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Varonis Brings Data Governance To Microsoft SharePoint

DatAdvantage for SharePoint provides visibility into SharePoint permissions and data access, recommendations for whose access should be revoked, and scalable auditing across multiple sites
NEW YORK " May 11, 2009 NEWS FACTS
  • Varonis Systems Inc. (http://www.varonis.com), the leader in unstructured data governance, today announced DatAdvantage for SharePoint, which extends support to Microsoft SharePoint environments.
  • Varonis DatAdvantage provides total visibility into SharePoint permissions and data access, recommendations for whose access should be revoked and scalable auditing across multiple sites without impacting performance. Specifically, the product enables: -- Complete Visibility " DatAdvantage provides SharePoint administrators with complete visibility into user data access permissions across multiple sites so they can troubleshoot access problems and ensure access to data aligns with business needs. -- Least Privilege Access " Varonis' software eases the administrator's task to protect data within SharePoint by providing intelligent recommendations about whose data access rights should be revoked. -- Scalable Auditing " DatAdvantage enhances SharePoint's current auditing capabilities by providing scalable auditing across multiple sites that can capture users' data access patterns without impacting server performance or generating large volumes of cryptic details. -- Smart Data Migration " Determining which source data on file systems and network attached storage (NAS) devices should be imported into SharePoint environments, and appropriate access permissions, is essential to better protect data. DatAdvantage helps identify data owners, provides intelligence on business data and enables comprehensive visibility into data permissions both within and outside of SharePoint.
  • Over 500 organizations spanning across various industries " including energy, retail, financial, media, healthcare, legal and manufacturing " have deployed Varonis' data governance solutions. In addition to SharePoint, Varonis currently supports enterprises with Microsoft Windows Server, EMC and Network Appliance NAS devices, and Unix/Linux file systems.
  • DatAdvantage for SharePoint will be generally available in June 2009.
  • Visit Varonis in booth number 230 at Microsoft Tech:Ed taking place in Los Angeles from May 11 to May 15.

    QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO YAKI FAITELSON, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF VARONIS "Securing business data in Microsoft SharePoint is as important as it is in Windows and Unix file system environments, but even more challenging because of significant access control complexity and the rapid proliferation of SharePoint. With this product, Varonis has leveraged its vast file system protection expertise to bring comprehensive auditing and least privilege access guidance to SharePoint data use. We're very proud to be uniquely delivering SharePoint data governance."

    QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO JOHN ANDERSON, VICE PRESIDENT FOR MCLAGAN "When it comes to permissions and auditing access to data, SharePoint has all the challenges of Windows file servers, if not more. We are eagerly anticipating the new Varonis DatAdvantage for SharePoint, given our experience with DatAdvantage."

    QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO ARTHUR J. HEDGE III, PRESIDENT FOR CASTLE VENTURES LLC "In my practice I have helped a lot of clients leverage the benefits of SharePoint and I can say that managing access control is by far one of the biggest challenges in getting the most from a SharePoint implementation. With the advent of Varonis DatAdvantage, I can go to every customer and say that an organization-wide SharePoint implementation is possible because I have the way to secure and protect your SharePoint data."

    QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO BRIAN BABINEAU, SENIOR ANALYST FOR ENTERPRISE STRATEGY GROUP "An estimated 52 percent of organizations recently surveyed by ESG states that implementing Microsoft SharePoint has been one of their top five IT initiatives over the past 24 months. Many of these organizations are looking to SharePoint for centralized file sharing to help employees to easily locate and retrieve documents and assist IT administrators in reigning in the rapid growth of unstructured business data. With SharePoint data growing at a minimum of 25 percent per year and the ability to set up new sites in a matter of minutes, SharePoint administrators need management solutions to ensure all employees have the proper access permissions to proprietary business data."

    ABOUT VARONIS Varonis is the leader in unstructured data governance. Voted one of the "Fast 50 Reader Favorites of 2008" on FastCompany.com and named a 2009 "Cool Vendor" in Risk Management and Compliance by Gartner, the company has more than 1000 installations worldwide. Based on patent-pending 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. Venture backed by Accel Partners, Evergreen Venture Partners and Pitango Venture Capital, the company has headquarters in New York, N.Y., with research and development offices in Hertzliya, Israel.

    Varonis, the Varonis logo, DatAdvantage and DataPrivilege are trademarks or registered trademarks of Varonis Systems in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.