Varonis to Release New Big Data Solution in March

Varonis Systems Inc., a provider of data governance solutions and metadata framework technology, is set to release a solution with Varonis DatAdvantage, DataPrivilege and IDU Classification Framework and HP IBRIX X9000 Storage Systems in March. The pairing of the Varonis solution with HP IBRIX X9000 will allow for greater visibility into permissions, safe removal of excessive permissions, detailed audit trails of files, data ownership identification, actionable intelligence on the location of sensitive data, and sensitive content analysis.

Organizations face an array of challenges in managing their data to ensure that the right people have access to the right data, according to Varonis. "People have a lot of trouble managing and protecting data," David Gibson, Varonis' director of strategy, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "Which of this information is sensitive and which of it is exposed, who does it belong to and how do we fix it and keep it fixed in an ongoing way? We provide the intelligence and the automation for companies to effectively do that."

With better management and protection of unstructured data, organizations are thus able to better support IT projects such as "entitlement reviews, compliance audits, data ownership identification, records management, domain and data migrations, consolidations, archiving and retention projects," Gibson notes.

One of the strengths of the Varonis solution is its ability to look at a variety of different platforms using the same interface. Organizations have huge amounts of data sitting on different platforms, including SharePoint, Exchange, NAS devices, file servers, UNIX servers, Windows servers, and others. "From a governance perspective, the interesting parts are the data, the containers that hold them, the people, and the groups that people are put in," Gibson explains. "And even though those things are different on all the platforms, we are able to unify them."

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