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Varonis Announces a New Solution for Mastering Big Data

February 21, 2012

NEW YORK, February 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

The Varonis(R) solution enables visibility, intelligence and control over the
information stored within file shares and HP IBRIX X9000 Storage Systems

Varonis Systems Inc [http://www.varonis.com ]., the leading provider of comprehensive
data governance software, today announced a solution with Varonis DatAdvantage,
DataPrivilege and IDU Classification Framework and HP IBRIX X9000 Storage Systems.
Customers now have access to Varonis data governance software automation and advanced
modular HP IBRIX X9000 storage infrastructure. The pairing enables comprehensive
visibility into user and group information from directory services, detailed data usage
audit trails, actionable intelligence about where sensitive data resides, safe removal of
excessive permissions, and data owner identification within a best-in-class scale-out NAS
infrastructure to support explosive data growth.

“With 80 percent of enterprise data unstructured (IDC) and residing in shared folders
on file servers and NAS devices, it’s never been more of an imperative for organizations
to have visibility and control over who has access to their critical data, who’s using
their access, who owns the data and which data is sensitive,” said David Gibson, Director
of Strategy for Varonis. “The Varonis solution paired with HP IBRIX gives organizations
the ability to identify their critical information and take immediate action to protect it
while reducing the resources required to manage it.”

Data governance solutions like DatAdvantage(R) and metadata frameworks such as the
Varonis(R) Metadata Framework
[http://www.varonis.com/products/data-classification-framework ](TM) are a cost-effective
way for organizations to better manage and protect their unstructured data by providing
actionable intelligence on access controls, content, and access activity. Organizations
can employ this metadata information to support IT initiatives such as entitlement
reviews, compliance audits, data ownership identification, records management, domain and
data migrations, consolidations, archiving and retention projects.

To see the Varonis and HP IBRIX solution in action, join Varonis on February 29 for a
live demo and webinar: “Become a NAS Genius” which will show attendees how to automate
data owner discovery, access control, and real-time auditing with the integrated solution
from Varonis and HP. The live webinar will feature Gibson and Ray Pang, HP Worldwide NAS
Product Line Marketing Manager, who will discuss best practices for:

        - Gaining visibility into your permissions (set in Active Directory(R),
          LDAP, SharePoint(R) and Exchange);
        - Obtaining a detailed audit trail of every file and e-mail touch on your
        - Receiving recommendations to reduce access permissions without affecting user
        - Identifying data owners so they can be directly involved in the management and
          protection of their data;
        - Getting sensitive content analysis so you can assess risk to your most
          critical data, allowing you to focus on high-priority areas for remediation.

Register for the webinar at http://go.varonis.com/l/7352/2012-02-16/5wqjw


Four types of metadata are critical for data governance:

        - User and Group Information - from Active Directory, LDAP, NIS, SharePoint,
        - Permissions and File System Information - knowing who can access what data in
          which containers
        - Access Activity - knowing which users do access what data, when and what
          they've done
        - Sensitive Content Indicators - knowing which files contain items of
          sensitivity and importance, and where they reside

The Varonis Metadata Framework(TM) non-intrusively collects this critical metadata,
generates metadata where existing metadata is lacking (e.g. its file system filters and
content inspection technologies), preprocesses it, normalizes it, analyzes it, stores it,
and presents it to IT administrators in an interactive, dynamic interface.


Varonis is the leader in unstructured and semi-structured data governance for file
systems, SharePoint and NAS devices, and Exchange servers. Named a “Cool Vendor” in Risk
Management and Compliance by Gartner and voted one of the “Fast 50 Reader Favorites” on
FastCompany.com, Varonis has more than 4,500 installations worldwide. Based on patented
technology and a highly accurate analytics engine, Varonis’ solutions give organizations
total visibility and control over their data, ensuring that only the right users have
access to the right data at all times. Varonis is headquartered in New York, with regional
offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

        Media Contact
        Paula Brici
        Eskenzi PR Ltd.


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