Varonis Releases Version 5.8 of DatAdvantage to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Costs of Data Governance

Varonis Systems Inc., a data governance software provider, has released DatAdvantage 5.8, offering customers greater flexibility and management in data governance for unstructured and semi-structured data. With this release, organizations can more effectively audit and manage data access control, identify and classify data owners, and supervise entitlement and authorization processes.

Varonis DatAdvantage 5.8 introduces internally developed collectors that can run alongside or instead of Varonis probes running Microsoft SQL. These collectors can collect the information without an SQL server, making implementation easier, improving performance, and reducing overhead. “It is a great investment in our architecture, and it gives you more flexibility about where you can use SQL or not use SQL,” David Gibson, vice president of strategy at Varonis, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Incremental file walk, a new performance improvement in DatAdvantage 5.8, enables organizations to scan for permission changes only the files that have been accessed, thus increasing efficiency and reducing bandwidth. Customers of the latest release also receive a new management console, scheduler, and command life interface, making it easier to monitor the entire Varonis infrastructure through one interface.

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