Varonis Rolls Out Data Classification Framework

IDU Data Classification Framework uses meta-data layer to determine which directories are of most interest or at greatest risk

October 16, 2009

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NEW YORK " October 13, 2009

News Facts

  • Varonis Systems Inc. (, the leader in unstructured data governance, today announced the availability of its Intelligent Data Use (IDU) Data Classification Framework, which produces actionable results dramatically faster than conventional data classification approaches by uniting data classification technology with a unique meta-data layer to guide searches for files containing sensitive information.

    • Instead of looking at every file in a linear manner, the Varonis IDU Data Classification Framework uses its meta-data layer to determine which directories are of most interest or at greatest risk and then prioritizes its searches for sensitive data starting there.

    • The Varonis meta-data layer provides critical context and intelligence about who can access certain data, who has accessed it, who the data owners are and whose access should be revoked. This context allows businesses to hone-in on sensitive information that is most at risk or most relevant and take immediate action.

    • Unique benefits of the Varonis IDU Data Classification Framework include:

      -- Intelligent Crawls " Rather than looking at every file in a linear manner, Varonis crawls the most critical data first, such as data with overly permissive access or data that has been unused for a lengthy period of time.

      -- Incremental Crawl Efficiency " Varonis maintains a short-list of which data has been changed or newly added, so incremental crawls are highly efficient and do not require a complete rescan of all files.

    • The data classification capabilities added to Varonis' existing data governance framework allow data classification results to be accessed in the user interface and reports of Varonis' flagship product DatAdvantage.

    • The Varonis IDU Data Classification Framework includes its own data classification engine that can search for key words, phrases and regular expressions, offering organizations a complete solution. It can also integrate with data classification engines that are already in place, providing end users with the flexibility to easily incorporate Varonis into their existing environment.

    • The solution will be generally available in October. The list price for 100 users is $8,239.

    • More information about Varonis' IDU Data Classification Framework can be found here.

    • A slide tour with Raphael Reich, senior director of marketing for Varonis, discussing the business benefits of a data classification solution that prompts actionable results can be found here.

      QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO YAKI FAITELSON, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF VARONIS "Finding and protecting sensitive unstructured data is critical for every organization. The challenge has been that data classification technology takes a long time to scan data and its results are not actionable. With Varonis, organizations can quickly classify their data and have the context needed to take action. This saves precious time and money while better protecting data."

      QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO SALLY HUDSON, RESEARCH DIRECTOR, SECURITY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OF IDC "Organizations are struggling to keep pace with the data access and protection requirements of their growing unstructured business data. To help streamline the process, businesses are looking to solutions with data classification capabilities so they can identify and focus on their most critical data. By offering the intelligence to know which data is of most interest or at greatest risk, Varonis gives businesses a powerful tool to classify data, manage who has access to it and know whose privileges should be revoked."

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