sep 24 2021
  • Not under consideration
  • Admin
    18 Mar 07:46pm

    Hello, we do not have plans to add support for this at this time. We understand the need for this, we will re-evaluate this request during our next release planning cycle. If you deem this to be an immediate and high priority requirement for you, please reach out to your account team to follow up.


    Data Security - Product Management

  • Admin
    4 Oct, 2021 03:16am

    Hello - thank you for your submission. We are looking into this request further, we will get back to you with our findings.


    Product Management Team

    IBM Data Security / Guardium

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