Varonis Enhances DatAdvantage

Varonis Systems introduced DatAdvantage 3.0

July 23, 2007

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NEW YORK -- Varonis Systems Inc., the foremost innovator and provider of comprehensive, actionable data governance solutions, today introduced DatAdvantage 3.0. This software-based system automates control of user-to-data access by computing and recommending access privileges based on business need. New features in DatAdvantage 3.0 include advanced search capabilities, enhanced scalability and more out-of-box reporting and auditing.

Most organizations can’t easily identify ownership, lineage and usage patterns of their critical data,” said Ted Friedman, research vice president at Gartner Inc. “Answers to questions like these need to be on hand for every audit and for ongoing data governance activities. These are very difficult questions to answer, both in the structured data world, but also for less-structured information. Companies know they must control the rightful use of data of all types, and seek approaches that offer greater visibility and control.”

The latest version of DatAdvantage offers significant enhancements in search, scalability and reporting. Key enhancements include:

Advanced Search

DatAdvantage provides users with an extremely granular audit record of user-to-data access activity. This record greatly expedites auditing, allowing IT operations personnel to conduct a data access analysis by filtering information based on individual or data set of interest and by a given action, time of day or IP address. Greatly expanded search capabilities now allow multiple conditions to be defined for a single inquiry. For instance, administrators can conduct a search to see all files deleted by a given user within sensitive data folders for a given point in time.Scalability

Varonis solutions collect and analyze vast amounts of access event information unobtrusively from file servers. The collection is performed by software called “probes,” which then forwards data to the Varonis analytics server. With the latest release, Varonis has tripled the number of file servers from which a single probe can gather access event data. The substantial increase in the probe-to-file-server ratio lets Varonis ensure that not only are an enterprise’s data governance needs served today, but with ample built-in scale to accommodate the file servers that will invariably be added in the future.

New Reports

DatAdvantage offers numerous out-of-box reports that detail user access, sensitive folder access, inactive data sets and inactive users, among others. With each version, Varonis adds more reports and customization options. This latest release features dashboards that show every file server’s data utilization statistics in graphical and table formats. For instance, data storage and archiving managers can see when a data set was created and the statistics for access. Data utilization reports can be generated daily or at chosen intervals for a given file server or servers.

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