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Sensitive information is stored in folders, SharePoint sites, mailboxes and public folders, yet controls around this data are deficient: Access activity is not audited, access controls are not maintained or reviewed by the appropriate stakeholders, and 91% of organizations do not have a process to identify data owners (source: Ponemon). Varonis identifies where the sensitive data resides, where it is most exposed, and provides the controls, automation, and operational methodology to manage and protect data—identifying and providing data owners timely, actionable information.
Data repositories like file shares, SharePoint, and Exchange present interesting challenges for security personnel: there's usually no audit trail, making forensics investigations difficult or impossible. Access control lists and the groups they refer to (in Active Directory, LDAP, etc.) change frequently; changes are often manual, difficult to track, and error prone. It's difficult to determine what data each group grants access to and processes to revoke access are limited, so getting to a least privilege model is a far away goal. Your executive mailboxes are accessible by their admins and other support staff. If you've scanned the data for sensitive content, you've likely discovered thousands of files that have no known owner, and no indication about whether they're stale or not.
The Varonis Metadata Framework™ addresses these security challenges by enabling customers with unstructured and semi-structured data residing on their Files Systems, SharePoint Sites, NAS devices, and Exchange Servers to audit data access activity, fix and maintain access controls, identify sensitive data, find data owners, and involve them in access review and authorization processes. Read more with these specific use cases:
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.
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.
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.
Varonis® DatAdvantage® will begin to show you which users are accessing the data, and how.
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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