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Solution for Data Migration

Many organizations have decided to consolidate numerous small windows and UNIX/Linux servers into fewer, larger NAS devices for more cost-effective data storage. Others have decided to move file share data to SharePoint for its web access, workflows, and revision control features.

Overview

The Challenge

Moving large sets of data from one platform or set of servers to another efficiently requires insight into the data itself—who is using it, who owns it, and which is stale. Moving and consolidating data securely requires knowledge and analysis of permissions—unless excessive permissions are fixed and maintained, risks of data theft, misuse, and tampering increase exponentially as more individuals access data residing on the consolidated platform.

The Varonis Solution

The Varonis Data Governance Suite provides a comprehensive, automated solution to:

Metadata Streams

Four types of metadata are critical for data governance

  • User and Group Information - from Active Directory, LDAP, NIS, SharePoint, etc.
  • Permissions 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

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Why Varonis

Data protection is necessary to safeguard an organization's customers, employees, business partners, and investors. It is fundamental in securing an organization's intellectual property and competitive edge, and for maintaining the organizational trust required for it to properly function. Ongoing, scalable data protection and management require technology designed to handle an ever-increasing volume and complexity—a metadata framework.

The Varonis Metadata Framework non-intrusively collects this critical metadata, generates metadata where existing metadata is lacking (e.g. its file system filters and content inspection technologies), pre-processes it, normalizes it, analyzes it, stores it, and presents it to IT administrators in an interactive, dynamic interface. Once data owners are identified, they are empowered to make informed authorization and permissions maintenance decisions through a configurable web-based interface—that are then executed—with no IT overhead or manual backend processes.

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30-Day Trial

Our 30-Day Free Trial provides a full audit of your file system or your SharePoint environment. Audit permissions, auditing access, usage statistics, recommendations, impact analysis, and identification of business owners.

Within hours of installation

You can instantly conduct a permissions audit: File and folder access permissions and how those map to specific users and groups. You can even generate reports.

Within a day of installation

Varonis® DatAdvantage® will begin to show you which users are accessing the data, and how.

Within 3 weeks of installation

Varonis® DatAdvantage® will actually make highly reliable recommendations about how to limit access to files and folders to just those users who need it for their jobs.

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