Case Study

How Miramax uses Varonis to protect movie scripts and actor contracts

40%

Overexposed files

>700

Movie Titles

Confidential

files, scripts, legal documents, and more

Prior to implementing a least privilege model with Varonis, 40% of our files were overexposed.

Denise Evans, VP of Information Technology, Miramax

Challenge

A global film and television studio best known for its award-winning and original content, Miramax has over 700 titles in its acclaimed library, countless contracts, negotiations, scripts and other valuable and sensitive files. Due to the high volume of sensitive data, they weren't able to accurately search and find documents needed - and over 40% of their confidential and sensitive data was overexposed.

When Miramax spun off from Disney in 2010, we were like a startup company. We inherited a lot of unstructured data — scanned documents, contracts with the talent, and other valuable and sensitive files. Disney’s naming conventions were not always consistent with ours. Without metadata on these files, we needed the ability to search and find documents we needed quickly.

Denise Evans, VP of Information Technology, Miramax

Solution

  • Implement a least privilege model: With Varonis, Miramax was able to implement and maintain a least-privilege model -- locking down sensitive contracts, scripts, transactions, and more. They're now able to keep data access limited to those who need it, manage who can (and should) access the sensitive files, and keep them secure.
  • Enable eDiscovery and Enterprise Search: Miramax leverages Varonis to support eDiscovery requests and get very accurate results that save the company time and money while ensuring that documents are stored securely as necessary.
  • Classify sensitive data: Varonis helps Miramax classify their unstructured data enabling them with better content discovery, maintaining data access policies, and protecting sensitive (and confidential) data.

Now, we can support eDiscovery requests and get very accurate results that save the company time and money, and also ensure that documents are encrypted and stored securely as necessary... Should there be a breach, we’re now able to quickly identify and target problem areas in a manner we weren’t previously able to do.

Denise Evans, VP of Information Technology, Miramax

Customer Profile

  • Customer: Miramax
  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Location: Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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