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Varonis Named “Representative Vendor” in Gartner’s New Market Guide for User and Entity Behavior Analytics

Data Security

Today we’re pleased to share that we’ve been named a “Representative Vendor” in Gartner’s brand new Market Guide for User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) that highlights the advantages of using UEBA to detect malicious or abusive behavior that often goes unnoticed by existing monitoring systems such as SIEM and DLP.

Among its recommendations, Gartner says that “CIOs, chief information security offices (CISOs) and security managers should:

• Use UEBA to detect insider threats and external hackers, choose vendors with solutions that align with your use cases, for example, security monitoring or data exfiltration.
• Operationalize UEBA by sending alerts to security orchestration, ticketing and workflow systems.
• Favor UEBA vendors who profile multiple entities including users and their peer groups, and devices, and who use machine learning to detect anomalies. These features enable more accurate detection of malicious or abusive users.”

Authored by Gartner analyst Avivah Litan, the guide predicts: “Over the next three years, leading UEBA platforms will become preferred systems for security operations and investigations at some of the organizations they serve. It will be – and in some cases already is – much easier to discover some security events and analyze individual offenders in UEBA than it is in many legacy security monitoring systems.”

In assessing the market growth of UEBA technologies, the Gartner report states: “The UEBA market grew faster and matured more quickly than Gartner anticipated a year ago. Gartner expects UEBA market revenue will climb to almost $200 million by the end of 2017, up from less than $50 million today.”

Varonis has always used user behavior analytics through our recommendations and alerts, but this is just a subset of what we do. Our Metadata Framework is the basis for a wide range of use cases including UEBA, sensitive data classification and remediation, identity and access rights management, enterprise search, and storage reduction. Thousands of organizations around the world rely on Varonis to curtail over-exposure of their most valuable and sensitive data and help prevent the inevitable network breaches for causing harm.

We are pleased to be included by Gartner as serving this important category, and are especially encouraged that our solutions are so closely aligned with Gartner’s recommendations. We look forward to continuing to add capabilities and use cases to our portfolio and helping many more organizations detect potential threats before they cause serious damage.

Source: Gartner, Market Guide for User and Entity Behavior Analytics, September 22, 2015

David Gibson

David Gibson

David Gibson has more than 20 years of technology and marketing experience. He frequently speaks about cybersecurity and technology best practices at industry conferences, and has been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post and numerous security news sources.


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