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NEW YORK – May 22, 2013 – Varonis Systems Inc. (http://www.varonis.com), the leading provider of comprehensive data governance software, has now officially launched Varonis DatAnywhere, which extends the usability of corporate file-sharing infrastructure to enable traditional file servers and NAS devices to behave like a cloud-based service, such as Dropbox. Varonis DatAnywhere is available for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android clients.
Yaki Faitelson, Varonis CEO, President and co-founder, said, “We are seeing tremendous customer demand for DatAnywhere, which has arrived at an opportune time for organizations that are experiencing the explosion of digital collaboration and the employee-propelled demand for mobile access, colliding with the necessity to protect their critical data. This latest innovation from Varonis extends our portfolio of enterprise-tested solutions, and will certainly accelerate our growth as we approach the 2,000-customer milestone in our worldwide business.”
Brendan McPhillips, Director at solutions provider Asystec, said, “The advent of cloud computing, and the growing number of free consumer file-sharing software tools, has brought about a dramatic change in the way individuals and teams work together and share information. These developments have introduced a host of problems and are leaving organizations dangerously open to risk. We have done some research around corporate file sharing and found that IT’s knee-jerk reaction has been to simply add a clause to their internet usage policy prohibiting their users from utilizing these tools. However, what they are seeing is a large number of employees are ignoring this and cannot resist the temptation to utilize online file sharing because they have such a simple experience for personal use.”
With Varonis DatAnywhere, companies are now able to offer employees the cloud experience utilizing their existing infrastructure. This includes file synchronization with existing CIFS shares over HTTPS, mobile device access, adherence with existing Directory Services and CIFS permissions, synchronization lists, multiple device profiles, extranet capability, and distributed scalability.
DatAnywhere helps organizations achieve a critically needed balance between productivity and security. Data protection research undertaken by Varonis has found that 86% of employees describe themselves as heavy users of mobile devices – and only 15% say they don’t look at work-related messages or content after hours. It’s clear that organizations need a secure way for employees to be productive while they’re on the go. Yet that same study showed that 80% of organizations say they do not allow their employees to use cloud-based file synchronization services, while 70% would allow use of these services if they were as robust as internal tools. Fully one-fifth of companies have no measures in place whatsoever to prevent staff from accessing file synchronization tools.
Terri McClure, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, said, “Although enterprise file sync and mobile access is shaping up to be a very competitive market, Varonis’ background in data governance and protection solutions for enterprise collaboration gives them an edge. With Varonis DatAnywhere, organizations don’t have to modify their processes, infrastructure or permissions in order to give end users the functionalities they crave. Access controls stay the same, data classification continues to function, and data doesn’t need to be moved to a new server. Interestingly, internal users can collaborate with mobile users without changing a thing. It’s a really unique approach.”
Brendan McPhillips of Asystec added, “DatAnywhere provides us with an alternative to cloud-based file sharing solutions that is easy to use. It allows organizations to create a secure private cloud experience using our existing file-sharing infrastructure. The benefits mean we can keep our existing permissions all the while providing secure, enterprise-capable file synchronization and mobile access.”
Varonis is the leader in unstructured and semi-structured data governance software. 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 from all devices, all use is monitored, and abuse is flagged.
Varonis makes digital collaboration secure, effortless and efficient so that people can create and share content easily with whom they must, and organizations can be confident their content is protected and managed efficiently.
Voted one of the "Fast 50 Reader Favorites" on FastCompany.com, and winner of the SC Magazine Innovation, Product or Service of the Year, and Best Network Security Awards, Varonis has more than 5,000 installations worldwide and is headquartered in New York, with regional offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
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